I am trying some example patches of cycling74 that deal with FFT. Everything works fine except that when I connect number~ to the output of framedelta~, phaserwrap~, frameaccum~, and the rightmost output of fftin~, the number~ box never changes.
I turned on the dac~, and all the patches function OK except this little thing. Is it normal ? Why ?
Please help explain a little bit.
Thank you very much.
OK – This is (usually) normal behaviour for pfft~ because:
number~ displays the first value in each signal vector.
in a pfft~ each signal vector is equivalent to one frame of the fft.
the first value in the signal vector will hence be the value from bin zero (the DC bin)
Normally your audio input will have no DC content and even if it does the phase content will be zero (DC has no phase) so you can expect zero values in this bin.
If you want to view values from other bins (much much more useful) use capture~ or snapshot~ connected to a float numberbox(the later from what i remember allows you to select an offset from the beginning of a signal vector – and hence the bin you wish to view)