What's wrong with this ? (very simple help)

    Oct 07 2013 | 1:52 pm
    i am currently trying, as a practice, to create several drum sounds abstractions. Here is a kick as a start. I want to add a quick fade out but it produces a click instead. I guess something is wrong with my understanding of line~, or with events order. (i never really worked with msp)
    if someone would mind taking a quick look, i'd appreciate !

    • Oct 07 2013 | 2:32 pm
      your click resulted from the instantaneous leap to 1. So, I changed the message to (1. 5. 0. $1), and also the [prepend set] to allow variation of this value. I like the way you're generating the kick pitch envelope, using curve~ and cycle~ :)
    • Oct 07 2013 | 2:43 pm
      Thanks. i don't really get it.
      My wish is to apply the fade out after a certain time, which explains the delay i was using.
      Also could you explain what's the meaning of 1. 5. 0. $1 in the line~ ?
    • Oct 07 2013 | 2:47 pm
      ok i get it, very fast fade in (5ms) and then goes to 0 in the defined time lapse.
      I still find it weird and this doesn't fit with the idea of delaying the fade out...
    • Oct 07 2013 | 5:31 pm
      you can see in my suggested solution that there is no need for a [delay] object; the event order is:
      1. open the amplitude envelope
      2. bang the kick sound
      3. release time changed on next tick.
      If you want a variation on that algorithm - for example disconnecting the pitch release from the amplitude release - then try this:
      I couldn't resist adding a beater-head click and the usual resonant filter and mild clipping :)
    • Oct 07 2013 | 6:48 pm
      Thank you ! it's sounds quite cool.
      But don't get me wrong, your amplitude envelope is during the whole sound, not only in a decay phase. Im not sure it's noticeable, but my goal was to make a fade out only in the end of the kick. I'll sort it out.