Hi! I would like to modify the “Basic Poly” patch but have a question:
- If I change knob1 to have the functions of the AUX button (selecting waveform type) - by removing the tuning functionality, does this inherently mean the synth will be out of tune? I just want it to be A 440 permanently.
you can set the tuning permanently directly on the oscillator in the patch, like this:
And the same goes for a phasor~, if that is what you are using.
Then you can use the knobs for something else if you like.
Also try right clicking the osc~ object and check the helpfile. It will shed some light on it
Thank you so much! I am making such a mess, I really appreciate the fast response.
in the main.pd window, look for this
This is where knob1 tunes the synth. It is scaled and translated to a signal f (which should have been more aptly named freq-scale or something). remove everything above the [sig~] (so knob1 is no longer connected to it), and change [sig~] to [sig~ 1]. also try [sig~ .5] for octave down or [sig~ 2] for octave up.
Thanks, Owen! I was wondering about that. I’m also attempting to change the waveform selector from the AUX button to knob 2, and then having AUX control drums.wav playback with knob 1 controlling the drum volume (as in the “Beats and Pieces” patch).
I’m trying to find another patch that shows me how to change the knobs from a dial/sliding value selector to one that will simply select between options (in this case the “sine/square/saw/triangle” functions. I have looked through so many patches, do you know one that does this or what to write in order to achieve this?
so you take the knob you want which default is 0-1 then multiply the number of elements you want
then you convert it to an integer [i] then put a number on there to see what it does
the easier way is to go to IEMLIB in pd-extended and get “modulo_counter.pd_linux” and “modulo_counter.help” and open it and follow the directions then you can use a AUX button to step through the values
That worked so perfectly! Thank you for making that very straightforward. Now I’m going to try the same thing to turn knob 3 into an octave shifter. I really appreciate you taking the time to help so clearly.