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Multimedia Programming Using Max/MSP and TouchDesigner by Patrik Lechner

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Initializing a patcher

Initializing means to set up parameters of our patch at startup. There are a couple of ways to initialize values. Look at the following screenshot that depicts the initialization.maxpat patcher:

Initializing a patcher

In the patch, you can see 5 differently initialized versions of the same. The [noise] patch is a white noise generator, and [onepole] is another lowpass filter (from left to right) and can be explained as follows:

  • No or rather default initialization (not recommended)
  • Initialization using initial attributes (through the inspector)
  • The [loadmess] object that fires out its argument when the patch is opened
  • The [loadbang] object that fires ...

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