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Multimedia Programming Using Max/MSP and TouchDesigner by Patrik Lechner

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Structuring our patches

We have now looked at a lot of techniques that will hopefully inspire you to improve our initial synthesizer patch, or your own instrument, sampler, and so on. If you haven't, I recommend that you do this. We'll now look at an upgraded version of the synth, and if you've tried it yourself already, you'll become more creative in solving Max problems.

Although the synth is a very small nice patch, we'll treat it as if it were a bigger one, and identify problems we had with the initial version, as follows:

  • Initialization
  • Poor overall structure, which was a bit spaghettish
  • No modular, reusable parts
  • No option to save and recall parameters
  • No real GUI
  • Besides pitch and velocity, there is no interfacing to controllers (sequencers in ...

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