A new way to random, tmh_paRam_pRvdR allows you to randomize around a set center value by a defined deviation amount.
Ok, so I love random sources and randomizing as much as the next sonic weirdo, but pure random or close to it is just that, random. When modulating parameters, full-on random is only so useful; what I tend to find infinitely more useful is weighted random, or even better, have the option to dial in a center point and then deviate/randomize around that within a set confine.
centerValues and then set the
deviation $1 that you would like to move around the
centerValue with each bang/trigger that the
[js tmh_paRam_pRvdR.js] receives.
You can pretty much drop this into any existing MaxMSP patch or Max for Live device and long as you follow these notes below.
Things to note:
- You can pretty much drop this
- This works automatically with all
- It will work with Max UI objects, but
Parameter Mode Enableneeds to be on.
- It will work inside of Max for Live devices, you just need to ensure the .js file is included when freezing.
Steps for quick drop-in use with Max for Live devices;
- Drop your favorite Max for Live devices (effect/instrument/midi fx) on a track.
- Click the ‘Edit’ button on the device, to move into the Max editing environment.
- Unfreeze the device.
- Expand the window, but stay in Presentation view.
- Open the patcher I shared tmh_paRam_pRvdR.maxpat
- copy the [js tmh_paRam_pRvdR.js] object, [centerValues] message, [deviation $1] message and number box and the bang/trigger object.
- paste them into your Max for Live device
- right-click on the [js tmh_paRam_pRvdR.js] and Remove from Presentation.
- Move the paRam_pRvdR object into the Live device view and set the device width to include them. *your device may not have a device width set*
- Click on the Show Containing Project icon on the bottom toolbar, it will open the Project window pane for your Max for Live device.
- Find in the “tmh_paRam_pRvdR.js” file in the download I provided and drag it into the project window pane. This makes sure that it’s included when you save.
- Freeze your device, Save it and close.
- Move all the parameters in your MFL device to the desired center points and then click [centerValues] to log them.
- Set the desired amount of deviation around the center values.
- Trigger to deviate!
- Have fun 😉