ForumsSoftware ← Aalto 1.2 Comments/Suggestions/Questions

First off - excellent work! The poly-pressure with the Manta (and soon to be Soundplane) is really great! A couple questions about 1.2 and suggestion (like you really want suggestions ;-)

1) In my Max patch I'm sending midievent 176 123 0 (all notes off) to Aalto but it doesn't seem to respond. I get the occasional stuck note from the Manta so I'm implementing this in my patch. I've been testing it by holding a note and then sending the message but the note continues - should it be cut off? Is that message handled by Aalto?

2) The "after" source is just wonderful now with poly pressure. However, one thing I'm finding as I use it is I would like to scale it before it goes into an input. I'm guessing you may find this as well with the Soundplane. So for example, I'm sending after to noise, shape and level. For noise and shape it's the only input so the input control knob works fine to scale the input. However, for level it shares the input with envelope 1. What I want to really have happen here is that aftertouch only SUBTLY effect the level so I think I need to scale it before it gets to the input for level. Does that make sense? When more than one control param is attached to an input it might be nice to be able to "mix" them so one can be more "controlling" than another. That might be a better way to put it.

I can imagine this implemented in one of two ways:

a) The single input control knob can be "expanded" or "fanned-out" to show multiple input knobs - one for each input. The "main" input knob is still there for overall input control. Kinda like a sub-mixer.

b) Have a host of "floating" knobs in the middle of the patch cord area that you can run patch cords THRU. If you had 6 of these strewn across the area you could choose to run any number of patch cords into one of them and they would all be attenuated as appropriate. These floating knobs would have a single output that could then be sent to any normal input.

Hope this isn't too confusing but would love to see this in 1.2.1 (I'm kidding - 1.2.2 is fine ;-)

Great work, Randy - you've got a stellar product here!

I will look at the All Notes Off message. I don't think i'm trying to do anything about it now.

I know just what you mean about the lack of scaling options. I was trying to make a minimal set of controls that did a lot, but may have erred on the side of minimal. Some help will be in a future release. Thanks for your ideas! I am leaning towards adding a dedicated ring mod / scaling module.

Sounds like an interesting solution - keep up the good work! Thanks!