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Posting for no other reason than to say I'm v excited about this

oh wowohwow!

Somehow missed the initial announcement for Sumu, but am now excited to now be obsessively checking this forum several times a day for the next (several) month(s) < 3 < 3

ditto pretty much all above, but:

(gate triggered)Random generator/source of uncertainty in Aalto 2!

Feel this is the only thing that has been missing for me in an otherwise perfect instrument

Hi all - quick question, apologies if this is an obvious fix or already covered ad nauseum.

I've been using Aalto inside of max, and have a metro object driving a makenote to serve as a pulse triggering Aalto's envelope. I've found that I'm getting a fair amount of jitter though as I approach faster tempos.

Has anyone else experienced this or know of a fix? I'm using short durations for the MIDI notes so that they don't overlap, but otherwise stumped.

Could OSC be a better choice for something like this?

thanks a zillion!

Oh man - so much good info in this thread. Happy to know I'm not on this adventure all by myself.

@ppqq - I'm with you though w/r/t envelopes. In an ideal world, I'd love to have the end of an envelope spit out a pulse/gate/bang, which could then trigger a random or similar.

It's looking more and more like I'll have to do all my modulation outside of Aalto, and use the VST~ just as a sound source, which seems totally fine, but I seem to be having some break up or zipper noise, since I can only send my Max envelopes into Aalto at signal rate. Has anyone else been having this issue?

oops - just found the Aalto/Max thread. A wealth of info!

Hey Randy! thanks for the response and a wonderful synth.

Will definitely have to play around again with vector sizes.

A larger question for me, (and apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere) is whether it's feasible to use Aalto with a modulation system running close to audio rate in Max? (for context, I'm hoping to replicate the MN Maths or Buchla style envelopes that fire pulses/gates at the end of each cycle, driving a random generator and multi-channel panning).

If anyone else has been working this way, would be very curious to hear some success stories!

Great points. Thanks for the response!

I'll have to play around with it - could be as simple as a CPU thing. I suppose this is a different issue with similar symptoms, but I'm wondering how to run pulses into Aalto at audio rate from modulation sources built inside of Max.

My guess is MIDI's not built to handle it right? I've been trying to dig up some of the OSC documentation for sending in 'note events' to trigger the envelopes, but haven't had much luck thus far.

bleeps and bloops,

Hi all -

My apologies if this has been covered before, but:

Does anyone know if it's possible to receive the status of parameters inside Aalto/Kaivo as they're being modulated inside the plug-in?

I've done a bit of fooling around with the Max/MSP vst object, but don't seem to be having any luck getting parameter info from the outputs (I've played around with the 'kaivo in Max' patch that came out awhile ago).

What I have in mind is using some of the internal modulation info to graft onto other objects or Max for Live patches (IE multichannel spatialization).

Anyone had any luck with this or similar?

thanks a ton!

Ah, true enough - I had it in my mind that maybe those signals could be read as OSC.

Plenty inspiring as is though - thanks Randy!