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Device Overview

Name/Version: LFOLFO 0.03
Author: synthesizerwriter  
Description: LFOLFO is an experimental 'Multiplying' LFO. It is based on the idea of using modulatable rate controls (now multiplies and divides!) and has three sub LFOs to modulate the Rate, Multiply and Output Waveform controls. Sub LFO 1 can also be used to modulate the output waveform selection of Sub LFO2.

The LFO is always free-running, but the 3 Sub LFOs mean that there are lots of ways to alter that...

The Multiply control sets the range of the rate of the LFO. 'Linear' gives continuous numbers from x0.125 to x2048, 'Power' gives powers of 2 at half integer intervals (weird but useful!), and 'PowQnt' is quantised so that it only gives powers of 2 (so 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64...). I may add additional laws as I figure out the maths!

I have added visualisers that show the modulation of the rate and the multiply, plus the output waveform. I'm using my old favourite: the 'multislider scroller'.

This is a very early slightly-polished prototype, and there's lots of refinement to do... I have one or two ideas for additional functionality... (sync will be implemented later, but could be tricky to implement)

What can you do with it? Well, try controlling the Multiply rotary control with either the Sub2 LFO or by mapping it to a controller. In 'PowerQnt' mode then the LFO rate changes as powers of 2 (1,2,4,8,16,32, 64...) which can give interesting effects when the LFO is driving filter cut-off...

I will write a blog entry when I get a spare moment!

Back Story:

LFOLFO is a response to a question about an 'extreme LFO' by Russell Alderton on the 'Max For Live Users' group on Facebook. I initially suggested 'ProbablyLFO', but then realised that what was required was a different thing entirely, and so I hacked this together.

Device Details

Downloads: 222
Tags lfo, utility, other, beta
Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 8.0.0
Date Added: May 13 2018 21:29:17
Date Last Updated: May 23 2018 21:54:49
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Device Files

Device File: LFOLFO_mr_0v03.amxd


Version 0.02 adds a wider range of multipliers (from x0.125 to x2048) and so now does multiplies and divides. I have also tweaked the Multiply 'laws' so you now get linear, powers using integers with 0.5 added, and plain old powers of 2. The visualises now work better, although the dynamic range of some controls is so high it still causes problems...

Version 0.03 adds many waveforms for the main LFO output, a few waveforms for the Sub LFOs, modulatable Sub2 waveform and modulatable main output waveform. It is now beginning to get interesting! I'm also starting to think that the 'Sync' version should be a separate device... Have fun!

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