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Device Overview

Name/Version: Knob Twiddler 1.0
Author: opticon93  
Description: Hi Folks,

Long ago, I decided that I wanted an artificial knob twiddler that would simulate what a human "could" do with a knob, using their Thumb and Index finger.

Most humans can't twiddle a knob like an LFO. Even when humans are doing things quickly, it's still smooth sweeping for a droid.

Back then, my favorite version was a certain setting of Robert Henke's "LFO Zero". It had a bunch of Smooth, some Jitter and a lot of MSP stuff. Unfortunately, I couldn't use too many of them because of the big CPU hit.

Later, I found Synnacks LineFO and figured some things out... Use MAX instead of MSP.

Most importantly, this device uses a MAX object from Karlheinz Essl's Real Time Composition Library. I can definitely use more of them.


Map to your Live parameter.

[Nodes] determine the number of breakpoints between minimum and Maximum.

The Value row gives the Min/Max values of the mapping.

On the Speed row, decreasing the [Slowness] is equivalent to increasing the Fastness. I generally prefer to have the [Slowness] above 500 ms. If its smaller than that, it starts to get inhuman.

[Smoothier] rounds out the corners.


Device Details

Downloads: 536
Tags lfo, utility, other
Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 8
Date Added: Mar 08 2018 10:17:18
Date Last Updated: Apr 07 2018 07:47:00
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Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): None

Device Files

Device File: Knob Twiddler.amxd


Hey, I was debating how to create something like this. Thank you. The output scaling was confusing at first (I assumed the Min/Max values were for the individual nodes), but it makes sense to me now. Much appreciated.

Thank you, I'm glad you like it. It is a bit tricky to describe. I think of the Nodes as "Complexity". I like medium complexity, with the nodes around 9-14.

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