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Step Sequencing example?

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:34 pm
by dave dove
hey there
liking VM very much - after some false starts
I develop devices for M4L and Reaktor but never used wordy code
so
there are no examples of step sequencers in Module Designer
so I can't reverse engineer
would that be possible?
or should I go the Java 101 route?

Dave

Re: Step Sequencing example?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:44 am
by JackOats
Hi Dave - You've probably found it by now.... but, just in case you haven't:

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Re: Step Sequencing example?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:07 pm
by flyinghitcher
I understand that Cherry don't want a deluge or repetitive modules all doing the same thing. At the same time this is too restrictive to help people learn. So +1 for more examples, least a very basic 8 bar drum synth, or step sequencer to look into.

Re: Step Sequencing example?

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:44 am
by dave dove
hey @JackOats
wasn't aware i could load them in module designer
so i can't see the code ...
not looking to copy
just for a leg-up with starting to understand how the code works...

so:
i want to take the clock signal
derive various functions from it
and then spit it out as triggers/ gates/note and dynamics data
i can't find anything in the examples that explores this
and all my previous coding is object based
so i would appreciate a start

dave

Re: Step Sequencing example?

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:37 am
by JackOats
Hi Dave
just for a leg-up with starting to understand how the code works..
.

Have you seen this example of programming in VM yet:

Turn on Voltage Modular.
Click on "Help" (?) in the top Menu bar.
In the page that appears scroll down in the large Menu on the left to VOLTAGE MODULAR DESIGNER. *
Below that heading you will see 'Module Programming Example'.

That will take you through the process of designing & making a Volume Knob. :)

*(Or for the video version - scroll down to printed info on the page footer/VOLTAGE MODULAR DESIGNER/About/Scroll to foot of page again = 'An Introduction to the Voltage Modular Designer' video).

Re: Step Sequencing example?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:12 am
by terrymcg
Hi Dave!
dave dove wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:44 am
i want to take the clock signal
derive various functions from it
and then spit it out as triggers/ gates/note and dynamics data
i can't find anything in the examples that explores this
and all my previous coding is object based
so i would appreciate a start
There's a pretty big difference between Max/M4L and VMD, both in the level of functionality available "out of the box", and in the programming techniques used.

As result, implementing a sequencer in VMD isn't necessarily "simple" (ask me how I know ;) ), hence (I suspect) the lack of a example sequencer module. There *is* useful stuff in the provided example modules though, so looking through the collected body of them can offer some insights into how to do things that aren't directly illustrated.

And while the programming environment isn't graphical ala Max/M4L, Java *is* object oriented, so at least there's *some* similarity, albeit limited. If you're a Java novice, I'd make the same suggestion I did to JackOats, find a decent Java book and dive in!

If it makes you feel any better, learning Max/M4L was a real mind-bender for me, a life-time "wordy programmer" :)

BTW, I have (and enjoy!) a number of your M4L devices, and would love to see what you can do with VMD/VM!

Cheers,
--
Terry McG

Re: Step Sequencing example?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:25 pm
by dave dove
Hey Terry
thanks for your helpful reply
and good to hear you enjoy my work...
I am looking at bringing some of those concepts to VM
I feel that once I get a clear idea I should be ok (dyslexia+adhd notwithstanding)
in M4L and Reaktor I 'see' the numbers flowing through the system
VM is quite alien...

:)