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Multimedia Programming Using Max/MSP and TouchDesigner by Patrik Lechner

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The Gen workspace

Let's now take a look at an actual Gen patcher. If we create a new Max patch, then create a new Gen object, [gen~] as an audio example, and double-click on it; we can edit the contents of the Gen patcher. Something similar to the following screenshot will pop up:

The Gen workspace

First of all, let's cover the GUI. You should be familiar with most of it, since it's the same for a regular Max patcher. In the toolbar at the bottom, we find the following three new symbols:

  • The reset button
  • The compile button
  • The auto-compile button

The reset button is particularly handy if we deal with feedback. Digital systems that feature feedback need some kind of delay, ...

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