Of course the first part where I go through setting up the count and do the calculations was obsoleted 3 days after I posted the video. (Not that I’m complaining. It’s awesome!) You can now set up the subchain on the count custom control in a much more direct (and probably CPU efficient) way using the Counter factory unit introduced in firmware 0.3.17.
In my opinion, it’s still worth understanding Brian’s original count custom unit though. It’s a great example of how you can take a unit (really the concept applies to external modules as well though, too) and coerce it to do something that is useful, even though that’s not really what it was designed for by thinking outside the box.
Yep, looking at this diagram, the control nomenclature makes perfect sense. I have somehow built myself a slightly different cognitive map of how the bump scanner works. I think the models are functionally equivalent. It was good to review this after using the bump scanner some more. I’d stick with it!
What do you think about having 2 fade controls, one for each side? I think this might be useful for controlling crossfade durations sending in a simple ramp as the input. Does that make it too confusing?