SuperCollider CLASSES

Poll

Print the current output value of a UGen
Inherits from: UGen : AbstractFunction : Object

Description

Print the current output value of a UGen, useful for debugging SynthDefs.

WARNING: Printing values from the Server in intensive for the CPU. Poll should be used for debugging purposes.

Class Methods

*ar (trig, in, label, trigid: -1)

*kr (trig, in, label, trigid: -1)

Arguments:

trig

a non-positive to positive transition telling Poll to return a value

in

the signal you want to poll

label

a string or symbol to be printed with the polled value

trigid

if greater then 0, a '/tr' message is sent back to the client (similar to SendTrig)

Returns:

its in signal (and is therefore transparent).

Inherited class methods

Instance Methods

Inherited instance methods

Examples

s.boot;

{ Poll.kr(Impulse.kr(10), Line.kr(0, 1, 1), \test) }.play(s);

// multichannel expansion:

{ Poll.kr(Impulse.kr([10, 5]), Line.kr(0, [1, 5], [1, 2]), [\test, \test2]) }.play(s);



// using the poll message:

{ SinOsc.ar(375, 0, 1).poll(Impulse.ar(20), \test2) }.play(s);

// if no arguments are given, the poll is done every 0.1 sec.
{  Line.kr(0, 1, 1).poll }.play(s);


// send a '/tr' message back to the client. This can be useful if the server runs on another
// computer than the client, i.e. the post messages by the server cannot be read locally.

o = OSCFunc({arg msg; msg.postln;}, '/tr', s.addr);

{Poll.ar(Impulse.ar(5), Line.ar(0, 1, 1), \test2, 1234)}.play(s);
{SinOsc.ar(220, 0, 1).poll(Impulse.ar(15), "test", 1234)}.play(s);

o.free;
s.quit;




// This example will kill the server (by outputting NaN).
// Poll.ar will help us spot why it's happening.
// Warning: You may need to reboot your server after running this.
(
{
var cutoff, son;
cutoff = LFPar.kr(0.2, 0, 500, 500);
son = LPF.ar(WhiteNoise.ar, cutoff);

// Using Poll to debug by spitting out a value if the output hits NaN
Poll.ar(if((son<=0)||(son>=0), 0, 1), cutoff, "Cutoff value which causes NaN:");

son;

}.play(s);
)


// This example polls when someone hits the trigger
(
x = {|t_poll=0|
var minfreq, maxfreq, son;
minfreq = LFNoise2.ar(0.25, 100, 110);
maxfreq = LFNoise2.ar(0.25, 200, 220);

son = Gendy1.ar(minfreq: minfreq, maxfreq: maxfreq, mul: 0.1);

Poll.kr(t_poll, [minfreq, maxfreq], ["minfreq", "maxfreq"]);

son;

}.play(s);
)

x.set(\t_poll, 1); // Hit this whenever you want to know what the parameters are