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gen~ Reference

Generate native audio signal processing routines

gen~

Description

The gen~ object turns an embedded Gen patcher into signal processing routines of optimized native machine code. The Gen patcher can be built from a wide set of low-level Gen operator objects as well as embedded code expressions.

Examples

Using gen~ to host a Gen patcher

Arguments

patcher-name [symbol]

Optional

The first argument, if given, specifies the name of a .gendsp patcher to be loaded which already exists and is in the Max search path. The patcher can also be specified using the gen attribute. If no Gen patcher is specified by argument or gen attribute, an embedded Gen patcher is created instead.

Attributes

autoexport [int] (default: 1)

Automaticall export code on edit. Equivalent to sending the exportcode message every time an edit is made.

cpu [float]

g/s(get)

Reports cpu usage as a fraction of available compute time, if cpumeasure is enabled.

cpumeasure [int] (default: 0)

CPU monitoring must be enabled for cpu to work.

dumpoutlet [int] (default: 0)

Enables an additional "dump" outlet for diagnostics, such as reading the cpu attribute.

exportfolder [symbol] (default: )

Folder to export code into. Used by the exportcode message to determine what directory to write source files into.

exportname [symbol] (default: )

Export Filename

exportnotifier [symbol] (default: )

Receive object name to receive export notification

exportscript [symbol] (default: )

Post export script

exportscriptargs [symbol] (default: )

Post export script arguments

gen [symbol] (default: )

Gen patcher name to load from disk

poll [int] (default: 0)

Enable attribute polling

title [symbol]

Set patcher title.

Common Box Attributes

Messages

int

Arguments

value [int]
Set input value (if signal is not attached).

float

Arguments

value [float]
Set input value (if signal is not attached).

(mouse)

Double-click to open the Gen patcher.

exportcode

Export a gen patcher as C++ code.

open

View the Gen patcher.

reload

Reload the Gen patcher.

reset

Reset all parameters to defaults (including history values and buffer object associations).

reset_param

Arguments

name [symbol]
Resets a specific param, history or buffer object to the default initial value.

signal

Send signals to the Gen patcher.

wclose

Close the view of the Gen patcher.

See Also

Name Description
Spectral Processing Spectral Processing
Sound Processing Techniques Sound Processing Techniques
Gen Gen
mcs.gen~
mc.gen~
jit.gen
jit.pix
Gen Overview Gen Overview
Gen Common Operators Gen Common Operators
gen~ Operators gen~ Operators