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The Twist


The Twist is essentially a one dimensional version of the Mix Pad, so before reading this topic you should become familiar with the Mix Pad. The Twist can also be used with the 3d Map .

Mixing on the Twist

In the Twist, the distance between Twist Blender and theends of the Twist determines how the signals at the ends of the Twist aremixed. As you move toward an end of the Twist you get more volumefrom both signals coming in that end of the Twist (or lowerpitch, or more left pan, depending on what you are mixing). At the same time,the opposite effect happens to the volume, pitch or pan of the two signalsat the other end of the Twist. The Mix Pad lets you mix four different signals,the Twist mixes two sets of of two signals.

Choosing the Sonic Dimension to be Mixed

Each Mix Pad Type has an associated Twist type. For example,by default, when the Mix Pad is mixing volume, the Twist mixes 300 Pitch. Toflip through Twist types, click joystick button five. The colour ofthe Twist changes so that you can easily what dimension you are mixing.(Blue for volume, pink for pitch, orange for 300 pitch, yellow for 400pitch. On the 3d Map , there is also a Twistfor rotating the Listener, which is dark green.)

The Centre Position

The centre of the Twist is a neutral position that leaves the volume pitch or pan of all signals unchanged. Click on joystick button two to centre the Twist. (Note: If you change the Mixing Curve, thecentre might not be neutral.)

Using the Joystick to Control the Twist

(The following assumes default button and axis assignments, which can be changed in the Options tab.)

To move the Twist Blender, depress the joystick trigger andtwist the handle. (To use the Twist you need to have a joystick with a thirdaxis.) Release the trigger to leave the Blender in its position. Depress thetrigger and twist once again to move the Blender again. Twisting motion iseither relative or absolute. If relative, the Blender moves in the directionand amount of your joystick twists, and stays there when the joystick twistsback to centre. If absolute, each twist amount corresponds to aBlender position, and when the joystick twists back to centre, so doesthe Blender. Use the check box at the bottom of the tab to select relativeor absolute movement. By default, joystick button six toggles this check box.

By default, joystick button two centres the Twist Blender.

To change the sensitivity of the twist, or change button oraxis assignments, use the Options tab. 

The Twist and DJ's Cross Faders

The Twist acts much like a DJ's cross fader on the two setsof two signals, except you can mix pitch or pan, not just volume.

last modified 10-29-200