Routing audio data flow

The selector~ and gate~ objects serve the same function for audio signals as the switch and gate objects do for Max messages. The selector~ object chooses one signal inlet to pass to its outlet. The gate~ object chooses one outlet out of which to pass its incoming signal.

Panning between four front speakers

This patch is an abstraction for panning a sound source among four speakers arranged in a row—or more precisely, in an equidistant arc—in front of the listener. The sound’s virtual location in the stereo field, from extreme left to extreme right, is specified as a control signal value from 0 to 1. The four speakers define the boundaries of the three regions between them, each of which constitutes one third of the total stereo field.