Multiplexer - Expending the number of metamodule paramter within 27 controller limit

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Multiplexer - Expending the number of metamodule paramter within 27 controller limit

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I am guessing people might have finding this problem while creating metamodule:
Oh no! Just found that there are 32 parameters for my module, while there are only 27 of them; however, there are 5 groups of ADSRs that takes 25 controllers (Mix, A, D, S, R). I can only able to fit 2 more parameters for sound design, but this is definitely not enough.
At this point, more controller is wanted, but it come with several problems:
- The maximum number of CC is 9f ( > 9f used for Midi CC ), which is not infinite
- Even if the controller limit changes, the controller menu will be so long that searching parameter will be painful
- Inserting a new parameter from controller menu will be terrifying since you have to rename from the top to the bottom

I hoped that there is a module to support large number of control and limited number of input, so...
Introducing the concept of the Multiplexer, a module to give user more control options with small amount of input.
In fact, the concept already existed in the default SunVox Module, the SpectraVoice:

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When you set to harmonic to 0, you have a group of control for frequency, volume, width, and type; and set to harmonic 1, you have another group of control, and so on. As a result, the SpectraVoice provides (16 x 4) + 9 number of option for design your sound, without duplicated, repeated parameter on the screen.

There was an attempt to make a multiplexer; however the design suffers number of problems (that's why I never made a post about it):
- Bad scalablity, due to the module complexity is bad, it takes O(2nm + 1) number of modules to implement
- Required a pattern played quickly to update the change, result in rigid change of controllers and unnecessary use of CPU, or
- Have to trigger midi update to change the value, meaning changing to other groups will be overwrited with the current setting of previous group if received a midi note

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Prototype:
Multiplexer Slider 2.0.sunvox
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That's why a module is wanted to suggested- The Multiplexer
It doesn't means that the multiplexer have to be like this, just a concept art done by myself.
I am not sure that will work or not:
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As an empty module, there are only 2 type of options, the group for control which set of controllers to be controlled, while the controller for individual control. Option button for additional configuration and a controller button for assign controllers like the meta module.
To config controllers, click the controllers button an access the user define controllers windows.
The user define controllers windows has 4 fields: Group, Controllers, Linked Modules, Modules Parameters; and 2 options: Number of groups and controls. Similar to the metamodules, user can set the number of controllers to 31 as maximum, but the difference is that it can be set to 8-16 groups as well.
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To name the group, simply click the group name to rename:
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And click the specific controller to rename the controller:
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To assign a control to a controller of a group, select the corresponding group and controller, then assign the module parameter like the method be done the config MetaModule controllers:
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After configured the module, the module will shows the group name and the related control:
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If setting to a certain group and change the value, only the controller corresponding to the group will be changed, other groups will not be affected.
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If anyone have any questions, please comment down below.
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