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Getting Started

Welcome to RNBO


RNBO Basics

Key Differences

Why We Made RNBO

Coding Resources


Audio IO

Messages to rnbo~

Using Parameters


Messages and Ports

Polyphony and Voice Control

Audio Files in RNBO

Using Buffers

Using the FFT

Export Targets

Export Targets Overview

Max External Target
Raspberry Pi Target
The Web Export Target
The C++ Source Code Target

Code Export

Working with JavaScript
Working with C++

Special Topics

Sample Accurate Patching
Scala and Custom Tuning

RNBO and Max for Live

RNBO Raspberry Pi OSCQuery Runner


Export Description

Raspberry Pi GPIO

Updating the RNBO Package

RNBO Patcher Bottom Toolbar

The bottom patcher toolbar in RNBO is similar to the bottom toolbar in Max patchers with a few exceptions.

Most icons in RNBO's bottom toolbar will look familiar to those in a standard Max patcher—such as Lock/Unlock, Enable Operate While Unlocked, Patcher Windows, Show Objects Over Connections, and Show Grid. Other icons—Disable Auto-Compile and Manual Compile—will be familiar from the gen~ environment.

New icons and icons with new or different behaviors are explained below:

The Manual Compile Icon


When auto-compile is disabled, you must click this button to compile the current RNBO patch. The RNBO patch must be compiled for previewing the changes in Max or for exporting to the target platform using the Export Sidebar. If the RNBO patcher is already compiled, this button is greyed out.

Build Status Updates Icon


Each time a RNBO patcher is changed (objects or arguments added or altered), the patcher must be recompiled. When the patch is compiling, the blue build status icon will appear and the manual compilation icon will turn yellow. A blue progress line will extend across the bottom toolbar to show the progress of RNBO patch generation and compilation.



RNBO Compilation Error Icon


The RNBO errors icon informs you when there is an error in the exported RNBO code that is preventing a compile.


Clicking on the error alert icon while an error is present will open the rnbo errors window. The lines of code that are in error are highlighted with a red exclamation mark icon.


The Auto-compile Icon


This icon allows you to disable and enable the auto-compile behavior of a RNBO patcher. When enabled, any changes to the patcher trigger an automatic compilation attempt. When disabled, you must click on the Compile icon directly to the right of it to compile the patcher code.

The Save Snippet Icon


The save snippet icon allows you to save a group of highlighted objects and their patching connections to the RNBO snippets folder. This can be accessed using the Snippets Browser in the Left Toolbar of RNBO patchers or from the right-click contextual menu.

See the snippets guide for more details.