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I've written some code to implement simple cross fading between 2 channels.

It works fine but the code is ugly and riddled with if else statements so I'd like to try and express the function a more cleanly. I'm curious to discover a mathematical function to do this.

My slider goes from 0 -100. It has a "dead" range of 45 - 55 where no changes happen, so if the slider is anywhere from 45 - 55 both channels have a volume of 1.

This means that each channel has a range of 45.

Here is my code to illustrate futher.

if(value <45)

  // fading out b
  aChannel= 1;
  bChannel =value/45;

}else if(value>55)
  // fading out a
 // fading nothing

I'm not entirely sure what family of mathemathics this problem would belong to so I've added algebra as a tag. If this is innappropiate please suggest a better tag.

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Shouldn't the statement be value>55 in the second if? –  Raskolnikov Mar 27 '12 at 10:21
yep. that was a type-o. fixed now –  dubbeat Mar 27 '12 at 10:24
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How about:

assert( 0 >= value && value <=100 ) ;
bChannel = min( 1, value/45 ) ;
aChannel = min( 1, (100-value)/45 ) ;
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The way he defined it in his OP would require min rather than max. –  Raskolnikov Mar 27 '12 at 10:35
yes. that is right. made the edit. –  Tpofofn Mar 27 '12 at 10:36
thats a much tidier, nicer expression. Thanks –  dubbeat Mar 27 '12 at 10:44
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