I spent a bunch of time reading through the forum trying to find a good solution for having a classic kickstart/lfotool style doofer to get simple ducking/side chaining.
I found a few options but all of them are relatively awkward because you cannot easily reset the lfo via a doofer parameter and I didn’t want to go for a key trigger approach where I need to have a dummy track.
So instead I hacked together a slightly different option where rather than trying to carefully control resetting back to the start, I use a formula device to control the position in the LFO fully. This also has the advantage that it automatically synchronizes if you change your LBP.
you might consider tying the lfo destination to a hydra, then using that to control gainer gain. the advantage being that you can set the range on the hydra to specific values (i.e. -INF min, 0.0 db max), obviating the need to dial in the lfo amount and offset to get the gainer to behave how you want
the only downside I see to this method (of using the formula to beatsync lfo) is that reset position is calculated via lines, so resolution is limited to lpb, which might not yield a smooth enough curve for some applications
It’s not lines per beat. LINEF includes ticks (and potentially tick fractions, the docs are unclear). Even at 20LPB that’s smooth enough that I can’t hear any discrete steps so that’s good enough for me™. I found LFO reset in doofer - #8 by Ledger which would allow you to only send a reset rather than the full position at the cost of slightly more convoluted formula setup and it doesn’t work if you start between beats until the next beat. Not actually sure if LFOs themselves are more fine grained than ticks.
At least based on Ticks Per Line - why is default 12? - #4 by OopsIFly it sounds like you can’t get automation faster than tick rate so if that is correct, I don’t think you gain anything by trying to be more clever here. You can always change the tick rate in your song options I suppose.