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Configuring MAXcpp Project in Xcode 5 / OSX 10.9.2

I’m currently trying to write an external using the MAXcpp header. I’ve managed to get it to compile with Xcode 4.6 and OSX 10.8, but recently had to upgrade to a newer version of OSX and Xcode. Unfortunately, this broke my Xcode project, and it no longer compiles due to [...]

dict.iter problem when freezing device

Hey, i’m curious if someone can confirm this.
On windows 7 x64 i open a new device, put in a [dict.iter], freeze the device.
Then click “save as”.
The external dict.iter is added to the device although it is not a 3rd party external. why?
Or is it just me?
Now when I unfreeze the device on a mac it [...]

replace object for harmv2~

I can not find a suitable object to replace my harmv2~ even the transpose is not suitable for the harmv2~.
Could you help me with that?

Playing video in 6.1

Having very little experience with Max, this is probably a simple problem to fix. Setting up in Max 5 works fine for me, but when I recreate the patch in Max 6.1 it doesn’t seem to work. The patch at the moment is the most basic form for playing video, but isn’t working for [...]

High precision Endless Encoders

What’s the optimal algorithm for high precision endless encoders?
I have some MIDI devices supporting endless encoders. I would like to use these for high precision parameter control.
There are two requirements:
1. High precision support
2. Ability to change the value drastically
After two evenings of experimenting I’ve come up with the code below. It looks to work well [...]

Buchla Music Easel CV out to Freq in Max/Msp

I’m trying to get cv information from my Music Easel and to
quantize it in 1V per octave.
Buchla CV range span from 0 to 10 v.
I use a Motu Ultralight, so I’m capable to get CV (and send them to the Buchla using proper 1/4″ jack to banana cables).
Any suggestion about how to perform the [...]

please help: simple jit.matrix to matrixCtrl conversion

I’ve been banging my head against a wall for an hour now. If I have a jit.spill list of n * m ints, then how would I change this over to a larger input list of n * m * 3 ints. Each set of three ints represents the input set for matrixCtrl [ [...]

Abstracting numerous colour data from one jit.pwindow

Hi All,
I’ve been trying to find the coordinates from a jit.pwindow using [jit.findbounds] and [suckah], so that I can track three separate objects (one red object, one green object and one blue object). The aim is to take coordinates from all three colours when they are visibly dominant and turn this into audio, like this [...]

having the authorization problem with my Max 6.1, challenge response required

Phase canceling an acoustic sound

Hey folks,
I wanted to pose question to you guys on the feasibility of trying to phase cancel an acoustic sound.
My create objective is to have an acoustic instrument mic-ed and then cancel or mute certain portions of its spectrum. I would be using some impulse response tools like HISS to create spectral awareness of [...]

Is Max 5 compatible with Mavericks?

Hello, I purchased Max 5 a few years ago while running on OS 10.5. I haven’t used it in a while and have changed my computer that is now running on OS 10.9. I now have a project that would benefit from the use of Max and I would very much appreciate if I could [...]

Pictctrl : Automated and Stored not working

Hy Guys,
I don’t know its maybe a bug?
If you choose “Stored Only”, there is no automation available, but the settings are stored.
If you choose “Automated and Stored”, there is automation available, but the settings are not saved with the project file.
Is this normal?

Gen function declaration

I would like to ask a question to people who are familiar with gen.
I’m trying to implement a factorial function like this:

factorial(N) {
if (N <= 1) {
return 1;
for (i=3; i <= N; i++) {
return result;

However I get the “statement missing ;” in a first line.
Can you point me out whats wrong with this function. This [...]

Trouble importing MSP Externals

1stly i’m new to max and this is probably obvious,
as an example i wish to use the OSCroute~ external from CNMAT,
i have downloaded it and all it’s cousins, i have told file preferences where this folder is with the title CNMAT,
in a new patcher, in the object explorer i type in OSC – expecting [...]

Using Sharp 2Y0A21 IR sensors with Arduino Mega

Hello i’m looking to use 3 or 4 Sharp 2Y0A21 IR sensors to map height within an area of 115cm long x 55 High, when the user lowers there hand I want it to alter a parameter (say pitch, velocity etc) . There will be 12 ‘strings’ laser beams in use so 1 IR sensor [...]

pattrstorage: recalling elements in sub patches more conveniently?

Pattr System Overlords,
With the pattrstorage / pattr system, is there a way to do the following:

Have a parent patch “ParentPatch” containing X identical sub patchers of type “SubPatch”

Each “SubPatch” has a bunch of objects who’s values I want to store and recall together as presets.

In “ParentPatch” each “SubPatch” wants to have *different* presets (so just [...]

Retrieving variables from external java program

Hello. I am somewhat new at Max and I need help concerning the following.
I am creating a generative electronic music composition based on the concept of biological evolution. I have this .jar program called Biogenesis. It is a simulator of evolution through natural selection where simple segmented organisms compete for resources, reproduce and thrive in [...]

blinking red lights in video triggering audio

Hi . .
What would you say is the best way to go about analyzing a video in jitter that has multiple blinking red lights and triggering a bang (ultimately a sound) each time a light blinks on and off. i shot a bunch of night video of blinking red tower lights that we’re [...]

what happened to jit.qt.grab?!?

i am having some quite serious bugs with jit.qt.grab, most of the time resulting in max to quit instantly without any error messages. this patch used to work fine like two months ago…
the patch captures an incoming 1080psf25 video signal via “jit.qt.grab 1280 720 @unique 1 @interp 1 @colormode uyvy”. this used to work fine [...]

[Bug?] GLU tessellation and glutessmatrix

Hi, I did several tests with the GLU tessellation and glutessmatrix in and things did not go as I thought. With a matrix glutessmatrix it works. But with @matrixoutput in it does not work and it does not work with jit.gen.
In jit.gen if I change snorm to norm can be seen in [...]

How to create a polyphonic push button sampler that plays up to six sound files?

I’m pretty new to Max. How do i create a polyphonic push button sampler that plays up to six sound files simultaneously? Thanks.

"coll" object doesn`t store new data in standalone app

Hi all,
I have problem with the “coll” object, in the standalone application. I`m not able to store new data in it.
In MAX, it works, as expected, but it doesn`t work in standalone.
- I have the “coll” object.
- “embed” (Save data with patcher) is enabled.
- I save one line in to the coll (for example “1, [...]

Osc and phidgets external not working windows 7 max 6

Hi guys I have a trouble.
I’ve been trying many times to get the Cnmat OSC library:
and the Phidgets library working in max 6 with no luck.
I copied the .mxe files in the max-externals folder and the .maxhelp files in max-help folder
(I also have .help and .pat files that I don’t know where [...]