A few newbie questions

Sep 24, 2009 at 4:28am

A few newbie questions


I recently started using Max 5, I’m getting used to the interface and I’m not familiar with a few objects, I’m building a sequencer and so far it’s fun.

However, I have a few questions that couldn’t be answered by tutorials and such.

1) Every time I load my patch I have to reset some toggles and reopen samples, Is there a way to quickly set a default value for some user interface (and other objects) for each time I open the patch?

2) When I load a sample in sfplay~, I’d like a message box to display the name of the sample somewhere. How do I do that?

That’s all for now.


Sep 24, 2009 at 5:48am

1) The easy answer is the preset object. If you’re more adventurous look at the pattrstorage and related objects.

2) You could use the opendialog object instead of the built-in read procedure of sfplay~.

Sep 24, 2009 at 10:13am

You might also want to have a look at [sfinfo~] for displaying information about a file loaded in [sfplay~].


Sep 24, 2009 at 1:44pm

You could also use [loadmess] (= load message). The way to do it is for example: [loadmess 1. 3.14 foo bar] and then [unpack f f s s] and send them to the appropriate places. But you are better off using something like [autopattr @autoname 1], combined with [pattrstorage]. Read the help files for autopattr and pattrstorage.


Sep 24, 2009 at 10:36pm

Wow thanks for the fast and complete replies!

pattr seems to be a bit too complicated for me (for now) but it’s great to see that such a tool exists.

loadmess is pretty much what I was looking for, for now. I’m learning it step by step.



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