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AIFF format

April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

I like to take sound files from CDs and run them through Max/MSP. It appears that only AIFF files can run on Max/MSP. Do I have to convert all of my WAV files on my CDs into AIFF files? It takes a lot of space and time. I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a simple way to directly run CD tracks or mp3s on Max/MSP. Thank you.

Best,
John


April 17, 2008 | 6:17 pm

>I like to take sound files from CDs and run them through Max/MSP.
>It appears that only AIFF files can run on Max/MSP. Do I have to
>convert all of my WAV files on my CDs into AIFF files? It takes a
>lot of space and time. I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a
>simple way to directly run CD tracks or mp3s on Max/MSP. Thank you.
>
> Best,
> John

i belive you can read a cd directly in max (with sfplay)

not 100% sure, but try it

best

kasper

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April 17, 2008 | 6:40 pm

Hi John
Wav files work fine (unless they’re a weird sub-species). Are you on
Windows, by any chance?

I ask, because OS X sensibly just pretends CD audio tracks are AIF
files, so you can just play them through the file system like any other.
Windows (last time I checked), doesn’t do this.

Anyway, if you post your patch, more helpful information will be
forthcoming.

[Always advisable to post a patch, and give your system specs when
asking a question ...]


Owen

John wrote:
> I like to take sound files from CDs and run them through Max/MSP. It
> appears that only AIFF files can run on Max/MSP. Do I have to
> convert all of my WAV files on my CDs into AIFF files? It takes a
> lot of space and time. I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a
> simple way to directly run CD tracks or mp3s on Max/MSP. Thank you.
>
> Best, John _______________________________________________ maxmsp
>


April 17, 2008 | 7:19 pm

Quote: Electrasound wrote on Thu, 17 April 2008 11:00
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> I like to take sound files from CDs and run them through Max/MSP. It appears that only AIFF files can run on Max/MSP. Do I have to convert all of my WAV files on my CDs into AIFF files? It takes a lot of space and time. I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a simple way to directly run CD tracks or mp3s on Max/MSP. Thank you.
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Wave files work fine, unless there is some "strange" compression involved.

How are you trying to play them? Have an example patch?

Chris


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