buffer~ not loading audio (sfplay~ works, audio from exaples/sounds work…)

Dec 7, 2013 at 6:54pm

buffer~ not loading audio (sfplay~ works, audio from exaples/sounds work…)

I just started to use Max again on a new computer after taking 6 months “off.” Buffer~ won’t load audio, even in the play~.maxhelp file for instance. Sfplay~ loads audio fine, and any of Max’s audio samples from “Max 6.1/examples/sounds” work. I thought this must be a file-tree problem, but the audio I’m trying to use is in the search path… I’ve also tried reinstalling Max… twice. Any ideas?

Thanks!

#275063
Dec 8, 2013 at 8:27pm

Sounds like a file preferences issue.

Are you trying to read files into a buffer~ by sending a read or replace message with a filename or by using read to bring up a dialog?

If the former, are you getting any error messages in the max window like “buffer~ mysound.aif: can’t open.”?

If you haven’t tried the latter try it, does audio still not load into the buffer?

#275162
Dec 8, 2013 at 8:40pm

Hey Ben,

This is Daniel, Anthony’s friend from Sydney in October! :) Nice to see you on here, and thanks for the help! I think I’ve fixed the problem.

Max seems to want each file in the path to be referenced separately in File Preferences. So instead of “…documents/Max/Patches/my_sampler/” it wants four different entries “…documents/” “…documents/max/,” “…documents/Max/Patches/” etc.

It works with this setup. I don’t recall this being an issue before though. Was I just oblivious to this requirement or is this unusual?

Cheers,
D

#275163
Dec 8, 2013 at 9:02pm

Wow – small world, Daniel!

This is indeed unusual so there must be an issue at play. Have you checked the ‘subfolders’ check box so that it looks further down into the directory you listed?

#275166
Dec 9, 2013 at 4:35am

Yes, sub-folders are all checked…

It might be totally unrelated, but I’ve also encountered some weird bugs tonight that I’ve never seen before. In particular [zl.delace] and [zl.lace] were changing the values of numbers on a list! (Not just reordering them!!) I was using them chained together in order to reverse the mathmatical parity of the list-members’ order. I’ve found a workaround using CNMAT [interleave]/[deinterleave], but now I’m totally paranoid. :)

#275185
Dec 9, 2013 at 4:42am

Sounds odd – can you post a patch?

#275187
Dec 9, 2013 at 5:13am

I think that I have the same problem… I just can’t load a file in a buffer, even in the buffer help patch, the max windows says: buffer~: cannot open parser for this file.

OS 10.8.4
Max 6.1.5

#275188
Dec 9, 2013 at 6:09am

I can’t seem to recreate the effect now. It was only happening in a particular sub-patch. However, this is basically all I was doing. The number list was coming out incremented from how the values went in. Very strange!

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– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

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#275192
Dec 9, 2013 at 6:40am

I have Max 6.0.7 installed on the same computer, no problem with this version…

#275194
Dec 10, 2013 at 1:03am

Krisloop, did you try adding every file in the file path to File Preferences as I did? Does that fix the problem for you?

#275294
Feb 6, 2014 at 9:39am

Not at all

#280257
Feb 6, 2014 at 11:05pm

I’ve put the buffer~.mxo from max 6.0 in the 6.1 folder and it’s ok I’ve something in waveform~ in Max 6.1 with the 6.0 buffer~ object.

So, maybe there’s something wrong with the max 6.1 buffer~.mxo object?

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