buffer~ problem. not actually loading the sample?

Nov 28, 2009 at 12:50pm

buffer~ problem. not actually loading the sample?

I am fairly new to Max, and in turn, generally this way of working, however i don’t think i’m doing anything wrong..

I have set up my buffer as follows:

buffer~ tidalwave reverse.aif 26500 2

where tidalwave is obviously the buffer name, reverse.aif is the relevant stereo file stored in the same directory. It’s 26500ms long.

whenever i open up the buffer to see the waveform, it just loads a blank timeline window. In turn, my related groove~ object wont play anything.

I absolutely must have missed something crucial.. can anyone help here?

#46861
Nov 28, 2009 at 3:27pm

from the buffer~ helpfile:

“arguments are buffer name, optional filename to read or optional initial length in milliseconds, and optional number of channels (1, 2, or 4). The actual number of samples depends on the sampling rate.”

you need “…filename to read OR … initial length in milliseconds…”

if you specify the filename, do not specify length, not needed… and make sure file is in max/your search path or same folder as the patch.

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