freeverb~ for max 6?
Does anyone have a version of the freeverb~ external that will work with max 6 on mountain lion?
I’ve attached the one I have that last worked for me, but it doesn’t seem to be recognised by max now, and it appears as a folder in finder for me, unlike my other mxos.
I’ve tried compiling it, but to tell the truth, I stopped understanding how to use Xcode a few versions ago.
I found some gen solutions, but I don’t have gen.
hi alex, i also just try to find a freeverb~ version that works with max6… but on a windows 7 machine. i got the same version as
you send. that one creates a lot of distortion, artefacts and finally results in crashing max (6.0.8) on win (xp and 7).
i tried the gen version, which works fine but it seems to be more cpu expensive than the external.
it would be very nice if someone could recompiled the freeverb~ external for the current versions of mac osx as well as for windows.
thanks in advanced, johannes
a much superior freeverb implementation is sitting right inside your max6 distro. i think since max 6.1.x you can just type
into a new object box. otherwise just go to /Max6…/examples/gen/gen~.freeverb.maxpat. for me it is not expensive on cpu at all. keep in mind it uses 64-bit doubles internally, the original external does not.
you do not need to own Gen to be able to use gen~ patches. you only need to own Gen if you want to edit the gen~ patches.
not sure why you want to use freeverb though, unless for some crazy specific retro sound. it sounds completely awful and always has done. much better to use
both are much better general small cpu usage digital reverbs. all these reverbs work the same (very well) on windows, osx, 32-bit and 64-bit, etc
thanks for reply, stkr.
on my mbp the difference is about 8% (fv~ 23% and gen~fv 30% cpu in the activity monitor) when running the help patches.
just wanted to follow up on this. on my machine, and i have a really bad crappy old machine, i get ‘cpumeasure’ on a [gen~ freeverb] instance hovering around 0.01 %, max ‘cpu’ monitor around 1.1 %, and in ‘activity monitor’ a jump of around 4 % when engaged (max sits at about 7 %, with gen~ freeverb around 11 or 12 %).
maybe something is bad with your machine / settings? what are your sig vec size & i/o etc? mine are quite hardcore.
i have a mbp quad core, about one year old with 256 gb ssd and 18 gb ram. my settings: io vec 512, sig vec 256, sio on, iai off
hm, i guess that my cpu % refers to the utilization of only one core which is used for the dsp processing?
but iam not sure… cioa j
@stkr ah okay, I didn’t realise I could use them without gen. Cheers.
However, whenever I create a gen~.freeverb object (or any gen~ object for that matter), my max just crashes without any errors or anything :/