Live / Max audio intercommunication question

Jun 10, 2011 at 12:47am

Live / Max audio intercommunication question

I searched for this question a lot, but couldn’t find a decent solution to my problem. Sorry if it has already been solved, but I couldn’t find anything satisfying.
Here is what I want to do:
I want to send audio output from Live to Max, then re-sample the result from Max, in Live. For example, using Max as a sort of gigantic multi-effects (creating a loop in Live and granulize it with one of the wonderful granulizing patches for Max for instance).
Nothing too complicated, but the thing is I want to be able to record the audio out from Max directly in Live.

Live out -> Max in -> Max out -> Live in.

If I rewire Max as a slave hosted by Live, I cannot send audio from Live to Max. If I use Soundflower to get the audio from Live into Max, I cannot re-sample the result in Live, because I can’t use the rewire mode in the same time (need to set the input device as Soundflower instead of ad_rewire)
I use Live 7 and Max 4.5.6 demo version, and I would definitely buy Max if I can get this problem solved.
Thanks a lot in advance!

Jun 10, 2011 at 12:49am
Jun 10, 2011 at 12:54am

I’m using a 2008 macbook and Live 8 can’t run properly and fluently on this kid. That’s why I need to stick to the v7 for the moment, and can’t consider using Max for live now. + I’m sure there has to be a solution to this problem, it can’t be that impossible…

Jun 10, 2011 at 4:01am

In this case, you’ll have to take your chances with Pluggo or audio routing.

Rewire audio is only one way.


Jun 10, 2011 at 1:28pm


i am too using Live 7 and Max/Msp on a Macbook Pro.

you can connect the two without using ad_rewire device. iassume that you want the two synced in some way? you can set up a patch where Max becomes the master that send midi clock – and live becomes the slave. i have this working in a patch. the setting up a Midi Clock in Max that Live can read is the issue.

there are a few questions though – how many channels do you want to tun between the two?

the iac driver built into Macs can help here as well.

let me know if you need some help with this….

Jul 2, 2011 at 12:20pm

Andrew, can we buy pluggo yet?

Jul 2, 2011 at 12:41pm

there is also JackOS

similar to Soundflower – although i believe you can run certain channels independently…


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