Max and ProTools

Aug 7, 2013 at 11:47am

Max and ProTools

I have recently upgraded to ProTools 11 and unluckily I noticed that Max 6 has disappeared from the list of plug-in available instrument, otherwise than ProTools 10. I also wrote to ProTools for explanations but they answered “Max doesn’t function in ProTools” (genial answer indeed !!!). Could you tell me if in the future Max will function again with ProTools (DigiRewire is still present in it). And in the meanwhile can I use Max with ProTools throught hardware (I use a Fireface UCX multichannel interface)wiring for instance: ProTools MidiOut –> to MidiIn Max–> Audio–>AudioIn ProTools; Shall I not insert in this way an excessive delay ? Thanks niky

Aug 7, 2013 at 12:10pm

Max is an application, not a plugin.

So when you say “Max 6 has disappeared from the list of plug-in available instrument,” that makes no sense.

Aug 7, 2013 at 12:18pm

@stringtapper Max is not a plug-in but it normally appears in the plug-in list as a
instrument that can communicate to Protools via the Rewire protocol. Well, at least in Protools 8.05 it still appears, I don’t no for PT 11, sorry

Aug 7, 2013 at 1:11pm

Perhaps try reinstalling ReWire?

Aug 7, 2013 at 1:21pm

yes, but how I can ? I have not the Reason Software; where could I found a recent release of ReWire? Thank niky

Aug 7, 2013 at 2:37pm

Maybe here.

Aug 8, 2013 at 8:26am

Thanks for the information but there is the 1.7 release. Searching in the net it looks like to me to have understood that the releases of ReWire after 1.7 (and so also the 2.0 that I am searching) are no more an indidual program but are portions of whole program; and so it’s impossible to find and install ReWire alone. A similar problem exsist also if one try to run, for instance, Melodyne as instrument in ProTools 11. And so I am afraid that there is only to wait that programmers fix the problem. Anyway thanks niky

Aug 14, 2013 at 12:49pm

I have noticed that if I try to activate the ad_rewire drivers in options –> audio status menù (always hoping that max will appear as insert plug-in in Pro Tools 11) this message appears in Max Window:
ReWire system not installed
ad_rewire: please check ReWire installation and restart Max/MSP
How can I reinstall ReWire?
Thanks niky

Aug 14, 2013 at 9:46pm

I am not a friend of rewire.. what about internal virtual midi connection via midi yoke or loopmidi and audio via jack/soundflower?

Aug 15, 2013 at 3:29am

Really a good idea, thanks; and soundflower is available also for windows 8?

Aug 15, 2013 at 3:36am

If you search the forum you’ll see that this has come up a few times – see Andrew Pask’s reply in this thread:
Afaik, v.1.7 is the most up to date driver – they haven’t updated it for years, but it still works for me with PT 9 – just keep a copy handy to re-install next time it barfs ;-)

Aug 19, 2013 at 3:55pm

WOYTEG, I followed your suggestion and I am trying to work with Jack (I use Windows 8); usually I work with Pro Tools 11, Finale and Max 6.1. When, after running Jack, I open the Patchbay connection kit, I see as scheduled clients only Finale and system, neither ProTools nor Max, and if I choose “system” as client for theese two programs it doesn’t function. What can I do? Thanks niky

Mar 22, 2014 at 12:11pm

I’m working with Pro Tools 10, and I use Reason and Melodyne as rewire virtual device; really only Max is not present into the available instruments list. Maybe is a Max problem.


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