Max audio quits – threshold?

Aug 28, 2008 at 2:47am

Max audio quits – threshold?

I have a patch that plays multiple movies through a poly object. Today, when firing an interpolated cue to pattrstorage that played 7 movies, all Max audio would sometimes quit, and I would have to restart in order to get any audio out of max again.

I am not using spigot or sfplay – just simply @vol attributes.

Is there some kind of output threshold that will cause audio output to quit in max? If so, how can I make sure I stay under it?


(PS – Tried searching through the forums, but couldn’t find something that addresses my question, even though it’s doubtlessly there. Sorry if I’m asking a popular question again…)

Aug 28, 2008 at 5:20pm

hey ed.
i don’t think this issues has come up much on the forum (if at all). i think most people prefer to route their qt audio with spigot~, or have separate sound files that are synced with the qt movies. it just enables more control.

if you can provide a very simple patch that illustrates the problem and all other necessary info (os, version, etc) somebody will take a look at it.


Aug 29, 2008 at 2:15pm

Hi Rob
thanks for the reply. The problem seems occasional rather than consistent. I will see if I can make a small patch that consistently produces this issue.

Aug 29, 2008 at 5:24pm

sounds good.

you might want to also consider converting your app to one that makes use of spigot~ ( i *think* all the spigot~ issues have been resolved. test first on your system.) combining audio from 8 or so sources may just be overloading the audio driver. spigot~ gives you the flexibility to overcome those limitations.

i guess @vol does the same thing, but i prefer to work with signals, this being max-msp and all.



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