Max audio to PTools 8

Jun 8, 2010 at 3:48pm

Max audio to PTools 8

Hello all

I try to record some audio from Max to Pro Tools with the Ad_rewire
but no way, Protools don’t show Max Msp in the insert
I follow exactlly the protocole

if somebody do that with success
thank you for help


Jun 8, 2010 at 3:49pm

sorry I forgot some details

I tryed with Max 5 to protools 8 and also with Max 4.6 to PT 8
both with no results


Jun 8, 2010 at 4:47pm

You need to make an Aux input in PT, select the insert “Instrument->Max/MSP”, the make the Aux track’s output go to a Bus. Then create an audio track, select the Bus as its input, and then you can record.

Jun 8, 2010 at 5:27pm

Yes, right, it works !!
Thank you very much for help Jesse



Mar 8, 2011 at 4:51am

I´m from Chile so you will have tu excuse my english.
Im recording audio from max to pro tools 7.4
But when I use an adc~ in my max patch it stops recording.
does anyone know how to do it?
Thank for your time:


P.D: Does anyone knows how pro tools 9 works with max 5?

Thanks again

Apr 23, 2012 at 11:14pm

I am still struggling to record audio from Max to Protools. I am using Max 5 and Protools 9.

In Protools I have looked at the inserts on the mix window for aux, instrument, and even audio tracks.

In Max I have tried adrewire and protools aggregate??? When I close the DSP status window after I choose adrewire, when I open it up again adrewire isn’t selected.

I don’t know what to try next. What could I be missing?

Any ideas would be great.

Feel ridiculously fine,

Apr 24, 2012 at 8:46am

This comes up quite frequently, and let me first re-assure you that it is possible, but yes, it can be a pig.

If you search the forum, there are quite a few useful suggestionss, but first and foremost, I would try re-installing ReWire – trash your /Library/Application Support/ReWire folder first, then re-install.

See also Andrew’s suggestion here:

Also, the order in which you do things is important i.e.

1. Launch the host (Pro Tools).
2. Launch MaxMSP and select ‘ad-rewire’ as the audio driver.
3. Switch on the DSP; if there were any problems making the connection, a message would appear in the Max window.
4. In Pro Tools, create a new audio (or instrument) track, and select the input as ‘MaxMSP.
5. To record the audio to Pro Tools, send the audio track to a bus, then create a new stereo audio track and select that bus as it’s input. Bring the level up with the bus send, and record onto the new track.

If all else fails, the latest version of Jack ( is supposed to work with PT 9, but so far I’ve not been able to get it working without PT complaining of CPU overload,

Apr 24, 2012 at 10:27pm

Thanks Roger! I will try it tonight when I have some extra time.


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