Max/MSP "Listener"

Mar 4, 2010 at 5:16pm

Max/MSP "Listener"

I’d like to be able to build a patch which can sit in the background while I have other programs running audio and “grab” the audio from the soundcard and save it to HD.

I’ve done things in the past with udpsend linking supercollider to max/masp, but is there an object that can read “soundcard activity” for want of a better phrase?

Mar 4, 2010 at 6:02pm

you can use something like jack or soundflower to route all coreaudio sound into max’s [acd~].

Mar 4, 2010 at 7:18pm

clearly i meant [adc~]

Mar 4, 2010 at 7:19pm

Oh yeah, had forgotten Jack for Mac. I don’t like Soundflower much (or rather, my set-up doesn’t like it for some reason…) but the latest Jack works just fine.


The very simple “grabber” patch below should any one else want it.

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
Mar 5, 2010 at 4:33am

If your audio interface supports “loopback” you can send the main output channels to a defined software input. This way you don’t need Jack or Soundflower but record straight from the interface.


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