MaxMsp & Processing at Low/Machine Level

Mar 29, 2009 at 5:13pm

MaxMsp & Processing at Low/Machine Level

Hi all,
Just wondering if there is any information regarding to how MaxMsp processes patches at low/machine level during runtime? And more importantly how MaxMsp processes audio data and timing of audio data, whether it’s a parallel or sequential process – ie: if you had a number of filters, does each filter receive the input sample at the same time?

Cheers for any help!

#43090
Mar 30, 2009 at 5:14pm

Yes, it’s called the SDK Documentation.

The short answer: the audio thread is necessarily sequential.

One point: the order in which objects are chosen to process the audio network is not documented, so if you want to rely on MSP objects processing in a particular order, all bets are off. The last time I looked, the Max left-to-right doesn’t apply to MSP processing.

#154409
Mar 31, 2009 at 1:04pm
Peter Castine wrote on Mon, 30 March 2009 19:14
the Max left-to-right doesn’t apply to MSP processing.

Left to right?

p

#154410
Mar 31, 2009 at 1:13pm
Patrick Delges wrote on Tue, 31 March 2009 15:04
Peter Castine wrote on Mon, 30 March 2009 19:14
the Max left-to-right doesn’t apply to MSP processing.

Left to right?

p

that depends on what side you are watching the hologram from..

#154411
Apr 1, 2009 at 12:28pm
Patrick Delges wrote:
Left to right?

Didn’t you hear? As of today Max patches fire left-to-right in all countries where they put mayo on their frites.

(Hint: take a look at the dateline on this post)

#154412
Apr 1, 2009 at 3:10pm

Hallo Peter,

Too bad this topic wasn’t started in july as I’m curious to know which excuse you’d have find then Smile

BTW, top-down or bottom-up?

p

#154413
Apr 1, 2009 at 9:26pm

bottom-down and top-up, of course. you think Peter is an acrobat?

#154414
Apr 2, 2009 at 10:57am

My real excuse is that I’m preparing tax returns for Germany and the USA. If that won’t déchirer ton tête, nothing will.

I would not have made a typo like that in July.

You will note, btw, that my main point stands. To wit: the MSP network is not guaranteed to handle striped patch cords in any particular order, let alone R2L/B2T.

I apologize for mistyping, which admittedly had the potential to confuse novice users. But can we stick to the main question?

#154415
Apr 7, 2009 at 12:34pm
Peter Castine wrote on Wed, 01 April 2009 14:28
Didn’t you hear? As of today Max patches fire left-to-right in all countries where they put mayo on their frites.

The only quote I can relate this is from Ernst Jandl: “lechts und rinks kann man nicht velwechsern – werch ein Illtum werch ein Illtum…”

somehow translated: reft and light one cannot confuse, what an ellaticarry farracy…
(hard to find words with enough l’s and r’s…)

Stefan

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