MaxMsp & Processing at Low/Machine Level
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!
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.
|Peter Castine wrote on Mon, 30 March 2009 19:14|
|the Max left-to-right doesn’t apply to MSP processing.|
Left to right?
|Patrick Delges wrote on Tue, 31 March 2009 15:04|
Left to right?
that depends on what side you are watching the hologram from..
|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)
Too bad this topic wasn’t started in july as I’m curious to know which excuse you’d have find then
BTW, top-down or bottom-up?
bottom-down and top-up, of course. you think Peter is an acrobat?
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?
|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…)