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migrating from MAX 6 to Max for Live – pros & cons

April 26, 2014 | 1:06 pm

Hello to the community!
I’m seriously thinking on modifying some old patches I have created in MAX and which I use for live performances, and translate them on MAX for Live. This way I can have all the great usability of Live and other positive aspects like the easy wiring and mapping controllers, adding additional modules easily, automations in a timeline etc etc
and at the same time have my personal electronic instrument I have created in MAX.
Any additional advantages?
Also, I was wondering if there are any issues in doing this, and first of all, if the latency is augmented significantly. Any other problems you may have faced?

Thanx,
Phivos


April 28, 2014 | 5:04 am

Each M4L device introduces latency depending on Live’s audio buffer size, and the overall latency of a Live set is determined by the track with the longest chain of M4L devices. Due to PDC (plugin delay compensation) other tracks are accordingly delayed such that all tracks play in sync. But unfortunately, PDC in Live does not work for automation lines and tempo-synced devices which may cause some timing problems.


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