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Preview Mode not working

September 28, 2013 | 5:01 pm

Unfortunately I think it’s only become clear to me now that preview mode does not work consistently for me. Which unfortunately means that all those times I thought I was doing something incorrectly in a patch (where no sound was being generated) may just mean that preview mode was being buggy.

I’m not particularly happy about this. Has anyone else encountered this and is there a solution? Right now all I can do is save my patch and deactivate preview mode in order to hear. I can not do live edits.


September 28, 2013 | 5:04 pm

Or I have to restart Live 9 and Max in order to bring back preview mode. In general, I’m finding the entire thing confusing.


October 12, 2013 | 8:48 pm

Preview mode is still not working for me. Should I assume I’m the only one?


October 13, 2013 | 2:36 am

I also find preview mode rather confusing.
Can you give a reproducible situation where it doesn’t work as described in the docs?

http://cycling74.com/docs/max5/vignettes/core/live_preview.html


October 13, 2013 | 8:40 am

Thanks for that link. I do wonder if I’m dealing with memory states.

Here’s where I’m at:

1) Preview mode is not working
2) When in Live mode (Preview mode off an audio coming from Live instead of Max), as I play notes on a keyboard, some notes don’t play. The notes that don’t play is seemingly random

Regarding the second point, I do assume my settings are wrong. I suspect I’ve done something wrong but can’t decipher what it is.


October 13, 2013 | 8:43 am

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October 13, 2013 | 9:37 am

Well, I found the problem but it’s not clear to why it happens but the audio was turned off with Max 6 and so preview mode didn’t work. I’m assuming this may happen when I close my laptop?

Not sure if Cycling ’74 is concerned but maybe there can be a small light/indicator somewhere that warns you if audio is disabled (same as Live has).


October 13, 2013 | 10:39 am

If I understand correctly, you can solve putting either [ezdac~] or [adstatus switch] in your patch to monitor and control audio status in Max.

<code>

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

</code>

…or [dspstate~]


January 4, 2014 | 8:54 pm

ESTEVANCARLOS, how did you know the audio was turned off and how did you turn it back on? I am encountering the exact same issue. I am able to go to Options>Audio Status and turn the Audio from Off to On but that doesn’t fix my problem. But the issue is exactly the same – sometimes Preview works and sometimes it doesnt…


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