Preview Mode not working

Sep 28, 2013 at 5:01pm

Preview Mode not working

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.

#266529
Sep 28, 2013 at 5:04pm

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.

#266530
Oct 12, 2013 at 8:48pm

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

#267889
Oct 13, 2013 at 2:36am

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

#267899
Oct 13, 2013 at 8:40am

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.

#267921
Oct 13, 2013 at 8:43am

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#267922
Oct 13, 2013 at 9:37am

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).

#267927
Oct 13, 2013 at 10:39am

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~]

#267930
Jan 4, 2014 at 8:54pm

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…

#277423

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