Quick way to connect outlets/inlets.

Apr 4, 2010 at 10:00pm

Quick way to connect outlets/inlets.

Is there a way, for example, to quickly connect one single outlet, to say 50 inlets at the same time?

Apr 4, 2010 at 10:10pm

Shift+Click (on outlet) = connect one outlet to multiple inlets

Ctrl+Shift+Click (on inlet) = connect one inlet to multiple outlets

Very useful time saving stuff! Although that’s the fastest short-cut that I know of; it will still take a while with 50 objects. There may be something in the max toolbox (I think it’s called that) that could help with this. Someone who knows will chime in!

Apr 4, 2010 at 11:19pm
Apr 5, 2010 at 2:00am

speaking of that wonderful ToolBox, i keep having (with latest version 14) the same little annoying bug at the launch of max : the max windows says

max: doesn’t understand “object”
message: message: no such object
message: message: no such object
patcher: doesn’t understand “close”

…and there is a “toolbox” window, either invisible or blank. Is that normal ?
i’m running on macbook os 10.4

Apr 5, 2010 at 1:15pm

for a 50 to 50 connection you could work with dummies:

have custom abstractions with 50 in- and outlets in your path,
and an example patch with them where you once connected
now when you need two objects being connected the same way,
copy and paste your empty example and rename the objects.

Apr 5, 2010 at 1:42pm

Question from a newbie… There is one txt file to install Maxtoolbox. It says:

“To install the ToolBox

1 – Place the ToolBox folder in one of your search path”

What is “your search path”? I don´t know where have I to copy it.

Thanks in advance an regards.

Apr 5, 2010 at 3:00pm

Solved, now I understand, thanks.


Apr 5, 2010 at 3:20pm

one caveat with the Toolbox, its actions are not Undo-able like other actions are.

That said, it ROCKS!! When you get comfortable with it, you’ll never want to work without it again. One outlet to 50 inlets? Blip, done!

Apr 5, 2010 at 3:29pm

…and appart from it rocks, does noone have the same thingy as mine ?.. :s

Nov 5, 2012 at 12:22pm

Just found this, this has saved me so much time! Well worth checking out for anyone that hasn’t seen this before.


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