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Record through mic into Max/MSP

November 29, 2010 | 12:59 pm

What’s up, everybody?!

I’m working on a university project right now where I’m gonna creative a patch that makes it possible to apply and control VST’s (such as delay, reverb and distortion), pitch and panning on live vocals with a Wiimote. Basically, what I want do is a developed version of this, replacing the pedal with the Wiimote:

I’m just looking to get some information on how I can get started as my previous experience with Max/MSP is very limited. For instance, how would I begin and set it up so I can record voice?

I’m thankful for any advice I can get on this!


November 29, 2010 | 2:08 pm

hope this helps for recording sound into max/msp:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

November 29, 2010 | 5:46 pm

Thanks! Did you put it together? Looks fresh! One question though: how do I make it work?:P I can’t seem to get any sound through…

November 29, 2010 | 6:19 pm

if you click on the mic symbol (ezadc) then hit the toggle connected to this you can record into the buffer hope that helps. Also MSP tutorial 13 is a great place to start for recording audio in msp.

December 5, 2010 | 10:43 am

Alright, thanks!

December 5, 2010 | 11:53 am

I’ve started to create a little something based on your patch and other patches I’ve found…I have couple of questions. Should I record into the buffer or into a sound file? I’ve read it’s better to record into a sound file if you’re gonna record a lot which I want to do for this. But since I’m a complete noob I’m still not sure about this.

Also, I’ve managed to get sound recorded but how do I set it up so that I can hear what I record as it’s being recorded?

December 5, 2010 | 12:05 pm

If you search the forum for [play~], [buffer~] and [sfplay~] and also look at the helpfiles for these objects you’ll get an answer for these questions. Personally, if i’m using a few short files i’ll use some buffers, if i’m using numerous longer files i’ll use sfplay~; other contributors may defend other preferences.

To monitor your input just connect [adc~] directly to [dac~], maybe through a [gain~] slider


December 5, 2010 | 12:45 pm

for example:

and Alex Harker’s et al contributions to this thread


December 8, 2010 | 11:48 am

Thanks for the help!

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