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Simple Question

November 29, 2010 | 10:35 pm

Hello Max Experts,

I recently have dove into the intricate world of MaxMSP, and was hoping to create a few patches as practice runs. Would anyone be kind enough to tell me how I would be able to conduct a simple patch?

Essentially, I would like to create an audio patch that would play two separate audio files on command, and I would be able to play them simultaneously. The key component would be to interlace the two, or in other words have each song come come in and out every few milliseconds, while the other plays. I hope to get a choppy sound that makes songs sound as if they are skipping while interlaced. Hope that was not convoluted.

I really hope to after finishing the tutorials (which I am 1/3 of the way through) to contribute on here with helpful hints as well.

Thank you for the help in advance.


November 30, 2010 | 12:05 am

I recommend starting with groove~ or sfplay~(see helpfiles; you could even use both/one-of-each just to start learning them).

by the time you get through MSP Tutorial 27(going through Max Tutorials first), you will see here:

http://cycling74.com/docs/max5/tutorials/msp-tut/mspchapter27.html

a good way, in the wet-dry section, of how to create a simple crossfade control between 2 signals(in the delay tutorial it is between wet-dry, in yours it would be between the 2 file players) , then all you have to do is decide and figure out how to control that crossfade by some kind of clock(transport, metro, etc.) or any other method you choose…

Hope that helps.

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November 30, 2010 | 10:48 pm

This is tremendous help. Thanks for all the information.


December 1, 2010 | 3:35 pm

Here is a simple annotated example of how to load, play and crossfade between two soundfile buffers:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Brendan


December 3, 2010 | 3:02 pm

Brendan, you are of great help. Thank you very much.


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