Apr 29, 2008 at 9:17pm
I just discovered max for myself last week and I’m incredibly excited about it. I’m working my way through the tutorials but I’ve been having a pressing issue that I haven’t seen covered yet
i’m using a midi keyboard to control my mac’s internal AU DLS synth. the keys work fine but when I use a continuous input like a fader to control the pitch, the sound craps out occasionally. Max still recognizes the input, but nothing comes through the speakers.
Am i overloading something? should I put a metronome somewhere? or is it just a deficiency of my soundcard or the internal synthesizer?
thanks a lot
Apr 29, 2008 at 10:08pm
Quote: Hobbes Auburndale wrote on Tue, 29 April 2008 14:17
From your description I’m guessing that you may not be sending note offs. If you send too many note ons without any note offs, the synth will get overloaded and stop playing because it can only handle so much polyphony.
If that’s your problem, [makenote] is one way you could fix it. [speedlim] may also be helpful. Take a look at this patch (copy and paste this into Max 5):
– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
Copy all of the following text.Then, in Max, select New From Clipboard.
Apr 29, 2008 at 10:09pm
On Apr 29, 2008, at 2:17 PM, ted wrote:
I’ve found the internal DLS synth to be sort of fragile. I don’t know
I don’t have any idea of why, but in my experience it seems that MIDI
At any rate, a speedlim might help, by thinning the data.
Apr 29, 2008 at 10:18pm
Also, you may want to run your keyboard’s MIDI stream through Borax
Both these objects will send note-offs for any note sounding.
Apr 29, 2008 at 11:00pm
thats it! note offs were the problem.
im reading about borax, flush and speedlim. i hadnt encountered thouse. I should have known makenote though
thankyou both so much. i realize that wasnt a very stimulating puzzle
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