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
Quote: Hobbes Auburndale wrote on Tue, 29 April 2008 14:17
> 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.
You should post your patch so people can help figure out why it isn’t working. (Assuming you are using Max 5: select all, go to edit -> copy compressed, and then paste here.)
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):
----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 542.3oc0VErabBCD8L7UX4K8RZD1XVfdKR4KnG5kppJuvrccCXuB7proQ4eu 3An6l.qVmrMaUufECyX+dO+FadLLftzrCZojOQ9JIH3wvf.LjKPvv6AzZ4th JYKlFsvTWCZK8p9uYgcVL9mgZndIzPrFRKnKIZiEHlUqZGSsRogByVMlOeH3 Ji11p9E3hw3WGMDVusVoq.Ktlr8AMasiQGSUUhquY4O+HKidvzpk03zR+BzT J0xwusoA5.nUZUF82afBaO8YBV2xSD4tmQCOHearHosXsR+iCJPrvkTLlJKB GhW3JwUwSggtGWclp5sF8GrjRCQYI10pVx8xGnuKRWpWR2TUfyEHyQYikfx. m8FkAMbeGXlnBNqTG7mk3QyS7XuIdxrD+lFkr5DNFdVLx1zXesL73LrhHwdq FK6uqXsQVbGIhjE8Z7I7YkK1T4J2GaR+TXeXCzSaJ0CQgs.GROOGTakpDZn9 2KLCGS8gGGwRjh6rIouRGwBrLNZjxD+C4N+ssGlf3uuQfi7NK8+my.DdbDvw 3LKO+8qWtVdGf2ilE4th47IOeJ4iOM4m3ETtqp5GNsqfkd3UjSjHbBveN3E+ GBNgt3OW2ZMaaJFAxP6JYeOVIzZUZru7fbxeVNqUkkf9PyPspbioiNCP3H6g 9hnbOPj6dmKHj3d.o3KJhh8.QhKNhXdfHl+HhIDWm3NjHAOeL6Ou7hVfvmB+ MDpOopI -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
On Apr 29, 2008, at 2:17 PM, ted wrote:
> 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.
I’ve found the internal DLS synth to be sort of fragile. I don’t know
whether it’s an Apple problem or a Cycling ’74 problem. It’s been this
way for quite a while.
I don’t have any idea of why, but in my experience it seems that MIDI
channel 1 goes away. You might try redirecting your keyboard stream to
At any rate, a speedlim might help, by thinning the data.
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