the move to windows – jesus…
Jul 18, 2006 at 4:16pm
the move to windows – jesus…
peter castine said this might be like moving from hannover to magdeburg before the east german wall came down. feels like hannover to madras.
so, with deepest humility, a couple of questions from someone who knows nothing of windows:
1) the patch i dragged from my usb stick shows no file ending. is it not there, or do i just not see it ? if it’s not there, what should it be ? how do i get max to do it automatically on the mac ?
2) i need to create some audio stuff – where the hell is the tilde ~ on a german mac keyboard talking to windows ???
3) is rhetorical. is it worth it ?
4) is there anything else i should know ? :-)
right, i’m off to do some archive trawling.
Jul 18, 2006 at 5:51pm
On 18-Jul-2006, at 18:16, Stuart Grimshaw wrote:
It’s probably not there. To be really sure, right-click and check out
> if it’s not there, what should it be ?
Same as on Mac: .pat or .mxb.
Just add the suffix and be done with it; easiest way to deal with
> how do i get max to do it automatically on the mac ?
I suppose this is technically a UI shortcoming in Max. OS X apps that
> 2) i need to create some audio stuff – where the hell is the tilde
Should be alt-126.
In general: alt-ASCII. But note that there are two different extended
But, hey, tilde is one of those AltGr keystrokes. It’s even printed
> 3) is rhetorical. is it worth it ?
If you intend to be a martyr to Bill Gates then no hardship is too
You may want to change into black leather thong underwear first.
> 4) is there anything else i should know ? :-)
First of all, you need to know what AltGr stands for.
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Jul 18, 2006 at 5:58pm
this is quite strange: i start to build an identical patch to the one i couldn’t use from the mac on a macBook running windows.
cycle~, fader,easydac~ connected as one would expect. i create an overdrive, not yet connected and 1% shows up on cpu usage, as it would on the mac mini 1.25.
but when i connect the cycle~ to it, cpu jumps to 8%, which is certainly not the case under osx.
this continues to happen while i connect a daisy chain of overdrive~s, and it is already clear that i’m not going to be able to create a patch anything like the orignal, which used anout forty overdrive~s to reach 50% cpu.
the settings under dsp status are identical – except the audio driver.
is this a result of max being ported to windows and running in its own little window etc. ? or do i need to do some more setting up of windows ?
all very confusing and fascinating…
Jul 18, 2006 at 6:12pm
Jul 18, 2006 at 7:30pm
Jul 18, 2006 at 7:34pm
aber um die frage zu beantworten, you have to rename it
Jul 19, 2006 at 7:05am
aah… the cyberzap key. seems obvious now.
and renaming before emmigrating works a treat too.
thanks you gentlemen. and vielen dank and… anyone know thanks in hindustani ?
Jul 19, 2006 at 8:35am
Jul 19, 2006 at 2:05pm
Quote: firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on Tue, 18 July 2006 10:16
If you work in windows and then open your patch in osx, you may find that some of your graphics are messed up. The fonts in osx are bigger, while the object and comment boxes stay the same size, so from ‘this’, you’ll get somethin ‘thi
Jul 20, 2006 at 5:02pm
On Windows XP, by default, extensions are hidden. Open an explorer window, go in “Tool”, “Folder Options”, “Display” and find the entry related to file type extensions.
Jul 20, 2006 at 10:29pm
Just click each file and add a “.pat” or “.mxb” extention.
Jul 21, 2006 at 5:50am
You could use a windows application called “properties plus” to batch append each file with its proper extension all in one go. Google for it, I use it all the time.
Jul 21, 2006 at 6:55am
I did a similar thing using Python. I recorded a band in a ProTools studio and took the audio files on an external disk to edit home, none of the files had extensions. I added them by writing a 4 line python script. Fun and works well.
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