user interface becomes slow because of sonogram

Sep 23, 2013 at 2:55pm

user interface becomes slow because of sonogram

The Max user interface becomes rather slow when I use the spectrogram object in sonogram mode. I’m curious why this happens since I would expect that displaying the sonogram is not a lot of drawing work (I’m not even using the scrolling mode).

The patch below has two rather large sonogram objects. When I change the number box that controls the frequency of cycle~ with the mouse I’m getting slow update rates (around 180 ms). I’m curious to know if this can be resolved. (max 6.1.3 on 10.8.5)

Best! Edwin


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Sep 23, 2013 at 11:24pm

maybe increase your signal vector size (options->audio status)?

btw the update speed of a number box wont be any more than your mouse ‘refresh’ rate

Sep 24, 2013 at 9:47am

The signal vector size has no effect on this.

I understand the mouse refresh rate. The problem I experience is not related to this.

It seems that updating the screen takes a lot time…


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