audio file (played thru buffer and sig at 1.0) - sounds boxy

    Feb 22 2011 | 12:33 pm
    Ive noticed that the sound quality of my audio samples playing through Max (through groove~ with sig~ 1.0) is not as good and full as when i play the audio sample outside of Max (simply through the "quick look" function of OS); the audio files sound boxy as if i was running them through a filter.
    i currently have a buffer object connected to groove~ with a signal and 1.0 numbox both connected to grove~ (all containing "sample name" arguments where applicable). from grove, the sample connection goes to gain~ then into dac~; a simple patch.
    can someone assist in telling me why the audio file, when played, does not simply sound like the original file considering i have no filter type objects in my patch, but it sounds like i do?

    • Feb 22 2011 | 8:20 pm
      I helps when you post your patch, so we can help you figure out the following: - You say buffer is connected to groove with a signal. What do you mean by that? For basic playback, you shouldn't need/do this. Check the help file for groove, load up a sample in there and check if it sounds boxy there too. Oh, and compare how that help patch is set up relative to yours. - Did you wire up everything correctly? (No stereo sound being merged to mono or the other way around which can make some samples sound boxy)