behavior: dac~ in separate patches


    Oct 18 2006 | 3:58 pm
    I ran across a behavior I don't remember experiencing in Max/MSP 4.5:
    - open a patch 'foo1' containing [sfplay~ name kim1]-->[dac~]
    - sfplay~ loads sample1.aif and is sent [1] to play and [loop 1]
    - the dac~ is sent a [startwindow] command
    - it plays the file
    now...
    - open patch 'foo2' also containing a [sfplay~ name kim2]-->[dac~]
    - sfplay~ is playing sample2.aif and sent [1] to play and [loop 1]
    foo2 patch opens with the dac~ running although no [start] or
    [startwindow] command was sent to it
    with foo1 and foo2 open I can use [startwindow] or [start] commands
    to have either -or- both patches running at the same time...
    ...but is it possible to load another patch containing a dac~ and
    have it *not* play when loaded?
    - I'm assuming this is possible since you can send [startwindow] to
    one patch containing a dac~ and have the other patch containing a
    dac~ not play

    • Oct 18 2006 | 4:12 pm
      eureka! I think I answered my own question:
      - sending an [enable 0] command with a loadbang will load an instance
      of the dac~ but not running
      - suggestion: the dac~.help fine should contain this very useful tidbit
      sorry for the wasted bandwidth!
      On Oct 18, 2006, at 8:58 AM, Kim Cascone wrote:
      > I ran across a behavior I don't remember experiencing in Max/MSP 4.5:
      >
      > - open a patch 'foo1' containing [sfplay~ name kim1]-->[dac~]
      > - sfplay~ loads sample1.aif and is sent [1] to play and [loop 1]
      > - the dac~ is sent a [startwindow] command
      > - it plays the file
      >
      > now...
      >
      > - open patch 'foo2' also containing a [sfplay~ name kim2]-->[dac~]
      > - sfplay~ is playing sample2.aif and sent [1] to play and [loop 1]
      >
      > foo2 patch opens with the dac~ running although no [start] or
      > [startwindow] command was sent to it
      >
      > with foo1 and foo2 open I can use [startwindow] or [start] commands
      > to have either -or- both patches running at the same time...
      >
      > ...but is it possible to load another patch containing a dac~ and
      > have it *not* play when loaded?
      >
      > - I'm assuming this is possible since you can send [startwindow] to
      > one patch containing a dac~ and have the other patch containing a
      > dac~ not play
    • Oct 24 2006 | 1:45 pm