I am a super-beginner at Max.
I've made just a simple noise maker with Cycle~, *~, a couple sliders, EZDAC and a meter.
Everything works great when I have saw~ instead of cycle~, the audio is clean.
saw~ at 1 makes a nice ticking sounds as expected. saw~ at 0 is silent.
cycle~ at 1 is a pulsing high pitch tone. cycle~ at 0 is a steady high pitch tone. cycle~ at 440 has the expected 440 tone plus the high pitch noise in the background.
I am wondering if this is a result of the crappy audio card I have in my laptop? Or is this some part of cycle~ that my total newbie status doesn't grasp yet?
Bad audio card would be no surprise and as I am just learning I have not yet invested in an RME or nice external card yet.
Thanks! Sorry if this is a super-newbie question... the forums are full of stuff so far over my head but I am learning!