Hello all, this is a basic question but one which keeps cropping up for me. My setup is a fairly recent G4 aluminum laptop, my MIDI interface the trusted Hammerfall cardbus / multiface combination. In a number of recent patches I would love to get polyphonic MIDI input working reliably, but I keep having problems with "stuck" or "hanging" notes (lost note-off messages).
I've tried several different polyphonic objects - MAX's poly, my own implementation with poly~, borax, etc. In all cases, if I don't have any MSP going on, the objects respond fine to incoming MIDI data, even if I put my forearms down and fire out 88 MIDI notes, all the noteoffs register afterwards. But as soon as audio goes on, even with a simple sinewave synth, I get stuck notes. Not all the time, but enough to make the whole process frustating and unreliable for live music.
Other synthesis engines (e.g. Reaktor) - no problem.
So what's going on? I need the custom number-crunching of MAX to process my data, and would like to use it for the sound-generation as well, but I can't seem to get reliable MIDI control.
Does anyone else ever experience these problems? I have searched the forums under "hanging" or "stuck" notes, and under "poly" but haven't come up with any results.
Any advice would be sincerely appreciated.