Help with a max patch I'm working on for uni

    Dec 03 2010 | 8:39 pm
    I basically want to try and create a file upload source at the top of the patch that I have going so far, as I'm new to this and I'm struggling to get this part of it working.
    I thought it was the 'read' message box & 'buffer~' object that made this possible, but as it's not working i'm not 100% sure now.
    So I'd like to create that to the top of the patch, and if anyone could just check over any possible improvements to the patch I do have and a brief explanation as to why then that would extremely appreciated!
    Very excited about what I can do in max/msp but just trying to understand the basics, and i'm in the middle of a module in uni where we've been using Max a fair bit.
    Cheers!! :]
    (edited by admin - use copy-compressed)

    • Dec 03 2010 | 9:30 pm
      What do you mean by a 'file upload source'? Also please use the 'Copy Compressed' function available from the edit menu in Max when posting patches.
    • Dec 03 2010 | 9:35 pm
      Just something that I could load an audio sample into? Want to be able to upload audio files so the sequencer, I'll then go on to add ways of editing the sounds later on once I've got it working.
      and sure will do!
    • Dec 04 2010 | 11:25 am
      Objects relevant to this question are: [dropfile], [umenu] and [prepend set]; I'm not at Max at the moment or else i'd send you a patch. You also probably want to update your file/folder preferences in Max (under Options I think)
    • Dec 05 2010 | 3:07 am
      yep, [umenu] with auto-populate checked is probably what you want. You can restrict the listing to audio files by adding the File Types: WAVE and AIFF.
    • Dec 05 2010 | 5:17 pm
      Thank you both! :]
    • Dec 05 2010 | 6:23 pm
      I've popped that in, or well I think I've grabbed the right things.
      I'm confused to how this would connect to top of what I already had though. When i click the top part with the Umenu and that, I don't have a way of hearing the sound that's loaded as well?
      Sorry if i'm not explaining my problem too well!