How do you get the system to BEEP!


    Andy Maskell
    Jan 31 2022 | 8:25 pm
    This is probably a dumb question but is there a way to get Max to issue a sound via the OS?
    I have an idea to create an alarm to go with the clock display that I have running on my MIDI controller. I'm sure that there are plenty of ways in which I could get Max to play an alert sound via my audio interface but to keep things simple I was wondering if there was a simple way to get Max to output an alert sound via the OS?

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      Andy Maskell
      Feb 02 2022 | 4:17 pm
      So, I've got my alarm clock working and at present it's generating an alarm sound by playing the telephone sound on the GS Wavetable Synth as well as flashing a lamp on my X-Touch MIDI controller. However, hearing the sound is dependent on the sound from my PC audio going through the amp I'm controlling with the patch and the MIDI controller but I won't hear anything if the amp is muted. I really would like to find a way to beep the built in speaker at OS level as a backup.
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      Dan Laut
      May 04 2023 | 9:26 pm
      Getting to the system beep is well nigh impossible. I use this:
      Max Patcher
      In Max, select New From Clipboard.
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