How to monitor sound becore it goes out?


    Jun 03 2006 | 9:02 pm
    Using several looping buffers as well as some other sound-generators, is there a clever way to monitor selected streams of audio, only letting certain ones out of the system? Much like a DJ has the capability to take a little time to match beats before putting the new sound into the mix that goes out live...but the whole time, the original record is playing.
    I know I could probably do something with a multi-channel sound card and do the mixing externally, but if there's a clever way to route stuff within Max before it goes out, well, that's free.... ;)
    Thanks!
    -CJ

    • Jun 04 2006 | 4:12 am
      Quote: seejayjames wrote on Sat, 03 June 2006 15:02
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      > Using several looping buffers as well as some other sound-generators, is there a clever way to monitor selected streams of audio, only letting certain ones out of the system?----------------------------------------------------
      not gonna happen you know, creating audio_outs out of nothing ; )
      if you run it throuh a mixer, you could temporarily set it to mono and use the other channel for monitoring.
      you could also stream over the net to another computer.
      you could also just get a multichannel sound card, they're not that expensive, like echo indigo dj for laptops.
    • Jun 06 2006 | 8:48 pm
      a 'real' dj mixer has a 'cue' button/knob that sends the channel to a
      SEPARATE output. You should add such a button/knob to your patch, but you
      will need to have at least 4 output channels on your soundcard. Or you
      could use L for output and R for monitor.
      The indigo DJ card is a good choice for this if you don't have the right
      soundcard and want to buy an inexpensive one. the indigo dj was designed
      with this exact use in mind.