This is my first post on these boards so it'll be of some length. I've casually used puredata and max msp before but have been away from them for 3 years. I just got max 6 (I am blown away by the usability of the UI) and am excited to introduce it to my current recording project (simple stuff like singing and drums and guitars).
What I would like to do is record live audio tracks and later treat them with effects I build in max 6. My DAW right now is garageband. Should I record an audio track (for example, a live drum groove) in garageband and send it to max 6 to be treated (by let's say an equalizer that shifts as the audio plays) and then send that back into garageband for arranging? I've thought about recording audio directly into max, however i have more latency issues this way, regardless of how much i fidget with vector size i cannot cleanly clear this hurdle.
Are there objects like sfplay that would be indispensable for my situation/ i should be very aware/masterful of? or is soundflower what I am looking for?
I am curious to hear what you guys have to say. I did some investigative searching on these boards and couldn't find much to use. Although I am sure my situation is not unique and like many beginners I want to run before I can walk. Are there some specific tutorials/documentation that would be pertinent to my situation?
I appreciate any help - this reads pretty belligerent and noobish - but sincerely, even a finger point in the right directions would be monumental.