Max 6. Turning audio on wipes out external controllers


    Oct 01 2012 | 5:00 pm
    I have a large patch that works fine (at around 50-65%cpu) in Max 5. (OSX 10.8.2; Macbook Pro).
    There's a lot of audio running, including some VSTs and VSTis, and the whole thing is controlled by wii controllers via Osculator. (into max via [ctlin])
    In max6, as long as audio is off, the controllers work fine, but as soon as I turn audio on, the controller inputs grind to a halt. There are little bursts of delayed data from time to time.
    Is there anything in the settings that might make a big difference to this?
    My dsp settings are:
    I/O vector: 512
    Signal vector: 512
    Scheduler in Overdrive and Audio Interrupt both on.
    Vector optimization on.
    Mixer crossfade off.
    I've tried progressively lowering the vector sizes, and the sensor response improves - but the output of the VSTis gets progressively cracklier, until at a vector size of 32 it actually sounds like ring modulation on their output.
    At 256, the sound output is ok, until I move one of the controllers, and then I get crackling (so I guess it's something to do with data overload).
    So 512 seems to be best for the sound, but useless for the wii controllers. (and, I suspect, the infra red controllers which I haven't checked out yet - they come in on a usb midi box)
    Any suggestions?
    thanks
    David

    • Oct 01 2012 | 5:21 pm
      Try with Audio Interrupt off.
    • Oct 03 2012 | 4:43 pm
      That did it. And there don't seem to be any other problems as a result.
      Thanks dtr
      David