Max/MSP "Listener"

    Mar 04 2010 | 5:16 pm
    I'd like to be able to build a patch which can sit in the background while I have other programs running audio and "grab" the audio from the soundcard and save it to HD.
    I've done things in the past with udpsend linking supercollider to max/masp, but is there an object that can read "soundcard activity" for want of a better phrase?

    • Mar 04 2010 | 6:02 pm
      you can use something like jack or soundflower to route all coreaudio sound into max's [acd~].
    • Mar 04 2010 | 7:18 pm
      clearly i meant [adc~]
    • Mar 04 2010 | 7:19 pm
      Oh yeah, had forgotten Jack for Mac. I don't like Soundflower much (or rather, my set-up doesn't like it for some reason...) but the latest Jack works just fine.
      The very simple "grabber" patch below should any one else want it.
    • Mar 05 2010 | 4:33 am
      If your audio interface supports "loopback" you can send the main output channels to a defined software input. This way you don't need Jack or Soundflower but record straight from the interface.