mono record~ in a stereo buffer

    Jan 24 2008 | 10:49 am
    I just discovered an annoying behavior of [record~]. If you use
    [record~ monobuf 2] (i.e. 2 audio inputs) to record in a mono buffer,
    the 2 input channels connected to [record~ ] will be summed, and the
    sound level adapted accordingly. I expected that only the first
    channel would be recorded, at its original volume.
    It's quite surprising because Max/MSP's objects are generally very
    stupid and don't take any decisions by themselves (which is something
    I highly appreciated so far).
    Fortunately Thomas Grill's [xrecord~ ] works as I expect. But it may
    be a good idea to be able to choose what [record~] do when the number
    of channels doesn't match.
    Patrick Delges
    Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie asbl