network audio externals


    Apr 11 2006 | 12:56 am
    Hi,
    I'm wondering what externals people have used to successfully share
    audio between max/msp patches on different computers, potentially
    separated by many miles (or an ocean). I currently don't have access to
    Internet 2, but with my university's connection, I should be able to
    send and receive a fairly high-bandwidth signal. Can any of the mxj
    objects be used for this purpose? Many thanks.
    Best,
    Peter

    • Apr 11 2006 | 1:53 am
      for anyware ( http://share.dj/events/anyware/ ) , we used ogg
      streaming with PD between a few cities. it worked fine. We didnt
      address sync issues though. Check out nSlam as well.
      and here are my PD patches on my old site http://homepage.mac.com/
      doktorp/projects/anyware.html
      there is no reason the same couldnt be done with Max/MSP
      v a d e //
      www.vade.info
      abstrakt.vade.info
    • Apr 13 2006 | 1:40 pm
      Thanks for the tips! The PD objects are fine for longer-term
      investigation for me, but currently I have a fairly involved Max/MSP
      patch that needs net audio connections. I have played with both the
      netsend~/netreceive~ objects, and the oggPro packages, but didn't have
      much success with either. I believe a lot has to do with buffering and
      bandwidth issues. I am connecting to a performer in Denmark (supposedly
      over a high-speed connection), but we are not able to exchange audio
      with the netsend~/receive~ objects without serious dropouts and then
      eventually Max/MSP seizing up or crashing. With oggPro, we each streamed
      audio to different nodes on an Icecast server (at 128kbps), and then
      retrieved each other's streams. Besides the serious latency of this
      approach, I could only get a few seconds of audio from him before
      everything went dead.
      So I suppose I'm wondering what other network audio Max/MSP objects are
      out there that people have had success with? Many thanks.
      Peter