network audio externals

    Apr 11 2006 | 12:56 am
    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.

    • Apr 11 2006 | 1:53 am
      for 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 doktorp/projects/anyware.html
      there is no reason the same couldnt be done with Max/MSP
      v a d e //
    • 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.