I'm trying to get to grips with MaxMSP, having some experience using Pure Data (pd). However, I'm finding when I load sounds into a patch (e.g. wav files) from my Mac Book Pro hard drive they seem to be a bit temperamental. Sometimes they play, sometimes they play for a bit then stop working, sometimes they don't play at all. Should sound files be located in a particular folder (like in pd where you place the sound file in the same folder your patch is saved)?
I'm attempting to alter the tempo and the intensity/amplitude of a spoken speech file, in order to simulate emotional changes in the voice. For instance, when a voice is angry, it becomes faster in tempo and more intense. Any ideas how I may achieve this? I was thinking of possibly using a number of amplitude envelopes and attempt to link them with the rate the speech is played...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.