problems with play~ in reverse

    Apr 21 2009 | 9:56 am
    Hi All,
    I have some problems with a patch I build. If I use a play~ object to play a recording in reverse it distorts a lot. If I use the file in a sample editor the file seems to be okay. I think it has to do with the way I build the patch (see below). It sounds like a digital sync problem but have no idea where the problem might be. Does someone have some ideas how to resolve this?

    • Apr 21 2009 | 10:28 pm
      Well, no replies yet!?
      I have to say the distortion appears if you record a long file...say about 3 minutes. Hope someone has a solution.
    • Apr 22 2009 | 6:52 am
      CHeck out and the other HR objects from JKC (check
      The problem arises because max uses 32bit floating point numbers to pass information around. At a certain point, the 'current sample' value becomes to big to accurately depict in a 32bit number (generally around 3 minutes). The HR objects pass around two 32 bit numbers, and interprets them as 64 bit numbers, so your sample value limit is something like 4 hours or more.
    • Apr 22 2009 | 11:01 am
      Hi MuShoo,
      Thanx for your reply. [] did the trick.
      Funny thing is that I had a problem with the 32bit floating point a few weeks ago but never realised this applied to the play~ object as well.
      Well, this is how you learn. Thanx again.