running a patch ??

    May 01 2010 | 6:55 pm
    apologies if I sound incredibly naive, i probably am
    Anyway, im fairly happy with max msp and some jitter and ive done some projects inputing sensors into a mac and then using them to control the ouput of audio and visuals.
    My question is how would one approach the next step of applying a patch to something other than an actual computer so the patch could run on its own as part of an installation?
    thanks in advance i hope i made myself clear

    • May 01 2010 | 7:18 pm
      > applying a patch to something other than an actual computer
      what do you mean??
    • May 01 2010 | 7:51 pm
      if i wanted a maxmsp based installation that ran for a long time, wouldnt a computer be a bit overkill? when the computer will only be doing one thing. couldnt the max runtime and the patches be embedded in a chip or something that wouldnt require as much power and would be small and out of sight?
    • May 01 2010 | 8:43 pm
      Ok, now your question is more clear. interesting. i was wondering about that some times ago.
      i don't know but i imagine that what is needed is only a little PC mother-board with sound output using an SSD drive... if you don't need a screen, right ? (well, at least you would need a screen on the first configuration : To automatically load your patch at Windows start.)
      What you may need is a good geek. And I'm sure some maxers must have think about this before. Maybe you could post a new topic on this forum, but with more a precise title, for example :
      "a very small PC chip to run a max patch ?"
      ("running a patch ??" is absolutely not a good title, because if a maxer already use a chip like this, he won't necessarily open this topic while looking at the topic list.)
      If you find the solution, I will be interested by it in the future, so, thanks by advance if you can post it back in this forum.
    • May 01 2010 | 10:09 pm
      thanks for the help, il take your advice and repost.
      cheers Alexandre