I have a really hard time trying to build something for a live sampling patch, and problems arise with even the most basic stuff. So I try to start with very simple elements to figure out where I miss the point. See below. One thing I noticed is, contrarily to what is written in the buffer~help file, the length argument doesn't seem to be optional. If I don't give one, the buffer takes a given length which seems to be always the same (see attached picture), no waveform appears and it doesn't play sound. Can someone please confirm that ? So i add a length and the buffer recording works. But, if I want a variable length recording, it seems I'm stuck, because the buffer will always be of that given length... By the way, I'm a stubborn guy so I want to play that buffer and build something like msp tut17. This is the patch below. And the buffer doesn't play... No message in the Max window.
max 5.1.9, mbp 2,4 ghz OSX 10.5.8