SDIF file compatibility?


    Jan 18 2007 | 11:04 pm
    I've heard that Max can read SDIF (Sound Description Interchange Format) files. Is this true?
    If I have an SDIF file that contains frequency and amplitude information for a series of sine oscillators, can I simply plug this into a certain module in Max, upon which Max will feed this frequency and amplitude data to a set of sine oscillators?
    Thanks, any help is appreciated

    • Jan 19 2007 | 7:50 am
      Max Planck wrote:
      > I've heard that Max can read SDIF (Sound Description Interchange Format) files. Is this true?
      >
      No, Max Can't. But objects from CNMAT can and do it well :
      http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/MAX/downloads/
      > If I have an SDIF file that contains frequency and amplitude information for a series of sine oscillators, can I simply plug this into a certain module in Max, upon which Max will feed this frequency and amplitude data to a set of sine oscillators?
      >
      Exactly. There's a really handy tutorial with a lot of example patches
      made by Michael Zbyszynski (thanks to him).
      Be aware there's a prehistoric limitation of max to receive only lists
      of length 256 maximum...
      > Thanks, any help is appreciated
      >
      My pleasure
      f.e
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      >
      >
    • Jan 19 2007 | 11:12 am
      Hi,
      To get rid of this limitation (256) I'v used ftm to manage the data
      for SDIF files here is a patch (it does need ftm externals installed
      (http://recherche.ircam.fr/equipes/temps-reel/ftm/) and also the
      CNMAT stuff.
      Peiman
      max v2;
      On 19 Jan 2007, at 07:50, f.e wrote:
      > Max Planck wrote:
      >> I've heard that Max can read SDIF (Sound Description Interchange
      >> Format) files. Is this true?
      >>
      > No, Max Can't. But objects from CNMAT can and do it well : http://
      > www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/MAX/downloads/
      >> If I have an SDIF file that contains frequency and amplitude
      >> information for a series of sine oscillators, can I simply plug
      >> this into a certain module in Max, upon which Max will feed this
      >> frequency and amplitude data to a set of sine oscillators?
      >>
      > Exactly. There's a really handy tutorial with a lot of example
      > patches made by Michael Zbyszynski (thanks to him).
      >
      > Be aware there's a prehistoric limitation of max to receive only
      > lists of length 256 maximum...
      >> Thanks, any help is appreciated
      >>
      > My pleasure
      >
      > f.e
      > --
      > f.e chanfrault | aka | personal computer music
      >> >>>>>> http://www.personal-computer-music.com
      >> >>>>>> |sublime music for a desperate people|
      >
      >>
      >>
    • Jan 19 2007 | 11:28 am