AU DLS Synth problem with Snow Leopard
I have an old MIDI-only patch that I’ve used as a demo for years. It has always worked fine through countless Max and Mac OS updates … until Snow Leopard. I’m still using 10.5.8 on my own computer as well as in my lab at school — no problems. But students who have Snow Leopard installed are unable to get any audio playback through AU DLS synth when they try to use it.
The problem exists on multiple Snow Leopard computers, with multiple versions of Max, with a simple patch file, with a collection, and with compiled stand-alone applications … whether compiled on my machine or on one of my student’s machine. Of course, solving this is complicated by the fact that I don’t have a Snow Leopard machine of my own to test on. Any ideas?
A quick test of midiout worked here – OSX 10.6.2, Max 5.0.2,
AU DLS shows up as 1st in list – port a. Did you hard code this to something else?
Get them to try this patch
-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --Copy all of the following text. Then, in Max, select New From Clipboard.----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 608.3ocyV1riaCBD.9r8SAhSsRtQF+abusR8XWoJE0ScWUQrIIzZCQ1X0rc0 9tW7f8tNMNooNaZ8EPLL.y7wLC7nsEdobGqBidO5KHKqGssr.QMBrZGagKn6 RyoUfZ3TYQASnvNl4TrcJP9BVNKUgt4ynO7wEnEOHTa5zImKXoxZAnnWqPdF rL4xu8t3NEWUtdowVbm45zqgLyEcemRRgRPKXvxuojSy6V9VpJcCWr9qkZKw rOjDy5mSfNWXjueusSTWvE4LE3cjWDJqUcRc6cxU7eBmLgLKLIjLOtYpmrsa ZbNSDVvppnqYGfPRPfCJpwmwGBIxb7X.fuWL34gPWjmgFGy+8Fz+Imx+amyn t5gsLy4hwn6uFnIZP1jLN1P7Ab3CTIJYhylik48lJkbKhqd6.jI55kZ4mXxo BiZ5hgMyy8+al0IPDsTgnHgTwFhSdWSPM2j04C7JNXJ.pilmMDaFUxkm6bvq IjtzpIcxUsNtod.m2+YDoOg1GJGWXPGPBC68Tzeabfe2Spzkr7zbd526qKWw JZsQb+GhQ5qUD1ooYUor.cKc2sK9zQj5g2y+Natyax6z32YrWAB1OzD+fPxB dFmKVIG3xI3hhLMk8C+C2CS1x9vsO5NL4NLRIQqYJTNuRMTBb30q3lW6+KbS tfn5W6pamHRRepC8AhwEHkDZ7VHPJH4Uy006WOuF1N3Sz+1G0ASpQ99nnRVW l1Ey080QzKVUFqRwETEWJ5qzd5rgmkwD8MPM71J043OWCbv6ky1jRlbljtRO hLorHuyfQA+Ssnfyvh7u.KRO3I6eAjXINgK -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
As I said it works for me here – YMMV (Your Maxing May Vary)
Max 5.0.8 or higher is required on Snow Leopard in order to have AU DLS Synth working properly. There has been some report of problem with big I/O vector size.
That should have read 10.6.2 and Max 5.1.2
Sorry . . .
Thanks … I’ll try again with updated software. I was using max 5.1.1. At least on student (maybe more) were using 10.6.1
FYI: Without success, we’d tried messing around with vector size (even though there were no MSP objects) and using a simplified patch stripped down to 3 objects: [makenote 127 500] [noteout] (set to AU DLS) and a number box to send notes. But nothing worked.
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