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best computer for runtime

Aug 01 2012 | 2:59 pm

Hi – I have created a runtime max patch for an artist’s installation. There are no inputs and 5 channels out. I will be using a firebox interface.

In the past, I have used mac minis to run installations, but this artist wants to know if a notebook or ipad can run a max patch with interface.

Any suggestions?


Aug 01 2012 | 3:27 pm

iPad, no. Notebook, yes. But which one really depends on what your patch is doing…

Aug 01 2012 | 6:04 pm

It’s a fairly simple patch that plays text randomly over 5 speakers. It will run continuously.

Aug 01 2012 | 11:05 pm

should definitely work on a notebook.
of course, if it’s needed, it’s no problem to create an interface for the ipad connected via wifi to a mac mini doing the actual processing.
ipad apps for interface:

Aug 02 2012 | 12:19 pm

Text as in audio samples? 5 of them at a time? Pretty much any computer built in the last 10 (or more) years will do that.

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