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how to get the value of the frequency

July 12, 2006 | 12:13 am

HI! i’m trying to get the values of frequency (Hz) from an audio input such
as a microphone, i can only see the dB and the waveform’s in spectroscope,
is there an object or patch that can help me ? Thanks

July 12, 2006 | 1:11 am

[pitch~] or [fiddle~] these are third party pitch tracking objects.
Connected to [mtof].

July 12, 2006 | 1:35 pm


I try pitch~ and i have this message

� error: can’t fragload pitch~ (missing

err -2804

do i miss something ?

I use MaxMsp 4.3 on a Mac OSX 10.4.7


Claude Frenette

July 12, 2006 | 4:29 pm


there was a problem with the mac-os update since 10.4.6.

try (re-)installing the combo-update for 10.4.7 (from apples download-
side). for mis this fixed the problems with 10.4.6 and missing

hope this helps

hans w. koch
im krahnenhof 11
d-50668 koeln

July 12, 2006 | 7:17 pm


It does not solve the problem… do i re-install MaxMSP ?


Claude Frenette

July 12, 2006 | 9:28 pm

On 12-Jul-2006, at 18:29, hans w. koch wrote:
> there was a problem with the mac-os update since 10.4.6.

Right solution wrong problem. That one was "can’t fragload… "

Can’t fragload…
(read the full error message) is
indicative of trying to load an external built for Max/MSP 4.1 or

Claude: vous avez besoin de la version de pitch~ pour OS X.

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July 12, 2006 | 9:42 pm

any chance you installed the os 9 version by mistake?
this fragload-thing pops up a lot when trying to use older externals
on os x.
(try a forum search on that, you will see…)
or you may have a double lying around somewhere?


hans w. koch
im krahnenhof 11
d-50668 koeln

July 12, 2006 | 11:49 pm

July 13, 2006 | 12:07 am


i found the problem… I had put pitch~ in the external folder. To
make it works, I have to put it into Max-Startup folder.

Thanks for your help…


Claude Frenette

July 13, 2006 | 4:59 am

I doubt it, but the startup folder is loaded before the rest of the
search path. If pitch~ is coming as OS 9 and OS X in the same package,
and both versions are in the search path, it could load the OS 9 version
first and ignore the correct one…


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July 13, 2006 | 11:34 am

July 13, 2006 | 6:02 pm

Hi Peter,

It may be true, before putting pitch in the startup folfer, i removed
it from the external.


Claude Frenette

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