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max with arduino + iLok: problem

Aug 24 2013 | 3:07 pm

I have an intermittent problem when using an arduino board (via Maxuino to max, with 2 CV pedals on analog inputs) at the same time as an iLok (which is simply authorising plugins in a patch).

Every so often (after maybe an hour) I get an error message telling me that the plugin is not authorised &/or there’s an iLok problem. The patch then crashes. Removing the arduino fixes this (I had gigs with the patch all week I didn’t have time to risk crashes so I managed without the pedals). I wonder if the arduino is drawing a bit too much power… Any thoughts? Would a powered USB hub help?


Max 6.1.3 (in 32 bit mode)
Retina 15" 2.4MHz Macbook Pro (2013) (running on mains power, not battery)
os x 10.8.4
Profire 2626 interface

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