The sound file I was using was named with spaces in-between some of the words! It appears max does not like this? And was looking for a file with everything up until the first space of the file name!!!
Wrong conclusion as it would mean an unecessary limitation…
You can use spaces, but need to prepare correctly. [tosymbol] is your
(Had been covered on the list a trillion times, search the archives)
As long as you patch for yourself, avoiding spaces is simple though…