I have created an improvisation instrument for live multimedia performance with laptop performer, cello, and multi-projections. (work in progress samples can be found at http://www.divatproductions.com/AoT.html [audio only in lower vimeo file])
There are many elements to the instrument including the poly~ polybuffer sampler found in the polybuffer~ help file under sampler.
Up until a month ago everything worked with no hitches. And, as Murphy’s Law would have it, two weeks before handing in my Masters of Music Thesis the poly~ polybuffer sampler stopped working.
Basically what happens is, when I open the Max patch the poly~ polybuffer-sampler is highlight as a non-existing object. I have rebuilt this portion of the patch a few times now. It works for a while and then, out of the blue the poly~ polybuffer-sampler can’t be found. I have a jerry-rigged solution to get it to work: but can’t really send that off with my thesis.
If anyone has ever had this problem with the poly~polybuffer-sampler and found a solution I would greatly appreciate it.