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Problem with DSP?

Oct 02 2012 | 9:27 pm

I have no idea why, but every patch be it new, help, super basic I never get any sound.

All peripherals unplugged. Restart Max5, restart OSX, nothing. When I go to check my DSP, it will always say it’s off no matter what my DAC~ is at. I manually turn it on but…nothing. No sound. Not even any data gets put through sfplay~/buffer~/adc~/etc..

What can I do to figure this out?

Oct 07 2012 | 3:08 am

=( am really hankerin for something. I have no idea what is going on. The thing is it was showing signs of something wrong before. I used to have to turn the DAC on and off 5 or 6 times and keep sending sfpay~ a 2 (for preload) for example and then something would click and start working. Now I can’t get anything.

Oct 08 2012 | 9:28 am

post your patch, and a screenshot of your errormessages in maxwindow.

best, Helmuth

Oct 14 2012 | 1:55 am


Thanks for the reply! I’m sorry it took so long to get back, I was workiin on another project.

The thing is if I open up the sfplay~ help file or any help file that makes sound I get nothing. I really don’t want to reinstall everything as it terrifies me that I might lose some of my current work.

Oct 16 2012 | 4:11 pm

I really don’t want to reformat because of all my other projects. It takes me days to get everything organized and backed up and I thought this would be faster..

What things can I do to troubleshoot? I’m beginning to think that my core-audio processor might be catching a cold or something. I mean I’ve got tons of weird "ghost in the machine" type stuff in Logic that I put up with too.


Oct 18 2012 | 3:47 pm

looks like a reformat again. sucks.

anybody have experience using time machine? I imagine it’s an image that would be restored and if I have this problem now…won’t I just copy the problem over?

Oct 20 2012 | 8:13 pm

can I delete this thread?

Oct 20 2012 | 8:32 pm

If you have figured out the problem, please share so that others who might have have had the same problem can learn. Even if it was a silly issue, it can be beneficial to share.

Oct 20 2012 | 8:35 pm

Quite a coincidence. Someone posted a similar issue on the Apple Mainstage forum.

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