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urgent quick need of help-sticking 4 subpatches to a main patch

Apr 28 2011 | 6:09 pm

hi i need an interface system that has 4 different subpatches that can be loaded via a bang- and for those sub patches to be able to load back into the main interface-can someone post some code of how this can be done i dont understand the help files and i dont have time for the tutorials. please help!

Apr 28 2011 | 6:44 pm

What have you tried? Are you looking to use bpatcher (visible subpatch)? Poly~ (multiple subpatch)? Patcher and pcontrol (to load new subpatches?

Apr 28 2011 | 6:49 pm

Why don’t you have time for the tutorials? Did you wait too long to start your homework?

If you don’t work through the tutorials, you will probably never be a competent Max user.

Apr 28 2011 | 9:11 pm

chris your post is pointless…

Apr 28 2011 | 9:28 pm

chris your post is pointless…

Apr 28 2011 | 10:03 pm

aja26, what is pointless is you trying to get the forum to do all of your work. Chris is absolutely right, if you won’t do the tutorials, you will probably never be a competent Max user and you are just wasting everyone’s time here.

Apr 28 2011 | 11:08 pm

Adam, let me try to make my reply pointier:

I tried to be helpful in other threads you started, but because you’re seemingly not willing to learn the basics, my patience is at an end. I spend a fair amount of time helping people here, and creating example patches, but like any wartime triage medic, I only try to help people who look like they might make it.

Apr 28 2011 | 11:49 pm

thank you very much for the help you both gave me previously-im sorry if i seem to find this stuff difficult-i have done alot of stuff myself but i aggree it might seem that i have not-if you dont want to help anymore then i apologise again for the apparent waste of time-i just dont have time to go through all the tutorials-i am a slow learner. sorry again

Apr 29 2011 | 8:27 am

I too feel Chris’ frustration; just slightly less so as I am a relative n00b (Maxing for 4 years).

The documentation tutorial may at first seem a little daunting; I still find some of the stuff head-melting. BUT. They are truly invaluable and some time spent with them will exponentially increase your understanding of Max.

There are of course numerous video tutorial series out there, which can make the process quick and painless:

and I love this guy’s stuff, real quick and fun:


if you’re a college/uni student, your tutor really should be giving you this support too…….
most if not all Max n00bs want a big big book called "How to Build Your Patch that does ##########". This book would be infinitely large, as MaxMSP allows us to do almost anything.

Apr 29 2011 | 6:46 pm

I was a little harsh yesterday. I realize that people just what to build their dream house, but how to build foundations, a little bit about plumbing, and how not to get in trouble with electric wiring all have to be learnt before a good house can be built.

Whether it’s using the built-in Max tutorials, or some other tutorial materials, this stuff has to be absorbed in order to be able to build the stuff you want.

Apr 29 2011 | 9:05 pm

thin line between teaching & solving a problem :}

Apr 29 2011 | 9:43 pm

rather apposite proverb:

"Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today…
Teach a man to fish, and he will sit in the boat and drink beer all day."

Apr 29 2011 | 10:14 pm

It does take a while to get through the max tutorials but they’re some of the best I’ve ever gone through. I’ve spent off an on about 3 months going through them and after the first 10, you really get jamming on them once you get the general feel and layout for how they present their info.

I fortunately (or rather unfortunately) don’t have to deal with the schedule that comes with formal training lol, so I got all the time in the world.

Good luck Aja26; and if the juice is worth the squeeze, always always always RTFM!

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