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by andrewbenson
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: What exactly can M4L do that's so cool?
Replies: 20
Views: 1774

Re: What exactly can M4L do that's so cool?

Here's a summary of Max in plain English that might help you to understand what it's about: Max gives you the parts to create unique sounds, visuals, and engaging interactive media. These parts are called 'objects' - visual boxes that contain tiny programs to do something specific. Each object does ...
by andrewbenson
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Add objects from subpatchers into presentation
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Add objects from subpatchers into presentation

You might be interested in this web tutorial I posted on Cycling74.com awhile back:
http://cycling74.com/2008/06/30/freshen ... #more-1886

While the article wasn't written specifically for Max for Live, a lot of it is applicable there.
by andrewbenson
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: M4L / Max 5.1.6 is out!
Replies: 25
Views: 2997

Re: M4L / Max 5.1.6 is out!

I wanted to mention for that the Jitter sale coincides with Ableton's winter sale: http://www.ableton.com/pages/2010/get_in_tune_with_winter?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=tile_u&utm_campaign=get-in-tune-with-winter Another detail I'd like to mention is that Max 5.1.6 also features the addition of a...
by andrewbenson
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: MaxMsp as granular synthesis toolkit
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: MaxMsp as granular synthesis toolkit

The short answer is yes. Search maxobjects.com for Nathan Woleck's excellent Granular Synthesis Toolkit.
by andrewbenson
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Encapsulate but still show presentation controls ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: Encapsulate but still show presentation controls ?

There are also some clever tricks you can do with pattr-family objects, live. objects, and live.param~ with a little extra hunting. Maybe I need to come up with an example...
by andrewbenson
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Gui slow to respond
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: Gui slow to respond

One thing which a lot of Jitter users wind up doing is thinning the flow of data to only happen at ~30fps. This means only polling your control data once every ~33ms or so, to reduce the amount of extra message passing, since you aren't actually going to see the results of any increase in data sampl...
by andrewbenson
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Is it possible to peek~ waveforms into the Live Sampler?
Replies: 16
Views: 2093

Re: Is it possible to peek~ waveforms into the Live Sampler?

The MFL tutorials inside of Live are great for getting your feet wet, but you'll probably want to dive into the MSP tutorials in the Max Help menu for further investigation.
by andrewbenson
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Spectrum/FFT to OSC, how to?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Spectrum/FFT to OSC, how to?

In general, I'd agree with Andreas here, that fffb~ is most likely to give you useful information, as you can tune in specific frequency bands to watch for. I'd also have a look at analyzer~ or the zsa.descriptors objects for other types of audio analysis info - specifically things like the Bark sca...
by andrewbenson
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Gui slow to respond
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: Gui slow to respond

Hi Gavspav, UI redrawing, etc. all happens in the main application thread, which is also where the jit.qt.movie objects live as well. It's fairly well known among longtime Jitter users that pretty much any fancy UI stuff you do will interfere with your video playback to some extent. Some folks even ...
by andrewbenson
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Is it possible to peek~ waveforms into the Live Sampler?
Replies: 16
Views: 2093

Re: Is it possible to peek~ waveforms into the Live Sampler?

Doing wavetable synthesis in MSP isn't that difficult, once you get a few tutorials under your belt. That might be a more versatile way to approach this.
by andrewbenson
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: device freeze - how to include resource files ?
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: device freeze - how to include resource files ?

Check out the Dependencies window. It's awesome. It's your friend.

AB
by andrewbenson
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Spectrum/FFT to OSC, how to?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Spectrum/FFT to OSC, how to?

The number~ object only captures a single signal value at a specific point in time. In this case you need a way to gather up all the amplitude values into a single list and send that along. There are several ways to do this, my favorite of which is to use some Jitter objects. Andrew B. <pre><code> -...
by andrewbenson
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: anyone done anything cool with jitter yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: anyone done anything cool with jitter yet?

http://cycling74.com/2010/01/07/a-video-processing-device-for-max-for-live/ Check that article. There's a lot of other stuff that can be done (visualizers, midi-triggered effects, video sequencing) using Live as a host for video devices. One trick I've found to work well for audio visualization is ...