MAX 8 CPU improvements?

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MAX 8 CPU improvements?

Post by kpv » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:19 pm


it is maybe too early to ask this question right now, but as I understand it, MAX 8 is supposed to improve the CPU usage alot. How do heavy MAX devices behave already for those of you who have already upgraded, such as Max for Cats Bengal, Dark Synth by Amazing Noises and the Convolution reverb? Do you feel much difference?

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Re: MAX 8 CPU improvements?

Post by S4racen » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:15 pm

I don't have those but from a graphics point of view I've seen visualisers on a Mac jump from 35fps to 70fps+


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Re: MAX 8 CPU improvements?

Post by julienb » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:48 pm

same here.

- The UI is SO MUCH responsive
- Processes seem to be faster with less CPU intensity for many things like sound analysis, and visual processing (I mean the part outside of the GPU, that part was already very very fast)
- gen for message is also something very interesting

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Re: MAX 8 CPU improvements?

Post by Valery_Kondakoff » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:23 am

Hello, Julien!

What is gen for message? Can not find any hints by searching the web.
Do you mean event domain version called gen?

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Re: MAX 8 CPU improvements?

Post by doubleUG » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:31 pm

(15) Gen now has an event domain version called gen with the same interactive code generation and DSP features as its older sibling gen~
copy the text, open Max/Msp > File > New form Clipboard ... tches.html

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