[Csnd] [max-msp] Csound instruments translated to Max/MSP

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Thu Aug 30 20:07:44 CEST 2001

Hi all,

THe best way to get files beteween Pd and Max is to save them as
text files (this i an option in Max's save dialog), and then open 
them in Pd as ".pat" files.  Pd interprets ".pat" to mean "import me from

THe first time watch for error messages about "gate" and other Max objects
that don't exist under Pd; make abstractions to stand in for them and reload
the patch again.

Screen spacing will be just horrible.

I've done this with a couple of large patches and survived the experience...


On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 06:33:18PM +0200, Krzysztof Czaja wrote:
> hi,
> to unpack all these files under Linux, try unstuff from Aladdin (close
> source which you can get as rpm).  The unstuffing is not a problem,
> but these are Max binary patcher files, not the text files we need
> (Save As/Max text file... in max).
> Btw. anybody knows of any max binary to max text conversion utility
> (not counting Max itself of course)?
> Krzysztof
> Frank Barknecht wrote:
> ... 
> > Unfortunatley I could not unpack the sit-files under linux with macunpack,
> > but if you rename *.max to *.pd you can try opening these patches, find the
> > errors and replace some of the missing object with pd's objects. But
> > looking at the screenshots of the patches I get the impression, that
> > equivalent patches are included in the pd documentation, for example the
> > pitch shifter via a delay line.

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