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Re: MAX/MSP Conversion Complete...

On Oct 5, 2006, at 10:47 AM, Per Boysen wrote:

> Are you sure you can save a max patch "as VST"? Isn't VST quite 
> another plug-in format than normally used in Max? I know you can save 
> plug-ins created in Max, as for example the excellent Pluggo suite, 
> but I've never heard that should be the same as Steinbergs format VST?

The plugins you compile in max run as VST  through pluggo....and yes, 
pluggo runtime is available for free

> If you have Max installed, will you really have to save your patch as 
> a plug-in?

you can save your patch as a plugin or even a standalone application.

> I have always thought you simply save it as "a work document for Max". 
> And I have also presumed that, since a couple of years, such a "Max 
> work document" may be opened either from Max in Windows or from Max in 
> OSX. Is that correct?

Max can be opened, edited, created by either windows or mac. correct...

> One thing I really appreciate in Ableton Live is that documents as 
> well as "als" files (time-stretch and pitch data) may be opened, 
> edited and saved on both OSX and XP with no compatibility issues.

same with max patches. both platforms use the same objects. some third 
party add on objects are only available in one or the other platform.

Jeff Kaiser
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