Using Symbols in Max for Live

Using Symbols in Max for Live

The "name space" in Max is global - when you have objects that have names associated with them such as coll, send, receive, table, or buffer~ , you can share data between Max for Live devices. In these cases, the Max name space is shared, but the "signal processing space" is independent - each Max for Live device processes its audio or data separately.

Defining a unique symbol name

If you want a named object to be unique to a device, use three dashes (---) to start the name of your buffer~ or send/receive destination (e.g. s ---filtercutoff).

When your patch is initialized, it will replace the three dashes with a unique-to-Live number (e.g. s 024filtercutoff);

See Also

Name Description
Max For Live Max For Live