In MaxMSP it’s very easy to create relatively good looking graphical user interfaces (GUIs) quickly, which no doubt can be very helpful in a lot of situations (user guidance, performance, teaching etc.). But it’s also true, that the display of (especially dynamic) graphics taxes the CPU quite a lot.
I’m slowly trying to replace all external objects in my performance system by 64-bit versions, so I can finally run MaxMSP in 64-bit mode. Most of the externals in my setup are from code that I wrote myself – so no big problem updating those. But one of the few externals from other people that i use is the famous sigmund~ object by Miller Puckette.
Some time ago there was a discussion on the MaxMSP-forums going on about recreating a specific chaotic oscillator. Actually this goes back to this site: ciat lonbarde, where you can find all sorts of “intuitive analog organs for your atonal/chaos squishing needs” as the author says…