Jardin Secret I

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General information

Jardin Secret I is an electro-acoustic piece originally composed for 4-track analogue tape. Below is the sound file for the stereo version.


IMPORTANT: in recent MacOS versions, there is a known issue when downloading

Max standalones through browsers (such as Safari, etc.)

Before to download, one needs first to go to ‘System Preferences/Security & Confidentiality/General’

and check ‘Authorize the applications downloaded from: anywhere’.

If you do not do it, the system will display a misleading message saying that the ‘file is damaged’.

You just need to change the security parameters as described above, then restart the standalone.

Special note for MacOS Sierra: the ‘anywhere’ option is by default disabled. To enable it again:

start the application Terminal and type the following:

« sudo spctl --master-disable »

sound file

Technical requirements

Audio CD player or any other high-quality means of playing the stereo sound file.

Performance notes

The general level should be rather loud, but not painfully so.