1/5/97 12:00 AM
Subject: MAX Digest - 3 Jan 1997 to 4 Jan
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 4 messages totalling 98 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Max is great.  Max on NeXT?
  2. Wanted Dead Or Alive: Rand32 and friends
  3. Wanted Dead Or Alive:Rand32 and friends
  4. Microtone


Date:    Fri, 3 Jan 1997 23:48:07 +0000
From:    rand wetherwax 
Subject: Max is great.  Max on NeXT?

First things first. I just recieved my MAX 3.5 and I am very
greatful to David and Opcode for their ongoing wonderful hard work!!! I
don't think user's (in general) give enough praise to magical 'artful'
programs that give us capabilities that are not duplicated anywhere

    But another thought crossed me mind lately, I vaguely remember my
early NeXT doddleing and think I remember seeing  MAX on it (first?)...I
know that without David and Opcode we'd have a much weaker product but
what do ya think about all this MacNeXT OS stuff?!!!  Will it be another
major rewrite for you (as well as SVP and ProTools)? Will it possibly
take us into multi-everything land (platforms/processing/media types
(like 'real' real-time 3d)/realtime manipulation of video layers) etc...
   Also, does max have any way to manipulate or interact with VRML?! SGI
is working with Apple on a Cosmo vrml 2.0 player that of course has
spacialized audio, midi...
   BLA BLA BLA... I must say, I havn't felt so much excitment and energy
with Apple and computers for years...I hope I'm not a fool. After all,
in our techno enthusiasm always remember... 'Computers - the big lie'.
(It's a life and the art we make that counts).


Date:    Sat, 4 Jan 1997 18:05:13 -0500
From:    Tommy DOG 
Subject: Wanted Dead Or Alive: Rand32 and friends

The more ones work gets entangled with computers the more one seems to
have problems with them. Well, hows this for stupid Max Tricks:
I go to work in 3.5 and discover that I used some external stuff that
someone else wrote... Okay, except I cannot find these files anywhere,
My computer denies ever seeing them, but looks very guilty....
I am looking for 4 items that are not on any of the ftp sites, though
all sites say that they are there, none are complete. I have contacted
the author (Gary Nelson) and I'm posting this in the hopes that someone
has a complete archived set of Gary Nelson's Random stuff. The missing
items are: Rand32, RanIJ, Scramble and Deal. According to the Tom Mays
note at Opcodes download directory, they should be included under the
name "Random" (I think). I've downloaded this file from everywhere (if
you know a secret ftp, please let me know) and it includes all sorts of
neat stuff, except the stuff I need. If anyone has these items please E
me or let me know where they are. If you have them and haven't taken
them for a spin, you should -they're fun. If you o not have them but
want to send me your work for the hell of it, please do so.
Tommy DOG


Date:    Sat, 4 Jan 1997 20:13:26 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay <70714.1356@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: Wanted Dead Or Alive:Rand32 and friends

Rand32, RanIJ, RanF, etc. are all "aliases" of "Rand".

All you need is the one object "Rand", and you can create any of the

If Rand is in your startup folder, you can create the others any time.  If
Rand is not in your startup folder, you must first create an instance of
Rand before you can create the others.

Rand was included in the 3.0 Unsupported Objects folder.  If you still
can't find it, let me know and I'll send it to you.

Stephen Kay


Date:    Sun, 5 Jan 1997 02:55:55 +0000
From:    Nikos Vittis 
Subject: Microtone

 I don't remember who sent this message, but I tried this site and I found
 nothing there. Am I doing somthing wrong?
Where can  I find the Tamburo font?
 thank you, Nikos
(I also tried the IRCAM server in vain.)
microtone is a MAX notation patch that uses the Finale Tamburo font to
microtonal >music in real-time.

Nikos Vittis & Chloe Balla
Aiginitou 33-35
11528 Athens, Greece
Tel./ fax (30-1) 7482431


End of MAX Digest - 3 Jan 1997 to 4 Jan 1997