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Subject: MAX Digest - 4 Jan 1997 to 5 Jan
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There are 5 messages totalling 139 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Microtone (2)
  2. Sequencing in Max 3.5
  3. Del
  4. Unauthorized Max ListServe Archive Update


Date:    Sun, 5 Jan 1997 07:36:15 -0500
From:    Yvon Couture 
Subject: Re: 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.

I'm not the original sender of the message you refer to but I would think
you have to buy Finale 3.5 or 3.7 to get it. Why would they give away

As to why this patch uses the Tamburo font it may be of general interest
to say that Tamburo has more accidentals symbols for quarter-tone music
(according to the Finale documentation). It also contains more symbols
for percussion notation and Hymnal music.

Yvon Couture


Date:    Sun, 5 Jan 1997 09:48:05 -0800
From:    Christopher Dobrian 
Subject: Sequencing in Max 3.5


Here's some info on new sequencing capability in Max 3.5:

There is a new, more comprehensive sequencing object--detonate--for
recording and playing note events, graphically editing note events,
score-following, and importing and exporting single-track and multi-track
MIDI files.

The detonate object is a flexible sequencing, graphic editing, and
score-following object. It can record a list of notes tagged with time,
duration, and other information. You can save the note list as a
single-track (format 0) or multi-track (format 1) MIDI file, and you can
read in any MIDI file that has been saved to disk by detonate, seq, or some
other sequencer such as Vision. Double-clicking on a detonate object
displays its contents in a graphic editor window, allowing you to use the
mouse to add or modify notes inside it. It is also able to act as a
"score-reader", much like the follow object; it looks at incoming pitch
numbers and reports whenever an incoming pitch matches the current pitch in
the stored score.

Unlike other sequencing objects such as seq, follow, mtr, and timeline,
however, detonate does not really run on an internal clock of its own.
Timing and duration information must be recorded into it from elsewhere in
the patch, and the patch must also use that information to determine the
rhythm and speed at which notes will be played back from detonate. Although
this means you'll be required to do some additional Max programming to make
it do exactly what you want, it also means that you can program recording
and playback options not available with the other sequencing objects, such
as non-realtime recording, continuously variable playback tempo, and
triggering individual events of the sequence in any desired rhythm. These
possibilities are demonstrated in Tutorial 44.


             Christopher Dobrian / School of the Arts - Music
             University of California / Irvine, CA 92697-2775
                Phone: (714) 824-7288 / Fax: (714) 824-4914


Date:    Sun, 5 Jan 1997 19:21:25 +0200
From:    Laurent Jean Paul 
Subject: Re: Microtone

>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.

AFAIK, Tamburo is not public domain but comes with Finale when you buy it.
Perhaps asking Coda if it's possible to buy Tamburo alone?

Try mailing to 

Jean Paul Laurent
B-1490 Court-St-Etienne


Date:    Sun, 5 Jan 1997 14:05:16 +0000
From:    Sean Terriah 
Subject: Del

delete MAX


Date:    Sun, 5 Jan 1997 14:27:57 -0600
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: Unauthorized Max ListServe Archive Update

I will be sending an update of my max list archive to the ftp site in the next day or two.  Some of you on the
list have given me some helpful hints to make it more useful, thank you.

Some new features and updated features including better sorting and finding.
The problems with the archive not being able to find replies to messages has
been fixed.

>From now on I will just post quarterly updates that you can import into
version so if you plan on using it, download this version and then the
quarterly updates.  I've done this so the download sizes will be more
manageable from here on out (i.e. 300-500K quarterly updates instead of 2.5
Meg+ whenerver I update).  I will also be updating the whole library
as well.

Hope you find it useful.

--Michael Sweet


End of MAX Digest - 4 Jan 1997 to 5 Jan 1997