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There are 3 messages totalling 99 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Addressing various Midi Instruments
  2. CD Object
  3. Slides projector control?

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Date:    Wed, 8 Jan 1997 21:40:15 -0700
From:    keay 
Subject: Addressing various Midi Instruments

Hello all, Happy new year.
        I've been looking through the Max tutorials and Manual and havn't
found
anything (doesn't mean it's not there, just that I havn't found it)
which specifically address the addressing of different instruments via
MIDI within a single multi voice keyboard.  I use Concertware for
notation and I can specify instrument to play according to their
respective number, but how is this accomplished in MAx?  I'm writing out
an auto accompaniment patch that utilizes two or three other voices
besides the one I am playing.
        As always your thoughts are appreciated
keay@hooked.net

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Date:    Thu, 9 Jan 1997 17:58:46 +1100
From:    Garth Paine 
Subject: CD Object

>On Tue, 7 Jan 1997 15:43:01 Joel Ryan  wrote:
>
>>Does anyone have any experience controlling multiple
>>SCSI CD-ROM players via Max?
>>
>>I need to build an installation to run for a month doing
>>automated mixing of 6-8 channels  ..............
>>Perhaps some players have a problem problem with scsi id#?
>
Richard Zvonar wrote -

>The main difficulty I've encountered is in mixing Apple CD-ROM players with
>other models, presumably a driver conflict.  Stick to all Apple drives and
>it might work.

My two bobs worth is -

I have used 6 CD-ROM drives on a number of occassions and have found the
FWB-CD-ROM Toolkit to work fine and provide stable drivers.

I have used the SCSI ID argument 1,2,3,4,5,6 but prefer the argument fidts,
second, third, forth etc becuse you can then put the patch up on different
systems and not worry about the SCSI ID's of the drives.  of course if you
are using all 6 available then there will always be all 6 ID's present.

Regards,  Garth

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Date:    Thu, 9 Jan 1997 13:07:20 EST
From:    Roland Hemming <100414.2220@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: Slides projector control?

Eirik Lie wrote:

>Anyone know of a way to control Kodak Carousel slides projectors with Max?

Dataton isn't that good at controlling CD players - not as good as you could
do
in MAX with the CD object anyway. You can easily control slide projectors
from
MAX if you can sort out a MIDI or serial to relay interface. This can
directly
control the forward on each projector. I have also used a relay to control
an
AVL Dove (a competitor to the PAX) this allows you to click through a 2 or 3
projector rig with a crossfade - far more professional. Another relay
contact is
a 'reset' which resets all projectors back to the top. The PAX has a Dove
'emulation mode' so you could do sequential crossfades of slides.

The Pax is more sophisticated than a Dove as you have random access
individual
slides if you are using SIMDA and not Kodak projectors .There is some sort
of
relay contact into the PAX as they were designed to be used with or without
a
controlling computer. Commands into a Kodak2050 projector are forward and
reverse. I'm not sure how the reset is done, it is either a third relay
contact
or it is a tally given out when it is at the 0 position having done many
forwards so you know when to stop sending forward commands.

You could of course contact Dataton and see if they are willing to release
the
RS232 protocol and then you could control it using the 'serial' object.

Possible MIDI to relay interfaces are - Fostex9020 (use ROM version 92/17)
or
contact Philip Rees electronics on +44 1608 811215. I'm sure there are
others
availaible...

Roland

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/RolandHemming

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