1/13/97 12:00 AM
Subject: MAX Digest - 11 Jan 1997 to 12 Jan
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There are 3 messages totalling 73 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. sysex question
  2. Assorted items
  3. Addressing various Midi Instruments


Date:    Sun, 12 Jan 1997 11:24:39 +0100
From:    Tom Mays 
Subject: Re: sysex question

Why not use the 247 at the end of the message to trigger the dump message,

Tom Mays


Date:    Sun, 12 Jan 1997 16:09:30 -0500
From:    Bob Gluck 
Subject: Assorted items

I have several questions for people:

1. Any ideas about where one can find a PitchRider, these days?

2. I received 3.5 on Friday and have begun to digest its new stuff. There is
no mention of a fix for the Timeline object system crashes in 3.0. Was this
corrected? I'm nervous about playing with this object, having had numerous
crashes last time around.

3. I sent out a request for advise a couple weeks ago about using a MTP II
interface with I-Cube. No data seems to be transmitted (I have no problem
when using my old Translator Pro). The SysEx filters for that device are not
set "on." One participant on this list sent a suggestion, but I have not yet
made any progress. Transfusion Systems seems to not have encountered this
question before, and I have found MOTU absolutely unresponsive on this. Any

4. I have no experience with "C" programming. Any recommendations of a best
reference book for learning. My most immediate need is to learn mathematical
functions so that I can make use of the Expr object in Max.

Bob Gluck
Sheffield, MA


Date:    Sun, 12 Jan 1997 19:59:00 MST
From:    Adam Schabtach 
Subject: Re: Addressing various Midi Instruments

>keay writes:
>>        I've been looking through the Max tutorials and Manual and havn't
>>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.
> This is documented under the various output objects. These objects
>(noteout, ctlout, etc.) take a MIDI channel number as an argument. They can
>take a letter argument to set the port if you have more than one. There is
>also an inlet to change the channel number.

Also take a look at the omsinfo object, which enables you to create popup
menus of the names of the instruments defined in your OMS studio document.
These menus can be used to tell the various output objects where to send
their data (and tell the input objects from where to receive data). Using
this method is nice because it makes your MAX patch portable--i.e. someone
else can run it on their system, and choose appropriate devices rather than
being restricted to your channel/port assignments.


Adam Schabtach  +  +
"It sounds like some new-age piece gone horribly wrong."   --D.A.C. Crowell


End of MAX Digest - 11 Jan 1997 to 12 Jan 1997