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Subject: MAX Digest - 15 Mar 1997 to 16 Mar
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There are 5 messages totalling 111 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. MAX Digest - 14 Mar 1997 to 15 Mar 1997
  2. Name Changes
  3. Notein doesn't function on PPC (MAX 3.0)
  4. Notein doesn't function
  5. sxformat and the Prophet 600

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Date:    Sun, 16 Mar 1997 11:44:11 -0800
From:    Andrew Czink 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 14 Mar 1997 to 15 Mar 1997

Recently I installed MAX 3.0 on a PPC 7500. I don't use OMS or midi
manager. The notein object fails to recognise midi in!. When I startup
only the program-file (without internals and externals) the notein
object works fine (but a lot of patches not, offcourse).

Can someone tell me what I can do about this problem, and is this
problem still there in the new MAX 3.5?

Many thanks in advance, Peter van Grunsven.

        So pardon if I don't get it, but how do you route your MIDI signal
anywhere at all?  And how would notein recognise a MIDI signal if it can't
receive it from a MIDI port?  Am I being thick here?

        Andrew Czink

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Date:    Sun, 16 Mar 1997 17:18:19 -0500
From:    Christopher Murtagh 
Subject: Name Changes

Greetings Fellow Maxers,

 Some of you might have received a notice stating that I changed your name
or added you to the list (even though you were already subscribed). Don't
worry, this is just so that I can make things a bit easier for myself when
I am looking for a bad Email address etc. All I have done is removed either
brackets, braces or quotes from your name. This enables me to sort the list
of subscribers much easier.

Hopefully things will be running smoothly soon.

Christopher Murtagh

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Date:    Sun, 16 Mar 1997 14:27:07 -0800
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: Notein doesn't function on PPC (MAX 3.0)

Peter van Grunsven 

>Recently I installed MAX 3.0 on a PPC 7500. I don't use OMS or midi
>manager. The notein object fails to recognise midi in!. When I startup
>only the program-file (without internals and externals) the notein
>object works fine (but a lot of patches not, offcourse).

If you're don't use OMS or MIDI Manager, you're using the Max MIDI
driver, which was last revised about 1988. I'm not surprised it flakes
out on newer machines. Max 3.5 has solved the problem by removing this
code, forcing you to use OMS or MIDI Manager if you want to do MIDI (but
not forcing you to you either if you don't want to do MIDI).

David Z.

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Date:    Sun, 16 Mar 1997 23:27:42 +0100
From:    dudas 
Subject: Notein doesn't function

Peter van Grunsven writes:

>Recently I installed MAX 3.0 on a PPC 7500. I don't use OMS or midi
>manager. The notein object fails to recognise midi in!.

On a couple of occasions I had trouble with Max 3.0's built-in MIDI driver.
If I remember correctly, I was using a 7100/80 when I first noticed the
problems.  MIDI input would work for a few minutes then quit until I
rebooted.  I initially just figured it was the ever-present voodoo (the day
before the concert, of course).
After changing all the MIDI cables and the interface, an old-pro Max-user
advised me to use OMS, and all my problems were solved thereafter.

It would be interesting to get some kind of official word on the subject,
but Max 3.0 does indeed _seem_ much more reliable when using OMS.  In any
event, you'd better start getting used to using OMS (or MIDI manager),
because Max3.5 has no internal MIDI driver!

-Richard

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Date:    Mon, 17 Mar 1997 01:07:40 +0000
From:    Jem Finer 
Subject: sxformat and the Prophet 600

Hello,

I'm trying to dump patches into a Prophet 600 using sxformat - my problem
is that I need to input 16 variables and sxformat will only allow 9 - has
anyone any idea how I can get round this ? I've tried splitting the message
into 2 but it seems to need it all in one.

Thanks,

Jem Finer

Kentish Town
London NW5
finer@easynet.co.uk

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