3/21/97 12:00 AM
Subject: MAX Digest - 19 Mar 1997 to 20 Mar
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 6 messages totalling 140 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Max Books
  2. font question
  3. Algorithmic Music Stream
  4. AiffPlay
  5. Applescript automation
  6. size of comment object?


Date:    Wed, 19 Mar 1997 22:15:04 -0800
From:    "Larry R. Larson" 
Subject: Max Books

Dear Max-Units,

What books are people aware of that relatively comprehensively deal with
Max, including example code?

I remember reading about one on this list, but can't remember. I have tried
to get the archive from ftp.serial.iowa... but they answer their phone, as
it were. (That is, they never "reply".)

Any help is appreciated.

Larry Larson
San Francisco


Date:    Thu, 20 Mar 1997 10:50:08 +0100
From:    Paul Doornbusch 
Subject: font question


I'm making a simple clock display for a performer to watch on
a powerbook onstage so that she can keep a piece together.
But I cannot make the font big enough.

Is there a way to go beyond the 36 point limit in the font
menu for any display objects?

Thanks a lot,


Date:    Thu, 20 Mar 1997 09:03:36 EST
From:    Maurice Methot 
Subject: Algorithmic Music Stream

I am writing to inform MAX users of a website that may be of interest. It is
lled The Algorithmic Stream, and features the ongoing live webcast of
ically generated music, as it is being produced, in RealAudio 3.0 format. At
ast 30 simultaneous listeners are possible. You need the RealAudio Player
3.0 b
rowser plug-in which is available without charge at A
link t
o this site can be found on The Algorithmic Stream homepage. Currently, a
atch I've written which uses four "chaos modules" is generating endless
ons using a Kurzweil K2500 as a sound source. The sound is encoded on a
sh 7200 using the RealAudio Encoder, and uplinked to the web via a
running the RualAudio and HTTP servers. The audio quality is comparable to a
no FM broadcast. Musical algorithms are changed every 48 hhours or so. An
page explains the nature of the algorithm you are hearing. We are accepting
missions for broadcast in the form of MAX patches which produce sound /
music a
utomatically. The authors of The Algorithmic Stream are Maurice Methot of
 University and Julian Richards of The Rhode Island School of Design. My
address is A 28.8 modem is necessary to receive
the b
roadcast. The new and permanent URL for The Algorithmic Stream is:

Give it a listen!


Date:    Thu, 20 Mar 1997 11:15:55 -0500
From:    Tom Igoe 
Subject: AiffPlay

I have problems when using the AiffPlay object, in layering sounds.  I'm
attempting to use it to play up to 8 AIFF sounds simultaneously.  It does
fine up to about 5, but then I get a "Buffer too small" error.  Have tried
the buffer as big as 65535 bytes, to no avail.

Stranger still is that when I close all files, then open one again, I still
get a "buffer too small" error. It seems I need to be flushing the buffer
or something like that.  Any suggestions?



Date:    Thu, 20 Mar 1997 10:21:40 -0600
From:    Ken Gregory 
Subject: Applescript automation

>Subject: aesend
>is there anyway to automate seting up program linking with aesend.
>I need to be able to turn on the computer, have MAX launch, and program
>link through
>with several other computers running MAX over a network without ever
>touching the computer.
>Is this possible?

This might help.....

If you're running O/S 7.5, you can automate the Mac desktop/finder
functions and some application functions with Apples Applescript. You can
*record* anything you do with the mouse and keyboard, make a standalone
script of it, make an alais of that script and put that alias in your
startup folder, and voila when your Mac starts up; automation! This
includes HFS file functions, opening other apps. switching monitors,... all
kinds of things can be done.

I don't know about linking aesend though.

Good luck!

Ken Gregory
ph. 204-942-7510                fax 204-942-1555
704-138 Portage Ave. East,  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  R3B 1G7


Date:    Thu, 20 Mar 1997 23:23:32 +0100
From:    Roby Steinmetzer 
Subject: size of comment object?


When pasting a rather large amount of text into a comment object, I get the
following error message in the Max window:
"check failed: atombuf_text"
Also when, after saving the patch, I re-open it, most of the text is gone.
Is there a known upper limit for the content of a comment object?

Thank you

Roby Steinmetzer
Luxembourg, Europe


End of MAX Digest - 19 Mar 1997 to 20 Mar 1997