3/24/97 12:00 AM
Subject: MAX Digest - 22 Mar 1997 to 23 Mar
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 5 messages totalling 138 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Listserv and not list
  2. MAX Books
  3. Max french hot line
  4. Max & Internet
  5. Setting the file format when using "saveto" message


Date:    Sun, 23 Mar 1997 02:10:34 -0500
From:    Christopher Murtagh 
Subject: Listserv and not list

Dear Fellow Maxers,

 I have been getting a lot of mail from people with two basic problems. 1)
the can't post to the list and 2) they can't seem to subscribe or sign-off.

 1) If you have trouble posting to the list (especially if it rejects your
message) it is probably because your return address is not the same as the
one you subscribed under. All you have to do is change it in your mailer's
settings or re-subscribe under the new address (please unsubscribe from the
old one if the address is/will be no longer valid).

 2) Many people unable to subscribe, or sign-off have been sending their
commands to the list and not the listserv. To sign off send a message to
'' with 'SIGNOFF MAX' in it.


Christopher Murtagh


Date:    Sun, 23 Mar 1997 07:09:03 EST
From:    Roland Hemming <100414.2220@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: MAX Books

Larry Larson wrote:

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

The only MAX book I know of is the 'Magical Max tour' written by Nobuyasu
Sakonda. It is written in Japanese. However there is an excellent CD rom
accompanies with hundreds of example patchers that will help anyone
of what language they can read.

It's IBSN number is 4-88648-449-2 and is published by DART.

Also on the CD is an english copy of an interview with David Zicarelli
giving us
a little bit of an insight into our mysterious author.



Date:    Sun, 23 Mar 1997 17:10:47 +0100
From:    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9?= Manuel Berenguer 
Subject: Max french hot line

Hi, maxers. =

Excuse me if I don't participate on your discussions: writting English
is not an easy task for me... Anyway, reading your contributions is a
very exciting form of learning

Thierry VOINIER wrote :

> =

> I had the same problem with Max 3.0 on an old IIx and posted it to the
> list, but nobody could help. Finally, the Max french hot line suggested=

could someone imform me about how could I contact with the Max french
hot line?

thank you, very much

Jos=E9 Manuel Berenguer


Date:    Sun, 23 Mar 1997 18:02:44 +0100
From:    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9?= Manuel Berenguer 
Subject: Max & Internet


> hi maxers!
> =

> i am planning an installation that generates sounds from sensors
> placed in different locations connected via internet. has anybody
> experience on making pathers at distant machines communicate?
> can i use 'telnet' object somehow to send midi infomation from one patc=
> to another through internet. if so, how is it done?
> =

> Jukka Ylitalo

Have you tried with the internet_TCP/IP patch fron rainstick?

you can download it at

There is also an application, MIDIJet, that allows you to send and
receive throw the net any MIDI information being generated in realtime
by any MIDI software using OMS or MIDI Manager. As I could test it, it
worked fine!

Could you give some details on your project? I am really interested on
this matter.

Thank you very much

Jos=E9 Manuel Berenguer


Date:    Sun, 23 Mar 1997 13:55:31 -0800
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: Setting the file format when using "saveto" message

Bill Vorn  writes:

>I'd like to know if there is a way to set a default file format when using
>"chkmenu" and "saveto" messages.  When the dialog box appears, it is set
>to Max Normal binary file format, but I'd like to have it set to Text file

There is a way. Set the w_bin field of the wind structure to -1
to not show the choice of file formats, 0 for text preselected,
1 for old format preselected (on non-PPC machines), and 2 for
normal binary format preselected. Obviously, you need to set w_bin
before the save dialog appears.

David Z.


End of MAX Digest - 22 Mar 1997 to 23 Mar 1997