3/28/97 12:00 AM
Subject: MAX Digest - 26 Mar 1997 to 27 Mar
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 8 messages totalling 190 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. STEIM stuff
  2. Counter
  3. Steim/Big Eye
  4. Max Guide
  5. Max 3.5 Upgrade Information
  6. MAX Digest - 25 Mar 1997 to 26 Mar 1997
  7. Vancouver concert
  8. Composers Needed


Date:    Thu, 27 Mar 1997 10:53:03 +0100
From:    Paul Doornbusch 
Subject: Re: STEIM stuff

Last I knew of STEIM stuff the SensorLab was discontinued (joel, frank,
tom - even sukandar - are you there?), but it works well if you can
find one.  LiSa is great, but it takes over your machine.  The
LickMachine may be discontinued - I don't know - but it's light on
system resources.  BigEye works pretty well last time I played with it.
We had a video of a single dancer feeding into it and it worked about
as well as I'd expect any thing like that to work.  That is, there were
many errors in tracking, but it's difficult to imagine anything working
better given the circumstances.  Once again it takes over the machine
for its DSP.

My 2 bits (undithered) for what it's worth.


Date:    Thu, 27 Mar 1997 11:21:47 +0000
From:    Jem Finer 
Subject: Counter


I had some trouble with "counter" the other day (MAX 3.5) and thought I was
probably being a moron.
Imagine my joy when today I read Martin Gotfrit's message :

>Just got 3.5.1 stuff:
>ahh, counter is fixed!  Thank you very much!

Having downloaded the 3.5.1 stuff I find that counter still behaves not
quite as I thought it should in that when it is moving upwards and  hits
the maximum limit NOTHING is sent out and when it leaves this limit a 1 is
sent out.
This appears to be contrary to the manuals description and may explain why
some old 3.0 patches of mine are mis behaving !

Of course on the other hand I may still be a moron.

Any enlightenment gratefully received.


Jem Finer

Kentish Town
London NW5


Date:    Thu, 27 Mar 1997 08:32:58 -0500
From:    Jeffrey Krieger 
Subject: Re: Steim/Big Eye

I recently attended a performance which used the Big Eye software at the
& Technology Symposium at Connecticut College.  The performer (Christina
Agamanolis) stayed in somewhat of a constricted position on the floor.  The
beautiful movements and sounds were very subtle.  The piece had a very
compelling start but didn't go anywhere for my tastes.  It was more like a
demonstration to me.  Maybe the performance was limited because if the
performer moved out of the range of the video camera the tracking would be
lost.  I don't know. Otherwise, it seems like there is some great potential
here.  I wouldn't mind using it myself and maybe I will!  Try contacting
Richard Povall at RPI. He was the composer.

Jeffrey Krieger


Date:    Thu, 27 Mar 1997 15:03:42 -0500
From:    "" 
Subject: Max Guide

First, let me thank again all the people who have already submitted
material. If you submit and there is no response from me after a day or
three, send your info again. It seems that one of my servers is not
behaving nicely at all, but that's a whole other kettle of fish.
I wanted to go over a few details that should ease the process of
submitting material. It is not necessary to respond to the various
subject areas as questions. I put that information in my post to give
people an idea as to what I'm trying to put together. You should send in
what you think is useful information and don't worry about sending too
much stuff, that's way better then too little.
So far there has been a steady stream of good stuff coming in, though a
number of our more vocal Max users have NOT yet sent me anything, I will
refrain (at this time) from naming names. There are also a number of
people with whom I correspond who have not put out.... these people will
be contacted and tortured directly, so the rest of you needn't worry.
Tommy DOG
Send to:


Date:    Thu, 27 Mar 1997 17:58:47 +0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: Max 3.5 Upgrade Information


>Power Mac Native
>        * More efficient timing

Are the timing improvements in the PPC version only?

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects        music synthesis and control

             years, passing by, VCO, VCF, and again, and again


Date:    Thu, 27 Mar 1997 17:15:48 -0600
From:    "Katie F. Collins" 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 25 Mar 1997 to 26 Mar 1997

Does anyone know how I can sign off?  If so, please let me know.



Date:    Thu, 27 Mar 1997 15:35:01 -0800
From:    Damian Keller 
Subject: Vancouver concert

Interactive Computer Music

Next Monday, March 31, at 12:30 (noon) we will be doing a
concert-improv-demo at CA-Music, School for Contemporary Arts, SFU,
Burnaby, BC, Canada

The music:
Three songs, an improv-collaboration by Carol Sawyer and Damian Keller.
A piano piece by Vivienne Wang.
Improvisation with 8 CD players, by Hans Samuelson and Giorgio Magnanensi.
Piano improvisation by Giorgio Magnanensi and Andrew Czink.
Monkey's Face, tape piece by Chris Rolfe.
Arrow, trombone (Jeremy Berkman) and live electronics, by Damian Keller.

The software:
DM8 diffusion system by Chris Rolfe.
Anitoo II, Max program by Damian Keller.

Join us!.



Date:    Thu, 27 Mar 1997 15:41:36 -0500
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: Composers Needed

If any of you have experience orchestrating and/or writing commercials,
live in New York City, and want work, please contact me privately at

My apologies for not pertaining directly to Max.....


--Michael Sweet


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