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Subject: MAX Digest - 6 Apr 1997 to 7 Apr
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There are 5 messages totalling 122 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. CD-player
  2. Call for Multimedia Developers
  3. snd object, number of voices?
  4. 3.5.1 crashes in IIci


Date:    Mon, 7 Apr 1997 12:24:00 +0100
From:    Hans Tutschku 
Subject: CD-player

Dear Maxers,

Has anybody experiances with de cd-object controlling more than one drive

Is it possible to control "non-Apple" drives?

Can I play/control 7 CDs in a multiple-CDRom-drive?
(are the CDs  in a multiple-CDRom-drive adressed with different SCSI-ID

thanks, Hans


Date:    Mon, 7 Apr 1997 07:54:34 -0400
From:    Randy Jarnagin 
Subject: Call for Multimedia Developers

****International Multimedia Conference****

On August 22-23rd this year, we will be hosting an international
multimedia demonstration area.  Members of 26 publications and broadcast
firms have agreed to provide coverage.  Expected attendance is to be
over 5000.  Registration is without charge to multimedia developers.  If
you are interested in participating, reply to this message privately.

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Date:    Mon, 7 Apr 1997 09:10:30 -0400
From:    Spigot 
Subject: snd object, number of voices?

Hello, I just learned about the snd object yesterday, and it works like a
charm... except, the manual claims you'll get 8-32 voices, depending on
system software and sound manager software, but I only get 4.  I've got an
Audiomedia III sound card, system 7.5.x, OMS, digidesign's DAE.  I haven't
been able to find anything in the manuals about configuring sound for
different types of hardware/software.  Can anyone give me any advice?  Can
I use the Audiomedia III/DAE system with MAX?

Related, I'd like to record some of the results into a new soundfile.  Is
there a way to have MAX run "in the background" while recording in, say,

Thanks for any help!


Date:    Mon, 7 Apr 1997 12:18:55 EDT
From:    Tom Ritchford 
Subject: Re: 3.5.1 crashes in IIci

Joan Sanmarti  writes:
>Recently i upgraded to 3.5  (later 3.5.1) from the 3.0, wich  works very
>fine with my set up. The new version seems does not work properly in my
>II ci - 20 M RAM  (too many crashes with my "old 3.0" patches
>also with the tutorials like "41 timeline" or "44 detonate", etc...).
> I've got several times the message ".....error 28......" in the screen.
>Anybody knows any reason for this "extrange behaviour"?
>I'll appreciate very much any sugesstions, or helps  for resolve it in
>some way.

I have also had problems with a IIci and 3.5.1.  However, when I backed off
to 3.5.0 I have had no problems.  On the other hand, I don't use detonate
or timeline.

I wish I could be more specific but it didn't happen twice the same way...
and now that I'm back to 3.5.0 (Max only -- I kept the new and/or improved
externals) I'm not getting the crashes.

Not to complain, mind you -- Max generally crashes very rarely for me and
I'm always doing crazy things to it (and my other programs for that
would that Vision and Galaxy were as stable as Max!)


Tom Ritchford              

    Verge's "Little Idiot" -- Music for the mentally peculiar.


Date:    Tue, 8 Apr 1997 11:44:10 +0800
From:    Computer-aided Algorithmic Re-composition



   We are a group of student doing style replication project using MAX.
We have got a tiny little problem now, we don't know how to grab the Time
signature of a MIDI file....

   We asked this question before in this mailing list, and some kind
person replied us stating there is no easy way or object to do this job.
But we got no idea about how to programme it out. Should we count the
duration of each note in? or should we take into account the grouping of
notes? Can anybody please kindly point the direction for us?

   Thanks a lot.

best regards
Tony Kwan
Leo Wong


End of MAX Digest - 6 Apr 1997 to 7 Apr 1997