From:
                                                             4/8/97 11:00 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 7 Apr 1997 to 8 Apr
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 7 messages totalling 213 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. grabbing a time signature from a MIDI file
  2. snd object, number of voices? (2)
  3. Summer Computer Music Workshops at Oberlin
  4. MAX Digest - 6 Apr 1997
  5. 3.5.1 crashes in IIci
  6. MAX Guide

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date:    Mon, 7 Apr 1997 21:36:07 -0700
From:    Steve Ellison 
Subject: Re: grabbing a time signature from a MIDI file

>   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....
>
I'm pretty sure you can grab the time signature using "mfscan" the midi
file scanning object in the "timetools&others folder"

If I recall correctly timesignature is a meta-event that you can trap for
using route.

_____________________________________________________
Steve Ellison                ellison@LCSaudio.com
Level Control Systems        http://www.LCSaudio.com

------------------------------

Date:    Tue, 8 Apr 1997 08:56:14 +0200
From:    "Dr. K@rlheinz Essl" 
Subject: Re: snd object, number of voices?

Spigot  wrote:

> 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.

This is also a questions which haunts me... With MAX 3.0 the number of
voices was generally 8, but according to David Z. the number given by the
new snd object should be more reliable. However, with the increase power of
a PowerPC, I would expect more voices, but actually this does not seem to
happen.

> I've got an
> Audiomedia III sound card, system 7.5.x, OMS, digidesign's DAE.

I used Audiomedia II and ProTools and both worked fine.

You will need recent versions of the Digidesign INIT's

        * Digidesign Sound Drivers 1.4x8 or Digidesign Sound Drivers 1.41x3
        * DigiSystem INIT (2.95 at least)

as well as Sound Manager 3.x and QuickTime. The Digidesign card is
selectable in the output section of the Sound control panel which allows
you to route the audio signal directly through the card, bypassing the
inferior DAC of the Mac (with only 70dB S/N ratio).

> Can I use the Audiomedia III/DAE system with MAX?

Check it out and share your experience with us, please! I am personally
also interested because I am also thinking of buying this card myself.

> 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,
> protools?

Please try it out and let us know!

Hope that helps!

Dr. K@rlheinz Essl
SAMT - Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology
Bruckner-Konservatorium Linz / Austria
www:   http://www.ping.at/users/essl/index.html

________________________________________________________________________
     Visit the MindShipMind - an interactive multimedial Web Oracle
          http://www.ping.at/users/essl/works/mindshipmind.html
________________________________________________________________________

------------------------------

Date:    Tue, 8 Apr 1997 11:11:33 -0400
From:    GARY LEE NELSON 
Subject: Summer Computer Music Workshops at Oberlin

The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites you to
participate in the twelfth annual series of workshops in electronic
and computer music, June 15-29, 1997. The workshops are
designed for high school and college students, teachers,
professional musicians, and hobbyists. These workshops are for
anyone who wants to enrich their understanding of new music
media.

The workshops are Macintosh based and the topics we cover
include:

       sequencing (Vision, MusicShop, Performer)
       music printing (Finale)
       synthesizer programming (Galaxy)
       sampling (Sound Designer, Alchemy, TurboSynth)
       alternate MIDI controllers
       algorithmic composition (MAX)

For more information about the Workshops in Electronic and
Computer Music, contact:

       Office of Outreach Programs
       Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College
       Oberlin, OH 44074
       (216-775-8044)
       Email: anna.hoffmann@qmgate.cc.oberlin.edu

or have a look at our web page at:

       http://timara.con.oberlin.edu/dept/wrkshp.htm

PLEASE REPOST TO ANY SITES THAT MAY BE INTERESTED.

------------------------------

Date:    Tue, 8 Apr 1997 11:27:29 -0400
From:    David Brooke Wetzel 
Subject: snd object, number of voices?

I have a patch using a pair of snd objects in tandem to play through a
list of sound files in response to MIDI foot triggers. I developed it in
Max 3.0 on my PMac 6100/60 with 8 megs RAM. Max said I had 8 voices
available. When I started working with it in Max 3.5, even after moving up
to 24 megs RAM, I encountered the same problem- only 4 voices available.
When I open the same patch in Max 3.0 or MaxPlay 3.0, I get 8 voices. In
Max 3.5, 3.5.1, and MaxPlay 3.5, I get 4 voices. I tried it on an 8500
with an Audio Media card and got the same results.  Could this have
something to do with the PPC version of snd?

> 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?

/*-------------------------------------------------------
 David Brooke Wetzel        Peabody Conservatory of Music
 Clarinet/Bass Clarinet               Baltimore, Maryland
 Electroacoustic Chamber Music
 http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/~dwetzel
--------------------------------------------------------*/

------------------------------

Date:    Tue, 8 Apr 1997 09:00:57 -0700
From:    Steve Anderson 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 6 Apr 1997

        Reply to:   RE>MAX Digest - 6 Apr 1997 to 7 Apr 1997

dear Hans,

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

The cd object worked for me with an external Toshiba drive, except for the
"play while fast forwarding" function. I used the object to make a "scratch
the disk" cue sheet sound effects player to quickly play arbitrary
selections
from sound effects disks. Just specify the drives SCSI id #. This was using
the CD Technology driver.

>Can I play/control 7 CDs in a multiple-CDRom-drive?
>(are the CDs  in a multiple-CDRom-drive adressed with different SCSI-ID
>numbers?)
Yes, & No. I have a Nakamichi MBR-7 7 disk changer (only $129 !) that is one
SCSI id#, yet all 7 disks show up mounted on the desktop and can be accessed
(takes a couple seconds or less to load the farthest one). You can share the
cd-rom's over LocalTalk. The FWB cd driver can cache the cd directories on
the
hard drive for faster access. I am happy with the changer, it works better
than I expected.

steve.anderson@sonoma.edu

------------------------------

Date:    Wed, 9 Apr 1997 07:03:48 +1000
From:    David Rodger 
Subject: Re: 3.5.1 crashes in IIci

Since Joan Sanmarti and Tom Ritchford wrote about crashes on a IIci...

I have a IIci with a Daystar accelerator which brings the machine up to
about the level of a Quadra 800 (I think).  I haven't bought 3.5 yet,
but I'll be keeping a look out to see if there are any problems with 040
machines.  OTOH, a "straight 040" might be OK, but a 040 accelerator could
be a completely different beast.

Regards, David
musdr@lure.latrobe.edu.au

------------------------------

Date:    Tue, 8 Apr 1997 21:55:54 -0400
From:    "jjprinz@panix.com" 
Subject: MAX Guide

**************************************************************
     The MAX Guide R E M I N D E R

Go to the ugly page, read the guide lines:
http://www.panix.com/~jjprinz/max_guide_lines.html

then send your info to:
unclemax@iname.com

"The more submissive you are, the easier my job is"
****************************************************************

------------------------------

End of MAX Digest - 7 Apr 1997 to 8 Apr 1997
********************************************