4/12/97 11:00 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 11 Apr 1997 to 12 Apr
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There are 5 messages totalling 103 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. SCSI communication in MAX (2)
  2. multiple midiins
  3. Nintendo Powerglove
  4. MAX Guide


Date:    Fri, 11 Apr 1997 23:23:29 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: SCSI communication in MAX

Hans Timmermans  asks:

>does anybody knows an MAX object that can control SCSI ?

SCSI isn't as standardized as MIDI. The way SCSI is used to
communicate with a scanner, a sampler, and a hard disk are each
quite different. The msd object provides a minimal (and that's
being charitable) implementation of the SMDI protocol used by
some samplers. But other devices will need specialized drivers.
The msd object source code is available to anyone who might be
foolish enough to use it as a model for other SCSI control

David Z.


Date:    Sat, 12 Apr 1997 12:29:42 -0400
From:    Sarah Drury 
Subject: multiple midiins

I am having trouble getting midi input from two different sources using
the midiin object.  Adding a second midiin object/source freezes the first
midiin object.  This could be a patching problem.  I'm interested to know
of others' experience.

Sarah Drury


Date:    Sun, 13 Apr 1997 09:26:20 +1000
From:    David Rodger 
Subject: Re: SCSI communication in MAX

Hans Timmerman wrote:

> does anybody knows an MAX object that can control SCSI ?

Doesn't David Rokeby's Very Nervous System work via SCSI?  David has been
known to inhabit this list.

Regards, David


Date:    Sun, 13 Apr 1997 09:32:42 +1000
From:    David Rodger 
Subject: Re: Nintendo Powerglove

Mark Altin wrote:

> I use the powerglove in some of my work.  I connect it to the macintosh
> port using the "GoldBrick" by Transinfinate Systems.  I don't think they
> are being made anymore, but eric singer was selling them awhile back.

Also, in the VRAIS 93 Proceedings, there's an article about an interface
developed at the University of Illinois.  Thta's four years ago, and I don't
know if the unit is available, but it might be a DIY job!  I remember having
seen something on the web about this, too, but I don't have a URL.

Gross, Ben and Jim Brain (1993)  "Limbo Champion in the Low Cost VR
  competition" The Power Glove Serial Interface."  Proceedings of the
  Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium (Seattle, 1993)
  Piscataway NJ: IEEE, pp.169-175.

Hope this helps.

David Rodger


Date:    Sat, 12 Apr 1997 22:10:23 -0400
From:    "" 
Subject: MAX Guide

     The MAX Guide R E M I N D E R

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some more users DATA. Please take five and mail me your info.
as usual,
Tommy DOG

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


End of MAX Digest - 11 Apr 1997 to 12 Apr 1997