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Subject: MAX Digest - 13 Apr 1997 to 14 Apr
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 13 messages totalling 385 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. snd object, number of voices
  2. DrumKAT troubles (3)
  3. MAX Digest - 10 Apr 1997 to 11 Apr 1997
  4. About Genetic Rythm1.1 (2)
  5. snd object etc...
  6. LanBox-LC II, MAX external object set release
  7. Max 3.5 seems to crash when I open files from the Finder.
  8. Initiating MAX events with microphone detected sound
  9. Powerbook 520 (2)

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 09:24:21 +0200
From:    "Dr. K@rlheinz Essl" 
Subject: Re: snd object, number of voices

Now as we learned that the snd object's number of voices can be customized
by ResEdit, a slight improvement came into my mind... David, wouldn't it be
possible that the desired number of voices can be used as an argument
(similar to Eric Singer's AiffPlayer)? This would make it much easier to
run a patch on different machines with different CPU power.

Cheers,

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

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 09:24:19 +0200
From:    "Dr. K@rlheinz Essl" 
Subject: DrumKAT troubles

Dear MAXers!

I recently bought a DrumKAT (a drum-pad sort of MIDI controller) and I
noticed that this guy always outputs several note-on messages whenever I
strike one of the pads. Strange enough, the number of repeated notes is
changing and not predictable.

Is there a work-around that will ensure that only one note-on message is
passed when several are fired within a very short time interval? A sort of
filter...

Any other ideas?

Cordially,

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

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 04:01:55 -0400
From:    Dan Jamele 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 10 Apr 1997 to 11 Apr 1997

In a message dated 4/11/97 9:22:43 PM, you wrote:

<
Subject: Max & ethernet ?

Hi,

I'm involved in a large, permanent setup including sensors, 02r's, lotsa
speakers, interactive animation etc.
The guys working on the sensor side of the project use PC's with 12 bit DA
cards to sample the sensory input. The data is passed thru a local
ethernetwork between the sensor handling PC's. They would like to pass the
data to Max without converting it to MIDI first, and I would too, if only
to lower the pressure on MIDI throughput.
>>

We don't have an ethernet solution, but we make an off the shelf PC based
software that utilizes 12 bit AD converters and puts out up to 48 channels
of
data utilizing standard pitchbend data on up to 3 seperate cables.  Lots of
features such as kinematics, spans, offsets, etc are included.

MediaMation Inc.
2461 W. 205th St. #B-100
Torrance, CA. 90501 USA
310-320-0696

mediamat@aol.com

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 08:47:18 -0400
From:    Bill Vorn 
Subject: Re: About Genetic Rythm1.1

On Mon, 14 Apr 1997, cxl03253@niftyse wrote:
> My friend talled me about his patch "Genetic Rythm1.1" and it seems to be
> something like "just listening to the minimal pattern grow&change and keep
the
> one you like".
> Any other thing similar to this????

Have a look at the Evolve object from the LifeTools externals, available
at http://www.comm.uqam.ca/~vorn/LifeTools.html

Bill Vorn
Montreal (Quebec) Canada

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 16:11:11 +0100
From:    dudas 
Subject: snd object etc...

David Brooke Wetzel writes:

> 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.

Although David Z has already given the official word on the subject, I'd
nevertheless like to point out that there's another snd resource player
called "usnd" (or the slightly older non-graphic version called "csnd")
which you might like to try out.  But, alas!, for the moment the object is
68k-only!

you can find it on the ircam ftp:

ftp://ftp.ircam.fr/pub/IRCAM/programs/max-patches68k/sound/ichi.sea

you'll notice that the ftp is in the process of being updated.
The path and names of some folders will soon change...

the following folder:

ftp://ftp.ircam.fr/pub/IRCAM/programs/max-patchesFAT/

contains some new goodies, too...

-Richard

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 16:15:08 +0200
From:    Mirko Pelgrom 
Subject: LanBox-LC II, MAX external object set release

Dear MAX enthusiasts,

April 14-th 1997, Maassluis, the Netherlands. CDS advanced technology bv
has released the MAX external object set for the LanBox-LC II. More
information, including a new manual page, on the set can be found at our
web-site: http://www.cds.nl/

Included in the set are 5 MAX objects with their respective help
patchers and 5 example patchers. The object set makes it possible to
gain total control over the LanBox-LC II. Not only selecting scenes from
MAX but also overriding any number of channels and manipulating DMX
values on the fly.

The combination of MAX and LanBox-LC II enables you to be as creative
with lighting as MAX allows to to be with MIDI. You can go even further
and connect the DMX lighting data to incoming MIDI messages and explore
new possibilities.

On the web-site you can find the product information, on-line manual,
the data-sheet, lighting design pages and company information. You can
even download the bundled software from the site. In fact, the only
thing you can not download from the site is the box itself (we're
working on that).

Pricing, shipping and ordering information can be obtained from
http://www.cds.nl/advanced/info/LCorderInfo.html

LanBox-LC II, Light magic is just one click away!

--
Mirko Pelgrom
CDS advanced technology bv
http://www.cds.nl/
Mirko@cds.nl
"Light Magic is just one click away"

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 22:54:00 +0900
From:    nobuyasu sakonda 
Subject: Re: About Genetic Rythm1.1

BUYO-BUYO-IGOR wrote,
>>Hi,
>>Is Mr. Sakonda on this list?
>>My friend talled me about his patch "Genetic Rythm1.1" and it seems to be
>>something like "just listening to the minimal pattern grow&change and keep
>>the one you like".
>>Wanna know more!!!!
>>Any other thing similar to this????

Hi, I'm here.
My Max Patch "Genetic Rythm1.1 ('95)" is something like what you say.
My original interest is forcused on a perceptual stability/instability,
construction/destruction of emergent rhythmic patterns with gradual change,
for example from 4-beat pattern to 3-beat. This unexpectedly gives me a
musical image of life process such as cell division.
"Genetic Rythm" is available on my home page as follows,

  http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/~nsakonda/Welcome.html

And you can also get it with MAXplay3.0 on CD-ROM of my book"Magical MAX
Tour"

or other music magazines "Sound&Recording Magazine_95/11" "PCmusic_96/10"
published in Japan.

Best

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                        e    composer
  address:              u    instructor of max online workshop
  5-4-8-603             m    on BBS "commu tele-presence lab."
  Oishi-higashimachi    a    author of book "Magical MAX Tour"
  Nada  Kobe            n    email:PXD01307@niftyserve.or.jp /
sako@marin.or.
jp
  657 JAPAN             n
http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/~nsakonda/Welcome.html
                        p i a n o
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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 09:53:35 -0500
From:    "Brian K. Shepard" 
Subject: Re: DrumKAT troubles

>Dear MAXers!
>
>I recently bought a DrumKAT (a drum-pad sort of MIDI controller) and I
>noticed that this guy always outputs several note-on messages whenever I
>strike one of the pads. Strange enough, the number of repeated notes is
>changing and not predictable.
>
>Is there a work-around that will ensure that only one note-on message is
>passed when several are fired within a very short time interval? A sort of
>filter...
>
>Any other ideas?
>
I have had some experience with drum triggers sending multiple messages due
to the sensitivity of the pads being set too high--the vibrations from the
one impact can trigger other pads as well.  I've not used a DrumKAT, so I
don't know if it has that same problem, but you might see if there is some
way to reduce the sensitivity of the pads and see if that fixes the
problem.  Good Luck.

--Brian

Dr. Brian K. Shepard
University of Oklahoma
School of Music
bkshepard@ou.edu
http://music.ou.edu/faculty/shepard/

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 11:31:40 EDT
From:    Tom Ritchford 
Subject: Max 3.5 seems to crash when I open files from the Finder.

    Though I have not verified this by running "naked" (with minimal
extensions,) Max 3.5 seems to crash consistently when it is running
and I try to open a Max patch by double clicking on it from the
Finder.

    As you remember, I had some perceived reliability problems
with 3.5.1 so I am not using that.

    IIci, Mobius accelerator, 20MB...

    /t

Tom Ritchford                        tom@mvision.com

    Verge's "Little Idiot" -- Music for the mentally peculiar.
1-800-WEIRDOS                       http://www.weirdos.com/verge

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 11:51:54 -0600
From:    Jeff Jones 
Subject: Initiating MAX events with microphone detected sound

(Hello...I have had trouble posting this so please accept my apologies if
you have received this message twice..JJ)

Hi,

I am a researcher at Queen's University, Canada and just recently started
programming with MAX.  I am using it to control experiments that I am
conducting on certain parameters that affect speech perception and
production (this may or may not seem an unsual use for the program).  What
I am doing right now is controlling program and parameter changes in an
Eventide H3000 -D/SX effects processor.  What I need the program to do, is
to change the settings on the H3000 after a few hundred ms after my
participant speaks into the microphone.  So, I either need the H3000 to
send a signal to MAX telling it sound is detected, or I need MAX to
interface with the Mac microphone and detect the sound that way, or
interface with some other device or program. I am sure there is a very easy
way to do this. I was just wondering if anyone could point a MAX novice
like myself in the right direction.

Thanks a lot,

Jeff Jones
Speech Production and Perception Lab
Queen's University
CANADA

Email: jones@pavlov.psyc.queensu.ca

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 08:45:09 -0700
From:    Mark Altin 
Subject: Re: Powerbook 520

Date:    Sun, 13 Apr 1997 14:55:47 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: PowerBook 520

Nick,
I have used the powerbook 520 with Max 3.0 in live performance and it
worked very well.  In fact so well that I was willing to shell out another
$800 for one just after I have bought the 5300. (5300 works well with
Csound and Soundhack, but not with Max) Luckily, David Z. fixed the 5300
problems in MAX 3.5.

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 13:53:52 EDT
From:    Tom Ritchford 
Subject: Re: DrumKAT troubles

"Dr. K@rlheinz Essl"  writes:
>I recently bought a DrumKAT (a drum-pad sort of MIDI controller) and I
>noticed that this guy always outputs several note-on messages whenever I
>strike one of the pads. Strange enough, the number of repeated notes is
>changing and not predictable.
>
>Is there a work-around that will ensure that only one note-on message is
>passed when several are fired within a very short time interval? A sort of
>filter...

I have a DrumKAT and I think that you need to retrain the pads...
there is a screen in the setup mode for that.  If that doesn't work,
you can set the trigger thresholds "by hand" in another screen...

You really need a manual for this... I think that Emu now
supports the DrumKat products so perhaps they'd get you a manual?

    /t

Tom Ritchford                        tom@mvision.com

    Verge's "Little Idiot" -- Music for the mentally peculiar.
1-800-WEIRDOS                       http://www.weirdos.com/verge

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Date:    Mon, 14 Apr 1997 23:02:32 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: Powerbook 520

>I have used the powerbook 520 with Max 3.0 in live performance and it
>worked very well.

Hokay, thanks for the data point. I've offered to buy this one.

The great thing about notebook computers, I guess, is that the obsolete
ones can be stacked up in a bookshelf and don't take too much space.

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects
         http://www.cassiel.com        music synthesis and control

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

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