Subject: MAX Digest - 17 Apr 1997 to 18 Apr 1997
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 23:06:00 +0100
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There are 9 messages totalling 272 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Presets and overdrive (2)
  2. DrumKAT troubles
  3. development of graphics objects
  5. switch object
  6. Nintendo Power Glove
  7. hiding window bars
  8. Bug in polyin


Date:    Thu, 17 Apr 1997 22:00:07 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: Presets and overdrive

Nick Rothwell  writes:

>If an object's state is stored into a preset (say, via a "store "
>message coming into the preset object at interrupt), does the preset
>message come into the object at interrupt? (I'm wondering about the
>binbuf_insert stuff as well.)
>If a preset is sent an integer at interrupt, does it restore the object's
>state at interrupt?
>My guess is no and yes respectively. Do I get any points?

Nick guessed right. When a store message is sent to the preset object,
it defers the execution of storing the preset data. Preset restoring
is executed immediately however. Swish.

David Z.


Date:    Fri, 18 Apr 1997 09:58:05 +0100
From:    Torsten Belschner 
Subject: Re: DrumKAT troubles

  | 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...

This shouldn't be a problem at all. I've been using the DrumKAT
since its appearance, and from some OS version like 2.1 on, the
system features an adjustable timed lock on a given trigger
following a strike. If you have trouble accessing the appropriate
menu page, let me know, I'll go back thru the manual for details.

Be sure to get the recent OS (3.5), as it is the first one ever to
mess with the pad sensitivity correctly. Before the device
frequently lost the settings you made and set them to some
unpredictable value.


Torsten Belschner


Date:    Fri, 18 Apr 1997 11:11:44 +0530
From:    susan corke 
Subject: development of graphics objects

I started using MAX very recently to program for a sound installation
project made at the Centre for Electronic Arts, Middlesex University. My MA
in Digital Art involves using C and I am now interested in writing some of
my own objects for MAX, in particular to expand its graphic capabilities.
Could anyone else already working along these lines give me some guidance
as to the current state of affairs, especially as I only have access to MAX
2.5 right now. (I think we are getting updated soon!).


Date:    Fri, 18 Apr 1997 22:06:28 +0900
From:    Masayuki Akamatsu 
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Subject: switch object

In 3.5.1 the switch object only has 9 inputs instead of the 10 inputs=
 indicated in the manual.

Best regards, Dave Mason


Date:    Fri, 18 Apr 1997 09:21:55 -0700
From:    Mike Metlay ++ Atomic City 
Subject: Nintendo Power Glove

Fellow MAXers,

On a recent trip to a flea market, I stumbled across a Nintendo Power
Glove.  The fellow selling it assured me that it was in working order,
although it didn't come with the sensors that attach to the TV set
(which seem to provide much of the movement functionality).

Since then, my inquiries into finding the Power Glove/ADB adapter have
failed (folks can stop hassling Eric Singer, he's out of them and
doesn't know where to find more), and I have had no way to either test
the Glove to make sure it works or to interface it to my Mac for use
with MAX.

To end this frustrating situation, I am entertaining two courses of
action, and will act on whichever one presents itself in the quickest
and most expedient manner.

1. If anyone has
 - a Power Glove/ADB interface for sale and/or
 - can point me to a source for these devices and/or
 - a DIY kit for making one's own (less desirable, I hung up my
         soldering iron when I got my PhD and quit science) and/or
 - any other resources for integrating the Power Glove with MAX,

I would appreciate any help that is offered, preferably by private
email. If I receive what seems like a solid body of useful data, I
will collate it for reposting to the MAX list and/or send it to Tommy
DOG for his Web site.

2. If anyone has wanted a Power Glove for MAX or any other use and is
willing to do the legwork to get it running, I have not yet developed
any great attachment to the one I have and would part with it for what
I paid for it plus a few dollars for shipping. It would be sold as is,
with its owner's manual and no warranty of performance.

My email address is, and I look forward to hearing
from anyone who can help keep this device from simply gathering dust
and/or becoming a teething toy for my daughter.

Now if you'll all excuse me, I'll go back to seeing if I can get MAX
3.5.1 running properly on a PowerBook 165 with 12 MB of RAM and OMS
1.2.3. Life isn't kind to those of us who can't afford spiffy new Macs.


"Damn--there's a really big one I wish were smaller."              (cikira)
Mike Metlay - ATOMIC CITY - P. O. Box 81175, Pittsburgh, PA  15217-0675 USA
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Date:    Fri, 18 Apr 1997 14:45:09 -0400
From:    Jeffrey Krieger 
Subject: hiding window bars

I'm sure I missed this discussion along the way but could someone out there
please tell me if there is an answer to this question?  If I am playing a
full screen movie in MAX is there anyway to get rid of the surrounding

Jeff Krieger


Date:    Fri, 18 Apr 1997 20:06:55 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: Presets and overdrive

>Nick guessed right. When a store message is sent to the preset object,
>it defers the execution of storing the preset data. Preset restoring
>is executed immediately however. Swish.

Swish indeed. That explains why I've been able to use presets as simple
pattern sequencers for years now. I was just after a definitive word on it.
Perhaps a mention should go into the manual?

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects        music synthesis and control

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


Date:    Fri, 18 Apr 1997 20:07:01 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Bug in polyin

I can't remember whether I reported this when I first discovered it, but I
came across it again yesterday:

polyin reports "Bad parameter value" or somesuch whenever it receives
polyphonic pressure messages on MIDI channel 13.

A fixed polyin would be nice for us CD-challenged, PPC-challenged 3.0

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects        music synthesis and control

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


End of MAX Digest - 17 Apr 1997 to 18 Apr 1997