5/21/97 12:15 AM
Subject: MAX Digest - 19 May 1997 to 20 May
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 5 messages totalling 119 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Missing MAX Digests
  2. More Copy Protection Woes
  3. polyin bug
  4. MAX written as C functions
  5. scrubbing video and audio


Date:    Tue, 20 May 1997 10:16:51 -0400
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: Missing MAX Digests

I was accidently deleted from the max mailing list and missed the following
three issues, if someone could please forward them to me so I can put them
in the max archive I would greatly appreciate it.

MAX Digest - 11 May 1997 to 12 May 1997
MAX Digest - 12 May 1997 to 13 May 1997
MAX Digest - 13 May 1997 to 14 May 1997

The archive is posted at in the /pub/max folder.  I
will post an updated version at the end of May.




Date:    Tue, 20 May 1997 15:43:19 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: More Copy Protection Woes

Just in case anyone's wanting to add to their list of reasons why MAX's
copy protection might have bombed out on them this week: when you install
MAX on any partition, it plants a cryptoturd on the boot partition as well,
hashed on the boot partition's name. Rename your boot partition and the CP
rejects the authorisation. (Luckily, if you remember what it was called
previously and rename it back, the authorisation works again.)

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects        music synthesis and control

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


Date:    Tue, 20 May 1997 15:43:15 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: polyin bug

David, any chance of a fixed polyin (MAX 3.0-compatible) at some stage?
This is the bug whereby it prints out "polyin: range error" for incoming
polyphonic aftertouch on MIDI channel 13.

The bug seems benign, but I have graphical fader displays showing the state
of the pads on my Buchla Thunder (i.e. showing the pad calibration drifting
around) and the display is nice and nippy on this PowerBook 520 (which I
adore to pieces btw): except for the pad driving channel 13, because of the
screeds of error messages going into the MAX window. (Closing the MAX
window doesn't help.)

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects        music synthesis and control

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


Date:    Tue, 20 May 1997 15:28:21 EDT
From:    Roland Hemming <100414.2220@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: Re: MAX written as C functions

David Rodger wrote:

>What about when you want to do similar things in several places?

Even though an action is happening in several places in your patcher the
still run one after the other in MAX. Therefore in that situation I would
all my 'hotspot' data stored in one place and recall it sequentially by
arguments with the data, MIDIport and channel to my hotspot function.

I would have one generic hotspot patcher that would recieve data of each
location (calculated by a generic patcher too!). When it has sent data to
hotspot it would send a message back asking for the next hotspot data.

This method has the advantage that you have no limit on the number of
you control whereas with your method you have to copy a patcher for each

I suppose there is an efficency problem with using the send and forward
so much and uppacking lists everywhere but I dont notice it on a PowerPC.

Hope this makes sense



Date:    Tue, 20 May 1997 16:57:49 -0400
From:    David Crandall 
Subject: scrubbing video and audio

I've lately been experimenting with the "scrubber" tool in Premiere, which
I like because it outputs sound along with the video.  I'd like to explore
ways to make this interactive.

I could build a scrubber tool using sliders, or send movie or imovie a
series of Quicktime location points to move the picture back and forth,
but the sound is muted when I do that.  Is there a way, (undocumented
feature, hacked patch, etc.) to get movie or imovie to put out the sound
along with the picture if I'm sending it sequences of numbers as Quicktime
locations?  Trying to script Premiere, even if do-able, seems the long way
around to this solution.

PS. the Premiere scrubber is the only one I've found that does the sound
right.  The VideoShop scrubber tool puts out a weird pitch-transposed
version of the sound, rather than pitch-corrected scrubbing.  Any other
devices that do this, that anyone knows of?

thanks in advance,


End of MAX Digest - 19 May 1997 to 20 May 1997