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Subject: MAX Digest - 7 Jun 1997 to 8 Jun
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There are 7 messages totalling 203 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Max and Newton?
  2. copy protection (2)
  3. DMX 512
  4. strange things afoot with midi...
  5. MAX Digest - 6 Jun 1997 to 7 Jun 1997
  6. MAX control of video mixing gear

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Date:    Sun, 8 Jun 1997 16:01:29 +1000
From:    Sensor E Overlobe 
Subject: Max and Newton?

Imagine...
a MP2000 and Roland PMA-5 .....
rater cute, and pocket sized too.

BTW MaxPlayWeb would be another cool incarnation.
eg..  colls in WWW pages.

Jeremy Yuille
  po Box 779
   Noosa, Qld
    Australia
       4567
+61 7 5474 9005

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Date:    Sun, 8 Jun 1997 01:40:46 +0100
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: Re: copy protection

>>And about the copy protection.  Has anyone tried making the
>>copy-protection/authorization file visible (one can use Norton Disk
>>Editor), then storing on an external disk, then deauthorizing the install,
>>putting that stored copy back on the hard disk, and seeing if Max becomes
>>magically authorized?
>
>It's the obvious thing to try, which means it won't work. I can think of a
>thousand reasons why not, to do with all the paranoid disk file position
>and timestamp hashing that goes on. The numerous ways I've lost
>installations prove this.
>

The file position concept:  Does this mean if you optimize your HD with,
say, Norton Speed Disk, that the invisible file that marks disk position as
a verifying factor could be suddenly invalid due to change in disk
position????

circuitously yours,

Peter.

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

I have my own ideas, Nick, but would you care to elaborate on what your
signature is motivated by?  Yes, I am hoping for a Rothwellian elaboration
on a repeated poetry....

curiously yours,

Peter.

Peter Nyboer
pnyober@ucla.edu
http://128.97.119.66
home of Slambassador multimedia gallery
"I ain't lying one pound"

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Date:    Sun, 8 Jun 1997 17:57:13 +0200
From:    Jeffrey Burns 
Subject: DMX 512

Last week, I gave a demo presentation of my project JEFFREY BURNS - THE
PIANO OF LIGHT, using the LanBox LC II, developed by advanced electronics
bv http://www.cds.nl/. Attached to the Mac's printer port, it enabled me to
successfully run 36 spotlights independantly of eachother from from within
a Max patch. If necessary, several LanBoxes can be connected in a LocalTalk
network series, each one transmitting up to 250 light channels. The LanBox
transmits its light commands about 13 times per second, which is more than
adequate for conventional types of lighting equipment. However, the
developers are working on raising the transmission rate so that modern
high-speed light scanners will also work at maximum efficiency. It was
necessary to use a 2nd Mac to support the LanBox, in order not to slow down
the complicated graphic presentations that my 1st Mac was doing.

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Date:    Sun, 8 Jun 1997 14:16:29 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: copy protection

>The file position concept:  Does this mean if you optimize your HD with,
>say, Norton Speed Disk, that the invisible file that marks disk position as
>a verifying factor could be suddenly invalid due to change in disk
>position????

Could be. Older CP schemes would be toasted by disk optimisation. Newer
ones are supposed to be better, but I certainly don't trust them.

And then there's disk compression software like AutoDoubler...

>>             years, passing by, VCO, VCF, and again, and again
>
>I have my own ideas, Nick, but would you care to elaborate on what your
>signature is motivated by?

I think the sentiments speak for themselves given the current fashion in
bleepy techno on analogue synthesisers. The phrase itself dates back almost
20 years, which shows that it was rather farsighted.

         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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Date:    Sun, 8 Jun 1997 12:56:49 +0100
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: strange things afoot with midi...

Has anyone ever had the problem of satan or perhaps a lesser demon enter
the computer and curse it with intermittentent or illogical happenings?
Can you recommend a good exorcist??
Well, it's the only explanation I can come up with, so I turn to the oracle
of max@vm1.mcgill.ca in hopes of an answer.  Hopefully, I end up better
than that Oedipus cat.
I have a Pmac 7100/80, 24Megs, system 7.5.5, running Max 3.5, and OMS
2.3.1.  I was doing some simple recording with it the other day (with
detonate) and I noticed that sometimes I would hit Play, and nothing would
come out.  I clicked on the desktop to go to the finder, then clicked on
the Max window to return.  Midi then proceeded to come out.  What??  I have
since checked connections, changed from Printer to Modem, disconnected my
modem, blah, blah, blah.  I downloaded a little program from Opcode called
the Standard Interface Tester, turned off OMS, pared down the extensions (I
admit I didn't get rid of the Digidesign extensions, but I hope THAT isn't
the source...), and ran the tester with the same results.  Click on a
button to send midi out, no results, then clicking on the desktop and then
back to the Max-created tester, and then I get life from midi.  In
addition, I have been getting no midi out from ProTools, but I haven't
checked that out that thoroughly.
Evidently, there is some weird software problem, any suggestions may save
my sanity,

Peter

Peter Nyboer
pnyober@ucla.edu
http://128.97.119.66
home of Slambassador multimedia gallery
"I ain't lying one pound"

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Date:    Sun, 8 Jun 1997 14:53:21 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 6 Jun 1997 to 7 Jun 1997

Peter Nyboer  writes:

>I've been having trouble with the snd object in combination with my
>AudioMedia II on a PMac 7100/80.  After many trials, I seem to consistently
>get a "off err -108" message in the max window when I try to play sounds
>through the AMII card.

I don't know what is going on but -108 is an out of memory error.
It could be that the AMII driver doesn't support the "immediate"
mode that the snd object uses to turn sounds on and off.

David Z.

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Date:    Mon, 9 Jun 1997 04:45:17 +0200
From:    Pavel Smetana 
Subject: Re: MAX control of video mixing gear

> very interesting, your report on the interconnection between two Macs.
That
> is exactly what I asked for in this group a couple of weeks ago, but I got
> no answer. I'd be glad to check out the functionality with Max 3.5.4, if
> you could point me to the correct setup.
>
> a) Where can I find the Aesend and Aereceive objects
> b) What messages do they take/give
>
> Thank you very much,
>
> Bertram Dunskus
>
Hi Bertram,

 Aesend and Aereceive objects are on the CD MAX 3.5 (unsuported object) ,
but it is not "fat".
Fonctionning is very simple : MAX in first Mac send  by  one ( or more)
aesend object to second MAX in second Mac in Aereceive object. You may send
data , bang etc.

Pavel

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