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There are 7 messages totalling 196 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. truncation (2)
  2. brain waves
  3. random solution
  4. Recorded output (2)
  5. MAX PC Version?

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Date:    Fri, 13 Jun 1997 12:01:46 +0000
From:    Ciaran Maher 
Subject: truncation

Hi again. Can nobody help with my truncation? Has no-one ever come up
against it? I'm desparate. Please help. Maybe I could clarify the q a
little?

This was the way I put it last time:

I'm running a loop which resets the 'metro' speed on each bang to the
result of and 'expr'. My problem is that the 'expr' result is a 'f ' which
is truncated by 'metro' to miliseconds even when the decimal 5 or greater.

At least I hope that's what my problem is. The alternative seems to be that
I'm asking too much of  the prog to make the calculations in real time, and
that'll mean I'll have to make lists/arrays ...

Anybody?

Please?

Ciaran.

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Ciaran Maher

Dartington College of Arts
Totnes
Devon TQ9 6EJ
England

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Date:    Sat, 14 Jun 1997 00:05:08 +1000
From:    Sensor E Overlobe 
Subject: brain waves

Thanks for all the most informative and enlightening posts re brainwave -
Midi.

for anyone else who's interested...
IBVA are at
www.ibva.com
and apparently they don't do Max objects...
>No, only for the SGI.

till later...

Jeremy Yuille

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Date:    Fri, 13 Jun 1997 10:55:05 -0400
From:    muhenry 
Subject: random solution

Galembo and Densil, Karheintz Essl once E'd me a simple patch that
unpacked the
hours/minutes from a date object, added it to itself and the total sent to
an
Uzi object which would  bang the rnd or urn object x number of times
before the patcher starts. At least your random numbers begin at a
different place every time! Hope this helps..... Otto

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Date:    Fri, 13 Jun 1997 13:01:27 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: truncation

>Hi again. Can nobody help with my truncation? Has no-one ever come up
>against it? I'm desparate. Please help. Maybe I could clarify the q a
>little?

>This was the way I put it last time:

>I'm running a loop which resets the 'metro' speed on each bang to the
>result of and 'expr'. My problem is that the 'expr' result is a 'f ' whi=
ch
>is truncated by 'metro' to miliseconds even when the decimal 5 or greate=
r.

>Ciaran.

I think the problem is that nobody understands the question.  It could be=

that english is not your native language.

Since I don't really know what you're talking about, here's a few issues =
of
note:

1) metro will, of course, truncate any float to an integer.  Therefore,
11.7 will become 11 ms, 13.9 will become 13, etc.  If you want to "round"=

floats, you could use an "if" first, with the expression "if ($f1 - $i2) =
<
=2E5 then $i2 else out2 $i2".  Run the float into both inlets; run the 2n=
d
outlet through a "+1" and you've got conventional rounding.

2) I believe that in 3.0 and earlier, there was a limit of 5 ms on metro.=
 =

In other words, you could try setting it to 2 ms, but it would still only=

go as fast as 5 ms.

3) There is no such thing in Max as a fraction of a millisecond.

If this does not answer your question, then please try restating it in a
clearer fashion.

Hope this helps,

Stephen Kay

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Date:    Fri, 13 Jun 1997 17:46:54 -0500
From:    Taylor Brady 
Subject: Re: Recorded output

I'm currently working on a large MAX project involving sequencing and
playback of sampled vocal sounds.  The problem I'm up against at the
moment is that most of the folks I want to hear the work-in-progress
don't own Macs.  Is there any way, short of expensive hardware
solutions, to output sounds playing on the Macintosh speakers (oh yeah,
I'm working on a Performa 6320CD) to an external recording device, say a
cassette or DAT deck?  The recorded quality need not be anything to
write home about -- even a sub-par demo is better than none for my
amateurish purposes.

Thanks,

Taylor Brady

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Date:    Fri, 13 Jun 1997 20:59:23 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Re: Recorded output

>don't own Macs.  Is there any way, short of expensive hardware
>solutions, to output sounds playing on the Macintosh speakers (oh yeah,
>I'm working on a Performa 6320CD) to an external recording device, say a=

>cassette or DAT deck?  The recorded quality need not be anything to
>write home about -- even a sub-par demo is better than none for my
>amateurish purposes.

Most Macs have a little "mini" jack on the back which can be routed to a
mixer easily enough.  I did this years ago but not recently.

You might have to set something in the Sound control panel.

Stephen Kay

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Date:    Fri, 13 Jun 1997 21:23:49 +0500
From:    "Horacio A. Lapidus" 
Subject: MAX PC Version?

Could anyone tell me if it=B4s coming a PC Version of Max?
And... What can you tell me about Max interfaces with some author program
languages like Visual C++, Hypercard and Director?
Thanks
Horacio A. Lapidus
Universidad de Los Andes-Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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