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Subject: MAX Digest - 3 Jul 1997 to 4 Jul
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There are 5 messages totalling 146 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. reverse to MouseState (2)
  2. Services for the Disabled (2)
  3. Music from Math

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Date:    Fri, 4 Jul 1997 00:54:49 -0400
From:    Charles Cohen 
Subject: Re: reverse to MouseState

Thanks to Roby Steinmetzer for the explaination of how to do this,
though on my setup it does not work.
I'm using MAX 3.0 on a 040 PowerBook w/system 7.6.  Does anyone know if
I'm just out of luck, or am I just missing something?

thanks

cc

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Date:    Fri, 4 Jul 1997 09:05:10 +0200
From:    Guenther Albrecht 
Subject: Re: Services for the Disabled

Dear  Christopher,

you wrote:

> Is there anyone else out there who has been doing this sort of stuff? If
> so, are you interested in brainstorming on patches and/or hardware? Also,
> (here comes the forever asked question) does anyone know of any sources of
> funding/grants that we could apply for?
we here at echoraum (www.ping.at/echoraum), a performance/theatre
environment
will use the invision products in a production in fall 97. so any
contact with other
users like you will be appreciated. i am ready to share the things i
find, and have
programmed with MAX now for a while.
> And has anyone had any luck running MacOS 7.6.1 on it, or should I stick
to
> 7.5 (or even 7.1)?
I use an fx, too & I am lucky with 7.5.5 rev 2 & my system uses up to 5
MB of Ram.
I use a startup manager (Symbionts) to create very small,
task-specific sets that can be toggled every startup with the space key.
so the appropriate program loads on startup & I can do my work very
quickly.
inits & co. like the dreaded NOW-crashcaps should be banned completely
(Finder
options is an exeption).

.g.a.

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Date:    Fri, 4 Jul 1997 09:49:58 +0200
From:    Roby Steinmetzer 
Subject: Re: reverse to MouseState

>Thanks to Roby Steinmetzer for the explaination of how to do this,
>though on my setup it does not work.
>I'm using MAX 3.0 on a 040 PowerBook w/system 7.6.  Does anyone know if
>I'm just out of luck, or am I just missing something?
>
>thanks
>
>cc
>

I just tried with MAX 3.0 and indeed it does not work!
This is strange as the information from David Z. dates back to 10 July 1996,
 clearly before 3.5.
I had never used it with 3.0, only with 3.5.

If this feature is important to you, perhaps you should consider upgrading
as it
 realy works fine in 3.5.

Roby Steinmetzer
Luxembourg, Europe

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Date:    Fri, 4 Jul 1997 11:02:01 -0400
From:    David Crandall 
Subject: Re: Services for the Disabled

The info package that came with the demo for Very Nervous System by David
Rokeby had some very interesting applications along this line, including
percussion- related examples, and a system that, using a camera trained on
a paraplegic person's eyelashes, enabled her to type (!!).

Don't have the current web/email addresses at my fingertips, though I
suspect the ones I have are old.  David, you out there?

David Crandall
Graduate Student, Imaging and Digital Arts,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Sound Designer
Clean Cuts Music

dcrand1@gl.umbc.edu

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Date:    Fri, 4 Jul 1997 21:20:00 -0400
From:    muhenry 
Subject: Music from Math

Dear MAXers:
  I have just uploaded my summer's work to ircam/pub/forumnet/max/-
4 new aleatoric-algorithmic compositions in a "music from Math" series.
 (They will probably appear in the 68 folder before long.)
 *FibonacciMusic.01.sit.bin for MAX and MIDI synth-
 *FibonacciBlues.01.sit.bin- plays 3 16-bit samples on the Mac's
          internal speakers.
 *LoShuMusic.01.sit.bin, also for 3 16-bit samples
 *MusicaMelancolia.01.sit.bin, for MAX and MIDI synth.

 The first two pieces are based on the Fibonacci series: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8,13...
 The  Lo Shu is an ancient Chinese "magic square " of order 3
  MusicaMelancolia is based on Albricht Dürer's magic square that appears
in his  1514 etching, "Melancolia"

  I have included info, picts, documentation in INFO patchers inside the MAX
patches as well as some web resources anyone might want to check out.
    These pieces were created on MAX 3.0, which has frozen up and crashed
my computer with great regularity of late and I am about ready to update to
MAX 3.5 whatever as soon as the bug reports taper off!

  It seems to me we might just be able to make  a musical instrument out of
the Mac before long. Using samples on the  snd object has a lot of potential
and almost works well. The main drawback (besides sound quality) seems
to be the truncation of the sample envelope whenever a new pitch is played,
which "pops" the end of the note. Well, some readers will remember 'way
back when razor blades, splicing tape and a Radio Shack mic gave you some
crude but satisfying results as well.

 I hope you enjoy these pieces, they don't mean anything unles someone
downloads them and listens- make a tape for your car or mother-in-law!
         Happy 4th and cheers!

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