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Topics of the day:

  1. msd object "read" command
  2. =====HELP: objs for processing ASCII I/O; float # dsply resol.=====
  3. No digest this week?

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Date:    Wed, 16 Jul 1997 14:48:42 -0500
From:    Christopher Morgan 
Subject: msd object "read" command

Hi, I am new to the list so I apologize if this has been asked before.

  I am using Max to control a kurzweil k2500 for a sound installation and I
need
 to
be able to load soundfiles automatically using the MIDI sample dump object
 "msd".

The msd object accepts the "read" message like many other objects, but
unlike
 them,
it does not allow you to specify the name of the file in the read message so
 that
the file will load automatically.  Instead, the user is forced to select the
soundfile from a standard mac open-file dialog box.

I would like to know if anyone can suggest a way to work around this
limitation
 or
if anyone has even fixed it???? any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
 in
advance,
chris morgan

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Date:    Wed, 16 Jul 1997 12:44:10 -0700
From:    ai 
Subject: =====HELP: objs for processing ASCII I/O; float # dsply resol.=====

July 16, 1997

Hello,

Question#1:
I am trying to find out which Max objects (Opcode
and/or 3rd party) will allow me to do the following:

1. receive a list or stream of ints (say 16 ints)
   that are ASCII character equivalents

2. convert the incoming ints to their ASCII values
   and display the ASCII chars in a message box

3. have the message box be editable, with a maximum
   up to 16 chars; with Mac text editing capability
   (if possible); or certainly at least backspace delete

4. upon receipt of the incoming ASCII, or when the
   user edits the text in the message box, the msg
   box outputs a list of the integer values of the
   ASCII chars currently being displayed

I've gone through the Max manual a number of times and
didn't find anything that does the above.

Question#2:
How can a floating number box be created that will
display a pre-defined # of digits to the right of
the decimal point?  For example, using a regular
floating # box, if I send the value:  "1.0000",
the box displays:  "1.";  I want to find/use
the box (or some other Opcode or 3rd paty object)
that will display :  "1.0000"  (or, optionally
even higher resolution such as: "1.000000" )

Thanks very much in advance for any help/suggestions
on these questions to:

  ai@wco.com

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Date:    Wed, 16 Jul 1997 14:59:49 -0500
From:    Ken Gregory 
Subject: No digest this week?

Hi! I've not received the Max-digest this week. All other email is getting
through. Do I have to resubscribe?

ken

Ken Gregory     kgregory@pangea.ca
704-138 Portage Ave. East
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 0A1
ph. 204-942-7510  fax 204-942-1555

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