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Subject: MAX Digest - 19 Aug 1997 to 20 Aug
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 10 messages totalling 229 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Galaxy & UltraProteus
  2. max\+\java multiple selekt (3)
  3. Writing collfiles with the FAT coll-object
  4. Poerbook 5300 and Max
  5. MAX Digest - 16 Aug 1997 to 17 Aug 1997
  6. Looking for OMS ver 1.2.3..
  7. Numbers, ASCII, Lfixes
  8. Soundfile recording

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Date:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 10:06:10 +0000
From:    Thierry Fournier 
Subject: Galaxy & UltraProteus

Good Morning

I just suscribed to the Max mailing list. I have two questions :
- is it possible to found documentations or articles about the
possible relations between Max and Galaxy ?
- do you ever know about a Max 3.0 or 3.5 editor for the E-Mu
UltraProteus ?

Thank you in advance,

Thierry Fournier

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Date:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 05:26:17 -0500
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: max\+\java multiple selekt

would b v.niss 2save 1-patch as 1-class.
+. is there 1-way 2 selekt multiple
faders +\or knobz +\or sliders etc by shift clicking
or perhaps another key kombination.

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Date:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 10:41:12 -0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: max\+\java multiple selekt

> would b v.niss 2save 1-patch as 1-class.
> +. is there 1-way 2 selekt multiple
> faders +\or knobz +\or sliders etc by shift clicking
> or perhaps another key kombination.

In fact, there is a convenient and powerful way to do exactly what you
want to do. Yuu hav3 t0 Sh1ft+pc on[] n drg/sel nd Zetp til \den itL
+du nti ntrid +w0rkks v.nies.

Hopefully that's clear and it works for you. Much can be achieved by
clear and concise communication of ideas, I always feel.

--
         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:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 13:25:59 -0700
From:    Cornelius Poepel 
Subject: Writing collfiles with the FAT coll-object

Hi,

I have problems to read collfiles with the FAT coll-object. If  I save=20
the collfiles with the message =84writeagain=93 and want to read them aga=
in I=20
get the error : PowerPC version can=B4t read old format files and the=20
error: coll: error reading >filename<.
It seems that the FAT coll-object writes Files in old Format when you=20
save them with "writeagain" and is not able to read this files. Are there=
=20
possibilyties to write collfiles without typing the name in FAT-Max?

Thanks for Help, Cornelius

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Date:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 13:42:45 -0700
From:    Cornelius Poepel 
Subject: Re: Poerbook 5300 and Max

>
> Does anyone have experiences with a Powerbook 5300 together with Max 3.5?

Here in the electronic Studio of the Musicacademy Basel (Switzerland) are
five people working with the PB 5300. We use the PB for Max-Programming
and live in concerts.
Alltogether we have good expriences with this kombination.
> Are there any known problems?

-When the PB sleeps and I wake it up I get Problems with sending SysEx
Midi-data. So never let it sleep before the concert or start up again.
- The big Problems of the hardware of the PB itself.

Greetings Cornelius

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Date:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 11:38:38 -0400
From:    Eric Singer 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 16 Aug 1997 to 17 Aug 1997

On Mon, 18 Aug 1997, Peter Nyboer wrote:

> I have been less than faithful to reading the list regularly, and was
> wondering if there are any digital audio playback objects for PPC.
> AiffPlayer doesn't work on mine, as I recall, and snd is a bit
> inflexible.  What other options are there now or on the horizon??  Is
> AiffPlayer being ported?

AiffPlayer should work with the 68k version of Max 3.5.  I plan to port
all of my objects after the ICMC conference (i.e. October).

Eric

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*       New York University      *
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Date:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 12:18:29 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Re: max\+\java multiple selekt

>In fact, there is a convenient and powerful way to do exactly what you
>want to do. Yuu hav3 t0 Sh1ft+pc on[] n drg/sel nd Zetp til \den itL
>+du nti ntrid +w0rkks v.nies.

Thanks for the early-morning gut-laugh, Nick!

Stephen Kay

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Date:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 10:10:23 -0700
From:    Martin Gotfrit 
Subject: Re: Looking for OMS ver 1.2.3..

I have a disc I could send you - or upload if you like.

Martin.

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Martin Gotfrit, Ass't Prof., Music Area,
Simon Fraser University, School for the Contemporary Arts
Burnaby B.C. * V5A 1S6 * 604-291-3517/fax/5907

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Date:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 15:15:38 -0700
From:    peter elsea 
Subject: Numbers, ASCII, Lfixes

Responding to some issues that came up last week:

Big numbers-a modest experiment
Connect two number boxes together and stretch them till they're about an
inch wide. Change the upper box to hex display.
Type 80000000 into the upper box.
Notice the value in the lower box.
Now decrease the upper box by one to 7FFFFFFF.

I have just posted another section of my tutorial in progress at
ftp://arts.ucsc.edu/pub/ems . This one is called Max&Numbers and explains
how to deal with such oddities as 2s complement nibblized sysex and bit
masking. After the discussion on huge numbers last week, I added  a part
about working in the trans 2147483647 world. The file includes an example
coll that will add 20 digit numbers, just in case you want to check the
math that comes out of Washington DC these days.

I have also posted Max&ASCII which discusses translating symbols to ASCII,
ASCII to symbols, and some ways to avoid having to do it. Included is an
explanation of what the %things in sprintf really do and a Mac version of
the ASCII table.

Both tutorials are in Word 5.1 format.

I am embarassed to report that I discovered a serious bug in Lpair when
building 20 digit adders. (I'm amazed no one complained, guess it's not
that popular.) You'll get a fixed version when you
download the numbers tutorial, or you can get it without the verbage in a
folder called "fixed Lobjects".

You'll also get an updated Lswap. Someone wanted an object to extract even
or odd members from lists, so I modified Lswap to do this. If you use a
template that ends with a symbol, the ints in the template are expanded as
series. The template 0 2 * will extract all even numbered members out to
254. 0 1 3 * will give two, skip one, two more, etc. (There is also a minor
bug fix in Lswap.)

If you have noticed any more Lbugs, or if you have a dynamite idea for
another object, now would be an excellent time to tell me.

Peter Elsea
Director of Electronic Music Studios
University of California, Santa Cruz
elsea@cats.ucsc.edu

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Date:    Wed, 20 Aug 1997 18:35:55 -0500
From:    Taylor Brady 
Subject: Soundfile recording

I've been playing around with a patch which sequences a large collection
of tiny 'snd' resources into rhythmic and melodic patterns. So far as it
goes, the patch is working fine, but my trouble is this: in the absence
of any external sound hardware (no MIDI devices, no recording gear,
etc.), I'd like to make the real-time playback of this patch accessible
to others. For friends of my mine who are working with Macs, no problem.
But to make the playback portable onto a PC, I need to find some way to
record it in its entirety as a large soundfile, which I can then convert
to WAV or AU format. It seemed at first glance that this was the
function of the "Internal AV" setting in programs like Macromedia's
SoundEdit, but after trying to make it work, I'm at a loss. Any
suggestions?

Thanking you in advance,
Taylor Brady

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