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                                                             9/3/97 11:01 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 2 Sep 1997 to 3 Sep
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 9 messages totalling 233 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. job oppertunities using MAX? (2)
  2. MAX files w/IBM download
  3. ASCII conversion
  4. ASCII
  5. SAMT HyperControl
  6. MAX Digest - 1 Sep 1997 to 2 Sep 1997
  7. MAX Fax Files w/IBM download
  8. ascii

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Date:    Wed, 3 Sep 1997 03:54:27 -0400
From:    Ed Hartley 
Subject: job oppertunities using MAX?

Hello Max folks,

I'm an audio engineer who's been programming with Max in my spare time for
several years now. I spend a great deal of my free time with it but at this
point it's just a hobby. Looking ahead a few years, I anticipate getting
bored with my particular specialization and I've got time now to prepare for
whatever I want to do next. Is there anyone out there who uses Max or
Max-like skills in a professional

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Date:    Wed, 3 Sep 1997 04:25:04 -0400
From:    Ed Hartley 
Subject: job oppertunities using MAX?

Hello Max folks,

I'm an audio engineer who's been programming with Max in my spare time for
several years now. I spend a great deal of my free time with it but at this
point it's just a hobby. Looking ahead a few years, I anticipate getting
bored with my particular specialization and I've got time now to prepare for
whatever I want to do next.

Some career-development  questions:
Is there anyone out there who uses Max and its related computer music skills
in a professional environment? I've heard of a few isolated cases of Max in
concert moniter setups and light shows, and of course there's music
composition. Where else could I get paid for all my accumulated knowledge
about MIDI, Macintoshes, computer music, etc? Having a good working
 knowledge of MAX,  what sort of theoretical background should I  work on
next? I should probably learn another  programming language-which one can,
and should I teach my self? (C,C++,JAVA...?)

I appreciate any suggestions, advice,  and anecdotes that anyone might have
about this.
I guess if anyone wants to shower me with money or extravagant gifts, that's
OK, too.

Ed Hartley

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Date:    Wed, 3 Sep 1997 10:26:25 +0200
From:    Tom Mays 
Subject: Re: MAX files w/IBM download

Downloading to an IBM?! of all the things one can do in this world...

Stephen Kay may have been "half joking" when he said you need a Mac, but
he's basically right. All the Ircam files for Max have been
MacBinaried - hence the suffix .bin. This saves space for us and time for
you because the files are smaller than if we'd binhexed them.

Unlucky break for those who's only internet acces is on a pc, admittedly.

HOWEVER, I beleive I once saw a small application called "macBinary" or
something like that that will decode .bin once it's on a Mac.

anybody?

   tm (tmays@ircam.fr)

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Date:    Wed, 3 Sep 1997 10:49:25 +0000
From:    Dan 
Subject: Re: ASCII conversion

>>I'm trying to convert ASCII codes to actual text strings in Max.

>>Does anyone know/have an object to do this?

>I believe Steve Ellison's "itoa" (integer-to-ascii) object does exactly

>this.  It's in the 3rd party extensions; if not, you can get it from
>ircam's ftp.

Thanks for the tip.

Dan.

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Date:    Wed, 3 Sep 1997 08:42:59 -0700
From:    Steve Ellison 
Subject: Re: ASCII

Dan  writes:

>I'm trying to convert ASCII codes to actual text strings in Max.
>
>Does anyone know/have an object to do this?
>
>Or can anyone suggest a way to do it with existing objects?
>

The "itoa" object does just that--it's in the unsupported (third party)
folder I think.

_____________________________________________________
Steve Ellison                ellison@LCSaudio.com
Level Control Systems        http://www.LCSaudio.com

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Date:    Wed, 3 Sep 1997 18:41:15 +0100
From:    Andreas Weixler 
Subject: SAMT HyperControl

Dear Maxers,

SAMT HyperControl is now available via ftp:
ftp.swp.co.at/pub/samt

It is a Max-patch made at the Studio for Advanced Music and Media
Technology at the Bruckner Conservatory Linz.

HyperControl is originaly created to control the SoundProcessing of
the Software HyperPrism in an algorithmic way and turned into a nice
tool for algorithmic controlling and composing.

You can define an x- and y- Axis and change the parameters within
sinus, triangle, saw, graphic table, brownian.
Parameters like limits. speed of growth and some others can be
modulated again by LFOs. (The idea is to bring frequency modulation
in the range of rhythm !) Outputs are Controller data aswell as
Midinotes and quicktime. The movments are displayed in 3 ways. - as a
level, as a time funktion, and as x-y axis.

By the way, I am a composer not a programmer, so today I know some
patches could  be solved in other ways - but It works nicely and is
tested in many concerts and studio pieces of mine.

I had no time to write a manual, if You are in need of help, send
mail to: aweixler.samt.co.at

You are also invited to have look on our Web-site (still under
construction) www.samt.co.at

Have fun and good inspirations.

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|   Andreas Weixler, composer
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|   SAMT - Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology
|       Bruckner- conservatory Linz / Austria
|    e-mail: aweixler@samt.co.at
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|   IEM - Institute for Electronic Music
|    University of Music and dramatic Art Graz
|    Austria
|   e-mail:     aweixler@iem.mhsg.ac.at
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|   member of the directors board of
|       GEM - the society for electroacoustic music, Austria
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Date:    Wed, 3 Sep 1997 13:00:39 -0400
From:    "Paul Poplawski, Phd" 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 1 Sep 1997 to 2 Sep 1997

Sorry to bomb the list about this but thought you all could assist me with
this ... I am looking to purchase a copy to MAX at a reasonable price ...
where might I get this

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Paul Poplawski, Ph.D.
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Date:    Wed, 3 Sep 1997 21:33:59 +0200
From:    Peter Castine 
Subject: Re: MAX Fax Files w/IBM download

Don Malone asked:
>I have down loaded MAX files from IRCAM with an IBM clone.
>What do I need to translate to Mac?

StuffIt Deluxe (and StuffIt Expander) will de-binhex and unstuff
everything very nicely. Just pop the files onto an MS-DOS formatted disk
then stick the disk into your Mac. Of course, if you ftp the files from
the DOS box over to your Mac, your ftp-client (Archie, Fetch, Netscape)
will handle most of the conversion process automagically for you.

Dr. Peter Castine
pcastine@prz.tu-berlin.de
http://www.prz.tu-berlin.de/~pcastine/Music

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Date:    Wed, 3 Sep 1997 13:04:54 -0700
From:    Peter Elsea 
Subject: ascii

Dan asked:
>I'm trying to convert ASCII codes to actual text strings in Max.
>Does anyone know/have an object to do this?
>Or can anyone suggest a way to do it with existing objects?

sprintf will do it with a little coaxing. Use the arguments
%c%c%c%c%c%c%c%c%c%c%c%c%c
Break the input stream at each ASCII 32,11 or 13 to get one word symbols.

I recently posted a tutorial on Max&ASCII (in Word 5.1 format) at
ucsc.arts.edu/pub/ems. It covers a variety of text issues.

(Is itoa FAT yet?)

Peter Elsea
Electronic Music Studios
University of California, Santa Cruz
http://arts.ucsc.edu/EMS/Music/index.html
 elsea@cats.ucsc.edu

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