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                                                            9/11/97 11:00 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 10 Sep 1997 to 11 Sep
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There are 5 messages totalling 188 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. multiSliderFAT?
  2. Wavestation perf.names
  3. MIDI to DMX-512
  4. aiffplay and stand. int. driver
  5. Max 3.5.8

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Date:    Thu, 11 Sep 1997 10:01:09 +0200
From:    dudas 
Subject: multiSliderFAT?

Alex Stahl writes:
>There isn't a PPC version of multiSlider, is there?

MiltiSlider is a standard Max object and the FAT version comes with the 3.5
release.

Which beta version are you still using?

-Richard

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Date:    Thu, 11 Sep 1997 10:24:02 +0200
From:    Oeyvind Brandtsegg 
Subject: Wavestation perf.names

Hello everybody

if anyone has tips on getting patch/performance names from synths via
midi please share your knowledge with us.

Lately I've been trying to make a patch for changing sounds
(pgm.change)on my wavwstation A/D. I would very much like to have menus
with the performance names in this patch, but I don't care to type all
the performance names manually into max menus.
I tried this:
1.told the wavestation to dump one single performance (on the sysex
page)
2.sent the incoming midi (in max) into a capture object.
3.look at the contents of the capture text window.

I can understand the first few numbers in the text window (Wavestation
sysex header, single perf.dump, bank number, perf.number ), but I don't
know how to decode the performance name, the numbers doesn't seem like
ascii-character equivalents. What are they ?

This is what I get in the capture text-window:

240 66 48 40 73 1 49 8 4 1 6 2 7 0 7 0 5 1 6 4 6 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 15
7 15 7 13 4 0 0 2 8 5 8 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 10 10 8 2 6 4 0 5 0 2 14 1 1 0 12 1 12 3 9 6 4 3 0 0 15 7 1 0 15 7
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 1 3 6 8 6 4 1 0 0 15 7 1 0
15 7 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 14 1 8 6 4 1 0 0 15
7 1 0 15 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 15 3 6 8 6 8 1 0
0 15 7 1 0 15 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 15 3 6 8 6
8 1 0 0 15 7 1 0 15 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 15 3
6 2 3 8 1 0 0 15 7 1 0 15 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 15
15 3 6 2 3 4 1 0 0 15 7 1 0 15 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
0 15 15 3 6 2 3 4 1 0 0 15 7 1 0 15 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0
0 0 94 247

This might be a perfectly general problem, not specific to wavestation
or korg. (?)

Oeyvind Brandtsegg (Composer/Vibraphone)
Nedre Bakklandet 47 A
7014 Trondheim
Norway
mailto:obrandts@online.no

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Date:    Thu, 11 Sep 1997 15:30:56 +0200
From:    Fokko van Duin 
Subject: MIDI to DMX-512

ANNOUNCEMENT
September 11, 1997

NEW LANBOX-LC II FIRMWARE ADDS MIDI, SERIAL AND SWITCH SUPPORT
Company asks users and interested parties to join discussion

MAASSLUIS, NL - CDS advanced technology bv announces the plans for the
addition of MIDI interfacing, multi-platform support through the serial
port and sequencer control through a switch device to their popular DMX-512
lighting sequencer/controller, the LanBox-LC II.

"We wanted to know what our customers thought about the LanBox-LC II and in
which areas they needed additional support. Users were pleased with the
box, but a number of extras would be appreciated. Three areas came up in a
number of responses; MIDI, multi-platform and a switch.

It has always been possible to make a connection between the LanBox-LC II
and the MIDI protocol, but until now you needed a Macintosh and the MAX
programming environment to make it work. The planned firmware update makes
it possible to connect a standard Macintosh MIDI interface (Like the 'MIDI
Translator II' by Opcode Systems, Inc.) to the LanBox-LC II. Through MIDI
messages, coming from a keyboard, sequencer or MAX, the intensity of the
first 128 DMX channels can be set. Scenes can be selected by 'Program
Change' or 'Bank Change' MIDI messages.

Another hot item appeared to be multi platform support. Although there are
no immediate plans to develop programs like LCedit or LCtools for other
platforms, the new support for the serial port will allow Windows (3.11, 95
or NT) users to work with the LanBox-LC II. The serial port will enable
users to do the same manipulations as with the MIDI interface (select
scenes and manual override of specific channels.

There was also a need to have some means of selecting a scene in a stand
alone environment, preferably some sort of hand held switch. The new
firmware will allow you to connect a contact to the serial port. This
contact can be used to stop the sequencer and jump back to scene 1.

Development is under way and more information should become available soon.
If you're interested in joining the discussion on how these features should
be implemented, or want to test drive beta versions of the firmware, let us
know ( mailto:support@cds.nl ).

All these new features use the serial port. This port is available on all
LanBox-LC II's that ever shipped. Until now it was only used during
development. Every owner of a LanBox-LC II can use these new features. The
new firmware will be made available for free on our web site (
http://www.cds.nl/ ) and can be loaded into a LanBox-LC II using the
LCtools program.

CDS advanced technology is located in Maassluis, The Netherlands and can be
reached at +31 10 599 17 17, by email at info@cds.nl, or via the World Wide
Web at http://www.cds.nl/

Media Contact:
Fokko van Duin
CDS advanced technology bv
Thames 9
3144 DG Maassluis
The NetherLands
Phone: +31 10 599 17 17
Fax:   +31 10 592 24 19
email: info@cds.nl

Fokko van Duin,
CDS advanced technology bv, The Netherlands

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LanBox-LC II is the low cost (about US$400), AppleTalk based, DMX-512
lighting controller/sequencer solution for MacOS(tm). Use Hypercard,
Director, MAX or LabView to control DMX-512 gear.  http://www.cds.nl/
=====================================================================

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Date:    Thu, 11 Sep 1997 17:02:13 -0400
From:    Roland Hemming <100414.2220@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: aiffplay and stand. int. driver

Teri wrote:
>I have a copy of aiffPlay (unsupported third party object) but when I open
>my patcher (which used to work on my system at home in the states) I get
>an error message saying "AiffPlay is not available for PowerPC".  I have
>used this patcher with a different copy of AiffPlay on a PowerMac
>successfully in the past, though I was using max 3.0.  Any ideas?

MAX3.0 was not powerPC native. So all objects ran in 68K mode. When you run
MAX3.5fat on a powermac it runs in powerPC mode and will only load powerPC
objects. If you want to use Aiffplay on your powermac run the 68K version
of MAX3.5. That way the whole program will run in 68K mode.

>My other problem is that I can't seem to get the FreeMidi Standard
>Interface Driver to work on this new system.  Does 3.5 have a new
>procedure for using the "serial" object with external non-MIDI devices?

>From what I understand you can only use OMS with MAX. Since MAX is
developed by Opcode it is heavily biased towards using OMS as all the MIDI
objects use it and the way it makes use of the Galaxy support,I would say
that you should use OMS anyway even if someone could get MAX to work with
freeMIDI.

Roland

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Date:    Thu, 11 Sep 1997 17:59:15 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Max 3.5.8

You can download Max 3.5.8 from the Opcode web site now. It fixes
a Timeline bug. If you don't use the Timeline, there's
no reason to download it. Yet.

David Z.

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