9/21/97 11:00 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 20 Sep 1997 to 21 Sep
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There are 3 messages totalling 116 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Objects which take "read" message
  2. ichi obj.
  3. docs for ichi objects


Date:    Sun, 21 Sep 1997 15:38:25 +0200
From:    Jukka Ylitalo 
Subject: Re: Objects which take "read" message

>I am working on a sound installation project in which I load samples
>into a Kurzweil K2500 sampler.  The "msd" object works great for SCSI
>transfers, however, I need to be able to do the transfers automatically,
>i.e. without having to manually choose the soundfiles in the standard
>Mac open dialog box.  Some objects such as "filein" allow the user to
>type the filename so that the file will be automatically opened.  But
>this is not the case with other objects such as "funbuff" or "msd".
>I was wondering if anyone knew of a workaround for this situation.

I used in my surveillance-sound installation sxformat object to tell K2000
load automaticly .krz files from a K2000 disk drive. I'm sure it can be
done also from a external SCSI hard drive. I captured the sys ex coming out
form K2000 when loading samples manually with sysexin object and used that
data to feed sxformat. It worked fine with custom delays mimicking the
manual load.

Hope this helps as a workaround.

                    Jukka  Ylitalo
        __          Helsinginkatu 10 A 31
                    00500 Helsinki, Finland
     /      \       ------==--==0-----==---
      =    =
     --@-  -@-- ->  ShockWave Streaming audio from the installation:
     \  !!   /      ------==--==0-----===000==----000---1---==0=---==--==0-
        ()          ------==--==0-----=0=--==-1-==--=-----


Date:    Sun, 21 Sep 1997 18:12:25 +0200
From:    ". Gil Wasserman" 
Subject: ichi obj.

Hi ichi,

I also need some documentation, basically what the different objects do
and what the various messages mean. I couldn't figure out that from the

Thanks in advance,



Date:    Sun, 21 Sep 1997 20:05:33 +0100
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: docs for ichi objects

About that need for docs on the ichi objects...

for aiff,
 it would be nice to know the possible number of voices, as well as  memory
requirements and limits (what do different buffer sizes do for me?).  I've
been having a few troubles with crashes, so I'm not sure if I'm could be
doing something different (besides going out and spending around US$250.00
on RAM!!).  Right now, I have 24 megs of RAM, with 18 megs allocated to
Max, and System 7.5.5 taking up the rest.
Also, what good is the "si" and "siclose" messages?  It seems pretty
automatic with my Audiomedia II card on my PMac 7100.  How can I take
advantage of those messages?  I had a problem with the record feature in
that it would record sounds at 8bit 22k, even though my Audiomedia II has
never changed from 16 bit 44.1k settings.   Is there a way to use messages
to control the specifications of recording a new file?

the readme for the c/usnd objects says that they have pretty much the same
function.  What function is that?  The help patch doesn't seeem to
illuminate me much, perhaps I don't have relevant equipment?  Or a smart
enough brain?

for ispeak
is there a place we can find out more about phoneme programming of the
Speech Manger?

Hope you can answer some of these questions.  I know that the hardest part
to do is often the docs for this type of thing, so I hope I'm not coming
off as too picky!!   Even with my troubles, this set of objects is damn
"nifty"!!   Now I can use the Wacom tablet to add that needed 3rd dimension
(dement-ion?).  A pointer can now have volume like David Hasselhoff's



>hello Peter,
>i think so too. will you tell me what kind of docs you need?
>sorry for inconvenience.

Peter Nyboer
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"This is a fictional story with mostly facts in it."


End of MAX Digest - 20 Sep 1997 to 21 Sep 1997