9/25/97 11:01 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 24 Sep 1997 to 25 Sep
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 5 messages totalling 177 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Crashing PowerBook
  2. molten audio
  3. Ram Problems
  4. Concert in Muenster, Germany
  5. Studio 5


Date:    Thu, 25 Sep 1997 00:06:50 -0400
From:    Ed Hartley 
Subject: Crashing PowerBook

David G  wrote:

<< Opcode tech support was surprised,
but I'm not, knowing the 2300c, which still freezes waking up from sleep

I know this wasn't the main part of your posting, but I used to have the
problem with my 165. Once I had it attached to my desktop Mac in SCSI mode
and I apparently allowed my hard disk utility program to replace the
Powerbook's SCSI driver with it's own "higher performance" driver. NEVER do
this. (Unless you know what you're doing.) The only way I could fix it was
completely reformat the hard disk. Now I know what to do, but I had to waste
a lot of time figuring it out.

Good luck.

Ed Hartley


Date:    Wed, 24 Sep 1997 22:16:06 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: molten audio

Jeremy Roberts  writes:

>Lossy compression is bad. Period. As audio professionals, we should do
>everything possible to discourage the proliferation of this crap.

That's what I used to think too, but two things have mellowed my
opinion. First, I've been working with the AT&T audio compression,
which to my admittedly not-as-sophisticated-as-Jeremy-Roberts ear
sounds vastly better than the Dolby stuff Liquid Audio is using.

Second, I heard a demo in which three different bit rates of
compressed audio were played against the original. Sure, you could
tell the difference. Then they played an 8-bit version at a low
sample rate which actually had a higher bit rate than two of
the compressed examples. *That* sounded bad, and it was then I
realized that, if the alternative is 8-bit uncompressed audio
played at a low sampling rate, digital audio compression is
clearly preferable.

The thing about the Liquid Audio system is that even they
are willing to admit that what they call "near CD quality"
isn't necessarily what people will feel like paying for. So
you can set up your web site so that if people pay for your
song, you deliver them good ol' 44.1 uncompressed. The other
compression modes are for *previewing* the song. I think
musicians and consumers will not be fooled by compression,
and realize that audio compression, like the music video,
is about advertising, not performance.

David Z.


Date:    Wed, 24 Sep 1997 22:55:11 -0700
From:    "Mark R. Petrowsky" 
Subject: Ram Problems

I read this somewhere on the list but can't find it.
I have been having problems with the memory manager releasing the memory
after I quit MAX. The system memory seems to jump to 20megs (I boot up with
12) and I am unable to open other apps above 10 megs in size even though
nothing else is running.  Also the numbers in the 'About this computer'
dialog box don't add up to the 32 megs I have. Is there anything I can do
to correct this problem?

Thanks in advance.

///Mark - Perpetual Student///


Date:    Thu, 25 Sep 1997 15:06:14 +0200
From:    Georg Hajdu 
Subject: Concert in Muenster, Germany

"Konzert des Deutschen Musikrats"

Interaktive Computermusik mit akustischen Instrumenten und Stimme/
Interactive Computer Music with Acoustic Instruments and Voice

=46reitag, 26. September1997, 20.00 Uhr/
=46riday, September 26, 1997, 8 p.m.

Lichthof des Westf=E4lischen Landesmuseums in M=FCnster
Domplatz 10
D-48143 M=FCnster


*Belinda Reynolds (1967)                        Multitudinous Verses (1992)
f=FCr Mezzosopran, Keyboard, Sampler
und interaktiven Computer/
for mezzo-soprano, keyboard, sampler
and interactive computer

*Manfred Stahnke (1951)                         Partch Harp (1987)
f=FCr Harfe und mikrotonalem Synthesizer
for harp and microtonal synthesizer

*Georg Hajdu     (1960)                         SLEEPLESSNESS (1988, rev.
f=FCr Sprecher, Fl=F6te(n) und Live-Elektronik
for narrator, flute(s) and live electronics

------ Pause/intermission ------

*Georg Kr=F6ll (1934)                           Szene (1975)
f=FCr Sprecher, Mezzosopran und elektronische Orgel
for narrator, mezzo-soprano and electronic organ

*Chris Brown (1953)                             Sparks (1996)
f=FCr Klavier oder Keyboard und interaktivem Computer
for piano or keyboard and interactive computer

*Georg Hajdu                             Eine andere Sprache sprechen (1997)
f=FCr Mezzosopran, Klavier, Harfe und Elektronik (aus der Oper "Der Sprung")
for mezzo-soprano, piano, harp and electronics (from the opera "Der Sprung")
Libretto: Thomas Brasch

Jennifer Hymer, keyboard/piano
Annette Kleine, mezzo-soprano
Eckhard Leue, narrator
Carin Levine, flute(s)
Christiane Steffens, harp
Georg Hajdu, electronics

Eintritt/admission: DM 15,-/10,-

Wir danken dem Deutschen Musikrat f=FCr die freundliche Unterst=FCtzung

                                             Georg Hajdu

Hochschule fuer Musik Detmold,
Abteilung Muenster
Ludgeriplatz 1
D-48151 Muenster



Date:    Thu, 25 Sep 1997 18:03:24 -0400
From:    Don Jenczka 
Subject: Studio 5

Hello- new user of Max here. Any interesting patches for the Studio 5lx
lurking around?  And one other question. Any way to get the fonts to
display larger than 36pt?



End of MAX Digest - 24 Sep 1997 to 25 Sep 1997