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Subject: MAX Digest - 30 Oct 1997 to 31 Oct
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There are 10 messages totalling 267 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. powerbook problems....
  2. New QT Music action
  3. MAX archive
  4. Max aware tech needed
  5. Max in the News
  6. Pd & GEM
  7. movie object and KeySpan PCI Serial Port Card
  8. movie object
  9. QTMA editor
 10. more quicktime music


Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 00:32:13 -0500
From:    "Andy K." 
Subject: powerbook problems....

In reference to your disk errors.  Usually  if it happens that regularly
it means your HD is actually wearing out.  Sometimes a low level reformat
can fix the problem by finding bad blocks and keeping them from being
used, if not then it's time for a new HD.  Or you can keep fixing with
Norton.  This could be part of the Max problem.  Depending on systme load
that could effect whether or not you need more RAM.


*Andrew Kuritzky              *             *
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Date:    Thu, 30 Oct 1997 23:53:03 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: New QT Music action

>Has anyone tried this puppy out?

[was so 8 monthz ago at. leazt]

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Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 00:34:05 -0500
From:    Christopher Murtagh 
Subject: Re: MAX archive

Greetings all,

Sorry things have been really slow with the archive. There were server
problems here, and the CGI stuff wasn't up/working (so I've been told).
I'll try to get it from the back burner to the front ASAP. What I'm trying
to do is archive the list and have it searchable via the WWW with any
browser. When I get some news (by mid next week hopefully) I'll let you
know what to expect as far as a time etc.


Christopher Murtagh

> Chris Murtagh and I talked about McGill automating it, but nothing is
> working yet.  Maybe Chris can give us an update.  I will update the
> archive to date if the server gets put up.
> Sorry for the late reply on this, I didn't see the original post.
> --Michael Sweet


Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 04:44:20 -0500
From:    Dan Jamele 
Subject: Max aware tech needed

Hello fellow Max folks.  We will have an opening for a technician/quasi
programmer/electronics person within 1 month or less.  As a we do quite a
with MAX, Macintosh's, and similar PC programs, I figured I would post this

The right person would need to be rather well rounded in various basic
technical skills, and available to travel.  Experience in the entertainment
field and excellent knowledge of Midi is a big  big plus.

We are one of the foremost providers of Midi based Show control equipment
systems for Movies, Theme Parks, Museums, Interactive Exhibits, and anything
else that requires unconventional applications of Midi control.  We provide
full health benefits, a 401K is in the works, and a creative and friendly
work environment (every office even has a window!).  We are located near Los
Angeles in a nice area of Torrance, about 5 miles from the beach.

Interested people can respond via email or call us.  Please forward this to
anyone who may be qualified and interested that you may know.  Thanks

Dan Jamele
MediaMation(TM) Inc
2461 W, 205th St. # B-100
CA. 90501
310-320-0696  Phone
310-320-0699  Fax  (email)   (crummy old web page to be updated soon)


Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 09:52:30 -0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: Max in the News

> Ah, such is the tiny interval in which this little subculture pokes
> through the bubble of media conciousness. And now we can all
> go back to work in the reassuring comfort of our relative anonymity.

Our fifteen minutes are up.

(If the article is anything to go by, the future belongs to "faceless
bots."  Excuse me, I'm off to read the sidebar article about
husband-snagging cyberbabes...

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects        music synthesis and control

        "...but you? You've got a monkey on your back: dedication."


Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 07:39:53 -0500
From:    TJ Schuler 
Subject: Pd & GEM

Is anyone out there using Pd, the new SGI release from the Miller
Puckette, and GEM from Mark Danks? What are your thoughts?



Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 09:41:36 -0400
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: Re: movie object and KeySpan PCI Serial Port Card

>Date:    Thu, 30 Oct 1997 09:02:14 -0500
>From:    Jeffrey Krieger 
>Subject: movie object
>Is there anyway to save the position of the movie window of the movie
>center screen rather than always having it come up to the right and down?
> There doesn't seem to be an automatic way of doing this that I can tell.
>Thank you.
>Jeff Krieger

Try using the imovie object instead (in the max toolbar), that way you are
saving it in a max patcher window.  This saves the position when you save
and close max.  I think you can save the quicktime movie in another
location using MoviePlayer, don't know for sure though.

If anyone was listening before when I was asking about PCI serial boards -
here is an update.  I got the Keyspan PCI Serial Expansion board installed
and it works with the serial object.  I installed two reality gloves into
the extra ports and assigned the serial object to ports c and d.  It worked

Bad news is that I can't get midi on the internal serial port to work, but
I think I have a bad midi interface.  I will post another reply when I
figure out what the problem is.

--Michael Sweet


Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 10:37:17 -0800
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: movie object

Jeffrey Krieger  writes:

> Is there anyway to save the position of the movie window of the movie
> center screen rather than always having it come up to the right and down?
> There doesn't seem to be an automatic way of doing this that I can tell.

I just sent a new movie object that saves its screen position
to IRCAM, and one of our esteemed comrades there will, I trust,
put it on their FTP site next week sometime. I had this finished
a long time ago but forgot about it. Sorry!

This doesn't exactly address Jeffrey's problem, but given any particular
screen size, he'll be able to center the movie, save his patch, and
have the window reappear where he put it last.

David Z.


Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 11:29:08 -0800
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: QTMA editor

>Date:    Thu, 30 Oct 1997 09:31:24 -0500
>From:    Johnny DeKam 
>Subject: New QT Music action
>Found an interesting new program that may interest many MAXers.
>Its called QTMA Atomic Editor - (I assume QTMA is for Quicktime Music

Thanks for the tip, Johnny.  I just downloaded it, and it works pretty
well.  The docs are a bit scanty, but it's not *too* terrible to figure
out.  For those of you who remember my whining about wanting to do digital
audio loops, this is one solution to that problem.
I gave it shot using Z's qtmusic object (avail at ircam), and it works
fine.  I made an extension that used 3 16 bit 32k stereo samples.  All
three were rhythmic samples that I wanted to loop.  This seems to be
inherent in the samples, as one of mine had a loop definition, but the
other 2 did not.  QTMA recognized this nicely, but didn't allow me to edit
the loop points.  (I made these samples a while ago, so I'm not sure how I
defined the loop markers--I'll figure that out later!).  Triggering the
instruments worked fine, with no ugly lags.   All in all, it's a pretty
powerful sampler that takes no space in a rack!
I'll post further finds as I experiment, and I'm happy to answer any


Peter Nyboer
home of Slambassador multimedia gallery
"a cellular phone, pepper spray, and maybe even a Smith and Wesson"--SUV
Driver, on safety needs


Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 13:05:34 -0800
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: more quicktime music

As i experiment with qtmusic, i have found a conflict with my audiomediaII
card.  I am trying to record, but for some reason, the qtmusic object makes
the audio input unavailable.  Simply having one patcher with one qtmusic
object in it is enough to make Sound Designer II claim "No DSP found!" then
freeze and SoundHack state "You have no audio input device."  What is it
about qtmusic that disables sound input?


Peter Nyboer
home of Slambassador multimedia gallery
"a cellular phone, pepper spray, and maybe even a Smith and Wesson"--SUV
Driver, on safety needs


End of MAX Digest - 30 Oct 1997 to 31 Oct 1997