Subject: MAX Digest - 25 Nov 1997 to 26 Nov 1997
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 00:00:58 -0500
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There are 6 messages totalling 245 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. AIFF (pronounced "ayphe")
  2. Aiff/PPC Native
  3. mod files
  4. Syndicate: SoundBox (call for proposals)
  5. spreading the word
  6. old/ancient message


Date:    Wed, 26 Nov 1997 11:25:18 +0100
From:    dudas 
Subject: AIFF (pronounced "ayphe")

Philippe Monte'mont writes:

>Does anyone know where I can find an object able to play aiff files
>which is PPC native?

Isabelle Jenniches writes:

> Is there a possibility to change the pitch of a file you play in Eric
> Singer's AiffPlayer?

(Eric Singer's response:
>Sorry, not possible the way I have implemented it.  For changing pitch,
>try the 'snd' object, which plays from memory instead of direct from disk.)

The "aiff" object by ichi is a FAT max external that plays AIFF files with
variable speed control.  It is part of the "ichi objects collection" which
can be downloaded from the IRCAM FTP site:

the main level of the ftp is at:

Please don't forget to type this full path, because the max directory is
invisible from its parent directory.



Date:    Wed, 26 Nov 1997 14:06:33 +0100
From:    Isabelle Jenniches 
Subject: Re: Aiff/PPC Native

>Does anyone know where I can find an object able to play aiff files
>which is PPC native?
>Quelqu'un sait-il ou je peux trouver un objet capable de lire les
>fichiers aiff et qui soit natif PPC?

I run Eric Singer's AiffPlayer on PPC, works fine.

J'utilise l'Aiffplayer d'Eric Singer avec mon PPC et ca marche bien.
(tien alors,  elle parle un peut de francais!) Salut! Isabelle


Date:    Wed, 26 Nov 1997 09:31:36 -0400
From:    Curtis Bahn 
Subject: mod files

Is there a max object that can control mod files?



Curtis Bahn
iEAR Studios, DCC 135
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York,
office  (518) 276-4032
fax     (518) 276-4780


Date:    Wed, 26 Nov 1997 16:35:05 +0100
From:    Isabelle Jenniches 
Subject: Syndicate: SoundBox (call for proposals)

this may be of interest :

>-- Acousmatic music -- Ambient music -- Audio art -- Computer music --
>Electroacoustic music -- Experimental music -- Sound art -- Tape music --
>Text/Sound --
>'SOUND BOX' Web Broadcast Project
>November 1997
>Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, is seeking works
>for possible inclusion for the upcoming web project.
>SOUND BOX is a RealAudio based experimental broadcast, opening its virtual
>doors on Friday March 27th 1998. Web broadcast will be online for a period
>of two months at the following address:
> SOUND BOX is a countdown project for
>KIASMA, the new building of The Museum of Contemporary Art, keeping its
>opening ceremony on Friday May 29th 1998 in Helsinki.
>SOUND BOX will introduce different kind of works and aesthetics concerning
>electronic music. SOUND BOX is looking for fresh ideas, works in which
>sounds and electronic means are used in imaginary and interesting ways.
>SOUND BOX will give the web audience a versatile vision about the
>diversity and richness of international sonic art in the 90's.
>At least 20 works will be selected for SOUND BOX broadcasting. The
>selected works are broadcasted as a nonstop stream, including text
>information about every composer and work. Each selected composer will
>receive a fee of 500 FIM (=3D ca. 95 USD =3D 167 DEM =3D 555 FRF =3D 57
>Please be sure that you own the copyright of the piece before submitting
>it. There will also be a possibility that The Museum of Contemporary Art
>will buy a few of these works for its collection.
>SOUND BOX project is curated by composer Petri Kuljuntausta
>(, chairman of the Charm of
>Sound association.
>Formats for submission:
>- DAT, CD/CD-R, Minidisc.
>Please include:
>- Written artistic statement about the submitted work and bio about
>yourself and your previous work in diskette (PC/Macintosh).
>DEADLINE for submissions is January 30th 1998.
>Submit your work and diskette to:
>The Museum of Contemporary Art
>Kaivokatu 2
>FIN-00100 Helsinki
>The SOUND BOX Website at:
>The Charm of Sound association (Aanen Lumo ry) is collaborating on this
>project, so there will be an opportunity for your work to be performed in
>an electronic music concert in Helsinki. After the SOUND BOX web
>broadcasting period we will return all submitted sound material, but if
>you would like your work to be performed in a live concert we will forward
>your material to Charm of Sound's collection for consideration of future
>projects. Please mention if you prefer that possibility.
>For further information about SOUND BOX or the Charm of Sound association,
>Petri Kuljuntausta
>Tunnelitie 9 G 53
>FIN-00320 Helsinki Finland.
>Tel: +358-9-4583950
>-- Acousmatic music -- Ambient music -- Audio art -- Computer music --
>Electroacoustic music -- Experimental music -- Sound art -- Tape music --
>Text/Sound --
>- Please distribute freely -


Date:    Wed, 26 Nov 1997 10:35:59 -0500
From:    Tommy DOG 
Subject: spreading the word

Dear Uncle Max,
I recently switched to using a PPC 8500/132 as my main computer. I have kept
my beloved Quadra 650 because I use some applications that are not
compatible with PowerMacs.
-I actually never get rid of anything and still have a IIcx up and running
for video and an Apple IIe for making "video game" sounding music.
Anyway, as I begin to do various things I discover what doesn't run, you
know how this is. Last night I discovered "scramble" isn't recognized, I may
have an old version.... If the author is reading this, please let me know
whether it's been updated to a FAT status.
Okay, so here's the problem: my computers are not next to each other, they
are a good distance away. What are my options in terms of accessing my MIDI
TimePiece II (connected to the modem port) from the Quadra (across the
room)?  I have a DIN8 switcher but I would have to keep a cable running
across my patch 24 hours a day (which would bug me) or I would have to roll
my Quadra over to where the PPC is every time I wanted to use it for MIDI...
Can I rig up some sort of remote using an old modem or something?
I know this post isn't total lucid but I'm not either (it's laundry day).
"Death To The Dumb, Curses Upon The Heads Of The Weird"
                     Tommy DOG


Date:    Wed, 26 Nov 1997 14:19:03 -0800
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: old/ancient message

In looking at some of =cw4t7abs's language, I came across this message from

     >Of course, you can always use the Digidesign Sound Drivers extension
     >route the sound output of the "AiffPlayer" or "aiff" object to
ProTools or
     >the newer Digi cards for a high quality output.  However, you are
     >stuck with the Sound Manager's inherent delay.

     ja.aber. dzie dsp objekt providez access 2the motorola dsp which iz
     the dsp objekt works v.well with audiomedia 1.+is available as

What peaked my curiosity was not a linguistic insight, but a need for
translation, as his message seems to contain some useful, though, for me,
unextractable information.  What is this "dsp objekt" he speaks of?

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


End of MAX Digest - 25 Nov 1997 to 26 Nov 1997