Subject: MAX Digest - 1 Dec 1997 to 2 Dec 1997
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 00:01:10 -0500
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There are 11 messages totalling 339 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. studio 5 question
  2. Digital Audio / Max
  3. QT Playback
  4. Audio
  5. test - please ignore
  6. Xpose
  7. Duo 230
  8. G3 Pbook, 540c FS
  9. controller/sysex editor wanted (2)
 10. Interview With David Zicarelli

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Date:    Tue, 2 Dec 1997 00:09:32 -0400
From:    Don Jenczka 
Subject: studio 5 question

I've been trying to put together a max patch which displays the currently
selected program names of my entire midi setup. everything works as
expected (when I change programs via the front panel of the synth, the name
changes in the menu- that's really easy..) but the Studio Patches Editor
which comes with the studio 5 allows one to select a 'start sequence' for
each map which can include program changes. Does anyone know a way to get
Max to recognize these embedded p.c's? I suppose, though haven't tested it,
but Vision would act the same way: program changes sent from vision to
synths don't make it over to max. Sorry if this may appear to be very
elementary, but I'm really new to Max
Thanks,
Don

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Date:    Mon, 1 Dec 1997 22:34:18 -0800
From:    Chris Muir 
Subject: Digital Audio / Max

With all the recent discussion of audio playback in Max I thought I'd take
this opportunity to do a little market research. Headspace, the company I
work for, has a software synth that is pretty efficient. We have a Netscape
Plug-in, called Beatnik, that is a 32 voice synth that can play MIDI files,
linear audio files, and our own RMF files. The next version of the plug-in
will be 64 voices.

Would there be much interest in a Max object that did pretty much the same
stuff as Beatnik? How much would you pay for it?

Sorry to have such a marketing hat on, but if I'm going to do this I have
to be able to justify it to the rest of the company.

Thanks,
Chris

_____________________________________________________
Chris Muir        |  The Web Comes Alive With Music:
cbm@headspace.com |  http://www.headspace.com/beatnik

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Date:    Tue, 2 Dec 1997 00:30:39 -0600
From:    "C. Smith!" 
Subject: QT Playback

>
>
> I have just spent some weeks programming QT video playback from within MAX
> using a ATI Xclaim VR card.  I have found the MAX Movie object very
> limited.  I wanted to playback 640x480 using Cinepack compression, but
have
> had to reduce the movies to 520x??? (what ever it is) in order to achieve
> 12 frames per second playback with 16bit 44.1, stereo audio.  I think this
> is rather disipointing because the Apple Movie Player and other similar
> software have no trouble delivering the full fram size video without
> jumping frames.  I have tested them with the Xclaim card and it's fine, so
> I can only conclude that it is the way MAX caches the video, or treats the
> playback - ie not acknowledging the board is there for the decompression
> tasks.
> ======Clip==========
> Cheers,
>
> Garth
>
> >><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<
> Garth Paine
> Composer, Sound Designer,
> Museums, Dance, Film, Theatre
> Interactive Immersive Environments
> Phone 61 3 95259844 (W)
> Fax 61 3 95275549
>

Have you had any experience with Video Vision?Would it make a difference if
I
didn't use audio at all?(Don't need it in my application).

Chris Smith

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Date:    Mon, 1 Dec 1997 21:48:15 +0200
From:    Guenther Albrecht 
Subject: Re: Audio

The audio multiple voices player is easily buildt with known equipment
take scsi 5 cd-players & you can trigger the samples by track numbers
quick & easy. 5 stereo channels!
I have used this technique in theatre productions using max.

good luck

.g.a.

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Date:    Tue, 2 Dec 1997 08:28:13 +0100
From:    "Dr. K@rlheinz Essl" 
Subject: test - please ignore

test

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Date:    Tue, 2 Dec 1997 11:02:22 +0100
From:    Jeffrey Burns 
Subject: Xpose

David Crandall wrote:
>
>I've been trying to download the X<>POSE demo and am getting access denied
>using the address:
>
>ftp://ftp.arkaos.be/pub/arkaos/XPoseDemo.sit
>
>Anybody know one that works?
>
>thanks

I wrote to Steinberg and received a free demo CD. (The demo only worked
smoothly when I raised the RAM allocation to 60 MB.)

Jeff Burns

http://www.inx.de/~jeff

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Date:    Tue, 2 Dec 1997 11:54:45 +0000
From:    Tel +44 784 443210 
Subject: Duo 230

>I'm considering investment to Powerbook Duo 230 for doing Max? Has anyone
>experience? Does it work?

I've been running Max 3.x on a 230 with System 7.1 for a year now; no
problems. It's a lovely little machine - makes even the 2300 feel clumsy and
overweight. Of course you'll need a disk drive to authorise the copy
protection.

Nick Lowe
n.lowe@rhbnc.ac.uk
******************************
no relation to anyone talented
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Date:    Tue, 2 Dec 1997 14:43:50 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: G3 Pbook, 540c FS

Hi Maxers,

I'm toying with the idea of getting one of those new G3
laptops - anyone using one with music software at the =

moment?

If I do take the plunge, is there anyone on the list who
might be interested in my pBook 540c, 32mb ram, 320 mb
hard drive, PowerPort 500 19.8 modem, w/ 4 batteries?  =

Make me an offer...

I also have a 16mb upgrade for a IIfx just laying =

around...

Stephen Kay

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Date:    Wed, 3 Dec 1997 00:07:43 +0100
From:    karl kliem 
Subject: controller/sysex editor wanted

Genevai am looking for a midi
controller/sysex editor/librarian-patch or something like that. it
should be able to compare the controller/sysex-data of two different
sound/programm presets and calculate a morph between them.

here is how it should work:

1. i run a sequencer-program like cubase or vision.

2. i record a phrase.

3. while in loop-mode i adjust the sound and effects of the connected
midi-device (in this case a yamaha a3000 sampler) via external faders
(in this case a jlcooper fadermaster).

4. sounds o.k. -> snapshot of all the parameters of that sound
(controller and sysex) into preset a).

5. goto 3 until i have some different sound and effect presets.

6. i make an arrangement in the sequencer.

7. i insert a marker for preset a) into the timeline of the sequencer.

8. i insert a marker for preset c) 2 bars behind preset a) into the
timeline of the sequencer.

9. now the utility should know which of the parameters of the 2
different presets have changed and insert only those into the
list-event editor of the sequencer (without all the useless controller
and sysex events).

10. an additional feature should be the smooth crossfade between two
parameter values over time. (something like the morph-feature of the
clavia nord-lead)

what i know is (cubase specific):

there is a midi-mixer within cubase. yes, but it has an awful
interface. you dont get any response on what is recorded and what is
not. and you would always have to tell which of the parameters you want
to save and which not. and i can't figure out how i can remote-control
the fader within a mixer page and the midi-device at the same time ! it
either controls one or the other.

what i don't know is:

1. does vision offer something that works better than the cubase
midi-mixer? (i only have a demo of version 2.08)

2. is there any max-patch working together with vision or cubase that
does something like that?

what i would make me happy:

an integration of that feature into vision where you could have a
graphic representation of the fades in the strip chart. it could work
perfectly together with galaxy where you already have all the
parameters of a certain midi-device.

karl kliem

http://www.meso.net/invsys/

btw. is there a vision and/or galaxy mailing-list/archive ?



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Date:    Wed, 3 Dec 1997 04:44:15 +0100
From:    karl kliem 
Subject: controller/sysex editor wanted

good evening ladies and gentlemen,

i am looking for a midi controller/sysex editor/librarian-patch or
something like that. it should be able to compare the controller/sysex-data
of two different sound/programm presets and calculate a morph between them.

here is how it should work:

1. i run a sequencer-program like cubase or vision.
2. i record a phrase.
3. while in loop-mode i adjust the sound and effects of the connected
midi-device (in this case a yamaha a3000 sampler) via external faders (in
this case a jlcooper fadermaster).
4. sounds o.k. -> snapshot of all the parameters of that sound (controller
and sysex) into preset a).
5. goto 3 until i have some different sound and effect presets.
6. i make an arrangement in the sequencer.
7. i insert a marker for preset a) into the timeline of the sequencer.
8. i insert a marker for preset c) 2 bars behind preset a) into the
timeline of the sequencer.
9. now the utility should know which of the parameters of the 2 different
presets have changed and insert only those into the list-event editor of
the sequencer (without all the useless controller and sysex events).
10. an additional feature should be the smooth crossfade between two
parameter values over time. (something like the morph-feature of the clavia
nord-lead)

what i know is (cubase specific):
there is a midi-mixer within cubase. yes, but it has an awful interface.
you dont get any response on what is recorded and what is not. and you
would always have to tell which of the parameters you want to save and
which not. and i can't figure out how i can remote-control the fader within
a mixer page and the midi-device at the same time ! it either controls one
or the other.

what i don't know is:
1. does vision offer something that works better than the cubase
midi-mixer? (i only have a demo of version 2.08)
2. is there any max-patch working together with vision or cubase that does
something like that?

what i would make me happy:
an integration of that feature into vision where you could have a graphic
representation of the fades in the strip chart. it could work perfectly
together with galaxy where you already have all the parameters of a certain
midi-device.

karl kliem
http://www.meso.net/invsys/

btw. is there a vision and/or galaxy mailing-list/archive ?

and have a look at the metasynth at http://www.uisoftware.com. its
different.

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Date:    Tue, 2 Dec 1997 23:22:53 -0600
From:    Tommy DOG 
Subject: Interview With David Zicarelli

Dear Uncle Max,
I Just put together an interview with David Z. for the Max Resource Guide.
It covers the current state of Max and the upcoming MSP.  I hope you enjoy
it.
It's here:  http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/7055/
Sorry for the lack of my usual gibberish,
-As usual,
TD
PS I am still accepting interesting patches and other gifts.

"Death To The Dumb, Curses Upon The Heads Of The Weird"
Tommy DOG, specialist & curator of noises and visual oddities
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/3976/uni.html

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