Subject: MAX Digest - 11 Dec 1997 to 12 Dec 1997
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Topics of the day:

  1. Dear List administrator: PLease unsubscribe me from this list!
  2. Infrared Control
  3. old DX7 is continously speaking
  4. Max to TV channel change
  5. outrageous LaTrobe

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Date:    Fri, 12 Dec 1997 07:54:45 -0500
From:    Anthony Ferrara 
Subject: Dear List administrator: PLease unsubscribe me from this list!

Dear List administrator: PLease unsubscribe me from this list!

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Date:    Fri, 12 Dec 1997 10:09:48 -0500
From:    David Bianciardi 
Subject: Re: Infrared Control

on Thu, 11 Dec , Eric Rosenzveig wrote

>A couple of years ago I remember coming across a company that manufactured
>a MIDI to Infrared device.

Eric-

Try looking for the InfraMIDI Equator.  It's the only "cheap" solution I
can think of right now.  Sorry I don't have their contact info here (at
home), but feel free to e- or call me if you can't locate them online.

We've done a series of jobs with some I/R control, and have always gone for
the more expensive/reliable/flexible/powerful option of using a card filled
subrack from AMX to do all the I/R stuff.  (It also helps that we're AMX
dealers...)

regards,

David Bianciardi              tech@idrc.com                gdb@interport.net
____________________________________________________________________________
        IDRC ||| 467 Greenwich St ||| NYC, NY 10013 ||| 800.767.8414

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Date:    Fri, 12 Dec 1997 17:25:39 +0100
From:    Eirik Lie 
Subject: Re: old DX7 is continously speaking

>>I am using very old modified synth and try to understand the midi they
>>are sending. For instance, my old DX7 is continously speaking on my midi
>>channel 1. I see nothing of that in SVP or MAX.
>
>It's sending active sensing messages, which are not passed by either MIDI
>manager or OMS. Other than that, everything can be seen by attaching a
>capture to midiin. (As long as it's properly formatted- if it's bogus, the
>only way you'll ever read it is with a logic analyzer.)
>
>Has anyone ever heard of a device or program that does anything with active
>sensing?

The Yamaha CX5M music computer had a program cartridge for MIDI analyzing
and filtering. I still have this 1985 turkey hooked up to my MIDI rig for
monitoring the MIDI stream. And yes, it detects active sensing.

Eirik Lie, Bjornerabben 9, N-0383 Oslo, Norway
Email: eirikli@notam.uio.no   -   Tel +47 22 50 23 14
Check out my CD "12 Bilder": http://home.sn.no/home/eiriklie/Visual.html

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Date:    Fri, 12 Dec 1997 17:25:47 +0100
From:    Eirik Lie 
Subject: Re: Max to TV channel change

>A couple of years ago I remember coming across a company that manufactured
>a MIDI to Infrared device. Anyone have an address or number for them? Any
>other solutions for a quick, cheap Max (actually SMPTE) to TV/VCR tuner
>commander?

The InfraMIDI Equator
USD 695,-
by
Epi-graf
13623 S. Berendo Ave.
Gardena, CA 90247-2023
USA
Tel (310)715-1537
Fax (310)329-1292
Product marketing manager: Jason A. Stelzel

As far as I understand from their 1993 product sheet, it works this way:
By sending it a ctrl#64 on and then a noteon, the device samples any
incoming infrared message and assigns it to that MIDI note number. With
ctrl#64 off it will transmit the infrared message by sending it a noteon.
It has a capacity of 120 IR messages stored in its internal memory,
responding to MIDI noteon 1-120.
Seems to be exactly what you are looking for. Don't know if they're still
in business, though. Let us all know if you find out.

Eirik Lie, Bjornerabben 9, N-0383 Oslo, Norway
Email: eirikli@notam.uio.no   -   Tel +47 22 50 23 14
Check out my CD "12 Bilder": http://home.sn.no/home/eiriklie/Visual.html

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Date:    Fri, 12 Dec 1997 10:21:06 -0800
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: Re: outrageous LaTrobe

What is it with Music and Money?  The Music industry is HUGE generating
BILLIONS of DOLLARS?  Where does it go?  Why can't universities and schools
see this and capitalize it?  In trying to justify the existence of programs
and courses of study, the considerations are the financial worth to the
institution and sometimes based on the financial worth to the students
(i.e., the line of thinking "What can you do with a Women's Studies
Degree?).  I am not defending this practice, but it seems that Music and
War have been the catalysts for many of the great technological advances of
the century.  After all, the idea of the punch card came from the player
piano roll, the need to amplify sound expanded the use of the transistor,
the study of sound has expanded our knowledge of waves, in turn helping us
understand electromagnetism.  ON a personal level, every decent job I have
had has come from my understanding of computers and technology which
wouldn't have happened without MUSIC--not POLICY!!!!!

>This is the reply I got from my letter requesting not to close the Music
>Department of La Trobe University. Just wanted to let you know...
>
>Damian
>...funding cuts which flow from government policy, the
>Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has found itself in the position
>of having to reduce its costs substantially (as have Faculties in most
>universities in Australia).  In this context the Faculty, after due
>consideration of its academic strengths and priorities, took the decision
in
>respect of the Department of Music....

Peter.

Peter Nyboer
pnyboer@ucla.edu
http://www.loop.com/~pnyboer/
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

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