Subject: MAX Digest - 18 Dec 1997 to 19 Dec 1997
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 00:00:25 -0500
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There are 3 messages totalling 74 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. MAX Digest - 17 Dec 1997 to 18 Dec 1997
  2. OvalTune!!!
  3. MAX / d&b


Date:    Fri, 19 Dec 1997 15:16:56 +0100
From:    Vincent Puig 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 17 Dec 1997 to 18 Dec 1997

Information on MSP, download site and special Ircam offer comming with MSP
is available at

An official information will come soon

Vincent Puig
1 place Stravinsky
75004 Paris
Tel: 01 44 78 49 59
Fax: 01 44 78 15 40
email :


Date:    Fri, 19 Dec 1997 14:45:57 +0000
From:    Tel +44 1784 443210 
Subject: OvalTune!!!

Just when I was getting over my incontinence at the availability of the new
version of M, comes the news that a new version of David Z's OvalTune is to
follow. I'd just like to confirm, for the benefit of Maxers who've come in
from other directions, that this is the most beautiful piece of software
created by work of man: not only the most compact, elegant
algorithmic-composition engine ever (even more so than M), but an astounding
synaesthetic environment for the generation of real-time interactive music
with trippy synchronised animated graphics, all cunningly using basic
draw routines, and without any visible interface at all. Yavelow described
in 1992 as his favourite Mac program of all time, which probably undervalues
it. I've always felt that if OvalTune had simply been bundled with every Mac
sold then Apple would've walloped the bollocks off Windows in 1989. It's
never actually worked 100% on any Mac I've owned, and the
for-it-day-brilliant sample player is so 24-bit filthy as to be
on anything capable of doing it justice, but it's still a thing of
transcendent beauty & joy. (I don't suppose anyone ever wrote a
palette-animation UserShape? Is that possible? I have slightly less C than I
have colloquial Lingala.)

Anyway, thanks to the incomparable Z for reviving this one, and I do urge
Maxmaniacs to snap it up when it arrives. In the meantime, when I've calmed
down a bit, I'm off to change my underwear, open all the windows in M at
once, and jack in on the phones in front of one of the universe's fairest
sights, a twinkling A4 screenful of brightly-coloured M-space. Happy, happy


Nick Lowe
no relation to anyone talented


Date:    Fri, 19 Dec 1997 20:38:30 +0200
From:    Jonas Vest-Hansen 
Subject: MAX / d&b

Hello, I´m would like to get in contact with Max users, -who use MAX to
controll d&b P.A systems.... Please contact me:

Greetings from cold copenhagen, and merry XMAXS 8-)


End of MAX Digest - 18 Dec 1997 to 19 Dec 1997