Subject: MAX Digest - 19 Jan 1998 to 20 Jan 1998
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There are 10 messages totalling 316 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. ___HELP:  Are there any rotary dials/knobs with a 3-D look??____ (2)
  2. mike metlay 
  3. applescript
  4. MAX Digest - 18 Jan 1998 to 19 Jan 1998 (2)
  5. MSP app: looper
  6. midi sensors etc. [resend]
  7. ___HELP:  Is there a 3rd party gate that supports > 10 outs??____ (2)

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Date:    Mon, 19 Jan 1998 21:11:26 -0800
From:    ai 
Subject: ___HELP:  Are there any rotary dials/knobs with a 3-D look??____

Hello,

I'm trying to find out if anyone has written any decent
looking 3-D/shaded rotary dials or knobs for use with Max.

I'd like a rotary knob at least as 3-D looking as Max's
hslider/uslider  - which has no UI graphical options except
size/color.

(When I look at some of the cool knobs/dials in 3rd party
 plug-ins - I think why not (yet) in Max? )

Thanks in advance for any info to me at:  ai@wco.com

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Date:    Mon, 19 Jan 1998 23:39:31 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: mike metlay 

>Date:    Mon, 19 Jan 1998 16:56:57 MST
>From:    Mike Metlay 

sL a v.

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doez any1 hav dze w.server + !z willing to share the sorss kode. = kuerry
+ loop.

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Date:    Mon, 19 Jan 1998 23:41:14 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: applescript

>From:    Elliott Earls 
>Subject: applescript?
>
>is it possible to use max running in the background on a Mac to respond
>to simple notes on a keyboard. translate them to applescript then send
>them to another application?

jas

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Date:    Tue, 20 Jan 1998 01:11:22 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: ___HELP:  Are there any rotary dials/knobs with a 3-D look??____

> (When I look at some of the cool knobs/dials in 3rd party
>  plug-ins - I think why not (yet) in Max? )

If you wonder why not, you might try writing one in C.  I think
the exercise would be enlightening.

I'd like to add one to the MegaMAX collection.  Considering
the number of copies I've sold, it's hardly worthwhile to
consider the days (week?) of work it would take.  But I'll do
it at some point - the point being when I decide I want a cool
looking dial for my own application.

You mentioned plug-ins? People regularly shell-out hundreds of
dollars for a single audio plug-in.  That's why they have cool
3D knobs.

Stephen Kay

----------------------- The MegaMAX Collection -----------------------
  Over 30 Max objects for the creation of more professional looking, =

         feeling, and functioning patchers and applications.
                          Demos available at:
                      http://www.musikinetix.com
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Date:    Tue, 20 Jan 1998 11:33:45 +0100
From:    Peter Castine 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 18 Jan 1998 to 19 Jan 1998

Elliott Earls asks:
>c.When I play specific midi notes on the keyboard I want to be able to
>somehow convert them into simple Keystrokes. (like an ascii a or b.)
>  wis it possible for max to take emulate keystrokes and "SEND THEM TO
>ANTHOR PROGRAM?"
>does this make any sense? can anyone help

Actually, I'm working on this right now. My approach is to send
AppleEvents to QuicKeys.

Gimme a week and the object should be going out to the ftp sites.

Note that using AppleEvents and QuicKeys is not going to make Max' timing
any tighter than it is. All the action has to be defer()ed to
non-interrupt time. QuicKeys has overhead of its own (and it costs a
couple of shekels on top of Max). The advantage is that with QuicKeys you
can talk to any app and do a bit more than just send keystrokes.

Cheers,

Peter

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pcastine@prz.tu-berlin.de   | music will continue and increase until we
                            | reach a music produced through the aid of
                            | electrical instuments.  -- John Cage, 1937

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Date:    Tue, 20 Jan 1998 13:08:07 +0100
From:    Georg Hajdu 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 18 Jan 1998 to 19 Jan 1998

Working with MAX 3.5.9 I noticed the following bugs:
1. I typed a text into a comment using the Chicago font (24 points font
size). Upon reopening the patch I noticed that MAX didn't remember the
settings and showed the text in Geneva (9 points). Chicago's an ugly font
anyways, so I changed it to a non-system font and everything was working
fine. ?????

2. This bug seems to have persisted in MAX for long time:
Using the umenu object and displaying a text with a large font, I  noticed
repeatedly that the patch cords attached to the outlets weren't drawn
correctly, i.e. they were attached to umenu as if a smaller font had been
used.

A personal comment about Antiorps lingo:

After a short period of learning (with not-even-that-steep a learning
curve), I found myself enjoying the deciphering of his comments. I don't
call myself a native speaker.

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                                             Georg Hajdu

Hochschule fuer Musik Detmold,
Abteilung Muenster
Ludgeriplatz 1
D-48151 Muenster

e-mail: hajdu@uni-muenster.de
http://www.uni-muenster.de/Musikhochschule/Dozenten/Hajdu/home.html
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Date:    Tue, 20 Jan 1998 06:05:39 -0800
From:    jhno 
Subject: MSP app: looper

hail max compatriots,

my first MSP project was something i have been wanting to do for a while: a
general purpose algorithmic sound mangler. this one listens to sound input
(internal audio cd, etc.) and samples it randomly, playing back the samples
at different speeds, backward, through resonant filters, etc.

breathe new life into your tired cd collection - even "sax winterlude"
sounded good through this! :)

check it out from

http://www.sirius.com/~ear/software.html

it is a stand-alone app, so it should work on any powerpc whether you have
msp or not.

there are no instructions yet... figure it out. :) but here are a couple of
key points:

- double-click on the "adc" object to assign audio input, etc.

- hit the "load" button and type in "demo". this should load a set of
parameters that will hash up the audio input in an interesting manner...
tweak from there...

let me know what you think...!

best regards,
jhno

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Date:    Tue, 20 Jan 1998 18:27:09 +0100
From:    Jukka Ylitalo 
Subject: midi sensors etc. [resend]

>* Are there web pages which review or recommend various sensor/controller
>options?  (I've already found a list of manufacturers at Tommy DOG's Max
>page (thank you Mr. DOG).)

Tommy DOG's http, please?

others:

http://www.timedia.com/physical.html
http://www.itp.tsoa.nyu.edu/~alumni/dano/physical/physical.html
http://www.interlog.com/~drokeby/vnsII.html
http://www.infusionsystems.com/

-
what's the story with wc?
what server does it need?

>Date:    Mon, 18 Aug 1997 10:24:17 +0200
>From:    dudas 
>Subject: wc
>
>Roland Hemming writes:
>
>>. . .  - hey I just thought maybe we could use the 'wc' object and you
>>click on the address and email the person direct from MAX!
>
>Is there anyplace with the max web client application up and running?
>
>I believe Opcode's has been down since Dec 96, and there's absolutely no
>hope of getting IRCAM to run it as a service to Max users. Yes, I've asked,
>and the reply basically boiled down to: 'Opcode-Max has absolutely nothing
>to do with Ircam.'
>
>So, I guess it's up to some hip University to sponsor the max web client,
>if indeed people are really interested.
>
>
>-Richard

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Date:    Tue, 20 Jan 1998 18:30:59 -0800
From:    ai 
Subject: ___HELP:  Is there a 3rd party gate that supports > 10 outs??____

Hello,

I'm trying to find out if there is a version of the 
object that supports more than 10 outputs.

Thanks in advance for any info to me at: ai@wco.com

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Date:    Tue, 20 Jan 1998 23:20:30 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: ___HELP:  Is there a 3rd party gate that supports > 10 outs??____

ai:
>I'm trying to find out if there is a version of the 
>object that supports more than 10 outputs.

All of the gates in the publicly available OptGates group
support up to 16 outputs.  They can be downloaded at:

http://www.musikinetix.com

If you want more than 16, I might be convinced to make
another version of them with support for more.  How many did
you want, and did you want them to be able to pass mixed
items, (i.e. int, float, symbols) or just one type of item,
like the various ones in the optimized gates group?

Stephen Kay
----------------------- The MegaMAX Collection -----------------------
  Over 30 Max objects for the creation of more professional looking, =

         feeling, and functioning patchers and applications.
                          Demos available at:
                      http://www.musikinetix.com
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