Subject: MAX Digest - 29 Jan 1998 to 30 Jan 1998
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 00:01:52 -0500
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There are 7 messages totalling 180 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. exstatic
  2. Now Available: The QKSend Package / AE in MAX
  3. Fat Boids
  4. I fixed the link to the Max UDP Stuffit Archive
  5. write message ->  text object
  6. OS8
  7. mouse click


Date:    Fri, 30 Jan 1998 18:33:45 +1000
From:    Next Wave Festival 
Subject: Re: exstatic

>Date:    Sun, 18 Jan 1998 15:37:30 +0200
>From:    jose manuel berenguer 
>Subject: eXstatic
>>Because of the method of presentation, any piece you submit will be mixed
>>other music, and possibly only an excerpt of your piece might be played:
>>other words, your music will be recontextualised, and you must be
>>comfortable >with this type of treatment.
>who could mix with good aestetical results  musics which has been thought
>as static, closed, individual? Is MAX able to do this alone or are you
>thinking on some human artistic participation?
>jose manuel

Participant's music will be deejayed more or less manually with MAX
doing a bit of reading sound files off the hard disk, sending MIDI to a MIDI
controllable mixer that can do 8 independent sends, and addressing the scsi
bus to control external CD drives, but the DJ will be in control......

I think it would be possible to have a totally automated process using
markov chains, fuzzy logic techniques, etc but it would be very hard....


Next Wave Festival
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Date:    Fri, 30 Jan 1998 10:13:06 +0100
From:    "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" 
Subject: Re: Now Available: The QKSend Package / AE in MAX

Peter Castine wrote:

> PS: Thanks to Jeff Burns for talking me into doing this; thanks to =
> David Z. for some sample code on doing Apple Events in Max.

I am still in the need of a FATtened version of David's "aebang" object.
Any nice soul out there who is willing and able to do it?


   Dr. Karlheinz Essl - Composer
   Vienna / Austria
   Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology


Date:    Fri, 30 Jan 1998 08:28:22 -0500
From:    Bill Vorn 
Subject: Fat Boids

Hi Max club,

Does anybody know if there is a FAT version of Eric Singer's Boids
object?  I tried to reach him by e-mail with no success.


Bill Vorn
Montr=E9al (Qu=E9bec) Canada

Robotic Art Infopage


Date:    Fri, 30 Jan 1998 10:12:43 -0800
From:    Matt Wright 
Subject: I fixed the link to the Max UDP Stuffit Archive

Sorry; the link from

to the Stuffit archive containing the objects was broken.  It's fixed now.



Date:    Fri, 30 Jan 1998 20:42:53 +0100
From:    Jukka Ylitalo 
Subject: write message ->  text object

i'm writing patch to create html documents using text object
Can't the write message have an argument (variable for the file name) that
would bypass saving dialog to automate creating html documents from max?

Do I have to resort to apple script or maybe Quikeys to autosave text
object contents?


Jukka  Ylitalo
HUNGARY Budapest, Hungary
Tel 36.1.214-6856    Fax 36.1.214-6872
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and try http://sensor.body
(as well as


Date:    Fri, 30 Jan 1998 14:51:11 -0500
From:    Jem Finer 
Subject: OS8

To my surprise an OS8 cd dropped through my letter box.

Before I rush to install this -

1.  I was wondering if any positive feedback exists for this upgrade.
2.  I seem to remember some discussion of having to get a new disc from
opcode to authorise Max to run under this system - could some one reiterate
the lowdown on this - I can't find it in my back copies ?


Jem Finer

Kentish Town
London NW5


Date:    Fri, 30 Jan 1998 23:24:59 +0000
From:    Jean Favory 
Subject: mouse click

A question out of the list subject, but I need an answer to use my Max

I'm working on a musical project with paralitics people who can move
neither the arms nor the legs, just a little the fingers. They control
the cursor movement with their head and simulate a mouse click with the
mouth. But I'd prefer they use something like a switch under their
fingers to make a mouse click in order to keep free the mouth. I can't
use the mouse button because it is to much sensitive. It is why I think
to a switch.
Do you know how works the mouse button (and the mouse in general),
because it doesn't seem it is just a simple switch. What do I need to
replace the mouse button on an ADB bus?
Any information is welcomme.

Thank you for your help.




End of MAX Digest - 29 Jan 1998 to 30 Jan 1998