Subject: MAX Digest - 8 Feb 1998 to 9 Feb 1998
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 00:00:06 -0500
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There are 3 messages totalling 93 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Max in the News
  2. new version of MSP
  3. lcd penMode and related questions


Date:    Mon, 9 Feb 1998 01:46:52 -0500
From:    Nicholas Longo <71477.2332@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: Max in the News

Most esteemed Max enthusiasts,

While we're plugging our projects, my Flex Processor stand-alone, patent
pending, has a review in the March issue of Electronic Musician (apologies
to those I told February - it got bumped.)  The review mentions that Max
was the development environment, which is probably appropriate since I
couldn't have done it otherwise.  Bear in mind it's sort of a prototype and
there's more I'm not ready to release yet.  It took six years to date, also
involving original research in Music Perception in relation to music
technology in general, and electronic music synthesizers in particular.
There's also (supposedly) a review going up at next week.  They're also (supposedly) going
to review my CD Actuality, which was played on more than 100 radio stations
on which I also used Max. Thanks to all who helped.  You know who you are.

Nick Longo


Date:    Mon, 9 Feb 1998 01:13:22 -0800
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: new version of MSP

I've put up a new version of MSP at the Cycling '74 web site. It
includes bug fixes, new features, new examples, and documentation

New features include support for Sound Designer II files and a groove~
object that loops backwards. Bug fixes include correcting the
audio input quality problems with the Sound Manager. New examples
include "party"--a demo with a heavy CPU appetite that allows you to
switch in and out of "Techno Compatibility Mode." When in this mode,
changes to the music are only made at four-bar intervals. There's also
more on the subject of real-time convolution.

Please visit to
get the update if you've already downloaded MSP. To download the
whole thing in its entirety, visit

All this stuff should be at the IRCAM site soon.

David Z.

PS - I have not, to my knowledge, been sucked out to sea
recently, or even almost sucked out to sea. However, a large
black helicopter stenciled with "MicroSoft Police" has been
seen making regular flights over my house. The neighbors are
a little irritated.


Date:    Tue, 10 Feb 1998 22:41:19 +0100
From:    Maurizio Giri 
Subject: lcd penMode and related questions

Hi all, i need some help.

I'm trying to use lcd for a sort of graphic score input and i would like to
know the meaning of the various penMode commands. I know they have
something to do with bitwise logic, but, for istance, what's the difference
between the Copy and Or modes?
I would like to implement some of the facilities you have with a
macpaint-like program (circles and frames growing or shrinking when you
paint-drag them with the mouse, an Undo function etc.): any advice?
BTW, are there some hidden commands? David Zicarelli mentioned some time
ago a "reson" command, what is it?


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End of MAX Digest - 8 Feb 1998 to 9 Feb 1998