Subject: MAX Digest - 28 Feb 1998 to 1 Mar 1998
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 00:00:34 -0500
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There are 6 messages totalling 154 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Audio Mac troubles
  2. kfilter
  3. MAX Digest - 27 Feb 1998 to 28 Feb 1998
  4. IRCAM off again? (2)
  5. slightly off topic: CDRW


Date:    Sun, 1 Mar 1998 16:01:19 +0100
From:    Roland Cahen & Ruth Sefton-Green 
Subject: Audio Mac troubles

I have had several troubles whith the sound manager using MSP, not for
output but for input.
Especially, using the digidesign sound drivers whith a pro tools project
I did write to Digidesign to complain that "there isn't a driver to use my
expensive pro card".

Here is the answer :  ??? gloubs!!!

>To find out about compatibilities with third party software, please
>contact our PreSales Dept...
>phone: 800-333-2137 or 415-842-6602

Lots of users should complain there, it may have an effect

Else, the sound level of the built in output seems not compatible whith a
line input. For axample if you output a sine at level one it comes out
distorded. This doesn't happen whith an audiomedia III card.

I think that the sound control panels on the mac are not good enough for
using all kind of sound application whith many diferent cards, does someone
know a better system ?



Date:    Sun, 1 Mar 1998 16:40:43 +0000
From:    CH 
Subject: kfilter

Dear Maxers

I have recently moved up to 3.5.8 / OS8
I am trying to locate several 'updated' externals/startups
because the PPC doesn't recognise the old versions.

In particular David Rokeby's Excellent 'kfilter'
Has anybody got a revamp of this or knows where I could download.
I have had a cursory look but fear that I got it originally embeded
in a patch the name of which now escapes me.

I have also just bought the MSP stuff and wonder if anyone knows of any
MSP specific patch FTPs.
If anyone is undecided about buying the MSP I must say that it is
fantastic and well worth it.

Best wishes
Chris Hughes.


Date:    Sun, 1 Mar 1998 13:36:01 -0500
From:    Tom Ritchford 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 27 Feb 1998 to 28 Feb 1998

Bill Vorn  wrote:
>What about the new 2408 interface from Mark of the Unicorn? Any plans for
>specific support?
>Bill Vorn
>Montreal (Quebec) Canada
>On Sat, 28 Feb 1998, Frank L. Thiel wrote:
>>    The MSP info on your cycling74 page says that "Support for the Emagic
>> audio card is forthcoming."  I would like to use this card for a
>> multi-channel output application I am making in MSP.  I'd heard there was
>> some problem getting documentation from Emagic.  Would you please let me
>> know where support for this card stands?  Thank you very much.

So, let's see... there's the Emagic, Paris, MOTU, Event and Yamaha boards.
Will Max be supporting all of these?!?!  When will David Z. sleep?

Man, it seems like there needs to be a strategic arms limitation talk or
perhaps a standards organization... or the developers will all go crazy.



Date:    Sun, 1 Mar 1998 13:07:53 -0500
From:    Charles Cohen 
Subject: IRCAM off again?

lately  the  max ftp site  @  forumnet has been giving me

"FTP Error
Could not login to FTP server
User anonymous access denied."

anyone know what's up?

            ****      What's Charles up to?      ****


Date:    Sun, 1 Mar 1998 19:33:48 -0800
From:    Issac Roth 
Subject: Re: IRCAM off again?

> lately  the  max ftp site  @  forumnet has been giving me
> "FTP Error
> Could not login to FTP server
> User anonymous access denied."

Just use my mirror here:



Date:    Sun, 1 Mar 1998 23:21:59 -0500
From:    Tommy DOG 
Subject: slightly off topic: CDRW

Dear Uncle Max,
I'm sorry for this non Max question but because everyone here is using a
Macintosh and the majority of us have a lot of the same software, I thought
this would be a good place to raise this question.

I'm curious if any of you could give me feedback on using CDRWs for
creating audio CDs.  I've read of some compatibility problems with regular
CDROM drives but never specifically in regards to audio.  I'm looking in
the $500-$600 range and I see a number of drives really are using the same
mechanisms and just have different brand names.

Please reply by E-mailing me directly unless you have information that is
useful for the group at large.  I know that it's best to limit the off
topic stuff.

"Death To The Dumb, Curses Upon The Heads Of The Weird"
Tommy DOG, specialist & curator of noises and visual oddities


End of MAX Digest - 28 Feb 1998 to 1 Mar 1998