Subject: MAX Digest - 1 Mar 1998 to 2 Mar 1998
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 00:00:24 -0500
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There are 5 messages totalling 163 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Ircam Off??
  2. IRCAM ftp
  3. Re. IRCAM off again?
  4. looking for a Max programmer!
  5. Audio cards galoooooore


Date:    Mon, 2 Mar 1998 14:45:48 +0100
From:    dudas 
Subject: Ircam Off??

The Ircam Max FTP site was out of order a few weeks ago, but it should be
up and running now. I had one person check it out and he got through, OK.

Be sure that you go directly to the directory:

because it is not visible from its parent directory.

The site will be updated soon, so please be patient...

And, yes, there will be MSP-related stuff as soon as it starts coming in.
So far, the only things I can put there are the various objects that are
already on the cycling74 site.



Date:    Mon, 2 Mar 1998 09:32:14 -0500
From:    Tommy DOG 
Subject: IRCAM ftp

>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?

I've been having this problem for weeks.
I'm also a member of the Forum and have not been able to update my
applications. It seems to be specificly with their ftp site address because
I can romp freely on the restricted areas of the web site. I'm guessing
that they are having trouble with outside connections only.
At least I know it's not just me.
Now everyone together: "help, let us in."
"Death To The Dumb, Curses Upon The Heads Of The Weird"
                     Tommy DOG


Date:    Mon, 2 Mar 1998 16:30:20 +0100
From:    "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" 
Subject: Re. IRCAM off again?

Charles Cohen  reported:

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

The same happened to me when I tried to upload the latest version of my
RTC-lib (vs. 3.2):

Any help from our IRCAM geeks?


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


Date:    Mon, 2 Mar 1998 15:29:20 GMT
From:    Steve Coleman 
Subject: looking for a Max programmer!


I am looking for a MAX programmer who would be willing to do some work on a
program that I have conceived. I am a professional musician with little time
for programming computers, however I have most of my ideas already worked
out in the previous version of the progamr (which is in the Forth
programming language).  I want to port the program over to the MAX
environment and then start adding modules to it.

The program deals with various improvisation concepts.  I am willing to pay
for your services.  Anyone interested please send an e-mail to for details.

Thank you,

Steve Coleman


Date:    Mon, 2 Mar 1998 13:56:58 MST
From:    Mike Metlay 
Subject: Audio cards galoooooore

From:    Tom Ritchford 
>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?

I'm amazed he gets any sleep NOW.

You actually missed a few: while I don't know how hard third-party folks
will be worrying about compatibility with PARIS (it may have some
compatibility with established standards built in already), there are PCI
audio cards for the Mac either already shipping or about to ship from
Lucid, Sonorus, Korg, E-Mu Systems, Alesis, and Lexicon.

And we mustn't forget how lucky we are by comparison to the Wintel folks,
who also have offerings from Frontier Design, TerraTec (complete with a
chip-for-chip Waldorf Microwave II right on the board!), AdB, Zefiro
Acoustics, Applied Magic, Antex, SEK'D, and a godzillion others to

>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.

Standards And Card Reduction In Low End Graphic Editors?!!



Also, Roland Cahen wrote on another topic:
>I did write to Digidesign to complain that "there isn't a driver to use my
>expensive pro card".
>Here is the answer :  ??? gloubs!!!


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End of MAX Digest - 1 Mar 1998 to 2 Mar 1998