Subject: MAX Digest - 4 Mar 1998 to 5 Mar 1998
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Topics of the day:

  1. Audio Card Roundup
  2. Waiting for Winkler
  3. colour window
  4. "Composing Interactive Music"

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Date:    Wed, 4 Mar 1998 23:07:55 -0600
From:    "Frank L. Thiel" 
Subject: Re: Audio Card Roundup

>David Z. writes...
>
>OK, my favorite subject has come up again. PCI audio cards!
>
>I've messed around with [the Emagic] card a bit and I'm not happy about it.
>The only (and therefore minimum) vector size is 8K (8192 samples).
>That means hundreds of milliseconds of latency. That wouldn't
>be so bad I suppose if I could get the driver to work, but while
>their test application seems to work, it crashes when initializing
>inside Max. I'm not giving up on it yet, but things don't look
>promising.

David,

   Thanks for the update and for the continued work on card driver
development.  It sounds like I should not count on using the Emagic card
any time soon.  I guess the next cheapest supported option for 8 channels
of audio output is to use the Korg 1212 with external D/A.  Anyone else
have some thoughts?

   Thanks again for the great application.  We are lucky that MSP supports
all the audio options it does now.  Too bad the audio card makers haven't
yet done what the IMA did with MIDI nearly two decades ago...

Frank Thiel

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Date:    Thu, 5 Mar 1998 13:38:48 +0000
From:    Tel +44 1784 443210 
Subject: Waiting for Winkler

>FYI -- I called MIT Press to order the book, but was informed that although
>scheduled for publication in February it wasn't actually ready for delivery
>yet. However, they are taking orders and will ship as soon as it is
>available.

Foyles in London, who are normally pretty good with MIT Press titles, had
it
on their system as now not due to appear till May. (I suspect this may be
news to Todd...) Best to bate no breaths.

Nick Lowe
n.lowe@rhbnc.ac.uk

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Date:    Thu, 5 Mar 1998 23:08:31 +0000
From:    Jean Favory 
Subject: colour window

Hello,

I'm trying to make an external object to colour the content region of a
patcher. Everything works ok until it happens an update event for the
patcher window. I get this event with the EventAvail OS routine and
make what I have to do (paint the region to update).
But since I can capture the event it means it is not yet processed by
Max, and after my own update Max updates the window and kill my job.
I guess it works like this but I'm not sure. What do you know about how
Max manages the events?

Thank's in advance for your help.

Jean.
--
http://www.cosa-mentale.fr/MIM.html

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Date:    Thu, 5 Mar 1998 22:26:11 -0500
From:    charles shriner 
Subject: Re: "Composing Interactive Music"

I spoke with Beverly at MIT press today and was informed that "Composing
Interactive Music" by Todd Winkler will be shipping on Tue March 10th.

>Howard Harawitz wrote:

>FYI -- I called MIT Press to order the book, but was informed that although
>scheduled for publication in February it wasn't actually ready for delivery
>yet. However, they are taking orders and will ship as soon as it is
available.

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charles shriner: composer, producer & synthesist
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