Subject: MAX Digest - 9 Apr 1998 to 10 Apr 1998
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 00:01:45 -0400
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There are 5 messages totalling 203 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Feature Request (2)
  2. feature rekuezt
  3. key shortcuts
  4. Technical Director Position


Date:    Fri, 10 Apr 1998 13:13:44 +0200
From:    Peter Castine 
Subject: Re: Feature Request

Apologies in general for my anal-retentive attempt to revert to standard
English othography (traumatic result of being the child of an immigrant).

Stephen Kay wrote:

>Isn't this what the new object list does?  Select it
>in the Options menu, put down an object, type a few
>letters and press enter.

That's the way I do things.

>Of course, either method is pretty useless with:

Type 'mi' and finish the job with a double-click (or mouse-select and



-- -- --
"It went down a storm. Brilliant!" 4 Stars           |  Dr. Peter Castine
_Flutewise_ on my arrangement of Joplin's "The Ragtime Dance" for
4 flutes, alto and bass. (Zimmermann, Order No. 31800)


Date:    Fri, 10 Apr 1998 06:25:57 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: Re: Feature Request

>Stephen Kay wrote:
>>Isn't this what the new object list does?

!n 1 sensz. jas.
meant dzat 1 kould kreate 1 new objekt w!thout dze objekt l!zt
kom!ng up + enter midip would bkom midiparse
or m would rezult !n midiflush etc.
1 kould argue dzat new objekt l!zt = mor effekt!v. phpz.
= def !n akkord w!th max gui.

>>  Select it
>>in the Options menu, put down an object, type a few
>>letters and press enter.
>That's the way I do things.
>>Of course, either method is pretty useless with:


Date:    Fri, 10 Apr 1998 08:55:41 -0700
From:    Kevin Walker 
Subject: Re: feature rekuezt

Here are some related feature requests:

(1) object box command key (equivalent to {click object box icon in tool
bar}, or to {click object box icon in tool bar} + {click patcher window at
mouse/pointer location})

(2) same as above for message box

(3) same as above for last object created

(4) version of paste (cmd-V) that pastes the object(s) in relation to the
pointer location, rather than a couple of pixels SE of the original location

(5) a way to set the default size (i.e. precision) of the number boxes
(both int and float versions)


Date:    Fri, 10 Apr 1998 10:27:30 -0700
From:    Peter Elsea 
Subject: key shortcuts

>feature rekuezt !f poss!bl.
>when kreat!ng 1 new objekt one kould enter
>1zt few karakterz + presz tab [or odr]
>2 eczpand !t.

For external objects, you can make an easy to type alias- for instance, if
you make an alias of cycle and name it "cy", you can type cy 4 in an object
box and get the same function as cycle 4 (except a help file- you'd have to
make an alias of called

Or you can navigate the new object box with keys:
When the box opens leave it in the all objects list
type mi (fairly quickly, but it's sensitive to double click time) and
downarrow to  midiin
type arguments

The new object box will be in the same state when you open it again, so you
won't have to tab first.
In some cases this is more typing than just entering the name, but the
arrow keys may be easier to reach.

Of course, you can add your aliases to the new object list.....

Peter Elsea
Electronic Music Studios
University of California, Santa Cruz


Date:    Fri, 10 Apr 1998 19:12:28 -0500
From:    todd_winkler@BROWN.EDU
Subject: Technical Director Position

NOTICE OF VACANCY  (Please forward to others who may be interested)



The Department of Music at Brown University is seeking applications for a
full-time technical director. The responsibilities for the position include
managing the technical concerns for the MacColl Studios for Electronic
Music, which services the department's programs in computer music and
multimedia composition. In this capacity, the technical director will
assist with faculty research projects, work with students, and maintain
equipment in five computer music studios. The technical director will have
the opportunity to teach in the department and to use the facilities for
his/her own creative work. The candidate will also be responsible for the
maintenance of the music department's computers, web site, and audio

Applicants must have extensive experience maintaining Apple Computer
networks and MIDI systems. We are also looking for candidates with
backgrounds in computer music composition, audio engineering, electrical
engineering, computer science, or multimedia production.

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree and demonstrate advanced
technical expertise. Deadline for receipt of applications and all
supporting materials is May 15, 1998. The job will begin July 1, 1997.
Applicants should send a letter describing their experience and interests
together with a resume, samples of creative work (if any), and three
letters of recommendation to:

Professor Todd Winkler, Director
MacColl Studio for Electronic Music
Department of Music
Brown University
Box 1924
Providence, RI  02912


**** Interested candidates may contact us about interviewing at the ****
**** 1997 SEAMUS Conference, April 16 - 19 at Dartmouth College ****

Brown offers the B.A. in music (with a concentration in computer music
composition), the M.A. in music (with a concentration in computer music and
electronic media), and the Ph.D. in music (with a concentration in
ethnomusicology).  The Department of Music, with a faculty of eleven
supported by professional library and technical staff as well as some
twenty instructors in applied music, enrolls about a dozen graduate
students, thirty undergraduate majors, and more than a thousand general
students annually.  It supports an Appalachian string band, Balinese
gamelan angklung, chamber music groups, chorus, Ghanaian drumming group,
jazz bands, orchestra, Trinidadian steel band, wind symphony, and a
resident string quartet.  Its technical resources include the MacColl
Studio for Electronic Music and the University Multimedia Lab.  The Orwig
Music Library houses the Koetting Ethnomusicology Archive and the Neiman
Archive of Sound Recordings.

Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity


End of MAX Digest - 9 Apr 1998 to 10 Apr 1998