Subject: MAX Digest - 10 Apr 1998 to 11 Apr 1998
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 00:00:41 -0400
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Topics of the day:

  1. using detonate


Date:    Sat, 11 Apr 1998 20:17:05 -0500
From:    "M. Abidh Waugh" 
Subject: using detonate

Dear Max addicts:

I am trying to figure out a way to be able to play back sequences from
various places in a midifile using detonate.

The problem I am dealing with is that whereas the "startat" message should
start from one after any note that you tell it to start at, if you have any
occurances of your target note prior to it, you will not be able to reach
such a note.

What I am dealing with is lenghty sequences of indeterminate pitch
material, where I want to start the playback from a durational coordinate.
I thought that the "nth" message might help, but I can't figure out how it
would because there doesn't seem to be any way to make detonate tell you
what number a given event holds, or to "startat" anything but
pitch/velocity/channel parameters.

I was hoping that the detonate object would implement this relatively basic
concept of playback, that is start playback at a given duration in the midi
file.   Can anyone on the list provide insight on this issue?

Thank you.

M. Abidh Waugh


End of MAX Digest - 10 Apr 1998 to 11 Apr 1998