Subject: MAX Digest - 12 Apr 1998 to 13 Apr 1998
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 00:00:02 -0400
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There are 4 messages totalling 113 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. 252 761 801
  2. LPN (Lounge Presentation Night)
  3. MSP fft~ object
  4. T.C.Electronic M2000


Date:    Sun, 12 Apr 1998 23:30:08 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: 252 761 801

>I know this got hashed over last year mostly concerning v3.5.x, but my
>question is: using Max 2.5.2 (yeah, yeah, dragging my heels) what are the
>best precautions for protecting my installs if I upgrade to System 8?  Is
>it worth the hassle or should I just go to System 7.6.1?  I've been
>perfectly happy with System 7.5.3 on a PM 7600/132, but the Retro AS-1
>software synth demo requires the upgrade.
>Also if anybody has an inkling of how these issues would apply to Pro
>Tools 4, which I also have, don't be shy.

Retro AS = zucx

msp = n!ss

7.6.1 = shy

>Tools 4 = retro as

shy = msp


Date:    Mon, 13 Apr 1998 02:01:26 -0400
From:    Christopher Murtagh 
Subject: LPN (Lounge Presentation Night)

Concert Announcement:

 Two classes under the direction of Prof. Zack Settel will be performing
at Cafe Blizzart tonight (Monday, April 13th) at 8:00 PM. Students will be
performing works on our new G3s created primarily with MAX/MSP. Entrance
is free, and all are welcome. Rumour has it that David Z. might even be
there himself (we hope).

 Come on down, a good time will be had by all. Cafe Blizzart is at 3958
Blvd. St-Laurent in Montreal, Quebec.


Christopher Murtagh
Christopher Murtagh         | snail mail: 2009 de Bullion       |             Montreal, Quebec
                            |             Canada
McGill University           |             H2X 2Z7
Faculty of Music            |
                            |      Phone: (514) 842-5872


Date:    Mon, 13 Apr 1998 11:13:47 -0400
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: MSP fft~ object

I'm trying to use msp to do some simple analysis of speech, i.e. speech
recognition of phonemes.  But I have to say I'm having trouble knowing
where to start.  My knowlege of dsp is limited.

Once I've analyzed the signal using the fft object I'm not sure how to use
that data inside of max.  Is there a expr object for MSP?  How do I get a
single value out of my fft (the data associated with 300/512 for instance)?
Do I use the snapshot object with a linked timing mechanism?

Are there any good examples of analyzation of a waveform using fft?  Also,
if anyone can recommend a good book that teaches basic to advanced audio
DSP, I would be thankful.

--Michael Sweet


Date:    Mon, 13 Apr 1998 14:11:52 +0000
From:    Michael DeMurga 
Subject: Re: T.C.Electronic M2000

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> I've just started to work on a Max interface for the T.C.Electronic
> M2000=
> effects processor.  I wonder if anyone on this list has any experience
> wi=
> th MIDI control of this machine.  =

The easiest way to work with this machine is to send messages via the
ctlout object.  Set your MIDI IN channels for Eng. 1/Eng. 2/Comb. on the
UTIL/MIDI page.  From here, Cntl. #10 controls the Mix, Cntl. 11
controls the Output level.  Cntl. #12 maps to the first parameter on the
Edit page for the current program, Cntl. #13 maps to the second, Cntl.
#14 to the third, etc.  Multi Pitch-Shift patches are the trickiest,
since you have to select the voice to edit (1-6) before changing its
pitch and level can't access individual voice
parameters simultaneously with this method.  The MIDI System Exclusive
Implementation docs I received from TC Electronics are pretty ugly and
I'm hoping to find a better solution.

Oh, and 0-127 maps in very interesting ways to various parameter

Michael DeMurga


End of MAX Digest - 12 Apr 1998 to 13 Apr 1998