Subject: MAX Digest - 14 Apr 1998 to 15 Apr 1998
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 00:01:07 -0400
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There are 8 messages totalling 247 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. data stor age 2
  2. jimmies (2)
  3. LPN (Lounge Presentation Night)
  4. Digitech TSR-24 and Max
  5. sound editing for very long soundfile
  6. Max VNS Dance Performance
  7. MAX Digest - 13 Apr 1998 to 14 Apr 1998


Date:    Tue, 14 Apr 1998 23:24:15 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: data stor age 2

alcoholic beverages.


dsp book matter
hal chamberlin . musical applications of microprocessors.


Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 1998 10:55:11 +0200
From:    "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" 
Subject: jimmies

Dear Maxers!

Back in old ISPW days, Zack Settel and some other wizzards put up an
collection of DSP programs called "jimmies" for the ISPW which was
distributed with it.

Now, as MSP is apparently taking over the ISPW domain, are there any plans
to port these precious "jimmies" to MSP? I guess this might have been
already done... If this is true, how and where can I get them?



Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 1998 10:32:16 -0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: LPN (Lounge Presentation Night)

> It is always a thrill to observe music software making its descent
> from the rarefied origins of a research tool, reaching its natural
> level as a device to aid in the sale of alcoholic beverages.

And so the arch-implementor reveals his true purpose.

Btw, I've got most of the beer~ object implemented, but it's not ready
for release yet - the amount of froth is currently hard-wired and not
configurable, and the object is too big to run on most microbreweries.

        Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL            contemporary dance projects            music synthesis and control

        NOTICE - this vessel has triple screws - keep clear of blades


Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 1998 09:18:39 -0400
From:    Special 'K' 
Subject: Digitech TSR-24 and Max

Much like our friend with the M2000, I am trying to use a TSR-24
controlled through Max.  Unfortunately it does not seem as easy as the
M2000's ctlino messages.  If anyone has experience here, I would greatly
appreciate the help.
Andy K.

*Andrew Kuritzky              *             *
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Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 1998 16:01:58 +0200
From:    Service Son =?iso-8859-1?Q?Od=E9on?= 
Subject: sound editing for very long soundfile

dominique ehret wrote

        do  you have a solution for graphicaly editing of very long AIFF
and sound designer files in my MSP patch. It is not easy to use message
seek for sfplay because it is impossible for me to have size in samples of
sound file. I have already tried with an abstract from richard dudas
aiffin. But it is working only with AIFF file and it is not possible to use
both filein and sfplay, because max returns an error -39 (file is currently
open. There is not any solution for sound designer file ( size sample in
ressources files ).
        do you know how to have a msp graphic editing tool  for very long
sound file.
        or  do you know a sound editor software that can be remoted by
applescript and aescript.

help me please and thanks

ps :  I am sorry, my english is very poor.

dominique ehret
service son
theatre national de l odeon
1 place paul claudel
75006 paris


Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 1998 13:20:27 -0500
From:    todd_winkler@BROWN.EDU
Subject: Max VNS Dance Performance

Your are cordially invited to attend the East Coast Premiere of


A Hi-Tech Performance of Electronic Music, Acrobatic Dancing, and Video

Gerry Girouard, Dance and Choreography
Todd Winkler, Electronic Music and Programming
Stephen Rueff, Lighting Design and Video
Jennifer Holt, Dance

Thursday - Sunday , April 23 - 26    8pm    $10
Carriage House Theatre - 7 Duncan Avenue - Providence, Rhode Island

For information and ticket reservations call the Carriage House Theatre

Special Matinee for Children - Sunday , April 26    2 pm    $5
Excerpts from Songs for the Body Electric, and a chance for kids to join
the dancers on stage for a fun time "playing" music by moving!

Free Public Lecture and Demonstration/Workshop  with the Artists
Friday, April 24     3 - 5pm   Grant Auditorium    Brown University  (call
863-3234 for information)

Songs for the Body Electric takes the audience on a hi-tech adventure with
the help of a digital motion sensing system which plays electronic  music
in direct response to physical movement and changes in light. On-stage
video cameras are fed to the Very Nervous System, a device created by David
Rokeby which reports changes in a video image to a computer. Winkler's
interactive software transforms dancers into musical instruments, with
spatial location and speed generating sound. The musical output is designed
to reflects many of the subtle changes of human movement. The interactive
feedback process requires dancers to listen and respond to the music which
they create.

Gerry Girouard's acrobatic movements challenge perceptions of space and
gravity, with dancers walking on the walls, ceiling and each other for
extended periods of time in a controlled manner, blurring the visual
orientation of up and down. Live and recorded video images are projected in
a variety of ways to further challenge and reinforce the illusions created
by the wall waking dancers. All of the visual elements on stage are fed,
via video camera, to Winkler's interactive system, with vertical and
horizontal spaces triggering different musical responses. Audience members
will be invited to "play" their own music by moving around the stage after
the show.


Stephen Rueff, Lighting and Video Design
Stephen Rueff has been resident designer at New York's Kitchen Theater,
Franklin Furnace, Performance Space 122, and Nuyoricans Poets Cafe. He has
toured nationally and internationally as the production manager and/or
lighting designer for Meredith Monk, Karen Finley, Phillip Glass, Diamanda
Galas, Reno, Elizabeth Streb, The Blue Man Group, Doug Varone, and others.
He has produced videos for Minnesota AIDS Project, German television, and
an award-winning documentary for Minneapolis Television Network.

Gerry Girouard, Dancer and Choreographer
Gerry Girouard is a choreographer, gymnast, and practitioner of the
Afro-Brazilian martial art copoeira. He danced with the Nancy Hauser Dance
Company for eight years and since 1992 has produced several of his own
shows. He has been awarded the Minnesota Arts Board Dance Fellowship, a
McKnight Choreographers Fellowship, and a grant from the Gerome Foundation.

Todd Winkler, Composer and Programmer
Todd Winkler is a composer and professor at Brown University, where he
directs the MacColl Studio for Electronic Music and teaches courses in
computer music and multimedia. He is the author of Composing Interactive
Music, a book about the theory and technology of interactive music and
performance, published by MIT Press. Winkler's computer works for
instruments, installation, and dance have toured internationally at such
venues as Darmstadt Festival in Germany, New Music America Festival in New
York, Monday Evening Concert Series in Los Angeles, and Contemporary Music
Festivals in Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Australia, Canada and
Scotland. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts,
the American Composers Forum, the Arizona State University Center for
Studies in the Arts, Meet the Composer, Fulbright, the National Endowment
for the Humanities, and ASCAP.


Date:    Wed, 15 Apr 1998 15:36:24 +0100
From:    Zack Settel 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 13 Apr 1998 to 14 Apr 1998

>  4. MSP fft~ object

>As for a good book on basic/advanced DSP, I would be interested to hear
>some recommendations also! Let's hope someone else has some suggestions!

Excellent book, easy to understand:

"The FFT, Fundamentals and Concepts"; Robert W. Ramirez

-Zack Settel
phone: (1) 514 842 3047
fax:   (1) 514 842 3160


Date:    Thu, 16 Apr 1998 00:19:20 +0200
From:    dudas 
Subject: Re: jimmies

Karlheinz Essl writes:

>Now, as MSP is apparently taking over the ISPW domain, are there any plans
>to port these precious "jimmies" to MSP? I guess this might have been
>already done... If this is true, how and where can I get them?

The "Original Flavor Jimmies" are indeed available for MSP.
They are available through the Ircam Forum, and I believe they are a bonus
for those people who buy MSP from Ircam.  Alongside the "jimmies" is the
"ISPW Compatibility Library" which lets you immediatelyu open up old
patches from Max on the NeXT and run them more or less as-is (90% of the

For more information please see:



End of MAX Digest - 14 Apr 1998 to 15 Apr 1998