Subject: MAX Digest - 7 May 1998 to 8 May 1998
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Topics of the day:

  1. Top 10^21
  2. a step to the left, a step to the ...
  3. MAX Digest - 6 May 1998 to 7 May 1998
  4. a step to the left, and analogue interface.
  5. Video/Audio capture of MAX patches?

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Date:    Thu, 7 May 1998 23:54:49 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: Top 10^21

>From:    Nicholas Longo <71477.2332@COMPUSERVE.COM>
>Subject: Top 100
>
>Backroads Music, home of the Heartbeats Catalog called to say they're
>putting my last CD Actuality in their Top 100 Space Music CD catalog.  It
>was a hit on NPR specialty shows, you know the ones between 11:00 and 12:00
>on Sunday night.  Well, it's not Top 40, but it's something.  I did use Max
>by the way, so unlike most of my posts, this one isn't entirely off topic.

keyboard magazine - january 98

krop3rom

a9ff

The CD player says there are 97 tracks on the disc, and your ears are
assaulted by this fantastic variety of rude electronic noise, so you think
at first maybe it's a sampling CD, but it's not. It's just part of the
enigma promulgated by the band; from the sleeve, you'd think maybe their
name is kontEnt:id !=, or maybe +/-hekx|dAmage.gRi...D. I tried their web
site (www.tezcat.com/~antiorp) hoping to elicit some hard facts, but the
site is straight out of Count Zero; you can only experience it, not
understand it. I finally got the band name from the record company site.
About the record: Once in a while you have the hallucination that there
are remnants of tunes buried amid the sampled radio voices, oscillator
whickering, pitch-mangled fuzz guitar divebombs, and flying snare flams.
But probably not. After a few years getting synth-and-sampler CDs in the
mail, I thought I'd heard everything, but I've never heard anything like
this. -Jim Aikin

Subject: antiorp/punktprotocol/krop3rom/a9ff
To: EC-L@AMERICAN.EDU

This album is an absolute blast, though I'm damned if I can think of a way
of describing it.
Imagine if The Prodigy had spend six months at IRCAM doing an intensive
residency with
Pierre Boulez. Imagine if Kraftwerk were using Kyma in 1972. It's
wonderfully produced and mixed,
with enough clarity and animation to make it positively dangerous to a
synaesthesic, and there's no
way I'm going to risk it on headphones.

As for the music - erk - like I say, it's a blast. I enjoyed it immensely
until about track 62,
after which I was sufficiently incapacitated that I couldn't physically
turn the CD off ... and I
think I regained consciousness at about track 84. It's the aural equivalent
of Mr. A's email messages.
The last time I had a media experience this fragmented was when I saw the
opening credits to Buffy
the Vampyre Slayer for the first time. Imagine an hour of that stuff - l!ke
I say, not for th3
synAestheZiK. bzzp. After a \While\ !t startZ 2 makE yr brain mElT nnnn00
fl0w 0ut 0x->thru yr earz.
bzzp. c3rtainle !t's |a| cr3dbl 00 /|\ m00v t0warz
m00d
m00v m00v||v00m 1.1.1.1.128.128.1 m'a9ff' 0xa9ff 0x 0m\0011\ v!kt!m m00sic
m3dIA zrk buffysukz
!dAmage trk.62 ind33d.333d!
dec0de bzzp dec1de

bzzp bzzp
bzzp

bzzp

bzzp

Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL contemporary dance projects
http://www.cassiel.com music synthesis and control

_+

a9ff = max + superkoll!der + l!sa + imw + grm + etc etc
zo what.
!t waz stolen by dze rekord kompany. tzo what.
humanzsukc. what.
wank++ . u ment!ond madonna [top40] matter = kewl
= uLtra krapmaTTer.
zo what

tekknozukx appl!kat!on = zmakd propellerheadz [rebirth programmerz]
m9ndkonta!nrz
dzey = uLtra konfuszd + "we are many things but stoopid"

zo what

tom erbe thought 0f0003 pRpG = tzo kewl he askd 2 show !t 2 h!z studentz

zo what

richard dudas thought 0f0003 pRpG waznt a max app

zo what

akadem!a haz phat kasch

zo what

=cw4t7abs zukx

zo what

amer!kkazukx

phat

end ov eczper!ment !n cccelf !mportansz.

zo what

onl+e krapmaTTer surv!vz

Lots of other krapmaTTer electronic mu.s!k releases
http://www.backroadsmusic.com
more profess!onal look!ng sound!ng + operat!ng humanz

!f u = hav 1 job type job chek out hTTp://www.capita-liz_m.com

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Date:    Fri, 8 May 1998 12:42:32 +0200
From:    Jukka Ylitalo 
Subject: Re: a step to the left, a step to the ...

>>I am trying to put together a little stepper motor project [for the
>>purposes of artistic megalomania]. The hope is to use MAX to control a
>>small micro-controller [Basic Stamp 2] using the serial object. I was
>>hoping someone could shed a little light on the actual pins of the
>>serial plug [mini Din 8]that are used, and what exactly MAX is using
>>them for. Handshaking ?? Data flow etc...

http://www.itp.tsoa.nyu.edu/~alumni/dano/physical/physical.html

has some tips for interfacing stamp to mac

jy

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Date:    Fri, 8 May 1998 12:51:50 +0200
From:    Sukandar Kartadinata 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 6 May 1998 to 7 May 1998

>I've been asked to help someone with the audio for an interactive
>installation.
>Any suggestions for a simple hardware interface that I could use in a
>Max/MSP patch to keep track of the status of a couple of switches? BTW.
>This is a student project, so cost is an issue.

An easy trick is to hack your Mac's keyboard, i.e. connect a switch in
parallel to whatever key you wanna choose.
Know, however, that the keyboard controller won't recognize more than 4
standard keys held down at a time (on my keyboard anyway - to find out how
many yours can do run the 'Keys' utility and see how it keeps track as you
hold down more keys). You can expand this by using modifier and arrow keys.
Again, use 'Keys' to find out what gives you most. If you need still more
use two buttons instead of one switch to toggle between two states.

Of course there's a range of extra hardware out there that could do the
trick. Midisolution and Anatek (?) make simple MIDI Interfaces. And there's
stuff that connects to the AdB port. Let me know if you need more
information.

cheers,
Sukandar

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Sukandar Kartadinata
Custom Music Technology
Hagenauerstr. 6, 10435 Berlin, 030-44051219
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Date:    Fri, 8 May 1998 10:40:50 -0700
From:    Ken Gregory 
Subject: Re: a step to the left, and analogue interface.

Hi People!

The Physical Computing page by Dan O'Sullivan is one of the best resources
about the Basic Stamp for artists  I've seen.

http://www.itp.tsoa.nyu.edu/~alumni/dano/physical/physical.html

Also these site for info on the Stamp

ftp://ftp.parallaxinc.com/pub/text/losa.txt

ftp://ftp.parallaxinc.com/pub/parallax

ftp://ftp.nutsvolts.com/pub/nutsvolts/library/stampaps/

http://www.bobblick.com/bob/stamp/index.html

http://parallaxinc.com/

Hope this helps.
Cheers,
ken

>
>I am trying to put together a little stepper motor project [for the
>purposes of artistic megalomania]. The hope is to use MAX to control a
>small micro-controller [Basic Stamp 2] using the serial object. I was
>hoping someone could shed a little light on the actual pins of the
>serial plug [mini Din 8]that are used, and what exactly MAX is using
>them for. Handshaking ?? Data flow etc...
>

>
>I've been asked to help someone with the audio for an interactive
>installation.
>Any suggestions for a simple hardware interface that I could use in a
>Max/MSP patch to keep track of the status of a couple of switches? BTW.
>This is a student project, so cost is an issue.
>
>Regards,

Ken Gregory     kgregory@pangea.ca
704-138 Portage Ave. East
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 0A1
ph. 204-942-7510  fax 204-942-1555

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Date:    Fri, 8 May 1998 16:19:39 -0300
From:    Alan Edwards 
Subject: Re: Video/Audio capture of MAX patches?

>I wonder if there are any screen/sound capture utilities that can help
>me create QT movies that could then be used to illustrate various
>interactive music pieces I'm working on in MAX.
>
>I recall that there used to be something called CameraMan that was
>supposed to record video and sound out, though I recall it being pretty
>buggy. Searches on the web turn nothing up...

try:
http://www.mwg.com/

This is Motion Works, the makers of CameraMan. There is a new
version, 3.0 out shich is supposed to be pretty good.

ae

Alan Edwards
Instructor, Digital Communications
New Brunswick Community College
http://www.smythe.nbcc.nb.ca

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