Subject: MAX Digest - 29 May 1998 to 30 May 1998
Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 00:00:24 -0400
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There are 2 messages totalling 53 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. RTC-lib update
  2. Shroud message to pcontrol


Date:    Sun, 31 May 1998 00:03:17 +0200
From:    "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" 
Subject: RTC-lib update

Dear MAXers!

I just updated the Realtime Composition Library (RTC-lib) to version 3.2.1.
Please find download information at

In the former version (3.2) I unfortunately forgot to include the
"RTC-device" object which allows one to listen to the help.files of this
library either via MIDI on an external sound module or directly on the Mac
using the Quicktime Musical Instruments.

Further changes:

* new object "RandomSeeder" which randomly seeds the random generators of
the RTC-lib preventing that the same random numbers are used when starting
up MAX

* improved documentation of "Lexikon-Sonate".

Cheers - and happy MAXin'

   Dr. Karlheinz Essl - Composer
   Vienna / Austria
   Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology


Date:    Sat, 30 May 1998 18:12:42 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: Shroud message to pcontrol

Frederic Murray  asks:

>Dear Maxers specialists, I can send a shroud message to pcontrol to
>open a invisible patcher but NOW I want to CLOSE this invisible patcher.
>Is it possible or I have to quit max for that?

"closing" of patchers is done with the "dispose" message to thispatcher.
You'll need to find a way to trigger this message in the desired
patcher. With an invisible one, the best way is using send and

David Z.


End of MAX Digest - 29 May 1998 to 30 May 1998