Subject: MAX Digest - 30 May 1998 to 31 May 1998
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Topics of the day:

  1. teczas suger
  2. Gibson buys Opcode
  3. Appletalk, TCP

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Date:    Sun, 31 May 1998 07:39:37 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: teczas suger

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    PressRelease                                  Friday May 29th, 1998
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    Gibson purchases Opcode, leading music software and hardware
manufacturer

    NASHVILLE-To accelerate its expansion into the music technology
    marketplace, Gibson Musical Instruments of Nashville, Tennessee has
    purchased Opcode Systems of Palo Alto, California, a leading
    manufacturer of music production software and hardware.

    Opcode, best known for its award-winning Studio Vision Pro software
    and line of MIDI hardware products, will be run as an independent
    subsidiary. Chris Halaby will remain as the company's president, a
    position he has held since 1988. Gibson, which has owned stock in
    Opcode Systems since 1995, believes that the two companies' plans
    for the future had much in common and that a strong synergy will
    result from the merger.

    "Opcode's considerable depth of technological experience and refined
    product line greatly enhances our ability to move aggressively into
    the music software and hardware arena, while providing a software
    complement and added technical direction for our Oberheim keyboard
    subsidiary," says Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.

    Halaby, a lifetime guitarist whose first guitar was a Gibson Les
    Paul, also feels it's a perfect match: "Opcode's relationship with
    Gibson represents a milestone event for our company. The merged
    organization will have the agility and ingenuity of a startup and
    the size, strength, brand recognition, and leadership of a company
    that has been serving musicians for over 100 years."

    Where Tradition meets Technology
    Opcode Systems, Inc., founded in 1985, has built an enviable
    reputation for designing products that appeal to a wide range of
    professional, semiprofessional and aspiring musicians worldwide, as
    well as to a large base of music educators and multimedia
    developers.

    To achieve its goal of significantly broadening the music production
    market, Opcode is currently developing a complete family of
    next-generation, cross-platform products that will dramatically
    simplify and lower the customer's cost of entry into both computer
    music software and multitrack recording applications. This strategic
    direction caught the eye of forward-thinking Juszkiewicz, who sees
    much of the growth in the music industry coming from computer
    technology, particularly as it can be married to more traditional
    instruments.

    "Opcode, in stark contrast to many of its competitors, has succeeded
    in simplifying music production by offering powerful tools that
    don't get in the way of the creative process," says Juszkiewicz..
    "These tools continue to make more and more traditional
    instrumentalists comfortable with technology, which will inevitably
    help us reach a customer base far beyond the electronic keyboard
    centered niche that music software currently occupies."

    Both companies confirm that the merger will provide for a
    significant investment in Opcode research and development, allowing
    a greater number of products to be delivered to market at an
    accelerated rate. The companies also feel they can effectively
    leverage each other's dealer base, helping dealers break down the
    barriers between technology and tradition.

    "When you go into many music stores today, stringed instruments are
    usually located in one part of the store and music software is over
    by the keyboards," observes Halaby. "But as we work both sides of
    the customer equation, we can succeed in breaking down the barriers,
    and build business with an entirely new and growing customer base."

    For additional information, visit the Gibson Musical Instruments and
    Opcode websites.

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Date:    Sun, 31 May 1998 13:45:14 -0400
From:    Eric Rosenzveig 
Subject: Gibson buys Opcode

I'm quoting the info below from a post by Steve Cunningham on the DAW list.
Thought it might be of interest.

Eric Rosenzveig

PressRelease                                  Friday May 29th, 1998
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Gibson purchases Opcode, leading music software and hardware
manufacturer

    NASHVILLE-To accelerate its expansion into the music technology
    marketplace, Gibson Musical Instruments of Nashville, Tennessee has
    purchased Opcode Systems of Palo Alto, California, a leading
    manufacturer of music production software and hardware.

    Opcode, best known for its award-winning Studio Vision Pro software
    and line of MIDI hardware products, will be run as an independent
    subsidiary. Chris Halaby will remain as the company's president, a
    position he has held since 1988. Gibson, which has owned stock in
    Opcode Systems since 1995, believes that the two companies' plans
    for the future had much in common and that a strong synergy will
    result from the merger.

    "Opcode's considerable depth of technological experience and refined
    product line greatly enhances our ability to move aggressively into
    the music software and hardware arena, while providing a software
    complement and added technical direction for our Oberheim keyboard
    subsidiary," says Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.

    Halaby, a lifetime guitarist whose first guitar was a Gibson Les
    Paul, also feels it's a perfect match: "Opcode's relationship with
    Gibson represents a milestone event for our company. The merged
    organization will have the agility and ingenuity of a startup and
    the size, strength, brand recognition, and leadership of a company
    that has been serving musicians for over 100 years."

    Where Tradition meets Technology
    Opcode Systems, Inc., founded in 1985, has built an enviable
    reputation for designing products that appeal to a wide range of
    professional, semiprofessional and aspiring musicians worldwide, as
    well as to a large base of music educators and multimedia
    developers.

    To achieve its goal of significantly broadening the music production
    market, Opcode is currently developing a complete family of
    next-generation, cross-platform products that will dramatically
    simplify and lower the customer's cost of entry into both computer
    music software and multitrack recording applications. This strategic
    direction caught the eye of forward-thinking Juszkiewicz, who sees
    much of the growth in the music industry coming from computer
    technology, particularly as it can be married to more traditional
    instruments.

    "Opcode, in stark contrast to many of its competitors, has succeeded
    in simplifying music production by offering powerful tools that
    don't get in the way of the creative process," says Juszkiewicz..
    "These tools continue to make more and more traditional
    instrumentalists comfortable with technology, which will inevitably
    help us reach a customer base far beyond the electronic keyboard
    centered niche that music software currently occupies."

    Both companies confirm that the merger will provide for a
    significant investment in Opcode research and development, allowing
    a greater number of products to be delivered to market at an
    accelerated rate. The companies also feel they can effectively
    leverage each other's dealer base, helping dealers break down the
    barriers between technology and tradition.

    "When you go into many music stores today, stringed instruments are
    usually located in one part of the store and music software is over
    by the keyboards," observes Halaby. "But as we work both sides of
    the customer equation, we can succeed in breaking down the barriers,
    and build business with an entirely new and growing customer base."

    For additional information, visit the Gibson Musical Instruments and
    Opcode websites.

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Date:    Sun, 31 May 1998 15:12:38 -0400
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: Appletalk, TCP

I haven't communicated max messages from one computer to another in a long
time, and when I seached on the net for the objects that used to do
networking  I found none have been updated for the PPC, including otudp,
appletalk, internet_tcpip, telnet.

Has anyone been networking max on the ppc, and which objects are you using?

Thanks -

Michael Sweet

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