Subject: MAX Digest - 8 Jun 1998 to 9 Jun 1998
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 00:00:20 -0400
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Topics of the day:

  1. Gesture Synthesizer ?
  2. Powerbook i/o

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Date:    Tue, 9 Jun 1998 02:20:02 -0400
From:    Nicholas Longo <71477.2332@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: Re: Gesture Synthesizer ?

<Gesture Synthesizer for Electronic Sound Device.

<It has a programming architecture similar to that of a modular tone
synthesizer.  Each of >several modules have variable parameters and
assignable control hooks, and can be patched >together in any combination.
"Patches" are stored as presets, and several preset gestures are >available
to the user for real time performance.

>Gestures can be triggered using a simple key press, or they can be
triggered and continously >controlled using any control device, such as a
wheel or joystick.  The latter is the most >powerful aspect of this design,
since it allows the user to introduce microstructural >variations to the
simulated gesture as appropriate to the musical context.  Thus a sense of
>realism is imparted both by an underlying simulation and by real time
variations.  The >current implementation produces realistic pitch bend as
well as some volume effects.  Blues >licks, legato fingering, trills, runs,
slides, vibrato, plus many other exotic and even >unnatural sound effects
are all implemented.  In addition, new modules for producing bowing >and
strum gestures have been tested.  A future implementation will have a
generalized >programming architecture rather than a modular one, for
greater ease of use.

Nick Longo

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Date:    Tue, 9 Jun 1998 21:57:12 +0100
From:    Oliver Schweitzer 
Subject: Powerbook i/o

Hello,

as i am also interested in getting audiodata in and out of a powerbook, =
and
know that all modern pbs are ethernet-capable, i put some (short) research
into that. See the following:
Peakaudio (www.peakaudio.com) holds the rights to a timersensitive =
protocol
and technique, that works over ordinary FastEthernet connections and
equipment (switches,hubs, cables..) and can provide 8 stereo 48kHz 20bit
audio connections, they say. QSC Audio has already implemented this in its
RAVE-series, which end-devices provide various analog and digital =
ins/outs.
A rather highend solution (but i dont know the actual prices), and the
MacOS-driver (and whatsoeverconvertere) has also to be written, I presume.
But Ethernet is an existing, cheap and fast medium, so a simpler solution
could be found.

Another possibilty could be streaming protocols,where Realaudio and, yes,
Quicktime comes to mind.

Nonetheless you would need a dedicated (19''??) audioserver/client, but
that should be manageable.

Any comments?

Oliver

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