Subject: MAX Digest - 23 Aug 1998 to 24 Aug 1998
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There are 4 messages totalling 109 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. cd object
  2. call 4 scores-Seta
  3. Fast time-stretching with MSP?
  4. SERIAL OBJECT

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Date:    Sun, 23 Aug 1998 22:27:58 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: cd object

1. The cd object is now properly linked on the Cycling '74 news
page.

2. It does have a problem with muliple drives in which one of
the drives is an ATAPI and the others are SCSI. I'll try to fix
this as soon as I get access to such a setup.

David Z.

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Date:    Mon, 24 Aug 1998 23:20:53 +0800
From:    jmustard@CYLLENE.UWA.EDU.AU
Subject: call 4 scores-Seta

Any dates?

<------------>
  Michal Seta

No dates for performance yet - probably next year at this rate, but I do
need the info asap for planning - ie before end of October
Ta!
JM

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Date:    Mon, 24 Aug 1998 17:39:37 +0200
From:    Jan Borchers 
Subject: Fast time-stretching with MSP?

Dear Maxers!

Imagine conducting a virtual orchestra: Take an audio and video recording
of an orchestra performance, and time-stretch it in almost-real-time while
it is being played back, so that the user can influence the speed of the
A/V playback by "conducting" (giving the beat through some MIDI input
device).

The video stretching can be done using the movie object. But the audio
troubles me. I could imagine loading, say, 1/4 second chunks of the digital
audio recording into memory, and then stretch them according to the current
tempo that was last determined from the user's conducting input. But the
latency would have to be low enough.

Is there a way to do such fast audio time-stretching with MSP?

Thanks!

Jan

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Date:    Mon, 24 Aug 1998 18:43:31 -0400
From:    "L. Shea" 
Subject: SERIAL OBJECT

SERIAL OBJRCT CONFUSION:
I'm setting up for MAX to control an AUTOPATCH 1Y16 video matrix switcher
via a SERIAL object. The switcher's led's blink when a command is sent but
no switch occurs.

AUTOPATCH suggested testing the signal in the cable.
I have a cable going into the modem port that terminates in a DB9
connector. In order to check the signals coming from a SERIAL object
through the modem port I've basically shorted pin 2 to pin 3 on the DB 9.
This should send the outgoing signal from the SERIAL object back into the
modem port. I should then be able to poll the serial object and get the
same number that I sent back.

What happens is odd. When I send "82" (ASCII for "R") for example, the
SERIAL object reports receiving a "0" and "43"
All other numbers/ASCII are also scrambled?

I am polling the serial object by sending it a bang, is this correct?

Any help will be greatly appreciated,
Thanks
Larry Shea

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