Subject: MAX Digest - 12 Sep 1998 to 13 Sep 1998
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 00:00:00 -0400
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There are 5 messages totalling 151 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. gone in pace
  2. Two Questions - Time code and Try again (2)
  3. Type-1 midi files
  4. "detonate" bug ?

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Date:    Sun, 13 Sep 1998 10:19:36 +0200
From:    Guy Van Belle 
Subject: Re: gone in pace

ERROR WHILE VALIDATING AUTHORIZATION COUNT....blablabla.  RESULT
CODE -34  
hey, that sounds bad. ( pressing enter: )
PLEASE ENTER A VALID RESPONSE TO THE CHALLANGE BELOW :
NOSE GULP GLIBBER ....
-- listen I had a similar problem
   I unauthorised max from my PPC 8600
   running system 8.1 US
   Then I tried to authorise a G3 266Mhz
        same error code !!!!!!
   I asked a new keydisk from Opcode but haven't received one
        up to now Grrrrr!!! (I know, any wainting is a nuisance)
   did I miss a previous question about this on the list?

        gz

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      aswas t ^P t 2 l \ s h ^P k c ::

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Date:    Sun, 13 Sep 1998 09:31:13 -0500
From:    Jon Witte 
Subject: Two Questions - Time code and Try again

Hello Maxers,

1.  Is it possible to generate and send midi time code or beat clock out
of max and into an external device such as an effects processor or midi
sequencer via a studio 4.  I've looked around the manual , but I can't
seem to figure out what combination of objects I need to do this.

2.  Is it possible to disable the OMS "Try again /Give up" dialog that
appears when you fire up a standalone Max application and the computer
is not running OMS.  I have certain max applications that do not use
midi at all, yet if the program is fired up on a computer without OMS
you get this dialog.

any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanx

Jon
--
Jon Witte - Music Machine Studio

jonwitte@cybernex.net

http://www2.cybernex.net/~jonwitte/

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Date:    Sun, 13 Sep 1998 14:21:56 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Two Questions - Time code and Try again

>JonWitte:
>1.  Is it possible to generate and send midi time code or beat clock out=

>of max and into an external device such as an effects processor or midi
>sequencer via a studio 4.  I've looked around the manual , but I can't
>seem to figure out what combination of objects I need to do this.

I can't help you with timecode, but beat clock is simple.  bang '248'
directly into a midiout for beat clock, 250 for start, 252 for stop.
(Yes, it might be logical to assume that there was an 'rtout' to
correspond to the 'rtin', but that's not the case.)

>2.  Is it possible to disable the OMS "Try again /Give up" dialog that
>appears when you fire up a standalone Max application and the computer
>is not running OMS.  I have certain max applications that do not use
>midi at all, yet if the program is fired up on a computer without OMS
>you get this dialog.

I'm not sure, but it might be possible to get rid of this by compiling
the app with the "No Midi Setup Dialog On Startup" box checked.  You
probably already tried this, though.

There's probably a bit in a resource that could be set with ResEdit
to disable this, but it'd be hell to find it, unless someone can tell
us where it is :-)  You could try deleting a few here and there until
it went away, at least to locate it.  Of course, this behaviour will
likely crash more often than not.  I do know that the 'Opck' resource
contains some of the flags which you set in the application installer.

Stephen Kay
the MegaMAX Collection: http://www.musikinetix.com

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Date:    Sun, 13 Sep 1998 23:49:37 +0200
From:    Danny Wiseburgh 
Subject: Type-1 midi files

does anyone know of an object that can read type-1 midi files AND give
access to midi data OTHER than pitch, velocity and duration? (program
changes etc.).

The following is a list of midi-file related objects i know of, together
with there limitations.

"seq"- limited to type-0 midi files
"SeqPlayer"- same as "Seq" (and SLIM)
"playSMF" - Reads type-1 midi files but it's SLIM, and buggy.
"detonate" - only reads pitch, velocity and duration data - ignoring all
other midi data.

it seems strange that a programming environment specializing in music has
no support for the current standard midi file format.

Danny Wiseburgh
iCODE Systems Ltd.

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Date:    Sun, 13 Sep 1998 23:49:46 +0200
From:    Danny Wiseburgh 
Subject: "detonate" bug ?

the max 3.5 addendum reads (page 46): "Any detonate object with the same
name argument will share the same event data".

i never managed to get this to work. seems like data is never shared, even
when the name arguments of two "detonate" objects are identical.

any ideas? David?

Danny Wiseburgh
iCODE Systems Ltd.

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