Subject: MAX Digest - 19 Sep 1998 to 20 Sep 1998 (#1998-7)
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 00:00:00 -0400
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There are 7 messages totalling 205 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. "water machine" in Tokyo
  2. sfplay~ crash (2)
  3. MAX authorisation without floppy on mama
  4. Type-1 midi files [2]
  5. play firewire video?
  6. ftp ircam

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Date:    Sun, 20 Sep 1998 14:27:00 +0900
From:    nobuyasu sakonda 
Subject: "water machine" in Tokyo

Hi Max'ers

My sound installation "water machine" is now runnig again at Bumpodo
Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
.
I put 6 sets of basic system there which consist of small water tank,
underwater-pump, lighting, photo-sensor, analog VCA circuit, powered
speaker, PowerMac 8500/150 with Max/MSP.

With sounds of water, my patch generated human-voice-like sounds by
formant synthesis techniques. The oscillator sound referes to the wave
form table which is in realtime writen by motions of the surface of
water. If you are near, check in detail at
http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/~nsakonda/upcoming.html   (sorry only in
Japanese).

                sound installation "water machine"
                period: 1998.sept.14 - oct.9
 $B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (B(every day except Sunday and holiday)
                            10:00am - 6:30pm
                place: Bumpodo Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
                charge: free

thank you

nobuyasu sakonda

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SAKONDA Nobuyasu (composer)

5-4-8-603, Oishi-higashimachi, Nada, Kobe, 657-0043 Japan
phone & fax:  +81-(0)78-882-2263
email: sako@marin.or.jp
homepage: http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/~nsakonda/Welcome.html

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Date:    Sat, 19 Sep 1998 23:58:52 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: sfplay~ crash

Martin Grube  writes:

>I described some crashes after sending sfplay~ an open message.
>MacsBug then always shows this line:
>PowerPC access exception at ...          sfplay_convert +0000C

I doubt if anything you can do with init removal is going to fix this
problem. I'm assuming it's a bug in sfplay~ or some unanticipated
difficulty with trying to access the same file with multiple
simultaneous asynchronous file read operations (not something
one normally does to a file system). I wish I could be
more responsive in fixing it right now, but I probably won't be
able to look at it for a couple of weeks. One workaround is
to make copies of the file you want to play more than once,
and assign different copies to different sfplay~ objects.

David Z.

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Date:    Sat, 19 Sep 1998 23:54:37 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: MAX authorisation without floppy on mama

Frederic Murray  writes:

>Mmmm, David, if I go to my mother (who own a iMac) for a weekend and
>I want to work with MAX. How can I use MAX on this other machine?
>Is it a problem?

1. Don't expect someone to be around during the weekend waiting for
you to issue a challenge (although the day may come when there is
an automated web server for this sort of thing).

2. You'll have a limited number of free responses, probably equal
to the number of hard disk installs you get on the key disk.

David Z.

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Date:    Sun, 20 Sep 1998 17:19:19 +0200
From:    Danny Wiseburgh 
Subject: Type-1 midi files [2]

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, 20 Sep 1998 17:20:01 +0200
From:    Martin Grube 
Subject: sfplay~ crash

>Date:    Sat, 19 Sep 1998 23:58:52 -0700
>From:    David Zicarelli 
>Subject: Re: sfplay~ crash
>
>Martin Grube  writes:
>
>>I described some crashes after sending sfplay~ an open message.
>>MacsBug then always shows this line:
>>PowerPC access exception at ...          sfplay_convert +0000C
>
>I doubt if anything you can do with init removal is going to fix this
>problem. I'm assuming it's a bug in sfplay~ or some unanticipated
>difficulty with trying to access the same file with multiple
>simultaneous asynchronous file read operations ..>
>David Z.

Hi David,

thanks for your answer.
Opening a sound file is not a big problem, cause I'm keeping track now if a
file has been already opened in sfplay~. But its an indicator for problems
that may occur at another point.
When the hard disk becomes busy with playing various sound files at the same
time, sfplay~ seems to become unreliable when receiving open/preload or play
messages and sometimes it ends up with a crash, and that's a real problem
because there's no way to prevent this.
Probably it depends on the OS version. I reinstalled OS 8.0 and it seems to
work. Then with OS 8.1 and only the extensions installed supplied by apple
there was a crash. I'm using the German version of Mac OS so it might work
with your OS version.
So I'm looking forward to the next update which will supply loops and other
great features and that will work with OS 8.5

Martin

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Date:    Sun, 20 Sep 1998 15:39:02 -0400
From:    Jeff Mann 
Subject: play firewire video?

Hi - has anyone tried playing back a video through a firewire card,
using the Max QuickTime object? Know of anyone in Toronto with a
firewire card that might be interested in testing this?
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Date:    Mon, 21 Sep 1998 00:36:16 +0200
From:    Sukandar Kartadinata 
Subject: Re: ftp ircam

>and is this adress still correct ?
>ftp://ftp.ircam.fr/pub/forumnet/max
>it doesent seem to work.

try http://www.employees.org/~max/mirror/IRCAM/

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Sukandar Kartadinata
Custom Music Technology
Hagenauerstr. 6, 10435 Berlin, 030-44051219
http://members.xoom.com/Sukandar/vestibulear.html
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