Subject: MAX Digest - 23 Sep 1998 to 24 Sep 1998 (#1998-11)
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Topics of the day:

  1. What you've been waiting for...
  2. MAX Digest - 22 Sep 1998 to 23 Sep 1998 (#1998-10)
  3.  (3)
  4. Job Posting - May be of Interest to some Members of Max List
  5. msp:envelopes (2)
  6. max and www interfaces
  7. wireless sensors
  8. video sampler (2)
  9. Unix/Linux and Audio/MIDI
 10. OMS Setup

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:01:35 +0200
From:    "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" 
Subject: Re: What you've been waiting for...

Johnny DeKam on the new DigiGram audio PC-Card...

Since E-MU has dropped the development of  a Mac driver for their audio
PC-Card, DigiGram has now filled the gap, creating a monopolistic situation
which can also be seen in the prize of this device: in Germany, it is
approx. DM 3.000,- (equivalent to $ 1.700,-) This is definitely too much,
in my opinion.

Apparently the built-in hardware MPEG-encoding which is a nice feature for
journalists, but not for musicians, is also responsible for the high price.

Anyway, DigiGram PCXpocket cards are in use for PC laptops since some time
(at the Austrian Radio), and the quality is very good. But the price...

Cheers,

   Dr. Karlheinz Essl - Composer
   Vienna / Austria
   Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology
   http://www.essl.at/

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 10:47:59 +0200
From:    Robert Henke 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 22 Sep 1998 to 23 Sep 1998 (#1998-10)

...........> In revolutionary news Digigram will demonstrate their new =
Mac
OS Sound
> Manager driver for the PCXpocket PC cards at AES in San Francisco at the =
en=3D
> d
> of September. This awesome card and driver combination will allow, for =
the
> first time, a PC card equipped PowerBook to capture digital audio. The
> company anticipates that the driver will generally be available in =
October.
>
> http://www.digigram.com/products/pocketad.html
>
>
> Shortlist of features:
> Audio specifications
>
> * Two balanced analog inputs (20-bit AD conversion)
> * Two unbalanced analog outputs (20-bit DA conversion)
> * One stereo digital input (SPDIF)
> *........

No, PCXpocket wont make us really happy. Without SPDIF *out* it is
definitly not worth the money ( i heard it will be about $1500 !!! ).
I wrote an email to digigram once and they told me that they may plan to
build a card with spdif I/O but nothing happend sice then...
 :-(

rob.

.........................................................................
M   O   N   O   L   A   K   E
a collaboration between gerhard behles and robert henke
fine computer music since 1865
..........................................................................
 26.9.1998  22h Paochialkirche, Berlin
50 th aniversary of musique concrete :
monolake: mille tableaux ( live concert )
..........................................................................

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 08:51:44 -0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: 

> Although Compaq still leads in the consumer market with 30.9
> percent of systems sold in August, Apple advanced to the third
> spot with 13.5 percent market share,


http://www.din.or.jp/%7Etoy/tb/tb20e.html


--
        Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL            contemporary dance projects
        http://www.cassiel.com            music synthesis and control

  "Welcome to Moscow, Mrs. Gandhi."  -- Leonid Brezhnev to Margaret Thatcher

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 08:47:03 -0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: Job Posting - May be of Interest to some Members of Max List

>                       An Affirmative Action/Equal
>                       Opportunity Employer.

I thought Affirmative Action had been rightly outlawed in the US...?

--
        Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL            contemporary dance projects
        http://www.cassiel.com            music synthesis and control

  "Welcome to Moscow, Mrs. Gandhi."  -- Leonid Brezhnev to Margaret Thatcher

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 14:09:35 +0200
From:    Robert Henke 
Subject: msp:envelopes

hi maxers,
i need your help...
i am not happy with my cheap envelope generators i am using in msp right
now :
( sending a list with levels and times to a line~  object and use the
output to sclae a signal)
i would prefer a kind of exponential/log.  curvature instead of the linear
one provided by the above mentioned way.
has anyone a good solution?

btw.:  digigram pcxpocket offers only spdif IN no OUT !  thats not exactly
what i have been waiting for....
          can anyone tell me how much the small MAGMA chassis for 3 PCI
cards costs ?

rob.

.........................................................................
M   O   N   O   L   A   K   E
a collaboration between gerhard behles and robert henke
fine computer music since 1865
..........................................................................
 26.9.1998  22h Paochialkirche, Berlin
50 th aniversary of musique concrete :
monolake: mille tableaux ( live concert )
..........................................................................

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 14:24:16 +0100
From:    jerome joy 
Subject: max and www interfaces

hello,

in the following of my musical projects on the www, with HTML and
Javascript programmation, I'll develop more precise programmation behind
the www interfaces. So, I think that requires to implement Max functions as
a plugin or as Java applets. To be more concise, I seek to develop
interactive actions with "hot zones" in a HTML page to for example control
the volume of some loaded samples, this development proposes to use the
server memory as a sampling machine where several sound samples were put
on. The different actions which would be possible are: volume control with
mouse, processes launches, and so on. For now, the parameters included into
the HTML and Javascript language are too limited to develop more complex
processes on-line. Actually, I use vocal synthesis, midifiles, and audio
(aiff, wav, au files) mixes and montages on-line. I seek for more precision
and to access for more audio parameters.

Any idea here?

_____j_e_r_o_m_e__j_o_y_____
http://www.imaginet.fr/manca/joy
http://www.cnap-villa-arson.fr/audiolab
http://altern.org/audiolab
http://thing.at/orfkunstradio/BREGENZ/IS/RADIO/RA/is-21_7a.ram
http://thing.at/orfkunstradio/BREGENZ/RA/jukebox.ram

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 08:20:49 -0500
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: 

>>>Although Compaq still leads in the consumer market with 30.9
>>>percent of systems sold in August, Apple advanced to the third
>>>spot with 13.5 percent market share, up from 6 percent the month
>>>before. HP was second with 23.2 percent, and IBM was fourth
>>>with 10.5 percent.

http://www.euronet.nl/users/paracid/iMAC!/

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 11:44:08 -0400
From:    David Bianciardi 
Subject: Re: wireless sensors

Automatic digest processor wrote on 9/22/98 12:00 AM:

>Subject: wireless sensors
>
>hi,
>has any one used wireless transmission of sensor (photocells) data to icube
>or equivalent?
>What would be a easy to build budget solution?

a company called Abacom produces low cost RF data (and analog)
transmitters and receivers which pretty much drop right into any circuit.
 they need power, data, ground, and an antenna.  up to 200 meters...
they advertise in nuts and volts.   if you're interested
email me, and I'll get you the contact info (don't have it here at home)

David Bianciardi
tech@idrc.com

212.353.9087
212.353.3947 fax
___________________________________________________________
IDRC || 415 Lafayette St || 2nd floor || NYC, NY 10003-7000

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 11:44:10 -0400
From:    David Bianciardi 
Subject: Re: video sampler

Automatic digest processor wrote on 9/22/98 12:00 AM:

>it's there any way of doing this?

Steinberg makes something that I think is called Xpose.  Pretty sure MIDI
in is an option.

David Bianciardi
tech@idrc.com

212.353.9087
212.353.3947 fax
___________________________________________________________
IDRC || 415 Lafayette St || 2nd floor || NYC, NY 10003-7000

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 12:25:54 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: msp:envelopes

>i am not happy with my cheap envelope generators i am using in msp right=

>now :
>( sending a list with levels and times to a line~  object and use the
>output to sclae a signal)
>i would prefer a kind of exponential/log.  curvature instead of the line=
ar
>one provided by the above mentioned way.
>has anyone a good solution?

Not that it's a good solution, but couldn't you run the output through a
log/exponential table or expr equation to get the desired shape?

Stephen Kay

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 14:48:43 -0400
From:    Chris Murtagh Hrdc-drhc 
Subject: Unix/Linux and Audio/MIDI

Anyone here using Unix/Linux for any Midi or Audio work  (like Miller
Puckette's 'pd')? If so, I would really like to hear from you (please email
me directly at my McGill account --> chris@music.mcgill.ca).  We (some
McGill music students and I) are trying to put together a list of
Unix/Linux users for Multi-Media and Audio/Music. If you do use it can you
please give me the following info:

OS/Distribution (RedHat, Slackware, IRIX, AIX, MkLinux, AUX, NeXTSTEP,
etc.)
Platform (PPC,Intel, SGI, NeXT, etc.)
Software Titles/Cost
Reliability / likeability (Stable - like it, unstable - like it, Stable -
hate it, etc.)
Source Code available?
Any additional info/comments you are willing to offer.

 I will compile the results and either post them here if anyone is
interested, and/or give a URL for more detailed results.

Thanks.

Christopher Murtagh
---------------------------------
* Windows 95: n.   32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16 bit
patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4 bit
microprocessor, written by a 2 bit company, that can't stand 1 bit of
competition.

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 15:09:34 -0400
From:    ryohros 
Subject: video sampler

>about pose Hans Tutschku wrote:
>Yes nice, but with an unpredictable delay between the pressed key and the
>start of the video (tested on several machines G3)
does anyone know if any of those delays go over 50 milliseconds?

thanks to everyone
Raymond

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 15:30:17 -0500
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: 

http://www.macnn.com/reality/archives/091498/news.shtml#mscnn

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+ m!kroschaFt nt [nugat.or+e tek]
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[\\obfuzkate dze portl+e blazfem!

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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1998 04:12:02 -0500
From:    "Brian K. Shepard" 
Subject: OMS Setup

Greetings,

I recently upgraded to a new G3 Minitower running System 8.1 w/96Mb of RAM.
When I try to launch the OMS setup application I get a message that says:

"Sorry, OMS could not be loaded

(-108 - there was not enough memory)"

I tried vastly increasing the amount of memory available to OMS Setup to no
avail.  I also downloaded the newest version of OMS, thinking perhaps I was
missing some component, but it still won't work.  Any ideas?  Thanks.

--Brian

Dr. Brian K. Shepard
University of Oklahoma
School of Music
bkshepard@ou.edu
http://music.ou.edu/faculty/shepard/

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