Subject: MAX Digest - 26 Sep 1998 to 27 Sep 1998 (#1998-14)
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  1. jmax (fwd)
  2. MAX Digest - 25 Sep 1998 to 26 Sep 1998 (#1998-13)
  3. Navigation (2)

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Date:    Sun, 27 Sep 1998 17:32:45 +1000
From:    overlobe@OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Subject: jmax (fwd)

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Press Release
Friday September 25th, 1998

IRCAM announces the first public release of jMax, a new generation of
cross-platform software for music performance and real time digital audio
processing.

jMax is based on a client/server architecture, where the two main
components are the real-time engine, a fully ANSI C, new version of the
already known FTS server, and the Java graphical development and control
environment, including editors for patches, tables, note sequences, etc...
The client applications can live on the same computer as the server or on
any other computer running a Java virtual machine, connected to the server
through an Internet network connexion (using the UDP protocol on IP).
Multiple clients can connect to the same server for controlling the same
real time process, while having feedback on other clients' actions.

jMax is currently being developped on Silicon Graphics Inc. workstations
and the first release is on that platform. The SGI workstations offer
superior processing, real time performance, reliability and enable stereo
and multichannel digital audio I/O using existing or additional hardware in
a modular way. jMax will be available on Linux for Intel-compatible
processors by the end of 1998. Releases on other platforms are envisaged
for 1999, including Apple's MacOS X and Microsoft's Windows NT.

jMax will be available for free download on IRCAM's ftp and http site
starting the beginning of November 98, with a basic set of DSP libraries
and documentation. A full-featured version, including more complete
documentation, support, tutorials and an extensive set of IRCAM librairies
and patches, is available through the registration, on a yearly basis, to
IRCAM's Forum (user group, see http://www.ircam.fr/forum/).

For more information and for the download, please browse on IRCAM's Web
site at : http://www.ircam.fr/jmax/

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Date:    Sun, 27 Sep 1998 12:21:33 -0400
From:    "David Z. Saltz" 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 25 Sep 1998 to 26 Sep 1998 (#1998-13)

> >>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?
>
> On my tests the delays were between 200 ms and 2 seconds (!!!!).
>

I've found that X<>Pose is very responsive when I use an external MIDI
controller to trigger it (which can, of course, be a second Macintosh
running
Max); it's slower when I use Max on the same machine sending MIDI over IAC,
especially if Max is the foreground application; and I get delays in the
range
you mention (200ms to 2 seconds) if I trigger X<>Pose via the Mac (ABD)
keyboard, which I believe is an option X<>Pose provides only for testing
purposes.

I've come to rely on X<>Pose to display full screen video and PICTs with
Max.
It works very well. The drawbacks I find are (1) X<>Pose doesn't support
hardware compression, which means I've had to use cinepak (resulting in an
appreciable drop in image quality), and (2) X<>Pose doesn't allow random
access to the video, but always starts at the beginning.

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Date:    Sun, 27 Sep 1998 17:14:26 -0400
From:    ryohros 
Subject: Navigation

Is there a way to navigate around numberboxes without using the mouse?
Also how can I improve efficiency and accuracy.
Thanks

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Date:    Sun, 27 Sep 1998 21:10:47 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Navigation

>Is there a way to navigate around numberboxes without using the mouse?

Someone asked this awhile ago.  Here's the example patcher I posted
which allows you to select number boxes with keys, or tab around them
(tab suggested by Don Malone, I believe).

>Also how can I improve efficiency and accuracy.

In what?  Picking random numbers for the lottery?  Determining fuel
consumption for your car?  Predicting the future?

I'm afraid you'll have to be a little more specific.

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

max v2;
#N vpatcher 129 119 673 513;
#P user ubutton 281 304 39 19 3 0;
#P user ubutton 185 304 39 19 1 0;
#P user ubutton 233 304 39 19 2 0;
#P comment 345 59 100 196617 amount of time box is active;
#P comment 335 328 110 196617 Then type number keys;
#P comment 293 328 14 196617 E;
#P comment 244 328 14 196617 W;
#P comment 196 328 14 196617 Q;
#P number 68 58 35 9 0 0 0 3;
#P newex 111 35 27 196617 key;
#P number 283 306 35 9 0 0 160 3;
#P newex 301 235 58 196617 r hilite_off;
#P number 283 178 35 9 0 0 0 3;
#P comment 342 108 102 196617 toggle for illustration;
#P message 286 146 31 196617 clear;
#P newex 284 86 27 196617 0;
#P newex 284 58 48 196617 del 1000;
#P newex 257 37 27 196617 b 2;
#P newex 256 86 27 196617 1;
#P newex 359 179 58 196617 s hilite_off;
#P newex 101 172 27 196617 1;
#P newex 130 172 27 196617 2;
#P newex 159 172 27 196617 3;
#P newex 203 149 27 196617 0;
#P number 187 306 35 9 0 0 160 3;
#P number 235 306 35 9 0 0 160 3;
#P newex 231 176 42 196617 numkey;
#P newex 263 208 27 196617 t i b;
#P toggle 256 108 15 0;
#P newex 250 132 27 196617 gate;
#P newex 202 214 40 196617 gate 3;
#P newex 101 96 28 196617 t b b;
#P newex 130 96 28 196617 t b b;
#P newex 159 96 28 196617 t b b;
#P newex 111 71 93 196617 sel 113 119 101 9;
#P newex 188 96 28 196617 t b b;
#P newex 22 122 66 196617 counter 1 3;
#P newex 22 146 53 196617 sel 1 2 3;
#P comment 88 301 88 196617 use letter keys to select \, or use tab to
advance:;
#P connect 8 0 14 0;
#P connect 8 1 13 0;
#P connect 8 2 28 0;
#P connect 9 0 12 0;
#P connect 11 0 8 1;
#P connect 10 0 9 0;
#P fasten 11 1 21 0 285 230 336 230 336 31 262 31;
#P connect 12 1 11 0;
#P connect 12 1 26 0;
#P fasten 15 0 19 0 208 169 364 169;
#P connect 4 0 7 0;
#P connect 4 1 6 0;
#P connect 4 2 5 0;
#P connect 4 3 3 0;
#P connect 5 0 16 0;
#P fasten 5 1 15 0 182 134 208 134;
#P connect 5 1 21 0;
#P connect 5 1 24 0;
#P connect 6 0 17 0;
#P fasten 6 1 15 0 153 139 208 139;
#P connect 6 1 21 0;
#P connect 6 1 24 0;
#P connect 7 0 18 0;
#P fasten 7 1 15 0 124 144 208 144;
#P connect 7 1 21 0;
#P connect 7 1 24 0;
#P fasten 16 0 8 0 164 205 207 205;
#P fasten 16 0 38 0 164 238 286 238;
#P fasten 17 0 8 0 135 199 207 199;
#P fasten 17 0 36 0 135 244 238 244;
#P fasten 18 0 37 0 106 251 190 251;
#P fasten 18 0 8 0 106 195 207 195;
#P connect 21 0 20 0;
#P connect 20 0 10 0;
#P connect 21 1 22 0;
#P connect 22 0 23 0;
#P fasten 22 0 24 0 289 79 323 79 323 128 291 128;
#P connect 23 0 10 0;
#P connect 23 0 19 0;
#P connect 24 0 12 0;
#P connect 27 0 37 0;
#P connect 27 0 36 0;
#P connect 27 0 38 0;
#P connect 29 0 30 0;
#P connect 29 0 4 0;
#P fasten 29 0 9 1 116 68 241 68 241 127 272 127;
#P connect 3 1 15 0;
#P connect 3 1 21 0;
#P connect 3 1 24 0;
#P fasten 1 0 18 0 27 167 106 167;
#P fasten 3 0 2 0 193 117 27 117;
#P fasten 1 1 17 0 41 167 135 167;
#P fasten 1 2 16 0 55 167 164 167;
#P connect 2 0 1 0;
#P pop;

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