Subject: MAX Digest - 27 Oct 1998 to 28 Oct 1998 (#1998-52)
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 00:00:06 -0500
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There are 5 messages totalling 132 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. anyone here using a G3 Powerbook for Max-MSP /MIDI/Audio?
  2. big bottom
  3. programming gig/movie object
  4. surgery
  5. ethernet connection

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Date:    Wed, 28 Oct 1998 10:28:47 +0100
From:    "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" 
Subject: Re: anyone here using a G3 Powerbook for Max-MSP /MIDI/Audio?

Pablo Silva wrote:

> I've been considering getting a new G3 Powerbook for both Max/MSP, MIDI
> audio work, and was wondering whether anyone here has had experience yet
> this computer, especially with the new audio card coming out fot it...
> (at least Apple) portables are always particular in their timing and
> communications characteristics, I wonder whether I'd better stick with
> a desktop around...

I recently wittnessed the use of two of the smallest G3-Powerbooks in live
performances of mine. The calculating power (in regard to my Powerbook
3400/240) is approx. 50% higher - this should give you enough power to run
complex and resource-consuming MSP patches.

But - both machines have an annoying hum on the audio-out; one more, the
other less. On the other hand, a friend of mine recently bought the same
machine, and he does not have the hum problem...

In any case you should check this before purchasing.

Hope that helps,

   Dr. Karlheinz Essl - Composer
   Vienna / Austria
   Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology


Date:    Wed, 28 Oct 1998 11:34:33 +0000
From:    david stevens 
Subject: Re: big bottom

i wrote:
> >what i'm now trying to get with msp is something equivalent -  I want to
> >be able
> >to bring in  an ocassional deep throbbing pedal tone.

kurt suggested:>
>  maybe mix as is, then slap some program eq w/ lots o' lows across it.
(that Waves >
>  Renaissance EQ sounds pretty good.)

I'd forgotten about the vst~ object - but unfortuantely it turned out to be
processor intensive (I'm near the limit). thanks for the reminder tho'.

> the response: "i want MAXIMUM BASS at

I love it! and i can totally believe it as well (actually, i think i
exactly what he meant!)



Date:    Wed, 28 Oct 1998 10:06:20 EST
Subject: programming gig/movie object

Hi!  I am looking for someone who would be willing to make custom
to the present movie object.  I am willing to pay cash.  I would like a
object without title bar that I can position and save anywhere on the
Please email me directly at
Jeff Krieger


Date:    Wed, 28 Oct 1998 14:54:39 -0400
From:    ryohros 
Subject: surgery

>"Um, my pacemaker's on MIDI channel 6..."
} >If you were a patient, what do you think would ensure your
} >chances of survival if you knew Max were being used in the
} >procedure?

} >- "take it out of Overdrive, doc."

} >- "hey, did you empty the trash?"

} >or...?

} "Um, my pacemaker's on MIDI channel 6..."

} "Surgically removing copy protection..."

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Date:    Wed, 28 Oct 1998 20:30:08 -0500
From:    Bill Vorn 
Subject: ethernet connection


I would like to intercept data coming out of a MotionStar motion capture
system via ethernet (this data is normally send to an SGI machine). Is
there any ethernet object available for Max that would allow this?


Bill Vorn
Montreal (Quebec) Canada


End of MAX Digest - 27 Oct 1998 to 28 Oct 1998 (#1998-52)