Subject: MAX Digest - 12 Dec 1998 to 13 Dec 1998 (#1998-98)
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 00:00:00 -0500
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Topics of the day:

  1. Interactive Music Standard /Multimedia Standard Environments/ Standard
  2. MAX Digest - 11 Dec 1998 to 12 Dec 1998 (#1998-97) (2)
  3. Max-list CD?
  4. Installation Blues
  5. Mysterious Crash?

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Date:    Sat, 12 Dec 1998 23:55:51 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: Interactive Music Standard /Multimedia Standard Environments/

>I am going to use
>for an interactive video/audio installation
>and I am curious
>to hear someone's opinion?

interactive = hear someone's opinion

- differences and the similarities betweeen
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Date:    Sun, 13 Dec 1998 03:06:50 -0800
From:    "Dr. Richard Boulanger" 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 11 Dec 1998 to 12 Dec 1998 (#1998-97)

Could someone share with me clear and simple patches which handle the

1.  NRPN Control of an XG or GS Box such as a Yamaha MU80 or Roland SC88.
2.  Bank Select via Controller 0 & 32 as in the Yamaha MU80.

Dr. Richard Boulanger
Professor - Music Synthesis Department
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street  - Boston, MA  02215-3693
Office Phone: (617) 747-2485   Office Fax: (617) 536-2257


Date:    Sun, 13 Dec 1998 13:33:41 +0100
From:    Georg Hajdu 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 11 Dec 1998 to 12 Dec 1998 (#1998-97)

Hi Maxers,

is there such a thing as an MPEG-player object for MAX/MSP? Or even better,
does anyone know the MPEG file format or can give me a pointer to a web
resource that describes it?

I think it would be cool to have an MPEG object that will output data as a
list, and to use this information for sound synthesis. I guess if no object
exists, one could try to patch together an abstraction using filein and few
other goodies? Any suggestions?

Georg Hajdu

 Dr. Georg Hajdu

Hochschule f=FCr Musik Detmold,
Abteilung M=FCnster
Ludgeriplatz 1
D-48151 Muenster



Date:    Sat, 12 Dec 1998 18:54:24 -0500
From:    Chris Murtagh 
Subject: Max-list CD?

Greetings Maxers,

On the DAW-MAC list, there is something really neat going on. Paul
Braunbehrens, the DAW-MAC admin, has put together a DAW-MAC cd which is a
compilation of work by some subscribers to the list. To me, this sounds
like a really cool idea, and I was wondering if there would be any interest
in doing the same here for the MAX list. I think we could come up with a
really great CD full of all kinds of bleeps, bloops and groovy tunes.

 What would this involve you ask? Well, something like:

- MAX list subscribers would submit pieces on either DAT or CD to be put on
the CD (not too long). Along with a document which contains info on
how/where/why/what was created etc. for the CD liner. The liner could be
created as a PDF doc, and downloaded instead of included with the CD (to
save on manufacturing costs).

- I would then compile and master the material to 1 or 2 CDs (depending on
the amount of works received), put some artwork together and then send it
off to a manufacturing house for duplication. We could even add other
material other than audio and make it a multi-format CD-ROM.

- I would then sell the CD to anyone who is interested (for cheap) simply
to recover costs of manufacturing (unless of course someone is willing to
donate the funds for manufacturing, in which case I would simply ship it
for free).

- If in the unlikely event this would actually make a profit (I think I'm
more likely to lose money here), then we could donate the money to some
decent cause (I would prefer Amnesty International, but some
non-profit/arts fund would be good also).

Anyway, I just thought I would put out a feeler to see if anyone would be
interested in participation and/or purchasing such a CD. If so, or if you
think this is antikap!t@list krapmatter, let me know. I think it would be a
really fun project to work on.

 If you happen to be in Montreal or Ottawa (Canada),  and you want your
contribution recorded, let me know. I can arrange that also (I'll record
you in Paris also if you want to fly me there :).


Christopher Murtagh
MAX listserv owner


Date:    Sun, 13 Dec 1998 23:16:19 +0200
From:    Eirik Lie 
Subject: Re: Installation Blues

>From:    John Abram 
>Subject: Installation Blues
>I recently upgraded to MAX 3.5.9 and cannot run the programme on my
>7600/132.  Both the PPC Native and 68K versions hang when I try to launch
>them, forcing a "rude" reboot.  I tried installing on a G3 at the college
>where I work, and there were no problems at all.  Does anyone know what's
>going on here?  I don't have HFS+ or anything else unusual as far as I can

FWIW: My copy of Max 3.5.9 runs fine on my 7600/132. I use OMS 2.3.1.

Sorry, can't help you.

Eirik Lie, Bjornerabben 9, N-0383 Oslo, Norway
Email:   -   Tel +47 22 50 23 14
Check out my CD "12 Bilder":


Date:    Sun, 13 Dec 1998 23:41:17 +0100
From:    Roland Cahen & Ruth Sefton-Green 
Subject: Mysterious Crash?

Chers tous,
A peculiar behaviour on one mac with max I don't understand.
(7600 OS8.1.1)
When double clicking on a midi object what shoud normaly open a box with a
list of oms devices, a crash (error n° 1) happens after a brief apparition
of the sound manager audio setup window.
I did reinstall all the OMS but it doen't solve the problem.
Has someone already experienced this before ?

By the way, is there a max error or FAQ list somewhere ?


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