Subject: MAX Digest - 1 Jan 1999 to 2 Jan 1999 (#1999-3)
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 00:00:00 -0500
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There are 5 messages totalling 150 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Max-L is vibrant, key disk is dying
  2. MSP and Hyperprism VST plug-ins.
  3. TAN: Synaesthesia (Was: Schumann, etc...)
  4. Max key disk
  5. anti-ominity

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Date:    Sat, 2 Jan 1999 00:23:37 -0600
From:    Bob Falesch 
Subject: Max-L is vibrant, key disk is dying

Max list is not dying. It simply contains over-reaction to a clever adult
whose idiom reminds some observers of a bratty child.  I don't know about
rest of the world, but in the US, children in general do not receive the
respect that they deserve.  Adults expend too much effort trying to take the
child out of the child, instead of looking into the "dependent" person to
what they might learn. In this country there isn't time enough for many
things, and children and art are among the main casualties.

Opcode's copy protection is killing me, however.  I'd like to know where to
find a definitive and comprehensive set of guidelines about auth/de-auth
procedures.  After nearly four years of max use and no untoward
copy-protection events, I just lost all my authorizations on a new OS/8
keydisk. From some email -- I forget what mail list this was --  I get the
impression that it matters which bay (I blew it on a G3 PowerBook, where
indeed, I was trying to authorize from the left bay and probably had
done so from the right bay) one uses.  And of course, Opcode's US support
has given me a busy-signal all week.  Their website is not a navigational
holiday, I would add.  I don't see any linkage to any page dealing with this
subject.  It's probably been posted here before, but it's also been stated
here that it's on the bloody website.  Where?!

  --R. Falesch


Date:    Sat, 2 Jan 1999 11:16:22 +0200
From:    Trond Lossius 
Subject: MSP and Hyperprism VST plug-ins.

1. Some months ago I received a forwarded mail about a Max external or
patch named "HyperControl" that could be used to record and control the
Hyperprism VST plug-ins in real time. The link didn't work, and anyway
I've lost the mail. If someone's got it, could you please provide me
with a download link (or the external/patch itself)? I hope it's not a
Forum exclusive.  :-(

2. Has anyone got a list (complete or incomplete) of what the Hyperprism
VST parameters controls for the different effects?

Thanks a lot.

Trond L.


Date:    Sat, 2 Jan 1999 12:21:47 +0100
From:    Peter Castine 
Subject: TAN: Synaesthesia (Was: Schumann, etc...)

Dear Collected Wisdom,

Richard Dobson  wrote:?
>>>Schumann is interesting  - he was clearly syn-aesthetic, and also
>>>clair-audient. One theory concerning his 'madness' is that he started to

I'm also not sure about the attribution, but hoping it may have been
Richard (hence the CC).

What I'd simply wanted to ask was if anyone can point me towards sources
documenting this phenomenom in Re: Rob Schumann. To be honest, I hadn't
come across it before (but I'm hardly an 19th C. specialist, let alone a
Schumann expert). It's interesting for me, however, since I'm teaching a
course on Scriabin this semester and the head of department is doing
Messiaen, so we've had rather a lot of synaesthetics this term. Knowing a
little more about an earlier member of the crowd would be nice.




Date:    Sat, 2 Jan 1999 21:31:49 +0100
From:    Roby Steinmetzer 
Subject: Max key disk

It happened...
I have a new Max key disk!!
After 8 (eight) months of struggle I finally hold it in my hands!
Yes, it's true.

Now I'm sure you want to know how I did.

The final and succesful trick was spamming.
Every day, over a certain period of time, you have to send the same email
to both your local distributor and to a guy at Opcode named Neil Ziesing

Of course you think that, because this copy protection is so lousy and it's
not your fault that the disk doesn't work anymore, you will get a free
You're wrong.

This is what I paid:
37.1440 XEU = 43.4028 USD for one disk with three authorizations!

But now I have the same problem than Bob Falesch , who
>I'd like to know where to
>find a definitive and comprehensive set of guidelines about auth/de-auth

Anyone knows?

Happy New Year

Roby Steinmetzer
Luxembourg, Europe


Date:    Sat, 2 Jan 1999 18:02:02 -0600
From:    Bob Falesch 
Subject: anti-ominity

You know, David, I've been wondering: Are Larry Polanski and Morton
registered MSP users?   Can you help?


> We have no user called =cw4t7abs in our MSP database. I don't have
> access to the most recent Opcode database of Max users, but that
> name (or anything else close) wasn't in it as of the beginning
> of last year.


End of MAX Digest - 1 Jan 1999 to 2 Jan 1999 (#1999-3)