Subject: MAX Digest - 1 Mar 1999 to 2 Mar 1999 (#1999-70)
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Topics of the day:

  1. perennial PowerGlove question (2)
  2. MAX Digest - 25 Feb 1999 to 26 Feb 1999 (#1999-66)
  3. Max Install 3.5.9
  4. crashing umenu
  5. MAX for scoring
  6. Folders and Names
  7. cd object
  8. shameless commerce

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Date:    Tue, 2 Mar 1999 11:11:59 +0100
From:    Christoph Hoelscher 
Subject: Re: perennial PowerGlove question

Eric Singer wrote:

>Before anyone asks again, no, I don't have any more, nor do I know of
>anyone who does.  Someone on the list recently got in touch with Donald
>Eastlake of Transfinite, but I don't know what the result was.  It might be
>possible to get the schematic or PCB plot from him, so someone else could
>produce them.

The someone who got in touch with Donald was me. In November he seemed to
like the idea of releasing the specifications of the GoldBrick on the Web.
But I have not heard from him since.

If some people are interested I could try and talk to him about this again.
So let me know, please.

Speaking of the Goldbrick, has anybody here ever used the Powerpad with the
Goldbrick? It is a pressure sensitive carpet, in case you wondered.

Greetings, cHris
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      phon: 0761-203-4937       hoelsch@cognition.iig.uni-freiburg.de

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Date:    Tue, 2 Mar 1999 10:40:57 -0500
From:    Don Malone 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 25 Feb 1999 to 26 Feb 1999 (#1999-66)

MAX has begun to crash every time i edit umenu
i remember something about this on the list some time ago
but i do not remember the fix

happy tunes
Don

312)341-6477

Don't anthropomorphize computers. They hate that.

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Date:    Tue, 2 Mar 1999 11:03:40 -0500
From:    Eric Singer 
Subject: Re: perennial PowerGlove question

If several people are persistent in bugging Mr. Eastlake, this might
happen.   This was an old, side project of his (he is or was a DEC
engineer), so I doubt he would be very motivated to do anything about it
unless he got a lot of email.  Chris, could you post the last address you
had for him?

Eric

At 5:11 AM -0500 3/2/99, Christoph Hoelscher wrote:
>Eric Singer wrote:
>
>>Before anyone asks again, no, I don't have any more, nor do I know of
>>anyone who does.  Someone on the list recently got in touch with Donald
>>Eastlake of Transfinite, but I don't know what the result was.  It might
be
>>possible to get the schematic or PCB plot from him, so someone else could
>>produce them.
>
>
>The someone who got in touch with Donald was me. In November he seemed to
>like the idea of releasing the specifications of the GoldBrick on the Web.
>But I have not heard from him since.
>
>If some people are interested I could try and talk to him about this again.
>So let me know, please.
>
>Speaking of the Goldbrick, has anybody here ever used the Powerpad with the
>Goldbrick? It is a pressure sensitive carpet, in case you wondered.
>
>Greetings, cHris
>-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-
>Christoph Hoelscher
>IIG Kognitionswissenschaft  -  Friedrichstr. 50  -   D-79098 Freiburg
>      phon: 0761-203-4937       hoelsch@cognition.iig.uni-freiburg.de
>
>home address: Schillerstr. 4  -  79102 Freiburg
>              phon: 0761-7071794                     hoelsch@waf80.de
>-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-
>* Never send a monster to do the work of an Evil Scientist  - B.B. *

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Date:    Tue, 2 Mar 1999 17:21:31 +0100
From:    "Mag. Andreas Weixler" 
Subject: Max Install 3.5.9

Dear Maxers,

I have a problem with installing Max, hope anyone can help:

My Max-copy came with 3.5.8 on CD-Rom and a floppy for authorization
But this Authorization only works with 3.5.8 and not with 3.5.9 !
I can run 3.5.9 from floppy but not by harddisk authorization (:-((
I run System OS 7.5.5

Does anyone know whats to do to make it run normally ?
Thank You.

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Date:    Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:22:17 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Re: crashing umenu

Don Malone said:
>MAX has begun to crash every time i edit umenu
>i remember something about this on the list some time ago
>but i do not remember the fix

I don't remember if there *was* a fix.  But I have had this
problem on and off for years, where a seemingly fine patch
containing a umenu that has worked for months would suddenly
crash when I tried to edit the umenu.

The only fix I was able to find was to trash the offending
umenu, and put in a new one, and create the menu again.

Which is one of the reasons I create most of my (long)
menu lists in Excel, then cut and paste into the umenu object.
That way, I have a backup of the text.  Furthermore, if
you're working with 128 names for example, it's much easier
to deal with in the spreadsheet.

Stephen Kay

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Date:    Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:36:34 -0800
From:    Jeff Rona 
Subject: MAX for scoring

James Garfield  wrote:

>Does anyone know how he uses Max in a film scoring context?  I'm really
>curious...
>
I've used MAX in a score a few yeears ago on a film called "Kafka"
directed by Stgeven Soderbergh. I cowrote with Cliff Martinez. The score
called for a sound like the Romanian Cymbalom, which is fiendishly hard
to play. I created a MAX program that allowed Cliff, a drummer, to play
on a DrumKat and create these very complicated phrases that then went
into a sequencer to be blended with the rest of the score.

 Each pad of the Kat controlled a table of pitches that could be
programmed in via a MIDI keyboard. Thus each pad was a scale or melody of
some kind. Each time the pad was hit, the next note came out.

One pad was devised as a "transpose pad". It had the chord progression of
the song in it. Each time that pad was struck, all the pads transposed by
that interval. A couple of other pads were reserved for tremolos and
trills by specific intervals, as is commonly heard in that style of
music.

The output was used to trigger samples of a Hungarian cymbalom (sort of a
hammer dulcimer with very heavy gauge strings) we made. The results were
very satisfying. There's a soundtrack of it available, I think on Varese.

 I'm starting a film now that I might use MAX/MSP on. It's an action film
and I've been developing a program to slice/dice and mutate rhythms and
loops with interesting results. We'll see. Heavy deadlines tend to make
one stick with the simpler tools.

:--------------------:
      Jeff Rona
:--------------------:
 jrona@earthlink.net
:--------------------:
    BE, HEAR, NOW
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Date:    Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:36:36 -0800
From:    Jeff Rona 
Subject: Folders and Names

I've been trying to use the 'folder' object to streamline some UI tasks.
For some reason, I can get it to recognize a folder in the Max folder,
but no more than that. I'd love to be able to go one level deeper. Even
the help file for folder gets an error when it tries to read the contents
of a folder with a hyphen in its name, such as 'max-startup'.

 My goal is to have a pop-up menu with the names of audio files that will
load upon selection. It would be nice to have some flexibility as to
where these folders are. Ideally, it would be great for the menu to have
both AIFF and SD2 files, but the 'types' message doesn't seem to allow
for that.

On another note, can anyone think of a way to place the name of an audio
file that is selected by an Open Dialog onto the screen?

Thanks.

:--------------------:
      Jeff Rona
:--------------------:
 jrona@earthlink.net
:--------------------:
    BE, HEAR, NOW
:--------------------:

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Date:    Tue, 2 Mar 1999 15:25:47 -0800
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: cd object

A new and improved version of the Max cd object can
be downloaded from the Cycling '74 news page at

http://www.cycling74.com/support/news.html

David Z.

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Date:    Tue, 2 Mar 1999 17:01:53 -0800
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: shameless commerce

I just wanted to mention that my co-workers John  Eichenseer and
Lilli Wessling will be populating the Cycling '74 booth at the Frankfurt
Musikmesse this week (you'll find them in hall 9, booth A28).

John had a little trouble on the way to the airport and will not be in
attendance until Thursday. Since he has all of the computers etc. we
will not be demonstrating anything the first day.

I would encourage anyone attending this event to stop by and meet my
co-workers and see what we've been up to with pluggo. We have
an assortment of VST plug-ins that I think is truly astonishing. You'll
also want to check out the highly groovy pluggo packaging designed by
Richard Dudas. (If you're not going to be able to witness the box in
all its glory, you can get an idea of what it looks like by downloading
our pluggo brochure in PDF format referenced on the news page at
http://www.cycling74.com/support/news.html)

pluggo development is not completed yet, but we are moving swiftly
toward the target and I am aiming for a release by the end of
March. Yes, *this* March.

David Z.

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