Subject: MAX Digest - 11 Mar 1999 to 12 Mar 1999 (#1999-80)
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 00:00:04 -0500
From: Automatic digest processor 
Reply-To: MAX - Interactive Music/Multimedia Standard Environments
     
To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 7 messages totalling 182 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. 
  2. PowerPC can't read old format files
  3. Slider to Table
  4. PB CD ADC
  5. MAX Digest - 10 Mar 1999 to 11 Mar 1999 (#1999-79)
  6. nchans 1
  7. nightmare on OMS street

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date:    Thu, 11 Mar 1999 23:49:17 -0700
From:    Jeff Rona 
Subject: 

On more than one occasion, I've had patches that save tables become
corrupted. I get an "error: PowerPC can't read old format files" message
followed by a "error: [name of table] read failed.

Has anyone encountered this, or its solution?

Thanks.  Jeff

-------------------
  Be, Hear, Now
jrona@earthlink.net
-------------------

------------------------------

Date:    Fri, 12 Mar 1999 14:23:38 +0100
From:    Roby Steinmetzer 
Subject: Re: PowerPC can't read old format files

>On more than one occasion, I've had patches that save tables become
>corrupted. I get an "error: PowerPC can't read old format files" message
>followed by a "error: [name of table] read failed.
>
>Has anyone encountered this, or its solution?
>

You have to open the patches in Max 3.0 and pay attention to save them in
the new format.
Then you should be able to reopen them in 3.5.x.

If you don't have Max3.0 around, I think it's possible to open them in the
3.5 68kversion too.

Roby Steinmetzer
Luxembourg, Europe

------------------------------

Date:    Fri, 12 Mar 1999 07:11:59 -0700
From:    Jeff Rona 
Subject: Slider to Table

Here's a simple patch that uses a multislider as a way to program a table. I
use this frequently. To playback, just send values directly ti the table
object.

max v2;
#N vpatcher 50 40 450 340;
#P newex 81 187 31 196617 swap;
#P button 134 149 15 0;
#P newex 60 130 25 196617 iter;
#P button 102 149 15 0;
#N vtable 16 397 505 596 694 980000 128 filterseq;
#P newobj 81 226 72 196617 table filterseq;
#P newex 81 206 31 196617 pack;
#P user multiSlider 60 60 76 62 12. 127. 16 2921 15;
#P newex 102 167 75 196617 counter 0 0 15;
#P connect 7 1 2 1;
#P connect 7 0 2 0;
#P fasten 5 0 7 0 65 159 86 159;
#P fasten 5 0 4 0 65 146 107 146;
#P fasten 0 0 7 1 107 191 107 191;
#P connect 2 0 3 0;
#P connect 6 0 0 2;
#P connect 4 0 0 0;
#P connect 1 0 5 0;
#P fasten 1 0 6 0 65 128 139 128;
#P pop;

-------------------
  Be, Hear, Now
jrona@earthlink.net
-------------------

------------------------------

Date:    Fri, 12 Mar 1999 07:12:12 -0700
From:    Jeff Rona 
Subject: PB CD ADC

I've set up a patch with a variety of DSP processes. I'd like to process
audio coming from the CD player on my Powerbook. However, what happens is
that the audio coming from the CD goes directly to the audio output of the
computer as well as through my patch (a few hundred ms later).

  Is there a way to mute the CD's direct out so that it only goes through
the MSP patch?

-------------------
  Be, Hear, Now
jrona@earthlink.net
-------------------

------------------------------

Date:    Fri, 12 Mar 1999 08:46:57 -0800
From:    "Keith A.McMillen" 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 10 Mar 1999 to 11 Mar 1999 (#1999-79)

>Have you checked Scheduler in Audio Interrupt in the dsp menu? If it isn't
>checked the max scheduler ("control rate") is not necessarily synchronized
>to the audio clock.

This option only available when using Sound Manager, not with external
cards.

>Also, a 5ms ramp may be fast enough to cause its own audible artifacts.

Not the case. Sounds smooth (allright a little thumpy, but not a sharp
click) when used with an oscillator and triggered by a metro.

KMc

------------------------------

Date:    Fri, 12 Mar 1999 17:03:16 -0700
From:    Jeff Rona 
Subject: nchans 1

What does the message nchans 1 mean? What would put that message into the
monitor window??

-------------------
  Be, Hear, Now
jrona@earthlink.net
-------------------

------------------------------

Date:    Fri, 12 Mar 1999 23:50:46 -0500
From:    Tommy DOG 
Subject: nightmare on OMS street

Dear Uncle Max,
I have made the leap to OS 8.5. All has been fine, much to my shock. This
is the nipple twister: when I click on the "noteout" to choose a MIDI mod I
get a type 10 and crash.

My computer is a PPC 132 with 128 megs. Max is current... Perhaps that may
be the problem.
Has anyone had recent problems of this nature?

TD

PS The Max Resource Guide has moved to: www.tommydog.com/max The old one
will stay online for a while but won't be updated.

"Once all my hate mail is answered I have a cocktail, what do you do?"

                           Tommy DOG

          The Brain People, "man of the cloth" and salesman
                      http://www.tommydog.com/

THIS WEB SITE HAS FINALLY BEEN UPGRADED. PLEASE VISIT AND ENJOY THE VIEW.

------------------------------

End of MAX Digest - 11 Mar 1999 to 12 Mar 1999 (#1999-80)
*********************************************************