Subject: MAX Digest - 12 Mar 1999 to 13 Mar 1999 (#1999-81)
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 00:00:00 -0500
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There are 6 messages totalling 215 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. loading new message boxes
  2. Summer workshop at Oberlin
  3. MAX update 3.8.9-8?
  4. MAX Digest - 11 Mar 1999 to 12 Mar 1999 (#1999-80)
  5. multiple CD-player installation
  6. Opening Older Files

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Date:    Sat, 13 Mar 1999 04:03:31 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: loading new message boxes

Michael Kieslinger asked:
>i need to make a small max patch that can automatically place message
boxes
>in the patcher with the "message to max" command (#P..). the message box=
es
>should have following content:
>; voice 1;
>; voice 2;
>; voice 3;
...
>they should be randomly spread over the patcher window and they need to
>have the semicolons inside the message box in order to function as a sen=
d
>object.

Here's a patcher that does what you ask: it dynamically creates
message boxes inside the patcher.  They don't overlap each other.
If you want truly "random" placement for some aesthetic reason,
you could use a random or urn object to decide on the vertical/
horizontal coordinates.

This patch is modified from the one I uploaded to the list last
July, which showed dynamic creation *and* deletion of subpatchers.

Stephen Kay
The MegaMAX Collection: http://www.musikinetix.com/MegaMax/MegaMax.html

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max v2;
#N vpatcher 144 53 519 449;
#P comment 11 228 213 196617 format of 'message' message to thispatcher:;=

#P newex 11 206 59 196617 thispatcher;
#P newex 11 91 27 196617 30;
#P newex 11 71 51 196617 t b i;
#P newex 11 50 72 196617 expr $i1 * 30;
#P newex 11 113 51 196617 +;
#P newex 11 148 28 196617 pack;
#P comment 136 23 100 196617 <- to create;
#P message 11 174 195 196617 message 250 \$1 48 196617 \\\; voice \$2 \;;=

#P number 100 21 35 9 0 0 0 3;
#P comment 108 49 100 196617 < pixels vertically from each other;
#P comment 108 93 100 196617 < offset (pixels) from top of patcher;
#P comment 11 243 213 196617 message left top width 196617 message(s);
#P connect 10 0 7 0;
#P connect 9 0 10 0;
#P connect 9 1 7 1;
#P connect 8 0 9 0;
#P connect 7 0 6 0;
#P connect 6 0 4 0;
#P connect 4 0 11 0;
#P fasten 3 0 8 0 105 44 16 44;
#P fasten 3 0 6 1 105 140 34 140;
#P pop;

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Date:    Sat, 13 Mar 1999 09:17:40 -0500
From:    Gary Lee Nelson 
Subject: Summer workshop at Oberlin

OBERLIN COLLEGE
Workshops in
Electronic and
Computer Music

June 13-20 & 20-27, 1999

Director: Gary Lee Nelson

The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College
invites you to participate in the thirteenth annual
workshops in electronic and computer music.
The workshops are designed for high school
and college students, teachers, professional
musicians, and hobbyists who wish to enrich
their understanding of new music media.

Former students have gone on to colleges
around the United States including majoring in
the TIMARA (Technology in Music and Related
Arts) department at Oberlin. Others have used
what they learned with us to further
professional careers in music. Professors from
other colleges used the Oberlin workshops as
the basis for establishing electronic music
studios and curricula at their home institutions.

For more details, have a look at our website...

http://www.oberlin.edu/con/summer/elecomp.html

For further information, contact:

Office of Outreach Programs,
Conservatory of Music,
Oberlin College,
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440-775-8044).
Email: OCWECM@Oberlin.edu

Gary Lee Nelson
TIMARA Department
Conservatory of Music
Oberlin, OH 44074
office: 440-775-8223
home: 440-775-4279
fax: 440-775-8942
email: Gary.Nelson@oberlin.edu
http://www.timara.oberlin.edu/people/~gnelson/gnelson.htm

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Date:    Sat, 13 Mar 1999 09:42:34 EST
From:    ACDCVC@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: MAX update 3.8.9-8?

I'm sure this has been covered but what exactly is new in the 3.8.9-8
update?
Thanks!
Jeff Krieger

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Date:    Sat, 13 Mar 1999 11:00:05 +0000
From:    Rich Cirminello 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 11 Mar 1999 to 12 Mar 1999 (#1999-80)

Does anyone know how to make the PPC open up older files?  I have been
trying to see the examples on Robert Rowe's "Interactive Music Systems" CD
Rom.  I have tried on my PPC 6214 (PPC on a Performa chasis) and also in the
studios at NYU on PPC 9500.
    Help!

Rich Cirminello
Bogie8@ix.netcom.com
rjc223@is9.nyu.edu

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Date:    Sat, 13 Mar 1999 18:13:44 +0000
From:    Eamonn Doyle 
Subject: multiple CD-player installation

Spring Greetings to y'all,

I've been asked to put together a multiple CD player system for a
gallery installation, with tracks triggered by IR sensors in the various
rooms.

Our rough plan is to use 6 SCSI CD drives daisy chained, taking the
audio directly from them and controlling them with MAX.   Has anybody
tried something like this?   It has to run daily for ten weeks, so
reliability is crucial.

All advice and suggestions appreciated!

Regards

Eamonn Doyle

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    Eamonn Doyle
    Music & Media Technologies
    Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Trinity College, Dublin
    Ireland
    http://www.tcd.ie
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Date:    Sat, 13 Mar 1999 22:30:25 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Re: Opening Older Files

>Does anyone know how to make the PPC open up older files?  I have been
>trying to see the examples on Robert Rowe's "Interactive Music Systems" =
CD
>Rom.  I have tried on my PPC 6214 (PPC on a Performa chasis) and also in=

the
>studios at NYU on PPC 9500.
  =

Open them with the 68k version, then resave them after checking the
"new format" button in the save as... dialog.

Stephen Kay

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