Subject: MAX Digest - 14 Mar 1999 to 15 Mar 1999 (#1999-83)
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 00:00:03 -0500
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There are 5 messages totalling 145 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. ...., apps,......
  2. multiple CD-player installation
  3. The new Search Utility at The Max Digest Archive
  4. multiple CD-player installation [sort of]
  5. Key disk and partitions and stuff


Date:    Mon, 15 Mar 1999 11:56:39 +0000
From:    jim y-wood 
Subject: ...., apps,......


Just like to thank Jean Paul Laurent for
sending me the ResEdit Extension. Sorry its been a week or so, took me a
while to work it out.
After some confusion, I managed to extract MAX patches from an application
that I
made before, a very useful hack!


Jim Wood


Date:    Mon, 15 Mar 1999 08:25:19 +0100
From:    "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" 
Subject: Re: multiple CD-player installation

Regarding the question pro/contra CD/HD: CD drives has another advantage -
they'll give you two channels for each device, so with 6 drives you get 12
audio channels without any external audio hardware...

As I don't know what exactly your installation is supposed to be, other
things regarding the use of CD players in permanent sound installation come
into my mind: if those CD's don't have to be synchronized, you can also use
normal CD-Players, and play the CD in repeat mode.

I used another method in an installation with 4 CD-Players where I put 99
audio tracks on each CD (which were different) and played them in "shuffle
- repeat all" mode, so creating a sort of never repeating audio stream. For
those of you who are familiar with the old Stockhausen concept of
"Aktionsdauern" and "Pausendauern": a part of the tracks contained silences
of different lengths (figure out the possible results that this would

Happy MAXin'

   Dr. Karlheinz Essl - Composer
   Vienna / Austria
   Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology


Date:    Mon, 15 Mar 1999 11:39:35 -0500
From:    Jon Witte 
Subject: The new Search Utility at The Max Digest Archive

Hello to all you Maxers,

The Hyperbanner Search Utility at the archive now handles all pages in
the archive.  Every word of every page is indexed thanx to the nice
people over at Hyperbanner.  The Free search engine previously only
handled 500 pages with each page's size allotment was pretty small.  So
I wrote them and explain how valuable this info is for maxers and that
the site is on the net as a free information source for the Max
community and they were happy to help us out and raise the limitations
up to numbers that enable the entire archive to be indexed.  Thanx


Jon Witte - Music Machine Studio
*         Dancing in the moonlight, to a spiritual waltz-        *
*            Dancing to the music that's in my soul.             *


Date:    Tue, 16 Mar 1999 05:53:11 +1000
From:    David Rodger 
Subject: Re: multiple CD-player installation [sort of]

Peter Castine wrote:
>of course, if you've got a *really*
>hyper-first-class amplification system, you probably wouldn't deign to
>use CDs anyway)

Those hi fi buffs with a first class amplification system proabaly wouldn't
deign to use the prefix "hyper".

Simon Gatrall wrote:
>Unless you only have a 68K Mac or an
>early PPC then it shouldn't be a problem to do 6 simultanious tracks.

Well, 12 tracks (probably).

David Rodger
Audio Engineer          RLSS Lifeguard Trainer          General Curmudgeon
"I'm an Ecotopian, a Californian, a former and near San Franciscan, NOT an
American.  We shoulda seceded long ago and let the rest of the continental
masses sink into the seas.  But I digress..."                 --Ric Carter


Date:    Tue, 16 Mar 1999 00:05:55 +0100
From:    Oeivind Idsoe 
Subject: Key disk and partitions and stuff

So, I have *finally* received my brand new key disk for Max 3.5.9
(running under OS8.1), which means I have to authorize my harddisk
again. Given the disastrous deauthor. for my first author., I thought I
might check a few things before going down this dangerous mountain

As a difference from my last authorization, I have now created a
partition on one of my HDs, with one part. containing the system
software and the other part. all the applications+documents.

Should I expect problems (yes, I know, it is PACE, so problems should
always be expected) if I install the authorization on the System
partition while running Max from the Applications partition? If so, how
and what should I do?

Any advice appreciated.



End of MAX Digest - 14 Mar 1999 to 15 Mar 1999 (#1999-83)