Subject: MAX Digest - 20 Mar 1999 to 21 Mar 1999 (#1999-90)
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 00:00:00 -0500
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Topics of the day:

  1. PACE floppy enabler: it works
  2. scale time
  3. Pre purchase simple question (2)

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Date:    Sat, 20 Mar 1999 21:20:36 -0800
From:    Alex Stahl 
Subject: Re: PACE floppy enabler: it works

At 12:49 AM -0500 3/20/99, David Z. Saltz wrote:
>Has anyone tested PACE's new USB floppy driver
>(http://www.paceap.com/pr7.html), which reputedly makes their copy
>protection software compatible with USB floppy drives?

Yes. I tried it on a blue-and-white G3 with an Imation "Mennen Speed Stick"
Superdrive, and was for the first time able to use the Max 3.5.8 key
diskette to auth/deauth both ATA and SCSI hard drives. How about that. Were
I a new customer I would still opt for the CD bundle and skip the floppy
drive.

-Alex Stahl

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Date:    Sun, 21 Mar 1999 14:17:49 -0600
From:    William Sethares 
Subject: scale time

>I use MAX to generate MIDI files, and would like to be able to control the
>file's tempo specification -- so that I can import the music correctly into
>some other program like Finale or Pro Tools.  I seem to recall that all the
>sequencer objects (including detonate) pick an arbitrary value for the
>file's tempo.

One possibility (but not a Max solution) is to use the "time scale"
function in your sequencer. In MOTU, for instance, this lets you scale
by any ratio n:m for n and m between 1 and 99. This lets you change
the default 120 bpm to whatever you want.

bill sethares

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Date:    Sun, 21 Mar 1999 23:01:06 -0500
From:    Andres Ramirez <1pixel@PIXELDREAM.COM>
Subject: Pre purchase simple question

Hello everyone ... I am not a max owner yet, but your answer to this
question will decide if I will become one ... thanks in advance.

I need to create a simple application that will look at the computer's time
and make some decisions according to what time of the day it is. ( a bit
redundant sentence :-) ) I am assuming that max is up to the task, but I
would like to get some assurance from you, the users, that this will be
possible.

To be more specific, I need to play some midi tunes every fifteen minutes
of the hour. The program  must be smart enough to get itself in sync, no
matter when it is double clicked on.

Thanks again.

-Andres
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http://www.pixeldream.com

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Date:    Sun, 21 Mar 1999 23:17:11 +0000
From:    Ed Hartley 
Subject: Re: Pre purchase simple question

You could program this in less time than it would take to...to...to...do
something not very time-consuming. Max has an object you can poll to get the
time from your Mac's internal clock. So a simple patch would check the time
every :30 (or whatever) and if T=X:00, X:15, X:30, or X:45, it would play
your
sequence.  5 minutes or less of programming time. Welcome to Max
programming.

Ed Hartley

Andres Ramirez wrote:

> Hello everyone ... I am not a max owner yet, but your answer to this
> question will decide if I will become one ... thanks in advance.
>
> I need to create a simple application that will look at the computer's
time
> and make some decisions according to what time of the day it is. ( a bit
> redundant sentence :-) ) I am assuming that max is up to the task, but I
> would like to get some assurance from you, the users, that this will be
> possible.
>
> To be more specific, I need to play some midi tunes every fifteen minutes
> of the hour. The program  must be smart enough to get itself in sync, no
> matter when it is double clicked on.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> -Andres
> ------------
>
> http://www.pixeldream.com
>
> ________

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