Subject: MAX Digest - 23 Mar 1999 to 24 Mar 1999 (#1999-93)
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 00:00:02 -0500
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There are 9 messages totalling 330 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. new cd object revision
  2. powerbook I/O (2)
  3. cd object
  4. DIY MIDI Controller
  5. unwired position sensors
  6. nothing goes after a crash (2)
  7. Bomb in MAX

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Date:    Wed, 24 Mar 1999 00:45:23 -0600
From:    Pablo Silva 
Subject: Re: new cd object revision

Hello David Z.:

I just tried downloading the long awaited new revision to the cd object,
but I got a message from Netscape/Stuffit stating the file "is corrupted
or may not be a valid file". What's up? Thanks for your attention to this...

Pablo Silva

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Date:    Wed, 24 Mar 1999 08:31:32 +0100
From:    "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" 
Subject: Re: powerbook I/O

ANDREAS KRACH  wrote:

> i think about buying a g3 powerbook for MAX/MSPing and borrowed one
> for a few days to check out audio i/o. (...)
> but still the audio quality is not as "high end" as the price for the
> pb. so the question for another audio i/o (anaolog/digital)
> sollution, for example as a pcmcia card remains. Does anybody know
> about the existence of such a card ?

The only card currently available comes from Digigram

        http://www.digigram.com

and supplies analog I/0 and digital-out (S/PDIF). There are two
disadvantages which finally kept me from buying it:

1) the card is *horrible* expensive (approx. US$ 1.700,-) - it also
contains a built-in hardware MPEG converter which is not really useful for
our purposes, I suppose.

2) Someone reported that using this card with MSP puts a heavy load on the
CPU; obviously the Mac driver has not implemented carefully enough...

As I am in the same situation as Andreas, I came to the following
conclusion: waiting for the next generation of Apple PowerBooks which will
appear in spring. Those machines will come with USB, and OPCODE has
announced a cheapish device called DATport (hope I remembered the name
correctly) which will supply digital I/O and MIDI as well.

---

In the October 98 issue of the magazine MIX a new Audio-PC-Card for
PowerBooks was announced.

> Storm Audio Systems Vortex PCM2000
>
> The Vortex PCM2000 (PMCIA type II digital I/O card) provides a
professional
> stereo digital audio interface for MacOS and PC-compatible portable
>computers.
> PCM2000 supports 2-in/2-out of 14-24 bit / 32, 44.1, 48kHz S/PDIF digital
> audio. Two cards ca be used for a total of four channels. The crad come
with
> Metric Halo MacOS drivers and a bundled version of Metric Halo's MLM-100
> metering software and is fully compatible with Storm's full line A/D/A
> converters.
>
> http://www.stormaudio.com

Up to now, this product does not exist and I never got a reply from the
company as I was asking for purchase information...

---

If you can't wait so long, there is yet another possibility: an external
PCI chassis from

        http://www.magma.com

The cheapest device with 2 PCI slots (and its own external power supply)
costs US$ 1170,- With it, you can use any PCI-card (such as AudioMedia or
AudioWerks), but you have to carry another bulky box around...

Hope that helps,

   Dr. Karlheinz Essl - Composer
   Vienna / Austria
   Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology
   http://www.essl.at/

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Date:    Wed, 24 Mar 1999 08:32:05 +0100
From:    Jeffrey Burns 
Subject: cd object

Hi,

Tried several times to download the new cd object revision, but got a
message from Stuffit Expander that the file has been corrupted.

cheers

Jeff Burns

http://www.snafu.de/~jeff

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Date:    Wed, 24 Mar 1999 07:08:01 -0500
From:    Michel-Charles Therrien 
Subject: powerbook I/O

On: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 16:55:11 GMT+100
ANDREAS KRACH Wrote:

i think about buying a g3 powerbook for MAX/MSPing and borrowed one
for a few days to check out audio i/o. the ugly hum coming out of it
dissapeared with the use of active DI-boxes between the pb and the
mixer ( i used a mackie 1402). There was no hum too with the use of a
normal hifi amp directly connected to the pb.
but still the audio quality is not as "high end" as the price for the
pb. so the question for another audio i/o (anaolog/digital)
sollution, for example as a pcmcia card remains. Does anybody know
about the existence of such a card ?

Hello Andreas,

Try this at http://www.digigram.com

PCX222np/PCX221np - High Quality Stereo Sound Card

Our newest, full power stereo cards present 24 bit A/D and D/A converters
for the superb audio quality demanded by the most critical audio
applications. Wordclock and LTC (SMPTE) time code inputs, along with a
programmable sampling frequency of up to 96 kHz, make these cards an
excellent choice for video synchronization. Special features include input
for direct recording from a PC's built-in CD-ROM; mp3 playback and mixing;
AES18 support; AES11 synchronization; and a headphone jack for monitoring
the inputs or outputs.

Select the PCX222np with both analog and digital inputs and outputs or the
digital-only PCX221np. They support sampling rates from 16 kHz to 96 kHz,
programmable in 0.02 Hz steps. This PCI bus card is your best choice for
all applications where you must have the finest quality.

Salutations,

Michel-Charles

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Michel-Charles Therrien
http://alcor.concordia.ca/~micha/index.html

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Date:    Wed, 24 Mar 1999 10:14:27 -0000
From:    David Bianciardi 
Subject: Re: DIY MIDI Controller

On 3/24/99 4:59 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:

>Date:    Tue, 23 Mar 1999 12:06:35 +0000
>From:    Walter Dickescheid 
>Subject: DIY MIDI Controller

>http://www.audiomulch.com/midipic/.

lovely!  thanks.

David Bianciardi
tech@idrc.com

212.353.9087
212.353.3947 fax
______________________________________________
IDRC || 415 Lafayette St || NYC, NY 10003-7000

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Date:    Thu, 25 Mar 1999 00:16:01 +0900
From:    ichi 
Subject: Re: unwired position sensors



 
 
Date:    Mon, 22 Mar 1999 14:26:06 +0100
From:    Roland Cahen & Ruth Sefton-Green <cahen.sefton.green@WANADOO.FR>
Subject: unwired position sensors

Dear Maxers,
I am looking to some kind of position sensors without wire.
to be used with Max
What kind of possibility exist ?
Do you know some good information sites for this kind of things ?

Roland Cahen
 

i have developed an object for "video detection".
does this fit your need?

ichi
 max files ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 19:18:50 -0000 From: volkmar klien Subject: nothing goes after a crash dear maxers after a crash (i've got no idea anymore which error it was) basically nothing works in max (3.5.8 FAT with MSP running under OS 8.1 on a G3-pb )anymore. opening the patch i worked on last i get loads of error messages, mostly: error: #X: no such object it's true, there is no such object, but neither is there an object like that in my patch. the tutorial patches that come with max act alike. anybody out there with a solution to my problem? cheers volkmar _______________________________ Volkmar Klien City University, London v.klien@city.ac.uk ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 21:42:35 +0100 From: Roby Steinmetzer Subject: Re: nothing goes after a crash > >after a crash (i've got no idea anymore which error it was) basically >nothing works in max (3.5.8 FAT with MSP running under OS 8.1 on a >G3-pb )anymore. opening the patch i worked on last i get loads of error >messages, mostly: >error: #X: no such object I don't know if it helps in this case but you may empty the trash and also throw away the Max preferences file. Roby Steinmetzer Luxembourg, Europe ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 06:57:38 +1100 From: Garth Paine Subject: Bomb in MAX I don't think this made it to the list the other day, so I am reposting it. ------------------ HI all, I am exploring using Bomb within MAX. I want to develop a patch that uses VNS to track people through a space, altering MSP states to generate sound in realtion to movement patterns. This sound will be fed into Bomb to change the paterning in Bomb. So all well and good. I have a couple of problems. Perhaps someone else has some experience with Bomb, or perhaps you could add something David Z. 1. When Bomb is the front window, all the control mechanisms no longer work in the MAX patch. I have tried Overdrive and All Windows Active, but it makes not difference. So any suggestions about how I get arround this. I am using the Key object to play files in MSP using the sfplay~ object - so no control is active when Bomb is actually happening. 2. I want to make this patch into a collective or an app, but Bomb doesn't seem to work in a collective. The collective report no Bomb object. 3. The colour pallet in Bomb doesn't seem to work in MAX as it does in Big Bomb. 4. I want to make Bomb fill the entire screen. Thanks For David, When I am running MSp, if I double click on the Note Out object, I get a window that looks like an audio hardware setup window which quickly closes, and MAX crashes with a type 1 error. I am using the direct I/o with an AMIII board. Any suggestions? I dont have a problem when using the Sound Manager in a standard setup. Cheers, Garth See information about my new immersive interactive sound installations http://creativeaccess.com.au/~garth/ ,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,. . Composer, Sound Designer .. Interactives Designer ... Interactive Installation Artist .... Exhibition Consultant .,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,., ------------------------------ End of MAX Digest - 23 Mar 1999 to 24 Mar 1999 (#1999-93) *********************************************************