Subject: MAX Digest - 9 Apr 1999 to 10 Apr 1999 (#1999-111)
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 00:00:05 -0400
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There are 3 messages totalling 113 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Folder
  2. .aiff files: PC -> Mac
  3. 68k cd object


Date:    Sat, 10 Apr 1999 00:43:48 -0700
From:    Jeff Rona 
Subject: Folder

I have a very hard time with the folder object, and I wonder if this is a

 In the Max folder is a folder called Samples. It is listed in the File
Preferences paths. Within the Samples folder are folders with names like
130bpmloops, and Basses.

 I can not get Folder to recognize folders within the Samples folder. Other
folders of samples that are not nested work fine. But ":Samples:122bpmloops
generates an error. So does "Samples:122bpmloops".

 I can access these files with 'open' messages to buffer~s and the like. But
Folder is being very stuborn.

 Does anyone know why?


  Be, Hear, Now


Date:    Sat, 10 Apr 1999 21:49:49 -0800
From:    Kim Cascone 
Subject: .aiff files: PC -> Mac

>I don't seem to be able to read the samples I made on the NeXT (used them
>the ISPW) with MAX on the Mac.  I don't have conversion software on the
>but I used Cool Edit on the PC to convert from NeXT/Sun .snd format to
>.aiff format.  Max does not recognise the resulting files.
>Does anyone have any suggestions?  Of course, I need to use the samples
>soon now...

from the email it sounds like you were able to get the NeXT files onto your
PC and into the aiff file format using Cool Edit (which is an amazing tool
I am also assuming that they play back correctly on the PC but when you
transfered them to the Mac (via ethernet, ftp, whatever etc) that they
weren't recognized by Max/MSP...
this is easily solved (I've done alot of cross platform shuffling) by
opening the aiff in ResEdit, adding a resource, changing the type/creator
fields to the appropriate types ("type" = AIFF // "creator" could be any
application...Sd2a is Sound Designer II and SDHK is for SoundHack...note:
pay attention to upper case lower case)...
after you've done this, save the file and try opening it in Max/MSP
again...this usually works but if it doesn't your file might be corrupted...
hope this helps


Out Now:
                blueCube( ) (Rastermusic)
                nb2e_Vortex.aiff (Mille Plateaux)
                vortexShedding (Caipirinha Music)

"the medium is no longer the message, the tool has become the message"


Date:    Sat, 27 Mar 1999 23:47:28 +0000
From:    Eamonn Doyle 
Subject: 68k cd object

Happy April y'all,

is there a cd object for 68k macs that lets you control volume?    We've
tried a few versions of the object, and all except one from Max 3.0
cause the machine (a performa 475) to crash.

Also, has anyone experience of using Teac SCSI drives?   We've bought a
couple, but there's no audio coming out the back - even though it's
coming out the headphone jack.   We got these from Tech Direct in the
UK, who have so far proved to be somewhat less than the ideal customer
service corporate machine (anyone dealt with them?)

As always, your comments are greatly appreciated.

Eamonn Doyle

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    Eamonn Doyle
    Music & Media Technologies
    Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Trinity College, Dublin
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End of MAX Digest - 9 Apr 1999 to 10 Apr 1999 (#1999-111)