Subject: MAX Digest - 10 Apr 1999 to 11 Apr 1999 (#1999-112)
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 00:00:02 -0400
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There are 7 messages totalling 233 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Comas (,) in umenus (2)
  2. Folder [Re: MAX Digest - 9 Apr 1999 to 10 Apr 1999 (#1999-111)]
  3. Warning: Shameless plug
  4. REV4~
  5. MAX list CD Updater.
  6. type 1 midi files and detonate


Date:    Sun, 11 Apr 1999 01:55:45 -0400
From:    Jon Witte 
Subject: Comas (,) in umenus


Is there any way to use comas (,) in umenus?  For example I want "Bill,
Sam" to show up in a umenu.  I tried surrounding the coma and the words
with a set of   (option ] & option, shift ]), but this did not work.
Anyone out there with any ideas on this?  Email me direct or the list.


Jon Witte

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


Date:    Sun, 11 Apr 1999 10:17:16 -0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Folder [Re: MAX Digest - 9 Apr 1999 to 10 Apr 1999 (#1999-111)]

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

As a neanderthal MAX 3.0 user I've never even heard of Folder, so I'd
have to guess: a problem having a digit as the start of a directory


       Nick Rothwell                    Limited                    
       systems - electronic sound media - installation - performance


Date:    Sun, 11 Apr 1999 11:54:53 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Comas (,) in umenus

>Jon Witte
>Is there any way to use comas (,) in umenus?  For example I want "Bill,
>Sam" to show up in a umenu.  I tried surrounding the coma and the words
>with a set of   (option ] & option, shift ]), but this did not work.

Just use the old backwards backslash, i.e.:

Bill\,Sam, Mike\,Joe, Apples\,Oranges

will put the following in the umenu:

Bill, Sam
Mike, Joe
Apples, Oranges

The backwards backslash works for any symbol that is a "reserved" Max
Symbol, i.e. semi-colons, dollar signs, etc.

Stephen Kay
---------------------- The MegaMAX Collection ----------------------
 Over 30 Max objects for the creation of more professional looking, =

         feeling, and functioning patchers and applications.
------------------------ Free Max objects! -------------------------


Date:    Sun, 11 Apr 1999 11:35:33 -0400
From:    Christopher Murtagh 
Subject: Warning: Shameless plug

kim.cascone  wrote:
>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)..

 If you find yourself doing this frequently, I would recommend getting a
great little shareware package called FileTyper. This really great tool
allows you to make 'AutoTypers' that can scan folder recursively and change
file types to whatever you want. It is also smart software so you can tell
it to only change files of a certain type, or with a certain file
extension. It is really easy to use, and has easily save me hours of work
(and it's only $10!!!).

You can get more info on FileTyper at:

P.S. I don't own any shares in FileTyper, I just really like it.


Date:    Sun, 11 Apr 1999 10:51:08 -0600
From:    mtheodore 
Subject: REV4~

Hi there,
Has anyone ported REV4~ to MSP world? If so (and you're
willing to share), please email - I'll post to the list if there's
thanks very much,


Date:    Sun, 11 Apr 1999 14:06:30 -0400
From:    Christopher Murtagh 
Subject: MAX list CD Updater.

Greetings MAXers,

 I'm just about to do my final burn to the MAX list CD, and I hope to have
it sent to manufacturing within a week and a half.

 The MAX list CD has 14 audio tracks and 18 MAX/MSP patch or application
submissions, and there is some really fantastic stuff on this CD. It looks
like the CD will be free (which means you pay the postage, that's all), I
will know all the final details by the time I send it off to manufacturing.
I will be working on updating the MAX list www pages for the next week, and
all information should be posted there soon.

 I am just finalizing a license agreement (to protect the rights and
material of those who have submitted), and if anyone has any experience in
this, your suggestions are very welcome (please!). I am thinking of
something like:

 "The Max list CD is Freeware. This means that it is freely distributed but
all copyright remains with the author/composer of the respected work. This
CD may be copied and freely distributed providing that it is copied in its
ENTIRETY (BOTH the Audio and the CD ROM portion). No work may be copied
from this CD for distribution without expressed written consent from the
author/composer. For non-personal or commercial use of any of the software
on this CD, contacting the author for consent is strongly suggested before
it is used (the author's email address is included in the folder with their

Again, if anyone has any problems or suggestions regarding this, please
contact me very soon. I will also be emailing a questionaire to those who
have submitted to complete as much as they are comfortable with (for liner

 A big thank you to the following people for their contribution of works:

Marc Battier
Roald Baudoux
Oeyvind Brandtsegg
Lars Brondum
Andrew Brouse
Ray Brunelle
James Correa
Robin Davies
Tommy DOG
Richard Dudas
Karlheinz Essl
Klaus Filip
Ken Gregory
Georg Hajdu
Greg Hall
Stephen Kay
Jean Paul Laurent
Michael McNicholas
Garth Paine
Manuel Poletti
Kurt Ralske
Michal Seta
Chino Shuichi
Bruno Spoerri
Benjamin Thigpen
Stefan Tiedje
Marcel Wierckx

If your name is not here and you believe it should be, please contact me
right away (there is a good chance that I have your material, and it is on
the CD, I might have just missed your name on my list).



Date:    Sun, 11 Apr 1999 17:49:48 -0400
From:    Dan Trueman 
Subject: type 1 midi files and detonate


i may be an idiot, but i can't get detonate to save type 1 midi files
correctly. when i send the message:

write dumb.mid 0 1

i get a type 1 file, but all the tracks become simply replicas of what is
on track 1, which is not very useful. am i missing an update?

sorry if this has been addressed already.



End of MAX Digest - 10 Apr 1999 to 11 Apr 1999 (#1999-112)