Subject: MAX Digest - 26 Apr 1999 to 27 Apr 1999 (#1999-128)
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 00:00:00 -0400
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There are 9 messages totalling 239 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. preset object
  2. better lcd object? (2)
  3. movieplus, video boards
  4. OT: Goin' to Taos for vacation - ideas?
  5. G3 upgrades
  6. More MSP Tutorials?
  7. questions
  8. RAM disk


Date:    Mon, 26 Apr 1999 21:31:15 -0700
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: preset object

Werner Funk  writes:

>- when connecting several objects with the left outlet, other objects
>are also affected.
>- when connecting these objects with the right outlet, same problem.
>- when calling a preset by number input from random number generation,
>not all stored parameters are recalled. But they are, when recalling
>the same preset by mouseclick.

One thing that might be confusing about the preset object is that
presets you've already stored are not affected by the current
connections. So if you stored a preset and then connected
stuff to its outlets, recalling the previously stored preset will affect
things that you might think shouldn't be affected based on the
current connection state.

I don't know if that's what's happening in this case, but it
kind of sounds like it. Simplify things, start over with a
new preset object, and you can identify something specific
that causes the preset object not to work as you expected,
report back.

David Z.


Date:    Tue, 27 Apr 1999 01:45:58 -0400
From:    Gordon Adams 
Subject: better lcd object?

Hello --

I've been leaning more and more heavily on the lcd object for user
interface, and was wondering if anyone has developed a more sophisticated
variation of the lcd (a more comprehensive quickdraw command set, refresh
options, etc.)  Suggestions?

Gordon Adams.


Date:    Tue, 27 Apr 1999 04:22:56 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: better lcd object?

>I've been leaning more and more heavily on the lcd object for user
>interface, and was wondering if anyone has developed a more sophisticate=
>variation of the lcd (a more comprehensive quickdraw command set, refres=
>options, etc.)  Suggestions?

Not really lcd related, but definitely interface related: you might
want to check out the MegaMAX collection at:

Stephen Kay


Date:    Tue, 27 Apr 1999 13:29:03 +0100
From:    Philippe Montémont 
Subject: movieplus, video boards

Dear maxers,

Where can we find the movieplus object?

Did anybody on the list try to use several video boards on the same
How does Max (imovie, movie,...) deal with them?

Thank you,



Date:    Tue, 27 Apr 1999 07:31:20 -0400
From:    jmw/cmu 
Subject: OT: Goin' to Taos for vacation - ideas?

My wife & I will be in the Taos, New Mexico area from 5/8 thru 5/22*.
Just wondering if anyone on the list has ideas about interesting things to
see & do in the area.
I'm sure we will have no problem finding the usual tourist traps but
sometimes you need inside help to find the really interesting  events &
performances (the stranger the better).

Thanks in advance.


* we'll be attending a workshop on building "Earthships" - completely
off-the-grid sustainable housing using recycled tires, timber, bottles &


Date:    Tue, 27 Apr 1999 17:42:24 +0100
From:    Lawrence Casserley 
Subject: G3 upgrades


I mentioned in passing in a previous post that I might be considering
upgrading my 266MHz G3 with one of the processor upgrades available.
Somebody (I've lost the original post) suggested that there may be some
snags to this.

Newer Technology are now shipping a 466MHz upgrade with 1Mb Backside
Cache. The price in the UK is about UKP650. This upgrade should in theory
approximately double the processing power (just what I need to run some
of my more hairy ISPW patches) , so it seems like a good deal. This would
certainly seem the best path for me for the time being, and avoids the
snags with the new blue G3s for a bit. I'd prefer to sit that one out for
a while, and I've got my present machine configured the way I want it -
just need more processing.

Has anyone had any experience with Newer Technology products, and/or
other upgrade cards?
Are there any hidden snags I should know about?

Things I have read suggest that there shouldn't be any problems, but then
who believes things they read? And most computer journalists aren't
running MAX/msp!!

I would be verygrateful for any advice or comments pro or con that anyone
has to offer.


Lawrence Casserley

Lawrence Electronic Operations - Tel +44 1494 481381 - FAX +44 1494 481454
Signal Processing for Contemporary Music - email


Date:    Tue, 27 Apr 1999 15:14:57 -0400
From:    Mike Kish 
Subject: More MSP Tutorials?


The last tutorial (#25) in the MSP manual I have says that "future tutorial
chapters" will cover other effects like delay feedback and flange. Have
these tutorials been written and if so are they available somewhere on the
web? These effects would be very useful for the project I'm working on.



Date:    Wed, 28 Apr 1999 02:38:08 +0000
From:    philippe 
Subject: questions

I'm developping an interactive installation and I
have some questions :
1 - Is the Max 68K 7.5 reliable when running on a
2 - Where could I find a nice and powerful
Midifile reader for making loops (FAT or PPC
3 - Is it possible to make running 10 timelines
with different timings in the same patch?
4 - What is the meaning of the message "header
fast end" coming from a patch with a timeline?

thanks for the help


philippe monvaillier


Date:    Tue, 27 Apr 1999 20:01:06 -0700
From:    Charles Lyons 
Subject: Re: RAM disk

Peter Nyboer  remarked nonchalantly:

>In experimenting with this, however, I found that the RAM disk
>has a limitation of 260 MB, even though the machine (Blue G3--perhaps it
>should be shortened to blug3?) I was working on had (!) 500MB.  Very
>annoying.  Anyone else know about this?

You know, I was feeling some sympathy for your plight until I registered
what those numbers meant. Heheheheh.



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