Subject: MAX Digest - 21 May 1999 to 22 May 1999 (#1999-154)
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 00:00:06 -0400
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There are 4 messages totalling 140 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. tapin~/tapout~
  2. correcting my mistake
  3. Cheapo Knob/Sensor Box
  4. more on time code and the Studio64


Date:    Sat, 22 May 1999 12:38:06 +0200
From:    Melvyn Poore 
Subject: tapin~/tapout~

In the aftermath of the tapin~/tapout~ discussion - which I personally found
to be very fruitful - I have a final question for David Zicarelli.  David,
what are the chances of adding the following behaviours:

1. clear the entire tapin~ buffer;
2. copy the contents of the tapin~ object to a buffer~ object (existing,

not in real time (which, as already shown in various messages, we can do
already), but as fast as possible...?

The first item particularly would save a lot of time in rehearsal when using
long delays.


Melvyn Poore
Uferstrasse 166
D-53859 Niederkassel

Tel & Fax: +49-2208-911217
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Date:    Sat, 22 May 1999 12:53:22 +0200
From:    Melvyn Poore 
Subject: correcting my mistake

Sorry!!  Now I see that the clear command is already there.  Maybe its not
such a good idea to ignore those strange feelings that sometimes come over


Melvyn Poore
Uferstrasse 166
D-53859 Niederkassel

Tel & Fax: +49-2208-911217
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Date:    Sat, 22 May 1999 21:09:15 +0930
From:    Ross Bencina 
Subject: Cheapo Knob/Sensor Box

Hi MAXers,

It was suggested that I inform you of the following...

I'm now building _homebrew_ knob boxes with the following (negotiable)

11 Knobs
11 0-5v sensor inputs (these override individual knobs when plugged in)
MIDI channel select switch (global channel select for all 11 knobs)

Each knob/sensor input is hardwired to a specific MIDI controller number
('factory' programmed but user specifiable).

MIDI output only (no In/Merge/Thru etc).

Resolution: 7 Bit (tlc542 8bit adc)

Power Supply: 9VDC plug pack (Not Included)

Dimensions: 171 x 121 x 55 (mm)

Price: Australian $300 + Shipping & Handling

Contact me privately if you are interested 

For info on building you own sensor box, go to:


Ross Bencina


Date:    Sat, 22 May 1999 13:57:08 -0700
From:    peter elsea 
Subject: more on time code and the Studio64

In addition to the secrets of tc revealed By Jose (it's giving the count of
subframe bits), it responds to a port message. If you have a multiport
interface such as the studio 64, and you have set the port called Studio
64XTC, M... as port e, then a port e message to tcin will connect it to
read  SMPTE from the Studio 64.

I have also discovered that if you set up an ADAT control port (following
the instructions in the manual), you can start and stop time code on the
studio 64 by sending MMC messages to the ADAT port. This works even if you
don't have an ADAT. In fact, it works better without an ADAT, because if
there is one, the 64 waits until the ADAT locks before sending TC. If
there's no ADAT, it sends code immediatly. The MMC locate message will set
the start of time code.

If you want to send MTC out a normal port, you have to make a connection
between MTC and the port in the OMS setup connections matrix.

Peter Elsea
Director of Electronic Music Studios
University of California, Santa Cruz


End of MAX Digest - 21 May 1999 to 22 May 1999 (#1999-154)