Subject: MAX Digest - 8 Jun 1999 to 9 Jun 1999 (#1999-173)
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 00:00:24 -0400
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Topics of the day:

  1. Karplus-Strong
  2. cd (2)
  3. sensors
  5. ptIII 882/20 and MSP


Date:Wed, 9 Jun 1999 09:33:12 +0100
From:Vincent Puig <Vincent.Puig@IRCAM.FR>
Subject: Karplus-Strong

There is one comprehensive Karplus-Strong application in the IRCAM Forum
MSP application pack called MEKS. Check at contact You may only get
answers next week since we are in the middle of our Festival.

>Date:Tue, 8 Jun 1999 00:16:16 -0400
Neal Farwell <nfarwell@FAS.HARVARD.EDU>
>Subject: Karplus-Strong ?
>Dear All
>How would I make a classic Karplus-Strong resonator in MSP (short delay
>line, feeding back via a low-pass filter)? Tapin/tapout works but has a
>maximum fundamental of 689 Hz (at 44100 sampling, vectors size 64). Delay~
>can't feed back, nor can comb~ except internally (and unfiltered).
>I'm probably missing something obvious... please point me to a suitable
>example patch or archive.
>Neal Farwell
>Visiting Fellow in Composition
>Music Department
>Harvard University
>Cambridge MA 02138
>(617) 591-9478

Vincent Puig
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75004 Paris

Tel: 01 44 78 49 59
Fax: 01 44 78 15 40
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Date:Wed, 9 Jun 1999 11:23:56 +0100
From:David Prior <djp552@ISDUGP.BHAM.AC.UK>
Subject: cd

I did a project last year using multiple external CD's. The cd object
can cope with this provided they are all SCSI drives. There is another
object you can download (cd 2 ?) which talks to IDE drives but I couldn't
work out a way of making the two objects work together - it was one or
the other. If your internal drive is IDE, then you will need the new cd
object to access it anyway.

David Prior


Date:Wed, 9 Jun 1999 09:35:12 -0400
From:Neal Farwell <nfarwell@FAS.HARVARD.EDU>
Subject: sensors

Dear All -

I've collated some information on sensors-to-MIDI approaches:

There'll be some overlap with other sites, but I hope this is useful.
I'd value your comments.



Date:Wed, 9 Jun 1999 14:20:32 -0400
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Date:Wed, 9 Jun 1999 21:24:23 +0200
From:Werner Funk <werner.funk@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject: Re: ptIII 882/20 and MSP

A.J.Moore@SHEFFIELD.AC.UK wrote:

> I currently run MSP on my AMIII cardand it works really well.
> I am about to purchase a full PTIII system with the 882/20 interface.
> I am keen to find out if people have been using max/msp with
> multiple in/out interfaces - esp. reliability and support

Works really fine. You just have to put the

Direct I/O MSP Audiodriver

in your Max folder and use a

dac~ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8=20

for output. Happy Maxing!

Sch=F6ne Gr=FC=DFe von der Cannstatter Altenburg!
Werner Funk


Date:Wed, 9 Jun 1999 18:08:54 -0400
From:Shamus McConney <mcconney@UFL.EDU>
Subject: Re: cd

Thought I'd add this about the thing with the cd object. You can't control
2 CD's that are exactly the same,I think this is actually more of a
bug in
the quicktime interface then the cd object. I ran into this on two separate
project that I was involved in. We ended up adding a second or twoof
time onto the end of the last track of the CD's we were using and bingo

Good luck with it

Shamus McConney


End of MAX Digest - 8 Jun 1999 to 9 Jun 1999 (#1999-173)