Subject: MAX Digest - 8 Jul 1999 to 9 Jul 1999 (#1999-205)
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 00:00:08 -0400
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Topics of the day:

  1. shokewave
  2. MAX Digest - 7 Jul 1999 to 8 Jul 1999 (#1999-204)
  3. chainapply
  4. distribute integers?
  5. distributed integers (2)
  6. (off) The Salary Theorem
  7. interactive pattern sequencer


Date:Thu, 8 Jul 1999 23:09:09 -0500
From:raveray <raveray@CWP.NET.PA>
Subject: shokewave


Sorry 4 posting this here, But I didn't know where else to go

did somebody knows if there's a good list for shokewave users

thanks in advance



Date:Fri, 9 Jul 1999 09:14:13 +0000
From:Trond Lossius <lossius@IAFRICA.COM.NA>
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 7 Jul 1999 to 8 Jul 1999 (#1999-204)

Rob Godman wrote:

> Is there a simple way of making the font size (for numbers as well as
> text) larger than the presets in the font menu? - larger than 36. This
> applies in particular to number boxes.

You could check out the MegaMax collection:

Unfortunately it doesn't have a analog to the number box, but if you just want
to display numbers and text, there are several objects you could use. The
MegaMax objects has some advantages as compared to the suggested font hack in a
mail yesterday: When specifying a certain font, the MegaMax objects will use
that font on all computers as long as the font is installed. In ordinary Max
objects, fonts are prone to be exchanged for another one on a different mac with
a different set of fonts, unless you stick to the most standard ones (geneva,
times). Also you can get numbers/text displayed in different colors and any font
size. The Color_Label object is nice if you want to use a non-white background
as only the letters/numbers are displayed, the rest of the object rectangle
stays invisible.

Trond L.


Date:Fri, 9 Jul 1999 10:22:58 +0100
From:karrer manfred <a9006180@UNET.UNIVIE.AC.AT>
Subject: chainapply


does anybody knows what the error "chainapply" means?
i have got it when i was trying to make an application out of a collective.



Date:Fri, 9 Jul 1999 16:36:59 +0100
From:david stevens <david@RESONANT.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: distribute integers?

hi all,

before i create some baroque patch to do what may basically be very simple - is
there an object that distributes consecutive numbers out of consecutive
outlets.(not a shifting register like [Bucket].

ie - i'm sending this object (patch) a sequence of notes from a drum machine. i
want each consecutive note to come out of one of 4 consecutive outlets. (I'm
using this to trigger a sample to 4 different outputs). I've got a simple
version for 2 outputs using a [Graphic Gate] switched by a [bang] triggered by
incoming midi notes. I could make a 4 channel version, but it seems inordinately inelegant.

is there an object that i've forgotten? (I have had a look through the manual)



(by the way - if you're in the UK, my first public performance with the patch
i've been building for the last 7 or 8 months is at Colourscape at York on 13th
August (yes, it's a Friday!). I'm doing 2 hours in the morning and 2 in the afternoon).


Date:Fri, 9 Jul 1999 16:50:31 +0100
From:david stevens <david@RESONANT.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: distributed integers


asking a question often clarifies....

my own solution to the problem of sending a series of integers out of 4
consecutive outlets was to use a combiation of [counter] & a [gate 4] (with a
[loadbang]->[1] tp set it up).

still - if you have a better idea!



Date:Fri, 9 Jul 1999 12:47:44 -0700
From:Alex Stahl <alex@PIXAR.COM>
Subject: Re: distributed integers

cycle ought to work also (the original max cycle, that is, not msp cycle~)

-Alex S.

At 4:50 PM +0100 7/9/99, david stevens wrote:
>asking a question often clarifies....
>my own solution to the problem of sending a series of integers out of 4
>consecutive outlets was to use a combiation of [counter] & a [gate 4] (with a
>[loadbang]->[1] tp set it up).
>still - if you have a better idea!


Date:Fri, 9 Jul 1999 21:59:55 +0100
From:david stevens <david@RESONANT.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: (off) The Salary Theorem

someone on e-music posted this, and i thought that everyone on this list would
also appreciate it!



>The Salary Theorem
>"Salary Theorem" states that "Engineers and scientists
>can never earn as much as business executives and sales
>This theorem can now be supported by a mathematical
>equation based on the following two postulates:
>1. Knowledge is Power.
>2. Time is Money.
>As every engineer knows: Power = Work / Time
>Since Knowledge = Power and Time = Money
>then Knowledge = Work/Money.
>Solving for Money, we get: Money = Work / Knowledge.
>Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches
>infinity, regardless of the amount of work done.
>Conclusion: The less you know, the more you make.


Date:Fri, 9 Jul 1999 22:20:30 +0100
From:volkmar klien <v.klien@CITY.AC.UK>
Subject: interactive pattern sequencer

dear list,

for a project i need to finish with real soon i planned to implement some
kind of pattern-sequencer, pattern-variation-tool. since i am running out of
time and i remember a thread on that issue on the list a while ago i was
just wondering if somebody could point out some resources i could use.


Volkmar Klien
City University, London


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