Subject: MAX Digest - 25 Jul 1999 to 26 Jul 1999 (#1999-223)
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 00:00:06 -0400
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There are 4 messages totalling 112 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Dafna Naphtali's missing toolbat
  2. MSP: how to playback lists of SFs
  3. tempo follower (2)

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Date:Mon, 26 Jul 1999 02:32:30 EDT
From:Bob Ostertag <BOstertag@AOL.COM>
Subject: Dafna Naphtali's missing toolbat

Dafna,

you are in real trouble. I had this problem several times. I lost several
performances to it, the contents of 2 hard disks, and uncountable hours.

my troubles actually continued until the direct (and as always gracious)
intervention of David Z. So if David is reading this, note that Dafna's
symptoms sound exactly like mine. I hope David can tell you where the source
of the problem is, as I cannot remember exactly (it is many months ago). BUt
it had somthing to do with how you save tables in a particular version of
Max. If you save the table in an ambiguous way, when you try to reopen it,
then all hell breaks loose. But I sure David will have a better explanation.
Also, terre is a fix, since I have not had the problem since I did some
upgrade months ago.

Sorry to be vague, I am only writing to tell you to ask David, but also to
tell you that in my experience the only thing will SURELY get you right is to
reformat your drive, reinstall your system, and reinstall Max + MSP.

Maybe David will have better news.

sorry
i sympathize,
Bob Ostertag

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Date:Mon, 26 Jul 1999 11:25:49 +0000
From:John Phillips <jpch@TERRAGIZMO.NET>
Subject: MSP: how to playback lists of SFs

Hi knowledgeable folks-

I am trying to learn MSP (been through the tutorials several times,
experimented, etc.) but I am having conceptual problems with simple things
like making a patcher which can play back any one of say, 200 sound files.
The best I've come up with uses play~ with a coll changing the buffer and a
random number generator -which works, albeit with ticks at the beginning of
each sound file. I'd like to end up with two such patchers (just one dac~
for both patches?) with some control over filtering, volume, panning etc. I
seem to be having trouble with the different "open" or "read" requirements
for groove~ or sfplay~. Groove~ seems like the most flexible choice but how
can it pull from many sound files? My confused questions reveal a confused
mind!


I have realized that I learned Max from looking at the many examples out
there of other's work. I can't find enough MSP patches to help my limited
brain-width grapple with some of the simplest concepts.

Thanks for any help.

John
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John Phillips / sound artist: http://terragizmo.net

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Date:Mon, 26 Jul 1999 14:34:17 -0500
From:Rolando Cori <rcori@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: tempo follower

Could someone give me a clue to build or find a patch with MAX that
syncronizes an external or internal sequenzer with taping followingthe
tempo of a real time performer?
I have a MIDI file I want to play in real time as an accompaniment.
Therefore I want constant control of thethe prerecorded sequence tempo
by taping a K2000 pedal following my performance on the guitar.

Thank You very much for your help.

Rolando Cori

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Date:Mon, 26 Jul 1999 15:15:51 -0400
From:Eric Singer <eric@ERICSINGER.COM>
Subject: Re: tempo follower

Download my object "SeqPlayer" from http://ericsinger.com. It does just
what you are describing.

Eric

At 3:34 PM -0400 7/26/99, Rolando Cori wrote:
>Could someone give me a clue to build or find a patch with MAX that
>syncronizes an external or internal sequenzer with taping following
the
>tempo of a real time performer?
> I have a MIDI file I want to play in real time as an accompaniment.
>Therefore I want constant control of the
the prerecorded sequence tempo
>by taping a K2000 pedal following my performance on the guitar.
>
>Thank You very much for your help.
>
>Rolando Cori

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