Subject: MAX Digest - 24 Aug 1999 to 25 Aug 1999 (#1999-254)
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Topics of the day:

  1. MSP: line~ max of 64 pairs
  2. bug in timer, timeline and clocker?
  3. how to more than 12 tracks with MSP ?
  4. SEAMUS Y2K Call for Participation
  5. USB MIDI adapters


Date:Tue, 24 Aug 1999 23:01:26 -0600
From:Mic Cross <mic_cross@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: MSP: line~ max of 64 pairs

The MSP tutorial 07 Additive Synthesis example uses functionto line~
in order to get the time/amp coefficients to the sine. Could someone
please suggest how I can overcome the line~ max of 64 pairs? Thanks in



Date:Wed, 25 Aug 1999 09:29:49 +0200
From:Jeffrey Burns <jeff@BERLIN.SNAFU.DE>
Subject: bug in timer, timeline and clocker?

Just discovered that timer, timeline and clocker don't seem to run from a
setclock object, if the setclock is in interp mode.

Jeff Burns


Date:Wed, 25 Aug 1999 14:12:21 +0200
From:"voisin (rue de Venise)" <frederic.voisin@IRCAM.FR>
Subject: how to more than 12 tracks with MSP ?

Hi everybody,n

I'm looking if it exists a way to drive with MSP two ot more Korg 1212
Does anybody have an experience or an (un)successfully try ?
My aim is to output up to 16 or 24 DACs from on Macintosh (white or
blue) drived by MSP.

Thank you,

Frederic Voisin


Date:Wed, 25 Aug 1999 12:11:03 -0700
From:Jon Christopher Nelson <jnelson@SNDART.CEMI.UNT.EDU>
Subject: SEAMUS Y2K Call for Participation

SEAMUS Y2K The AcousmaTeX Conference
2000 National Conference of
The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

CEMI: Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
University of North Texas College of Music
Denton, Texas

March 9-11, 2000


***NOTE: please consult the website at detailed submission

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States [SEAMUS] is
pleased to announce the 2000 SEAMUS National Conference,
to be held at the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Music in
Denton, Texas. Current SEAMUS members as well as any United
States citizen, legal resident, or student currently studying in the US
may submit works for consideration for the conference.
Composers are invited to submit up to two works for consideration.
Submissions for research and technical papers, panel discussions
and technical demonstrations are also requested. Student submissions are

encouraged in all categories.

As our conference title "SEAMUS Y2K: The AcousmaTex Conference" implies,

the conference theme is "Sound in Motion,"
and submissions that directly address sound diffusion and spatialization

are strongly encouraged. We also welcome
video and multimedia works (with multi-channel sound capabilities) as
as installations or sound environments.

Numerous UNT ensembles and performers are planning to perform.
The ensembles include:
UNT Chamber Orchestra
UNT Canticum Novum Singers
UNT Symphonic Band
UNT Zebras Lab Band
UNT Nova New Music Ensemble

In addition, smaller chamber ensembles and soloists will be available to

perform works. Specific guest performers required by the composer must
provided by the composer. Composers are encouraged to provide their own
performers if possible. Composers and presenters are expected to provide

their own computers and all electronic hardware and software required
their performances and presentations. CEMI will provide sound
production/diffusion systems as well as a new Yamaha Disklavier grand
piano. The performance spaces and sound diffusion systems available will


- Lyric Theater 18-channel sound system (16 channels plus 2 bass bins)
- Winspear Auditorium 10- (possibly 14- or 18-) channel sound system
(8, 12, or 16 channels plus 2 bass bins)
- Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater (MEIT) 12-channel sound system
and floor-to-ceiling projection screens on three walls

- Sky Theater 6-channel sound system with a real-time star projection
system (4 channels plus 1 bass bin)

Composers and authors whose works are selected for SEAMUS99 are required

to attend the conference. Should a composer or author be unable to
the conference their work will not be presented.

Deadline for all submissions (postmark): October 1, 1999
(Submissions postmarked on time, but received after October 10, 1999
not be considered for presentation.)

Send submissions to:
SEAMUS Y2K: The AcousmaTex Conference
CEMI: Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
University of North Texas College of Music
PO Box 311367
Denton, TX 76203-1367

For additional information, please contact:
Snail mail: (same address as Submissions)
VOX: (940) 369-7531
FAX: (940) 565-2002 (ATTN: SEAMUS Y2K)

The most current information regarding SEAMUS (including membership) and

the SEAMUS Y2K Conference is located on the SEAMUS web site:

Please consult the web page data for updates and changes. The data on
web page will be considered the official version
for the SEAMUS Y2K Conference.


Date:Wed, 25 Aug 1999 14:44:35 -0700
From:Peter Elsea <elsea@CATS.UCSC.EDU>
Subject: USB MIDI adapters

I have just succeeded in getting Max to talk to both the MidimanMIDISport
2x2 interface and the Opcode MIDIport 32. This is on a blue G3 with
internal USB and the superdrive floppy drivers working.
items needed
OMS 2.2.7
OS 8.6

for MIDIman
MidiSport OMS Driver 106 (download from
(in addition to the extensions on the floppy:
If you have no floppy, everything is available online

Install the software, hook up the box and reboot.
OMS will have to be configured, then Max MIDI setup will have to be configured.

For Opcode
Follow the instructions on the box--
When you discover the Mac can't find the MIDIport 32, download MIDIport 32
update from run it.
Again, OMS and Max MIDI setup have to be tweaked.

They both work about the same as near as I can tell, although I haven't
tried time code on them yet. (The readme with the midiman driver states
that it makes MTC possible and fixes a conflict with the USB floppy drivers
(I know, that's the one that ships on a floppy!))

The opcode box has a unique serial number, so the OMS setup has to change
if you have more than one and swap them around. On the other hand, this
allows you to stack MIDIports, getting two complete ports per box. You can
only have one MIDISport at a time, but you can combine it with MIDIports.

The Opcode box is slightly more expensive and slightly bigger.
(The MIDIman is the ugliest shade of green I have seen since I quit that
job at the hospital.)
Both have activity lights.
Both steal power from the USB line, which means we may run into the usual
problems running them with powerbooks. A powered USB hub will easily fix
Each has one output per port- I like two and will see what happens when I
make a passive multiple.
The Midiman has a MIDI thru switch, handy for running a setup when the
computer is off.
The Midiman has one input on the front panel, a layout I find irritating,
but may be attractive to some.

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


End of MAX Digest - 24 Aug 1999 to 25 Aug 1999 (#1999-254)