Subject: MAX Digest - 27 Aug 1999 to 28 Aug 1999 (#1999-257)
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 00:00:45 -0400
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There are 7 messages totalling 206 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. buffers
  2. USB + MIDI
  3. video capture
  4. Apple MIDI Driver in OMS?
  5. preset frustration! (2)
  6. Ostertag Max/MSP concert

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Date:Sat, 28 Aug 1999 08:00:50 +0200
From:Jeffrey Burns <jeff@BERLIN.SNAFU.DE>
Subject: buffers

>If I want to load, say, 100 sound files into memory and have them available
>for playback (from groove~ or play~ for example), will I need to have 100
>corresponding buffer~ objects?

Yes. I'm doing a piece like that now. Had to set Max up to 160 MB RAM.

Jeff Burns

http://www.snafu.de/~jeff

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Date:Sat, 28 Aug 1999 09:46:56 +0100
From:Roland Cahen & Ruth Sefton-Green <cahen.sefton.green@WANADOO.FR>
Subject: USB + MIDI

I have had same problems with Midiman MIDISPORT and haven't tried yet the
new driver. But Roland MPU-64 USB MIDI interface (for PC) seems to work
perfectly well with Macintosh, OMS and Max once you have got the right OMS
driver.
I have seen it working several times and the people I know who have it seem
happy with it.
Roland Cahen

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Date:Sat, 28 Aug 1999 12:06:53 -0400
From:johnny DeKam <johnny@NODE.NET>
Subject: video capture

The videoin object wasn't really designed as a capture application, but for
motion tracking -- turning frame difference information into data suitable
for notes etc (similar to BigEye)...

There is no other object for MAX designed for video capture. However -- my
standalone QuickTime Sampler Application (Prophet) will allow both still and
streamed capture to disk triggered from a MIDI note message. The current
version (alpha 14) features a robust live input reveal function... disk
capture should be incorporated into the next version. It is OMS compatible,
supports firewire and is currently free.

Steim's Image/ine is also capable of video capture from a MIDI note.


http://vidvox.net/

http://www.steim.nl/

-- Johnny DeKam


> From:jose manuel berenguer <jmcoclea@INTERCOM.ES>
> Subject: FireWire Video grabbing and MIDI USB
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm actually working with a G3 at 400 MHz and I'd want capture video from
> its FireWire ports. It is indeed running MacO 8.6 whith FireWire v2.1 and
> OMS Opcode v 2.3.7. Anybody knows any Max Object to do this? As far as I
> know VideoIn wasn't adapted to PowerPC. PowerPC and FireWire compliant
> seems too much early, but may be it's possible... Any body knows if there
> is any update?

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Date:Sat, 28 Aug 1999 12:48:19 -0500
From:Paul Hertz <paul-hertz@NWU.EDU>
Subject: Apple MIDI Driver in OMS?

I'm trying to revise a piece I did back in 97 with HyperMIDI (in Director
6.5 now, 5.0 back then), Apple MIDI Manager/Patchbay, OMS and MAX.
HM/D7/Patchbay/Apple MIDI Manager took care of the modem port input from an
I-CubeX. HyperMIDI output from D7 was physically cabled from modem port
MIDI out to printer port MIDI in, where OMS and MAX took over to drive a
Sample Cell. Used to work like a charm, under System 8.1 as I recall.

I'm running System 8.5.1 now and I can't seem to get the modem port to
connect to HyperMIDI. The port doesn't even show up in Patchbay--only
HyperMIDI does, with nothing to get input from. HM won't make the
connection by itself (it should). I've tried multiple configurations (like
turning off AppleTalk and OpenTransport, etc.) but no luck. I've heard that
a version of Apple MIDI Driver that talks with OMS could be the solution
(or was it a version of OMS that recognized Apple MIDI Driver?).

Anyhow, I'm in need of the wisdom of the list.

-- Paul
paul-hertz@nwu.edu (Paul Hertz)|(*,+,#,=)(#,=,*,+)(=,#,+,*)(+,*,=,#)|
<http://www.nwu.edu/people/paul-hertz>

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Date:Sat, 28 Aug 1999 15:05:01 +0000
From:John Phillips <jpch@TERRAGIZMO.NET>
Subject: preset frustration!

Hello all-

I haven't used the preset object much (using Max 3.5.9 OS 8.1) and am having
some frustrating problems. Example: open MSP tutorial 5 on FM synthesis,
select all, copy, open new patcher window, paste- and the preset info is
gone. OK- so I write the preset first, do the above and read the preset
file and the little dots show up but the Max window goes crazy with "error:
no number box etc. etc." and nothing shows up in the number boxes...

All I want to do is develop a patch with a preset and place the patch in a
patcher box and have the preset object function.

Suggestions?


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

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Date:Sat, 28 Aug 1999 15:56:37 -0400
From:Nicholas Longo <71477.2332@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: Re: Ostertag Max/MSP concert

<Hi all,

<For those of you in the SF Bay area,
<I will be going a solo gig entirely in Max/MSP this Sunday.

<info:
<Sunday Aug 29

<Beanbender's at the Fine Arts Cinema, 2451 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
<(5 blocks south of Downtown Berkeley BART)

<7:30 a screening of Nosferatu (1922), accompanied by live percussion
<performance of Steven Garling from East Berlin

<9:00Susan Rawcliffe, ceramic flutes

<9:30Bob Ostertag, solo electronics

<$8

(Not entirely off-topic.)How did you happen to get access to
the Fine Arts Cinema Bob? Hasn't that place been closed for a few
years? The last I remember it used to play black gangster movies
and all these new BMWs would be parked outside on Saturday night.

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Date:Sat, 28 Aug 1999 16:12:18 -0400
From:Stephen Kay <sk@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: preset frustration!

>I haven't used the preset object much (using Max 3.5.9 OS 8.1) and am
having
>some frustrating problems. Example: open MSP tutorial 5 on FM synthesis=
,
>select all, copy, open new patcher window, paste- and the preset info is=

>gone. OK- so I write the preset first, do the above and read the preset=

>file and the little dots show up but the Max window goes crazy with
"error:
>no number box etc. etc." and nothing shows up in the number boxes...

preset objects are rather particular about how and where they are
created. You generally can't copy and paste presets with objects
because it somehow loses the proper references during the
paste. To do what you want, start from scratch.

Basically, when all is said and done, anyone who reaches a certain
level with Max decides to stop ripping their hair out over presets
and moves to storing data in other fashions - most usually with
coll (or my improved collX object). This has been discussed at
length on this list previously.

A tutorial is available showing how to do this for multiple


bpatchers, and also the public domain collX (and other freebies): =

http://www.musikinetix.com/MaxCorner/PublicDomain.html

Stephen Kay

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