Subject: MAX Digest - 21 Sep 1999 to 22 Sep 1999 (#1999-280)
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There are 9 messages totalling 304 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. patch cords
  2. Analysis software to program resonators~?
  3. Translating Menus of Standalone Apps
  4. powerbooks
  5. escape
  6. Antheil concert in Trenton
  7. Help the newbie!
  8. Powerbook 5300
  9. segmented patch cord questions

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Date:Wed, 22 Sep 1999 00:39:03 -0400
From:Ken Gregory <kgregory@PANGEA.CA>
Subject: Re: patch cords

>perplexd
>
>ps- for the sake of integration two basic MAX questions:
>
>If I've begun to draw a segmented patch cord and decide I want to stop, is
>there any way (save connecting to an object) that I can 'escape' the
>drawing process?
>
>2. Is there a way to 'auto-segment', 'simplify layout', or 'clean up '
>patch cords?
>

Max Getting Started Manual/Tutorial 19/page 84
Max Reference Manual/Menus/page 14

Hope this helps!

Ken

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Date:Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:42:30 +0200
From:Roald Baudoux <roald.baudoux@BRUTELE.BE>
Subject: Analysis software to program resonators~?

Hi Maxers,

Does anyone knows which software could be useful to analyse a sound and
extract a list of frequencies in order to program the resonators~ object
from CNMAT?

Thank you in advance.

Roald Baudoux

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Date:Wed, 22 Sep 1999 11:43:12 +0200
From:Peter Swinnen <peter.swinnen@PING.BE>


Subject: Translating Menus of Standalone Apps

Hi Maxers,

I'm in the final stage of a (university level) ear-training package, developed
completely in Max. Everything works fine, has been compiled as a standalone
application, has been tested for a year already, etc... So far everything went
well.

But, as we intend to start testing it now with children also, it needs to be
translated in Dutch.

And there comes my problem: although I translated the Maxplay menu resources
with ResEdit , the File, Edit and Window menu still come up in English. I think
this is due to the <menubar> object hard-coding those menus.

So, here is my question: is there a way to get those File, Edit and Windows
translated? Or is there a workaround to get my program translated? It is rather
urgent, as we should start our testing with children within two weeks...

Thanks
--
Peter Swinnen
-----
Composer(from Belgium)
http://www.ping.be/peterswinnen/
mailto:peter.swinnen@ping.be

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Date:Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:46:25 +0000
From:andy g <host@PODCENTRE.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: powerbooks

>From:David Crandall <dcrand1@GL.UMBC.EDU>
>Subject: Powerbooks

>
>After hearing of USB/new OS woes using the new machines, I just heard of a
>cheap price on Powerbook 5300s (and I think some 1400s too). Could I get
>a quick response on how these machines are for Max and, given a G3 upgrade
>card, MSP as well? (Also would plan to do some SuperCollider work using
>this machine, as well as ProTools PowerMix.)

i don't know about supercollider + protools but i use a PB1400c as my main
max machine. it has always worked flawlessly and, touching wood, never
crashed under its current config (max 3.5.9, OS 8, OMS 2.3.7). oh for
another serial port though.....

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Date:Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:46:29 +0000
From:andy g <host@PODCENTRE.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: escape

>If I've begun to draw a segmented patch cord and decide I want to stop, is
>there any way (save connecting to an object) that I can 'escape' the
>drawing process?

to get rid of the most recent segment - option click
to get rid of whole patch chord - command click anywhere

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Date:Tue, 21 Sep 1999 22:25:56 -0400
From:Carlton Joseph Wilkinson <carlton14@EROLS.COM>
Subject: Antheil concert in Trenton


The Trenton Avant Garde presents

George Antheil's Ballet Mecanique
and other works

performed by the
Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble
led by Daniel Spalding

at the newly remodeled
War Memorial Ballroom
Trenton, New Jersey

Sunday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25, 20 and 10 through the War Memorial Box Office
(609) 984-8400.

For those interested, background information on Antheil follows below. (Look
also for articles on this event in the New York Times New Jersey section,
the Trenton Times, U.S. 1 and other Trenton-area newspapers.)

Funding for this concert is made possible in part by a grant from the Times
of Trenton and by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through
a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Funding also comes
from other corporate and private donors.

Trenton Avant Garde is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization producing
arts events in the City of Trenton. Donations to TAG, for this or any other
event, may be mailed to Trenton Avant Garde, 126 Hanford Place, Trenton,
N.J. 08609.

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A Brief Look at the Life and Music of GeorgeAntheil

George Antheil (1900-1959) was born in Trenton on Second Street and rose to
sudden fame as a concertpianistand composer of Modernist piano and
chamber works. He was a prominent member of the American expatriates in
Paris of the 1920s and counted among his friends Ernest Hemingway, Ezra
Pound, James Joyce and T.S. Eliott. Antheil's *Ballet Mecanique* was written
to accompany the Ferdinand Leger film of the same name and scored for
percussion orchestra -- including sirens, airplane propellers, a ringing
telephone, and supernumerary pianos. (The original concept called for a room
full of pianolas controlled by one central pianola and performer. This was
later abandoned in favor a live large ensemble.) The *Ballet* was considered
among the most revolutionary music of the day, alongside that of Varese and
Stravinsky. Antheil's music of this period, with its emphasis on collage
form, stark mechanical rhythms and relentless violence, has remained
influential, coloring our view of Modernism and impressing young composers
of each new generation with its wild creativity and its fresh approach to
structural issues.

Following his Modernist works, Antheil ventured in neo-Classicism, writing
many symphonies, piano sonatas and string quartets in a highly accessible
idiom, shot through with irony and the influence of American folk music. In
Berlin, prior to World War II, he enjoyed a successful career as an opera
composer. Moving to the U.S. at the outbreak of the war, he settled, like
many other composers, in Hollywood and became a successful composer of film
scores, with credits including Cecil B. DeMille's *The Plainsman* and its
sequels, and the frequently overlooked John Huston classic *In A Lonely
Place*, starring Humphrey Bogart.

During the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s, Antheil sought to integrate
elements of his early modernist work with the neo-Classic techniques he had
developed. The result is a third chapter of works, including the Fourth
Piano Sonata, which are less restrained than the neo-Classical material and


yet rely on clear structure and a fairly traditional developmental style.
These works are further set apart by an emotional expressiveness that
appears, in many of Antheil's earlier works, to be almost irrelevant.

Along with his musical accomplishments, Antheil was also an inventor, an
author and an amateur criminal endocrinologist acclaimed by the Paris police
force. With actress Hedy Lamarr, he co-patented a design for a radio-guided
torpedo that could elude attempts to jam the signal by hopping frequencies.
This technique is currently at the heart of cellular phone technology.
(Antheil's relationship with Lamarr has been the recent subject of an
off-Broadway play.)

Antheil died of a heart attack in 1959 in New York City and is buried in
Riverview Cemetery in Trenton. His catalog of works is currently owned by G.
Schirmer. This year, 1999, marks the 40th anniversary of his death and next
year, 2000, is the centenary of his birth. The Trenton Avant Garde has
sponsored several Antheil events leading up to this milestone, in the hopes
that other ensembles, particularly those who will be performing in the
Trenton area, will join in and program Antheil works for the coming season.

Apart from his headstone, no memorial to Antheil exists in Trenton or the
surrounding area. The Antheil School, an elementary school in neighboring
Ewing Township, is actually named after a relative who rose to prominence as
the superintendent of schools. George Antheil's life was filled with
notoriety -- there is no denying that he possessed a naive streak which led
him to publicize his own concerts as if he were a P.T. Barnum attraction.
But this facet of his career and personality, which offended many in the
U.S., seems to have eclipsed his other accomplishments and charms, to the
point where he is very close to completely forgotten in his own hometown.

cjw 1999

--
Carlton Joseph Wilkinson
note to all: My Slack Ave. Web site and email are temporarily disabled. Use
this email address (carlton14@erols.com) for the time being.

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Date:Wed, 22 Sep 1999 13:08:22 -0400
From:Alejandro Cremaschi <cremasch@OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU>
Subject: Help the newbie!

Hi. I'm sure this one is pretty basic...

When I create a stand-alone application with Max's Application Installer
v.1.1, all the "Kind" fields of all my MAX files everywhere are
changed to the name of the stand-alone app I just created, rather than
saying the usual "Max 3.5.8 document".

How do you prevent this from happening?

Thanks...
Alejandro

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Date:Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:52:17 +0100
From:Christopher Dobrian <dobrian@UCI.EDU>
Subject: Powerbook 5300

David Crandall <dcrand1@GL.UMBC.EDU> wrote:

>I just heard of a
>cheap price on Powerbook 5300s (and I think some 1400s too). Could I get
>a quick response on how these machines are for Max and, given a G3 upgrade
>card, MSP as well?


I have a 5300. Fine for Max. Nearly worthless for MSP. To my knowledge,
nobody makes a processor upgrade for the 5300 (unlike the 1400).

--Chris

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Christopher Dobrian / Department of Music / University of California, Irvine
Phone: (949) 824-7288 / Fax: (949) 824-4914 / http://www.arts.uci.edu/dobrian

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Date:Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:52:17 +0100
From:Christopher Dobrian <dobrian@UCI.EDU>
Subject: segmented patch cord questions

chriso <chriso@RIPCO.COM> wrote:

>If I've begun to draw a segmented patch cord and decide I want to stop, is
>there any way (save connecting to an object) that I can 'escape' the
>drawing process?

Click on the white space at the left edge of the object palette, or
command-click on white space anywhere in the Patcher window.

>Is there a way to 'auto-segment', 'simplify layout', or 'clean up '
>patch cords?

Select the patch cord(s), then choose "Align" from the Max menu (or type
command-Y).

--Chris

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Christopher Dobrian / Department of Music / University of California, Irvine
Phone: (949) 824-7288 / Fax: (949) 824-4914 / http://www.arts.uci.edu/dobrian

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