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At 9:39 AM -0500 8/28/00, Dennis W. Leas wrote:
>on the LD list as "experts". Alex in particular is
>doing really cool things with his Max/MSP system. He could probably
>quite pragmatic questions about the system. (Did I just volunteer you,
>Hope it's alright!)
Hmm, it seems that you did just volunteer me, but as I was halfway
through typing an email volunteering myself when I saw this, all I
can say is thanks for saving me a few keystrokes.
I can probably bore everyone with latency talk, for example. I feel
that unless you are one of the musicians (whom I totally respect, by
the way) who can't use monitor speakers because of the time it takes
sound to travel ten feet from a speaker to your ears, then you can
probably deal with MSP latency IF you get a brand-new fast machine
(400Mhz G3 or better) and a sound I/O device with a buffer size of 64
samples or less.
I use a MOTU 2408 and get latency below 7 milliseconds, which is less
than the time it takes me to hear the sound from across the room. I
have head that the Pulsar 2.0 card can achieve this latency as well,
and this is an interesting combination since the Pulsar is somewhat
Kyma-like since it has a LOT of onboard DSP hardware.
Someone on the max list is using a Pulsar in a small, portable Magma
expansion chassis connected to a powerbook. Sounds pretty portable to