Happy 10-year Birthday, TapTools!

Oct 23, 2012 at 2:39pm

Happy 10-year Birthday, TapTools!

My object package for Max has just turned 10 years old. I hope you’ll pardon a proud parent for feeling some excitement on the occasion :-).

The TapTools objects actually started in response to interchanges on the precursor to this forum (the old McGill University Max email list). In October 2002 they made the move to a commercial package so I could justify the time I was spending to support to the objects.

For the 10 year birthday I’ve decided to drop the price to $25 @ http://shop.electrotap.com/products/taptools

Sorry for the commercially nature of this. I just could never have imagined when I started writing these externs that they would still be going strong 10 years later! Thanks to all of you who have supported them over the course of time, and I hope they’ve been as big a blessing to you as they have been to me!

best,
Tim

#64888
Oct 23, 2012 at 3:22pm

happy tappy birthday!

#233949
Oct 23, 2012 at 5:12pm

Happy Birthday!!
And an amazing offer! Just took advantage of it ;) Can’t wait to give it a try!

#233950
Oct 23, 2012 at 5:50pm

but no windows version :-(
if i would be sure a win version will be out i’d buy taptools right now :-)
but i guess it won’t never be a win version, sadly.
happy birthday !

#233951
Oct 23, 2012 at 11:38pm

bought anyway :-)
using ver 3.0.1
any hope to have future upgrade following osX versions?
thanks

#233952
Oct 24, 2012 at 4:11am

Wow. That’s amazing and I’m seriously humbled… We’re exploring some options for the future. I’ve always want to have the source code available to users, so maybe some sort of option where that is released into the wild would encourage others to port it to Windows (or something like that).

I guess if it were open source then I wouldn’t have to worry about the authorization, which would simplify the issue of Windows support…

So, is there hope? I think the answer is yes, but that isn’t a commitment of any kind…

Cheers,
Tim

#233953
Oct 24, 2012 at 1:06pm

great!
i guess that if the source code is well commented it shouldn’t be so difficult to adapt it for win32/64.
how much plaform specific code is in the latest taptools?

a.

#233954
Oct 24, 2012 at 1:33pm

The platform specific code is limited to only a few objects (e.g. tap.applescript).

best,
Tim

#233955
Oct 25, 2012 at 6:23am

Trying the demo now. [tap.pan~] seems to output signal only on the first output. Same in the help file. What tools can be used for multichannel processing ?

#233956
Oct 25, 2012 at 6:24am
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#233957
Oct 25, 2012 at 6:37am

This is strange, I get the same thing with tap.shift~ help file ??? no problem with standard max objects…

#233958
Oct 25, 2012 at 7:09am

same problem here with [tap.pan~]…
I don’t seem to have issues with tap.shift~

#233959
Oct 25, 2012 at 7:58am

BTW, mbp 2 x 2,4 osx 10.6.8 max 6.07…

#233960
Oct 25, 2012 at 10:25am

tap.pan~ works just fine on my ( humble and ancient :-P ) 3.0.1 taptools on Windows 7 and Max 6.0.7

a.

#233961
Oct 25, 2012 at 12:12pm

The slider connected to the tap.pan~ in that patcher is doing 3 things that are potentially problematic:

1. It is sending ints instead of floats
2. The range is 0 to 127 instead of from 0. to 1.
3. It is connected to the first inlet instead of the second inlet.

Hope this helps!
Tim

#233962
Oct 25, 2012 at 7:11pm

I was using the helppatch only… still no dice…

MBP 10.8.2
Max 6.0.7

#233963
Oct 27, 2012 at 8:46am

Same for me : help files for both cases.

#233964
Oct 27, 2012 at 7:33pm

it seems help patch wasn’t updated after some internal changes. After a little of experimentation: position has -1..+1 range (not 0..1) and signal should be connected to both inlets (for mono to stereo pan). It’s nice, because it could be used as stereo balance or dry/wet (when mixing outputs).

sto lat!

#233965
Oct 30, 2012 at 11:56am

Thanks — I’ll fix that help patcher!

#233966

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