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Popular Libraries / Objects / Externals

October 11, 2007 | 11:23 am

Hello all,

I’d like to ask your opinion on the subject — what are the good/popular (or must-have) object libraries and exts out there — I’m not looking for something complex and huge (algorithmic ambisonic pseudorandom monsters), just for some basic lego blocks to create my own patches not reinventing the bicycle every time I want to generate a sine. From just reading forum I noticed fiddle~, pitch~, Percolate, LObjects (?) are pretty popular.

-Thanks


October 11, 2007 | 12:21 pm

I am a packrat for these things. Lobjects definitely. I use Lyon’s
objects, Tap tools, ej.xxxx, Jasch, Tiedje, Percolate and GranTK among
others but, ultimately, it depends on what you want to do. When I am
looking for something, I go to maxobjects.com and type in some keywords. I
even use maxobjects.com to find stuff I already have and have forgotten.

The one’s I miss are the AUVI objects for jitter and the objects from
OpenDragon that implement some favorite APL functions. Neither is UB yet.

Apologies in advance if I left anyone off the sketchy list. My point is
that our community includes many generous souls who have taken the time to
cast their work in a form that we all can share.

Cheers
Gary Lee Nelson
Oberlin College
http://www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson

PS. Some of my objects from

http://www.timara.oberlin.edu/~gnelson/maxdownloads/downloadmax.htm

On 10/11/07 7:23 AM, "Ivan Smirnov" wrote:

>
> Hello all,
>
> I’d like to ask your opinion on the subject — what are the good/popular (or
> must-have) object libraries and exts out there — I’m not looking for
> something complex and huge (algorithmic ambisonic pseudorandom monsters), just
> for some basic lego blocks to create my own patches not reinventing the
> bicycle every time I want to generate a sine. From just reading forum I
> noticed fiddle~, pitch~, Percolate, LObjects (?) are pretty popular.
>
> -Thanks


October 11, 2007 | 1:50 pm

Also look at the Essl Real Time Composition Library (RTC). Maybe not as useful for MSP, but a good set of basic tools. I find Tristan Jehan’s analysis objects indispensable. I’m using them intead of fiddle~ these days. I also enjoy using the Litter set of objects. My bookmark for the Max Objects Database gets regular use, too. :-)


October 11, 2007 | 2:44 pm

YES! Essl’s RTC is essential for composition tools and ideas.

On 10/11/07 9:50 AM, "Holland Hopson" wrote:

>
> Also look at the Essl Real Time Composition Library (RTC). Maybe not as useful
> for MSP, but a good set of basic tools. I find Tristan Jehan’s analysis
> objects indispensable. I’m using them intead of fiddle~ these days. I also
> enjoy using the Litter set of objects. My bookmark for the Max Objects
> Database gets regular use, too. :-)
> –
> http://www.hollandhopson.com
> http://www.grabrarearts.com

Cheers
Gary Lee Nelson
Oberlin College
http://www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson


October 11, 2007 | 7:16 pm

I generally do my VERY best to stay away from externals. A few things
have snuck in under the radar, though…

the Ejies:

ej.function and now the curve tool are very elegant. RGB-envelopes?
sure, have RGB side by side in one unit.
ej.listchange and ej.listscale (lscale?) I use a lot, too. first one is
out of need, second one is out of convenience (sometimes I work in
vexpr.. depends)

and finally:
CNMAT: cambio~ – haven’t been able to find an abstraction solution to
replace this one? Does anyone have a way? It’s now nestled in the core
of my sync patches.

Andreas.


October 11, 2007 | 7:42 pm

Andreas, what is this curve tool you speak of?
Does ej.function support curves?

-ap

—– Original Message —–
From: Andreas Wetterberg
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:26 pm
Subject: Re: [maxmsp] Re: Popular Libraries / Objects / Externals

> I generally do my VERY best to stay away from externals. A few
> things
> have snuck in under the radar, though…
>
> the Ejies:
>
> ej.function and now the curve tool are very elegant. RGB-envelopes?
> sure, have RGB side by side in one unit.
> ej.listchange and ej.listscale (lscale?) I use a lot, too. first
> one is
> out of need, second one is out of convenience (sometimes I work in
> vexpr.. depends)
>
> and finally:
> CNMAT: cambio~ – haven’t been able to find an abstraction solution
> to
> replace this one? Does anyone have a way? It’s now nestled in the
> core
> of my sync patches.
>
> Andreas.
>


October 11, 2007 | 8:02 pm

On 10/11/07, Andreas Wetterberg wrote:
> I generally do my VERY best to stay away from externals. A few things
> have snuck in under the radar, though…
>

I’m the same way. Max objects are stable, and it gets me actually
thinking about problems instead of defaulting to object searching. I
can’t seem to get away from FTM. I wish jitter would do all the
things that FTM does.

Keith


October 11, 2007 | 11:45 pm

On 12 oct. 07, at 04:42, apalomba@austin.rr.com wrote:

> Andreas, what is this curve tool you speak of?
> Does ej.function support curves?

I’m working on the merge of Martin’s curve.function and ej.function.
It should happen in the next couple of days/week.

ej


October 12, 2007 | 6:02 pm

Thanks for replies, mates!


October 12, 2007 | 7:36 pm

Quote: Wetterberg wrote on Thu, 11 October 2007 20:16
—————————————————-
> and finally:
> CNMAT: cambio~ – haven’t been able to find an abstraction solution to
> replace this one? Does anyone have a way? It’s now nestled in the core
> of my sync patches.
>

I personally can’t live without CNMAT’s objects – above all the resonators~, OSC and the supporting ones. Their Spectral Tutorials are amongst the best of their kind in max world.

All the best,

Rui


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