Popular Libraries / Objects / Externals


    Oct 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

    • Oct 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 www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
      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
    • Oct 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. :-)
    • Oct 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 www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Oct 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.
    • Oct 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. >
    • Oct 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
    • Oct 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
    • Oct 12 2007 | 6:02 pm
      Thanks for replies, mates!
    • Oct 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