score representation in max/msp

    May 06 2006 | 9:52 pm
    Hi I'm writing because I'm a new user on Max/Msp and I'd like to know if there is an object that creates a traditional music score on Max/Msp. Thanks!

    • May 06 2006 | 10:27 pm
      Hi. There is a possibility. With JMSL, Java Music Specification Language, using mxj object for to host Java. I think it must be here: http://
      Best regards Hans
    • May 06 2006 | 10:28 pm
      [lcd]. basically. yes, it is a bit work ;)
    • May 06 2006 | 10:42 pm
      If you're on Mac, you can take a look at my psw.uscore object, which you can download for free from my website (go to the software section).
      Happy Maxing, -- Peter Swinnen ---------------------------------------- Composer (from Belgium)
    • May 06 2006 | 10:49 pm
      JMSL has got a lot of interesting features, and Nick has worked on getting it integrated to Max/MSP:
    • May 07 2006 | 6:35 am
      Look at the chord object by Richard Dudas. You can also have a look at this : Cheers. Seb.
    • May 07 2006 | 10:36 am
      Don't we wish. Recording midi data into seq then importing to finale or sibelius does a pretty good job. Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College
    • May 07 2006 | 10:49 am
      One of the best ideas I;ve heard so far - and it was only a mention - is MusicXML output from FTM. IWith MusicXML you can specify everything in a musical score. Finale exports it and both Finale and Sibelius import.
      Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College
    • May 08 2006 | 3:13 pm
      On 7 mai 06, at 08:36, wrote:
      > Look at the chord object by Richard Dudas.
      The chord object is part of the standart distribution since 4.5. It's called nslider now.
      Best, ej
    • May 08 2006 | 9:23 pm
    • May 09 2006 | 6:41 am
      On 8 mai 06, at 23:23, Jean-Michel DARREMONT wrote:
      > There are several objects developed by Peter Swinnen.
      Peter already answered on this topic. The only problem is that his great objects are Mac only (like mine, maybe PCs didn't reach Belgium yet ;-), but we live in a multiplatform world now (but soon in a processor monopoly one)!
      p _____________________________ Patrick Delges
      Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie asbl
    • May 09 2006 | 7:16 am
      Unfortunately, porting UI objects like these from mac to pc seems to be a nightmare... And alternatives like FTM don't work : the win version is still a monster bug.
    • May 09 2006 | 1:51 pm
      JMSL is good for more advanced scores, and has a lot of very powerful score-editing tools, as well as the ability to write your own customized plugins. Since it's Java, it's naturally cross platform, and the new edition has been tweaked to make it easy to integrate with MaxMSP. It's got lots of cool features such as custom instruments that adapt to dynamic name-spaces, so you can pass the same set of data to different instruments and have it interpreted based on what the instrument implements. It's got an exceptionally flexible transcriber that is way more powerful than Finale, etc. (e.g. you can specify the minimum number of notes for a tuplet, so a quintuplet can have only 2 notes in the grouping if you like, and you can specify preferred metrical groupings)
      While the score display is not on par with a professional notation program in terms of screen appearance, the potential for algorithmic editing far surpasses any other commercial products on the market. Also, it exports MusicXML so you can always bring your score into Finale, Sibelius, etc. for publishing.
      It definitely depends on how much you need to do with scoring; for short incipits, a max-based solution might be fine, but for heavier stuff, JMSL is definitely worth a look.
      Peter McCulloch
    • May 09 2006 | 2:58 pm
      Probelm is : JMSL is now 150 euros...