Tempo changes in MIDI sequence file playback


    Jan 15 2007 | 6:58 pm
    Does anyone know of a Max/MSP 4.6 (intel) compatible standard midi file sequence player object that allows for beat-by-beat tempo variation on playback? Eric Singer's SeqPlayer did this prior to 4.6 but doesn't run in 4.6. Are there plans to update seq with this feature? I'm seeing if it is possible to keep some older pieces still playable that use this.
    Thanks for any help offered.
    Bill

    • Jan 15 2007 | 10:12 pm
      On 15-Jan-2007, at 19:58, Bill Kleinsasser wrote:
      > Eric Singer's SeqPlayer did this prior to 4.6 but doesn't run in 4.6.
      SeqPlayer has been ported to UB.
      Trust me... I did the port. I think Eric just needs a chance to upload it somewhere. Have you tried writing to him?
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    • Jan 15 2007 | 10:34 pm
      Thanks for the response Peter. Yes, I contacted Eric a few months ago but he was not working on porting seqPlayer. Knowing that a port is working is great news. Is it being shared (may I get a copy somewhere)?
      I'll write to him again now that I know this.
      Thanks again.
      Bill
    • Jan 16 2007 | 2:24 pm
      FTM (made by IRCAM) has variable Midi playback speed. It seems to work instantaneously.
      Also, you're able to alter the playback speed of the standard Max Midi play object when a new note is played but it's more complex than the FTM method.
      FTM is free to download - you may need a while to get used to it but it's a powerful library.
      Hope that helps.
    • Jan 17 2007 | 6:27 am
      OK, in response to popular demand and by request from Eric Singer himself, I have uploaded my UB port of SeqPlayer to my web site over at BEK.
      To all those interested: please point your browser to www.bek.no/~pcastine/Music/programs.html#MaxStuff> and scroll down to the "Various Ports" section, where you'll find a link to SeqPlayer.mxo.zip.
      While you're there you can also look at the information about other stuff I've done, it may be of interest.
      -- Peter
      On 15-Jan-2007, at 23:12, Peter Castine wrote:
      > On 15-Jan-2007, at 19:58, Bill Kleinsasser wrote: > >> Eric Singer's SeqPlayer did this prior to 4.6 but doesn't run in 4.6. > > SeqPlayer has been ported to UB.
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    • Jan 17 2007 | 1:00 pm
      Thanks so much, Peter and Eric!
      Bill
    • Jan 17 2007 | 4:54 pm
      FYI - There seems to be some confusion and/or problems with two of the links in this section.
      1) The link to Rothwell's 'registry' object takes you to this page where the following info is given: "The registry object is now compiled as a fat binary for 68K and PPC." No mention is made of UB version, despite the fact that the link from the original page mentions it.
      2) The link to Jester's 'frame' object takes you to this page www.bek.no/~pcastine/Music/web.media.mit.edu/~tristan/maxmsp.html> which seems not to exist, per the message from the server: "The requested URL /~pcastine/Music/web.media.mit.edu/~tristan/maxmsp.html was not found on this server."
      On Jan 16, 2007, at 11:27 PM, Peter Castine wrote:
      > > To all those interested: please point your browser to > www.bek.no/~pcastine/Music/programs.html#MaxStuff> and scroll down > to the "Various Ports" section, where you'll find a link to > SeqPlayer.mxo.zip. >
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    • Jan 17 2007 | 5:38 pm
      On 17 Jan 2007, at 16:54, Steven Miller wrote:
      > "The registry object is now compiled as a fat binary for 68K and > PPC." No mention is made of UB version, despite the fact that the > link from the original page mentions it.
      Peter Castine has actually ported the registry object to UB - I have a test version of this, so I'll look into uploading it for public release.
      -- N.
    • Jan 17 2007 | 6:25 pm
      Thanks for the heads-up. I rewrote the .html document at some ungodly hour of the morning, trying to get things uploaded ASAP and to get some (hopefully) helpful links out to answer common "where can I find...?" questions.
      Nick has responded to your first, the second link now points to Jer Welter's site (sorry, stupid copy-and-paste). However, I'm not sure if Jer has uploaded the UB version. In fact, due to a bizarre sequence of events spanning half a decade, he may not even have it. In which case I may have to upload the copy to BEK, pending approval, yadayadayada.
      As if there wasn't enough to do...
      On 17-Jan-2007, at 17:54, Steven Miller wrote:
      > FYI - There seems to be some confusion and/or problems with two of > the links in this section.
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    • Jan 17 2007 | 6:43 pm
      On 17-janv.-07, at 19:25, Peter Castine wrote:
      > As if there wasn't enough to do...
      Many many links on your http://www.bek.no/~pcastine/Music/index.html page doesn't exist anymore...
      p