It’s been a long month since I last posted. So many things are going on, that I don’t have the time to collect them here now, so instead, I’ll focus on just one cool thing I got working earlier today- Max on my Mac SE.
I got my first computer, a 1987 Mac SE, out of storage with the hopes that I would be able to use it in my upcoming performance, “Celebrating 100 Years of MIDI” on NOvember 7th. After spending some time digging through old MIDI software, I couldn’t find what I wanted, but was informed by Miller that the Mac SE was in fact the computer he ran his earliest versions of Max on.
Miller passed along some even older files, round about beta 40, which are dated something like 1988. I had no luck with these, as the forks were all screwy and I didn’t have the correct means of editing/fixing these problems (not having Unix to work with is a bummer!). So, I managed to locate an old copy of MaxMax, circa 1989 from IRCAM, and loaded it on the sucker.
Lo and behold, the screenshots below. I’ve uploaded two sound files to my Soundcloud that came right off the general MIDI synth I’ve been using, being driven directly by the Mac SE. They’re using the same generative MIDI patch I’m calling O.M.G.D.A.W.G., or the Original MIDI Generative DAW Group.
Anyway, this will be just one of a dozen items that’ll be happening as a part of my concert on November 7th. I also uploaded some video and made a new page for the cartMIDI, a MIDI cartridge system I developed for the concert.
Enjoy the photos, check out the sounds, and check out the cartMIDI page. I’ve gotten a lot of great work done over the past few weeks, and it’ll all be up here lickety split, once this concert blows over.