Ok... the short of it. I was given a grant to research brainwaves and I'm trying to get the EEG to work inside of a program called Max/MSP. The main suckballs fact of life is that the developer of the EEG I baught (the CEO from MindPeak) is for windows and I'm trying to run Max on my Mac. Not a big deal usually because Max/MSP has an object inside of it that cam communicate with serial ports and the jazz but the serial port is going through a usb/serial copnverter. Here's where I need your help. I know that after the EEG is plugged into the converter and thence plugged into the USB port on my Mac that they CAN talk with each other. My problem is not knowing what type of information this freakin EEG machine wants to turn on, stay on, and transmit all of it's data along the serial>usb>Mac>Max/MSP so that i can manipulate it. I ran the PC software with it plugged into an old 9pin serial port on that PC and used a serial spy program to tell me what exactly happened. My problem is that I don't know what to do with that information to replicate it in another piece of software (Max/MSP) and turn it on in a non-native environment. OK... I need to know where I can find out more information on this and what types of HEX messages serial ports transmit and how they transmit them and yadayadayadayada. I really need help with this because I am going absolutely crazy with this. Thanks to anybody that understands what the hell I just wrote.