Can Max emulate Keyboard Commands?

Feb 12, 2007 at 10:13pm

Can Max emulate Keyboard Commands?

Sooooo

I am looking to make Max emulate the up, down, left, right, of my keyboard on my laptop. I have an external controller via midi that i want to use to control live instead of using the actual computer keyboard.

is there an object in max that does that? I am not looking for someone to exlpain every detail, but if anyone knows of an object that would get e started, i would love you forever:) thanx!!

#30256
Feb 12, 2007 at 10:38pm

if you’re just using the key commands to execute various actions in live, you can map the midi controller directly to the actions without having to use max at all. the manual has the details.

#96290
Feb 12, 2007 at 11:14pm

i may be new, but im not that new:)

you can not route midi events to keyboard commands in live. especially not the up down left right keys. you can make those keys do different things in live via the keyboard routing section. however what i want to do is use midi cc buttons to navigate in the clip section, and emulate the return key, so i can move around and launch clips. is this more clear?

L-

#96291
Feb 13, 2007 at 1:34am

as far as i know, this would probably have to involve an external, and i’m pretty sure there isn’t one.. yet..

#96292
Feb 13, 2007 at 3:15pm

thezer0ist skrev:
> as far as i know, this would probably have to involve an external, and i’m pretty sure there isn’t one.. yet..
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That’s right. the java.aw.robot class will let you control the mouse and
keys, but so far I don’t think anyone has bothered doing the grunt work.

I might start digging into it as an intro to java for me. Looks doable,
for sure.

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/api/java/awt/Robot.html

Andreas.

#96293
Feb 14, 2007 at 7:22am

Larry Ursini wrote:
> you can not route midi events to keyboard commands in live.
> especially not the up down left right keys. you can make those keys
> do different things in live via the keyboard routing section. however
> what i want to do is use midi cc buttons to navigate in the clip
> section, and emulate the return key, so i can move around and launch
> clips.

I don’t know Live, but yesterday I sat beside a composer who did just
that (with a Novation Remote 25SL, there are ready to go templates for
Live)…
Maybe Live has more treasures in the manual than you can imagine?
Depends maybe on the Live version, that was the newest, Version 6…

Stefan


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