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external midi controler

October 20, 2011 | 3:00 pm

has somebody advice for me regarding midi control,please.

I need to control sliders and presets e.g. program changes. 8 sliders are enough but I need 20 or more bottons or pads to map the presets of a program list.

Any sugestion for a device?


October 20, 2011 | 4:11 pm

Livid Block?


October 20, 2011 | 6:32 pm

thanks Chris, that would be good with the xpc extensions.
How do we address a program change under Max5?


October 20, 2011 | 7:40 pm

strange question for a "2 projects" habitus.

but well, message "192, $1" to [midiout] or use [midiformat].


October 21, 2011 | 7:51 am

thanks xh9o.
the question is not so strange, because I never used that before. I would have taken 144. I have a motor mix and only use faders so far. There are even more than 2 projects….


October 21, 2011 | 10:03 am

some general info on basic midi commands:

http://computermusicresource.com/MIDI.Commands.html


October 21, 2011 | 11:10 am

thanks a lot for your help xH9o!


October 24, 2011 | 1:07 pm

yesterday i bough a jl cooper cs-10, they were really expensive some years ago and now go very cheap (mine was 90€).

very compact with 8 sliders, 6 knobs, jog wheel, 30 buttons. best thing is it has no inner programming, so you can use every(!) button etc. just for programming with max. every button is sending 2 states (pressed and released), which means you can double function everything. it sends cc, receives sysex for the led.

i use the 4 status-leds (solo mute loc sel) to select banks, and the 8 buttons next to them for the presets. 32 are enough for me.


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