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Getting data from CAT5 foot controller into Max

April 21, 2008 | 6:21 pm

I have this footcontroller

http://line6.com/products/detail/43/

and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could quite possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord to plug into and control the amp.

My main question is – well how can I do that? I believe one of the wires in the CAT5 is for power as it is powered up when I plug it into the amp and obviously not powered up when I plug it into my computer.

Assuming I could bypass that, what objects would I use? I appreciate all the help!


April 21, 2008 | 6:44 pm

On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:21 AM, Jhaysonn wrote:
> and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could quite
> possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord to plug
> into and control the amp.

It uses an RJ45 connector, but I don’t think that it uses any standard
signals over that connector.

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com


April 21, 2008 | 7:10 pm

you’d likely need a hardware box to break out the control signals
(contact closure and continuous controller) into something that could
be translated into max. certainly a lot cheaper and easier to buy an
inexpensive foot controller.
b

On Apr 21, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Chris Muir wrote:

>
> On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:21 AM, Jhaysonn wrote:
>> and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could quite
>> possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord to plug
>> into and control the amp.
>
>
> It uses an RJ45 connector, but I don’t think that it uses any
> standard signals over that connector.
>
> Chris Muir
> cbm@well.com
> http://www.xfade.com
>
>
>
>
>
>

bruce tovsky
http://www.skeletonhome.com

"To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything."
Albert Einstein


April 21, 2008 | 9:00 pm

or
http://www.doepfer.de/home_e.htm
???

On Apr 21, 2008, at 12:10 PM, Bruce Tovsky wrote:

> you’d likely need a hardware box to break out the control signals
> (contact closure and continuous controller) into something that
> could be translated into max. certainly a lot cheaper and easier to
> buy an inexpensive foot controller.
> b
>
> On Apr 21, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Chris Muir wrote:
>
>>
>> On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:21 AM, Jhaysonn wrote:
>>> and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could
>>> quite possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord
>>> to plug into and control the amp.
>>
>>
>> It uses an RJ45 connector, but I don’t think that it uses any
>> standard signals over that connector.
>>
>> Chris Muir
>> cbm@well.com
>> http://www.xfade.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> bruce tovsky
> http://www.skeletonhome.com
>
> "To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything."
> Albert Einstein
>


April 21, 2008 | 9:33 pm

now you’re talking! the wave of the future is the past!
b

On Apr 21, 2008, at 5:00 PM, Kim Cascone wrote:

> or
> http://www.doepfer.de/home_e.htm
> ???
>
> On Apr 21, 2008, at 12:10 PM, Bruce Tovsky wrote:
>
>> you’d likely need a hardware box to break out the control signals
>> (contact closure and continuous controller) into something that
>> could be translated into max. certainly a lot cheaper and easier
>> to buy an inexpensive foot controller.
>> b
>>
>> On Apr 21, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Chris Muir wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:21 AM, Jhaysonn wrote:
>>>> and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could
>>>> quite possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord
>>>> to plug into and control the amp.
>>>
>>>
>>> It uses an RJ45 connector, but I don’t think that it uses any
>>> standard signals over that connector.
>>>
>>> Chris Muir
>>> cbm@well.com
>>> http://www.xfade.com
>>>
>>>

bruce tovsky
http://www.skeletonhome.com

"Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane."
Philip K. Dick


April 22, 2008 | 2:08 am

AAHH!! I was hoping I would be able to use this. O well – I can still use a teleo or something and use this as the housing unit or something. Gracias for the quick help guys!

J


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