How do I make Max read a controller (Akai APC20)?

Dec 1, 2012 at 4:34am

How do I make Max read a controller (Akai APC20)?

Hey everyone!

I’ve worked with videos before, but have never manipulated videos through a controller, sequencer or MIDI keyboard. I’m very new to this. I’m curious as to what the first step is: how do I read a controller or device through Max? I’m working with an Akai APC20 controller and I can’t seem to make the first step work. Your help is much appreciated. Thanks!


Dec 1, 2012 at 10:09am

Use [ctlin] connected to an [int] object to identify the controllers (aka CC numbers), then you’ll have to scale the values from midi (0 to 127) into a range you can use with video (0. 1. in many cases). You can also have a look at [bendin], [notein] or program changes…

Dec 3, 2012 at 4:59am

Thank you!! Have an awesome day!


Dec 3, 2012 at 5:21pm

Darwin’s article might be a good thing to read. It’s not about the APC40 specifically, but the general lessons apply.’-code/


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