iPod G5 as controller…

Nov 9, 2008 at 2:36am

iPod G5 as controller…

I am interested in connecting my iPod G5 to my macbook and use it (in particular the click wheel) to control my max msp patches. I have looked into the serial and the hi objects but they don’t seem to recognise the ipod (because it’s high speed usb as oppose to the low speed one?..) I have looked around for externals as well but they are all for iphone/ipod touch…

are there any lovely people who can teach me what to do?

Mags xoxo

#40745
Nov 11, 2008 at 3:35pm

Do you mean iPhone 3G? If you do, there are 2 (possibly 3) iPhone/iPod
Touch apps that might work for you. All use the OSC protocol which
you’ll need to familiarize yourself with.

OSCRemote:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=286991994&mt=81

TouchOSC

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=288120394&mt=8

Mrmr OSC controller

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=294296343&mt=8

On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 9:36 PM, Maggie T wrote:
>
> I am interested in connecting my iPod G5 to my macbook and use it (in particular the click wheel) to control my max msp patches. I have looked into the serial and the hi objects but they don’t seem to recognise the ipod (because it’s high speed usb as oppose to the low speed one?..) I have looked around for externals as well but they are all for iphone/ipod touch…
>
> are there any lovely people who can teach me what to do?
>
> Mags xoxo
>

#144456
Nov 11, 2008 at 10:10pm

First of all, thanks for the reply :o)

I actually precisely DON’T mean the iPhone 3G or iPod Touch or old iPhone. I mean the good old iPod G5 with the click wheel.

Yes, the boing ones that people can’t wait to replace nowadays.

Don’t know if anyone knows how I can use that as a controller…

Thanks again and keep it coming.

Mags xoxo

#144457
Nov 12, 2008 at 6:41pm

Do you mean the 5th generation iPod? There’s no iPod G5, unless of
course it’s not from Apple :). Sorry, I don’t know of any way to
access the click wheel from Max. If it is possible, it would likely
involve opening it up and physically wiring up some controllers that
could interface with Max via USB or Firewire, etc.

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Maggie T wrote:
>
> First of all, thanks for the reply :o)
>
> I actually precisely DON’T mean the iPhone 3G or iPod Touch or old iPhone. I mean the good old iPod G5 with the click wheel.
>
> Yes, the boing ones that people can’t wait to replace nowadays.
>
> Don’t know if anyone knows how I can use that as a controller…
>
> Thanks again and keep it coming.
>
> Mags xoxo
>

#144458
Nov 12, 2008 at 10:39pm

#144459
Nov 14, 2008 at 4:26pm

oh yeah, sorry got it mixed up with the G5 macs….lol

That’s a shame, the click wheel would have made an awesome controller :(

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