Mar 3, 2009 at 5:34am
Basically how do I assign all the different knobs and sliders to different buttons and number boxes. When I open the Midi set up It seems like my entire device is represented by one name and I can give it one letter and ……. help.
Mar 3, 2009 at 9:03am
Well, of course, Max is not Reason, wich is great in its category btw.
In fact you are adressing several points:
_What are the basics of MIDI protocol?
You should have a look at “MIDItester” in the menu “Extra” then tweak the knobs on your controller and see what happens.
Mar 3, 2009 at 2:00pm
Something like Reaktor (or any end-user application) has made a whole bunch of decisions for you already. The MIDI standard itself has its own ways of dividing up what kinds of input gets sent from a knob or fader, and so on. That’s all hidden from you by programmers. In this case, you’ll need to know two things:
1. Where do the MIDI messages come from and what does a MIDI message look like?
You should spend some time looking at the MIDI tutorials 1 and 3 in Max 5. They should be greatly useful to you.
2. What is it you want to control, and what’s the data range of that stuff?
MIDI kicks out streams of numbers in the range 0-127 for nearly everything, and it’s doubtful that 0-127 is going to work well for things like, say, volume (which might be 0. -1.0 if you’re working with the *~ object or 0-157 if you want to use a gain~ slider. So I would suggest that you spend some time looking at the Max Data Tutorial 2, which will teach you about scaling data.
Once you’ve got that, it’s really a matter of connecting outputs to inputs.
Mar 3, 2009 at 2:04pm
And never hesitate to send a small patch if a precise question arises.
Mar 3, 2009 at 11:44pm
i also have a korg nanoKontrol, i hope yours is mapped the same as mine because here’s all the inputs from mine.
NB this is only one way of doing it – check the ctlin helpfile!
hope that’s a help!
– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
Copy all of the following text.Then, in Max, select New From Clipboard.
Mar 4, 2009 at 5:08am
Thanks a lot !
One question though with the patch you sent me would you just hide that in a sub patcher of the patch in which you wanted to use it?
Jun 19, 2009 at 1:24am
hey there.. i think i’m trying to do the same thing as you were back in March with the Nanokontrol.. How’d you go? I COMPLETELY identify with your “reading a vcr manual in german”.. But I htink I’m slowly getting it too..
How did that patch work out for you? Any tips you’d give?
Jun 19, 2009 at 7:35am
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