Midi from max into Logic Pro 9

Sep 13, 2011 at 10:01pm

Midi from max into Logic Pro 9

So what I want to do should be simple yet I cant figure it out :/

I want to send midi notes in a max patch into logic. Basically I want to create my own step sequencer so I will also want to be able to have up to 16 separate sequencer patches. I dont need to deal with audio at all.

Any help or other ideas are very welcome.


Sep 13, 2011 at 10:38pm

In Max simply choose ‘from MaxMSP 1′ as midi output port. Logic will receive it automatically.

Sep 13, 2011 at 11:03pm

Ya I chose that and I had nothing in Logic. I opened Logic first then Max (not sure if that matters)


Sep 13, 2011 at 11:33pm

Launch order shouldn’t matter since Logic recognizes midi ports dynamically.

Sep 13, 2011 at 11:35pm

Right! Thats why I’m confused….. More investigation is in order.

Sep 15, 2011 at 4:33pm

I’m going to be assuming you want to use more than one MIDI channel (for multitrack playback):

After you’ve set up the max patch correctly (and chosen from MaxMSP1 for the noteout), the rest is settings in Logic.

Create your instrument track. Change midi channel number from All to whatever midi channel you want to use (assuming you’re using more than one track).

The next bit, which is completely random but most important:

Settings > Recording > Tick checkbox “Auto demix by channel if multitrack recording”

Also, ensure all the tracks you want to play back are Record Enabled.

Hopefully this helps, let me know if you get sorted


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