MIDI keyboard issue

Nov 22, 2013 at 8:12pm

MIDI keyboard issue

so i made a simple virtual keyboard for controlling VST’s and stuff, but my issue is that when i open the VST’s UI, it puts keyboard focus on to the VST and away from Max entirely, therefore the keyboard no longer works, which makes it useless in using it to hear the sounds while i change parameters.
so my question is, is there a way to make Max constantly scan for keyboard input, even in the background? if not, i want to just make this in C, which wouldnt be too complicated, but it seems to be impossible to find out what exactly controls the midi on my computer (Macbook), in order for me to pipe the data from C to.

Nov 24, 2013 at 5:25pm

If, as I assume from your post, you are using the computer (not midi) keyboard as input, the [hi] object scanning keyboard input to max should work regardless of what application etc is in focus.

Nov 25, 2013 at 1:03pm

working great, just have to redesign the patch, thanks a lot spectro.


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