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MIDI octave shift

June 7, 2011 | 9:59 pm

Hi I’m new to Max 4 Live! Can anyone tell me how to get started on building a MIDI-octave shift plugin?

Want to add it to my live setup, and I think this is the only way I’ll be able to get it to behave like Live’s internal plugins.


June 7, 2011 | 11:16 pm

Why not simply use the MIDI effect ‘Pitch’ that comes with Live?


June 8, 2011 | 7:33 am

I’d love to if I could get it to shift in increments of 12! I just need to be able to change real quick on stage..


June 8, 2011 | 9:34 am

Hmm ok well I’ve managed to find a demo patch for pitch transposition but I can’t figure out how to make it shift in octaves! Tried adding a *12 but it doesn’t seem to be doing anything.

I’d post it up here but I don’t even know how to make those ‘patch’ exports as text like people seem to do!


June 8, 2011 | 10:29 am

real quick, and not set up for max for live or any actual midi info (I don’t have M4L and it’s late)

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Oughta maybe work I donno?


June 8, 2011 | 10:57 am

Sorry, total Max noob here… how do I import that patch to Max?



June 8, 2011 | 11:59 am

Thanks broc!


June 8, 2011 | 12:09 pm

Ok MuShoo thanks for that – its pretty much the same as what I ended up with:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Only problem I’ve got now is making MIDI talk to it clean in Live … if I set my controller to send -+4 (for ‘octaves’) it doesn’t quite match up – ie. Live only shifts 3 octaves when my controller says ’4′.

I’d use buttons but I’ve run out in this setup!


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