midi to keystroke in max any suggestions?
Hi everybody… I’m new in this forum so Hi!
And I have a question:
Does anyone have an idea how to build a midi CC to keystroke thingy in Max which runs on Mac and Windows. Or might there be an external?
Something like this:
I press C#1 on my keyboard and my computer does "CMD+ALT+T"
I know that there are several programs that do something like this, but I want that functionality in one monolithical maxpatch.
Written for max 4.6 but works fine in max 5 for me.
The suggested solutions only work on MAC (here’s another one: http://www.stilomatic.net/07/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34&Itemid=27).
I am looking for a Windows solution (or prefereable multi-platform as asked for by the thread-starter). At the moment Bome’s Midi Translator seems to be the only solution for Windows, but if I have to use that one I can just stay with my Reaktor patch and go through Bome instead of learning Max for an ellegant all in one solution.
So if anyone knows a Windows/Multi-platform solution, please let us know.
welcome to this forum… err… wait… welcome myself, too. :D
Well, I take the absence of answers as a "no one knows".
Autohotkey kind of does the trick on Windows, but that’s an inferior solution to using Bome (which now runs on both PC and Mac) and still an inferior solution to doing it all in Max.
Is there no Windows (or better cross-platform) based External that allows sending Keystrokes out of Max?
> Well, I take the absence of answers as a "no one knows".
> Autohotkey kind of does the trick on Windows, but that’s an inferior
> solution to using Bome (which now runs on both PC and Mac) and still
> an inferior solution to doing it all in Max.
In the original question, it was about controling Max itself with these
keystrokes, though I don’t know for what purpose. I bet you don’t need
to emulate keystrokes to do what you want…
Emulating keystrokes for other Programs from within Max is a different
story, because it is highly OS specific. On a Mac you would use
applescript, on a PC I don’t know. I doubt you’d be able to come up with
a cross platform solution without creating completely different
applications for each platform…
Usually only the application in front takes keystrokes anyway, better
look for other ways to communicate to your application…
Thanks for the reply, Stefan.
The original question was about the same as mine, namely how to make Max output keystrokes. As it seems there are only Mac based externals for that and no cross-plattform solution. One can use Applescript on Mac and Autohotkey scripts on PC, but then again it’s two separate solutions and the second time it takes to precompile these scripts lead to some latency.
We will either stick to Mac only for the Max patch then or use Bome’s Midi Translator and output midi instead.
Hello i am quite new to this.
I am trying to understand how to
make the keystroke point to à another program
i have used aka.keyboard but i don’t understand
how you set the output.
Example: key #C to Shift+y in Microsoft Word.
I want to Solveig this in Max.
I don’t want to use midipipe, applescript or or other external programs
I’m not sure what you mean by #C to Shift Y, but this patch just sends Shift Y every second. Try loading this up and then switching to word and see what happens:
----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 355.3ocuT9saBCBEF+Z5SAgqcFnZc+4t8brXVnkybLaglBMpy369.J5pN03l KdCE93bfu9iCrNAQx0KACA+D9ELBsNAgBRdATbLhTwWVTxMgvHJXgN+Cxfto rvRaPtTyE4b0rsSnZqzs1RvFxhEUeSqrF4mfW6wgznZWf1U0PmQHgEBOMNcM 2V7tTM60Fnv1EAKykbrc7Cg92OjtKCoH3ImOuKizaqU7pvVPdtQxK6YUoZmS 8ZaRR7MCtNjTA1FMlQozaITFQ8sYSNGTR+kPI8O.kJvX3yfePk4vJgdgx4vA XWeLq6aasS4egSW.iF2U9LJcaUzwfDicCnzIJc3y4CcPIWyaDGGJzyBkS9mO ITcLI6bUGrq3JSX8HkR0gOpDbjWeeXXzsMEaO4h2Wwe6JAXrRE2J0pdwjtWL uKEBP0mIURQsVprQKfmdzClK0QoWfi70J2PKcv1cBOcEVxMXSxW.nKsZ7. -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
Does this help?
This time it worked. Thanks to you.
I thought that aka.keyboard was the input.
But now i realize that it was à output.
As for me, I use ProteMac KeyBag as a keystroke.
autobot mxj script, tweak to your liking: