my gater stopped working
I am looking for some help on my gater I made for a M4L application. I tried to attach the patch to this message, hope this works.
What I am trying to do is fairly simple: a midi track in Live sends a note over the IAC bus that is received by Live again and arrives at an audio track where this patch is inserted. It gates the audio according to the MIDI.
I had it all working, and it still does as long as the patch is open in edit and live preview mode in Max, but when I close it to return to Live, there is no output anymore.
There is a "live.button" attached to the "notein" that stops being banged in this case.
Does the notein need additional parameters?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
I didn’t look at the patch, but I think you should be using [midiin] attached to [midiselect]. I don’t believe that the native objects that normally work in Max will function the same in m4l.
thanks I’ll look into that.
weird that it was working before though — can’t figure out what broke it.
hm, seems like I’m doing something wrong. the combination of midiin -> midiselect -> unpack of leftmost outlet gives me nothing…
what could be the problem? this isn’t even banging in a normal Max patch, even when the "notein (middle outlet) -> bang" does bang..
again thanks for any help
Is [plugmidiin] what you are looking for?
Connect it to [midiparse] (not midiselect)
no, unfortunately that doesn’t work either. I am beginning to think my problem is more fundamental. I am putting the plugin into the audio-track — after all I want to gate the audio.
I use another track set to "MIDI to" IAC bus. Another MIDI-track receives this, but my aforementioned audio-track does not.
so far so good.
But I had it working yesterday. Only when I needed it (in a theater play run through, of course) it failed me.
I could render the whole thing in Max but want to be able to modify the tempo of the gate from 70-170 bpm — so getting this to work would be a huge improvement..
I’d appreciate if someone who knows more about M4L could look at my patch and tell about my mistakes in setting things up. I feel like I am overlooking something silly…
Your problem is that M4L audio devices by design can’t receive midi.
But since you are on mac, the solution is here.
thank you. another thing to try out. And time for a petition for this cause to Cycliton…
Search maxforlive.com. Someone did exactly that using send and receive.
Send/Receive can only be used if accurate timing doesn’t matter.
As confirmed from the developers, it introduces unpredictable latency.