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Need help to start making guitar patch for max

April 15, 2014 | 8:56 am

Hello,

First of all I know just basics for max/msp. I have this idea where i want to collide guitar with computer sequencer and make patch for it. Basically I want capture guitar signal in real time and send it trough ableton piano roll(as example). So you can create crazy rhythmic or pitch patterns with mouse, when you stop playing the guitar, pattern keeps playing. Any suggests which max/msp objects I should use in order to make that. Is it hard making patch like that? Maybe there is already similiar patch?

  • This topic was modified 5 months by  ernestask.

April 15, 2014 | 9:33 am

I don’t know of an existing patch meant to do that specifically, but you can use a combination of 2 existing plugins for that effect. There are several Parameter Sequencers out there.. And there are also pitch bend patches. Just have the parameter sequencer control the pitch bend, and run your guitar through it. You could even have it sequence the pitch changes relative to the input pitch, if you wanted to get a little more in depth. As for max basics, just start looking at other peoples’ patches and peruse their guts. Right-click stuff, then click help, it’ll tell you what it does.. And you can go from there to the object reference for even more detail. If you’re still clueless, check out the help/reference of other objects.. Start blind, it’s fine— you’ll get a sense of what the plugin is doing quickly enough.. just keep going! Eventually you learn enough to do more on your own.. But I still download other plugins and go right-click crazy all the time!


April 15, 2014 | 10:14 am

That’s a very awesome reply. Definitely gonna check those patches. Thank you! You get it almost right but not totally. I want to capture/sample the signal in real time, so if i stop playing, the captured note sequence keeps running. Any patches dealing with that?:)


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