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Noteout and notein (or midiout and midin) question

January 8, 2011 | 5:21 am

Why can’t I generate midi messages with noteout and then capture them with notein? Same with midiout and midin. The reason why I ask is because I’m trying to create a virtual midi controller (using the generic qwerty keyboard) that outputs to a kslider. But beyond that, I can’t even create any noticeable feedback from anything except makenote, which I can’t use because the duration is not set. Please help :)

PS. I included a maxpat file which demonstrates essentially what I’m trying to do. I took those bits from the midiin and midiout help patchers, yet they do not work in tandem… Nothing ever prints!

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  1. testmidi.maxpat

January 8, 2011 | 10:37 am

Keep in mind that you need a connection between the midiout port and midiin port. This can be done with virtual midi cables (eg. IAC bus on Mac) or loopback with physical cables.


January 8, 2011 | 11:24 am

because your operating system wouldnt allow this / because it would create a midi loop / because you dont need that.


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