OT: midi controller to send program change messages

Aug 7, 2006 at 4:14pm

OT: midi controller to send program change messages

hi everyone,

i’m looking for a compact midi controller that will give me
individual buttons (at least 64 of them, maybe even more) for program
change messages.
i don’t really need anything else, just a box with 64 buttons on it
to send program change messages.

there’s this:

http://www.doepfer.de/ctm.htm

which would be ideal, but i have no experience with hardware diy. i
would have to source and set up the buttons and their contact board
themselves, and fit the electronics in a case. i’d prefer a ready-
made solution.

does anyone know of something like this?

otherwise, i’ll probably buy the doepfer and figure out how to attach
64 buttons to it in an orderly fashion. any tips on where to get the
hardware for this would be highly appreciated as well.

thank you!

alex

#27063
Aug 7, 2006 at 4:46pm

the only 64-button pre-built controller i’m aware of is the monome 40h:

http://monome.org/

not sure if this satisfies the “compact” requirement, but it’s a
beautiful bit of work.

beschaving@gmail.com wrote:
> hi everyone,
>
> i’m looking for a compact midi controller that will give me individual
> buttons (at least 64 of them, maybe even more) for program change messages.
> i don’t really need anything else, just a box with 64 buttons on it to
> send program change messages.
>
> there’s this:
> http://www.doepfer.de/ctm.htm
>
> which would be ideal, but i have no experience with hardware diy. i
> would have to source and set up the buttons and their contact board
> themselves, and fit the electronics in a case. i’d prefer a ready-made
> solution.
>
> does anyone know of something like this?
>
> otherwise, i’ll probably buy the doepfer and figure out how to attach 64
> buttons to it in an orderly fashion. any tips on where to get the
> hardware for this would be highly appreciated as well.
>
> thank you!
>
> alex
>

#81551
Aug 7, 2006 at 4:54pm

hi alex,

have you had a look here …?

http://faderfox.de/

and it might be over the top for you, but there’s also …

http://monome.org/

hth

David

On 7 Aug 2006, at 17:14, beschaving@gmail.com wrote:

> hi everyone,
>
> i’m looking for a compact midi controller that will give me
> individual buttons (at least 64 of them, maybe even more) for
> program change messages.
> i don’t really need anything else, just a box with 64 buttons on it
> to send program change messages.

#81552
Aug 7, 2006 at 5:15pm

Have a look at the faderfox micromodul LX1 (I think it may now be
replaced by an updated, but similar, model). The 64 buttons send note
messages, but these can be interpreted to program changes in Max.

http://www.faderfox.de

Best

L

On 7 Aug 2006, at 17:14, beschaving@gmail.com wrote:

> hi everyone,
>
> i’m looking for a compact midi controller that will give me
> individual buttons (at least 64 of them, maybe even more) for
> program change messages.
> i don’t really need anything else, just a box with 64 buttons on it
> to send program change messages.
>
> there’s this:
> http://www.doepfer.de/ctm.htm
>
> which would be ideal, but i have no experience with hardware diy. i
> would have to source and set up the buttons and their contact board
> themselves, and fit the electronics in a case. i’d prefer a ready-
> made solution.
>
> does anyone know of something like this?
>
> otherwise, i’ll probably buy the doepfer and figure out how to
> attach 64 buttons to it in an orderly fashion. any tips on where to
> get the hardware for this would be highly appreciated as well.
>
> thank you!
>
> alex

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Lawrence Electronic Operations – http://www.lcasserley.co.uk
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#81553
Aug 7, 2006 at 5:20pm

>>
>>
>>i’m looking for a compact midi controller that will give me
>>individual buttons (at least 64 of them, maybe even more) for
>>program change messages.

with any midi foot controller you have 127 program changes only 2
kliks away – the big ones have 12 programs/switches

or the most compact one – the Tech 21 midi mouse

__not what you ask for, but maybe a solution

best

kasper

Kasper T. Toeplitz
noise, composition, bass, computer

http://www.sleazeArt.com

#81554
Aug 8, 2006 at 2:33pm

#81555
Aug 8, 2006 at 2:49pm

i personally own a 40h, i really is a fantastic controller, although not cheap. they are on their last run of them, so id seriously consider it before they are all gone. if you are using it with max/msp, there is a version of the control software that is made in max/msp via the serial object (it uses a serial to USB adapter), so integration with max is super easy. note that the other non-max software is for OSX only (although that isnt really qa problem, im on PC and have succesfully used it with reaktor 5, with max as the go-between, and it still performs flawlessly).

#81556

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