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Problems with MIDI mapping

April 30, 2013 | 6:01 pm

I’m having trouble getting M4L devices to pick up midi movements. I’ve made a small patch that connects to various Live effect devices throughout my set and it controlled by my midi controller.
If I have it on pickup mode, it quickly loses track of its position (especially with fast movements) and you have to carefully find the last pickup point to continue.
Takeover isn’t much better. Imagine doing a low cut drop, the controller loses its way and gets stuck on 150hz… no good at all! You have to wiggle it around a little bit to make it pay attention again so this isn’t any good either.

Is there a way to make Max pay closer attention or something? Feel like I’ve just wasted an awful lot of time making a dynamic FX controller that isn’t very dynamic.

edit: Things work fine if you control the live.dial’s using the mouse so I’m confused as to why MIDI can’t handle it.


May 1, 2013 | 9:45 am

In the live.dial inspector, try checking ‘Defer Automation Output’.
You can also try increasing the ‘Update Limit’ parameter.

I guess your problem is related to high vs. low priority events as explained in this article.

http://cycling74.com/2004/09/09/event-priority-in-max-scheduler-vs-queue/


May 6, 2013 | 6:51 pm

Nice one! The ‘Defer Automation Output’ thing works perfectly :) Thank you


May 21, 2013 | 2:30 am

Thanks as well !

I had some issues with my midi controlleur and thanks to "defer output automation" The midi controller controls fine my patch :-)


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