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triggering VST's in Logic from a Guitar usin Max

November 30, 2010 | 7:54 pm

Hello there. I am really new to Max world…I am doing a project at university using Max an one of my main ideas is to trigger VST’s in Logic using Max through a guitar with a wii controller attached. any suggedtions? I have more ideas using the wii controller, such as effects and pitch change, I know it can be possible as I have seen people on youtube, I might need some help on that too…thank you guys


December 1, 2010 | 12:16 am

We need a bit more information before we can give you any pointers. Are you running the guitar through effects in Logic and want to control the effect paramaters using the Wiimote? Or are you trying to create synth sounds in Logic using both the Wiimote and guitar to trigger and manipulate these? Or something else entirely.

The first place to start if you are brand new is to work your way through all the Max and then the MSP tutorials which you can find from the Help menu. There’s really no excuse not to, they’re really well planned out and will help you no end. Then give it a go yourself, try using some of the objects you’ve seen in the tutorials, open the help patches and read the reference pages (they’re linked from the help patches)

To connect your Wiimote to max you’ll want to find the [aka.wiiremote] object from the MaxObjects website. If you have trouble getting connected then search the forums – there are loads of topics covering this.

Once you’ve tried to create a patch and have more information about what you hope to achieve report back. Show us your patch by using Copy Compressed from the Edit menu and posting the code here so we have something to work from, don’t expect anyone to do the assignment for you though!


December 1, 2010 | 1:13 pm

Thank you Luke. Bassically what I want is to be able to play VST,s from logic using Max with my guitar, for instance a Djembe or Bongos, or even a synth, anything you can find on logic 9.
I just want to know if it is possible and get some directins from you guys..of course I don’t want anyone to do my project! I want to learn how to do it :).
I will have a go by myself as you said and then get back on the forum if I get stuck…Cheers for the info. Regards. Marno


December 1, 2010 | 1:28 pm

First, try sending midi information from Max to Logic. For this, look at the noteout object.

Once you’re confident with sending Midi information to Logic. Look at how to import the data from the Wii remote into Max. [aka.wiiremote] can do this for you.

When you have the data from the wii remote, experiment with different ways of converting the data into Midi information, and send that to Logic.

Ant.


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