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trying to use keyup in max for live

June 2, 2010 | 6:38 pm

Hi everyone, I’m trying to use the [key] and [keyup] objects in max for live. This seems to work ok when the max for live device window in question is selected but when I have another section in Ableton selected the key presses are not recognized and don’t work. This is fairly central to my project, any work arounds or advice would be most welcome! Many thanks


June 9, 2010 | 6:13 am

the only workaround i can think of might be to replace the [key] objects with [note] / [midi] objects, turn on "keyboards as midi-keyboard" and keep the track activated for midi input.

or then send the midi out to a specific channel, one you know you wont use twice… so your patch will receive the keys no matter what channel is activated for midi input..

dont nail me on this one but i dont think there is a way to get it working in the way you want… your keyboard is "global" keys are always only send to the "most active" window on your OS


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