Using Max to modulate a synthesizer's parameters.

Jul 14, 2013 at 6:24pm

Using Max to modulate a synthesizer's parameters.

Is there any way to control the parameters of a synth using Max?

#256005
Jul 14, 2013 at 8:38pm

are you serious?

yes. That should be possible.
what do you mean?

#256007
Jul 14, 2013 at 8:56pm

How do I do it? Like, how do I know where to send the max signals so that they tell the synth what to do?

#256008
Jul 14, 2013 at 9:22pm

Vague Question is vague.

#256009
Jul 14, 2013 at 9:33pm

I don’t really know how to make it more specific. If a have a synth vst in FL Studio, how do I get Max to modulate a parameter on the synth. How do I send values to the synths to modulate the parameters?

#256010
Jul 14, 2013 at 9:58pm

I don’t really know how to make it more specific.

And yet you managed to!

If a have a synth vst in FL Studio, how do I get Max to modulate a parameter on the synth. How do I send values to the synths to modulate the parameters?

Now that we know you’re talking about a software synth we can get closer to helping out. Max objects like [midiout], [noteout], and [ctlout] will let you send MIDI data out of Max’s virtual ports. Which one you use will depend on what kind of MIDI data FL uses to control parameters.

#256011
Jul 14, 2013 at 10:02pm

How do I send those messages to a specific synth inside of FL Studio?

#256012
Jul 14, 2013 at 10:12pm

That’s really a question for an FL forum. I’ve never used it personally.

If it works like most DAWs then there should be some way to choose what MIDI inputs the app is using. Should look something like “from Max 1″.

From there you’ll have to figure out how to map incoming data to particular parameters on the synth, which is, again, an FL issue and nothing to do with Max.

As for Max, external control like this is often done with CC messages, so the [ctlout] object is what you use.

#256014
Jul 14, 2013 at 10:18pm

Thanks!

#256015
Jul 14, 2013 at 10:42pm

“how do I know where to send the max signals so that they tell the synth what to do?”

in case you really mean “where” i would say … send them to the synth?

#256016
Jul 15, 2013 at 7:17am

But how do you specify which synth? If I have three different synths, and send a signal to affect just one of them, how do keep from sending it to all three?

#256074
Jul 15, 2013 at 7:31am

You use a virtual midi connection and send each synth messages on seperate midi channels.

#256075
Jul 15, 2013 at 5:23pm

Ah, okay. Thanks!

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