Virus TI and Max/MSP
Oct 30, 2007 at 4:27pm
Virus TI and Max/MSP
I’m totally new to Max/MSP…as in I haven’t actually downloaded it yet. I’ve been reading the manuals, but I was sort of hoping to wait for 5 before I buy to avoid the confusion of switching.
So, I tried emailing cycling’74, and Access, to see if anyone had experience with both. Cycling told me to try posting here. Access said:
“Thank you for your mail. Whenever the TI is used in a sequencer via its Total Integration, then the TI
Unfortunately we can’t be of much help as we have no experience with Max/MSP at all. It is really
So, does anyone have any experience with this, or knowledge about how difficult it is to work? (I could use Live as a go-between, since the TI works well with Live…but I think that would present some limitations).
Thanks in advance…
Oct 30, 2007 at 10:46pm
you’ll have to give some more information i think. what comes out of
On Oct 30, 2007, at 5:27 PM, Adam Barnett wrote:
Oct 30, 2007 at 11:25pm
Oct 30, 2007 at 11:28pm
Oct 30, 2007 at 11:39pm
I don’t know what comes out of the Virus TI – that’s the problem, in essence. I just know that the knobs don’t transmit MIDI unless you put it into a particular mode that I want to avoid using. I.E. Turning the filter knob doesn’t send MIDI out, it communicates with the TI plug-in via USB, which updates, and you can set that parameter to record automation with Live…but I’m not sure what kind of data the automation is recorded as.
As per the Access email: “the TI transmits its knob movements in the automation event format of the sequencer it is used in.”
I don’t know, honestly, what that means, or specifically if that means that I won’t be able to get it to communicate with Max directly. I guess I better just download the demo and start messing about…no one seems to have direct experience with the two (that I’ve found, anyway).
Oct 31, 2007 at 1:01am
the Virus will show 2 midi ports in Max. Virus TI Midi and Virus TI Synth. you can send notes + other midi stuff to the synth by sending out through Max to the TI SYNTH midi port. Convert your OSC stuff into midi inside Max and then send out to your Virus.
here’s a thread with the TI’s cc implementation:
that’s without using the TI as a plugin at all. just sending midi down the USB pipe. if you wanted to use the plugin, then you get into learning the max/msp VST~ object, which I think, is unnecessary for what you want to do.
Nov 1, 2007 at 9:50am
Adam Barnett schrieb:
Don’t worry, you’ll get a free update to Max 5 and when it comes out
> I’m looking to use Max to build a custom step sequencer to interface
I guess the TI’s USB connection will be just a Midi interface for your
You’ll love Max for what you want to do, but there is a learning curve.
Sounds like a fun project…
Nov 1, 2007 at 3:30pm
I wanted to use the USB TI business so I could route the Virus’ audio through some MSP functions…but I guess there are work arounds for that, too.
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