Getting data from CAT5 foot controller into Max


    Apr 21 2008 | 6:21 pm
    I have this footcontroller
    and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could quite possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord to plug into and control the amp.
    My main question is - well how can I do that? I believe one of the wires in the CAT5 is for power as it is powered up when I plug it into the amp and obviously not powered up when I plug it into my computer.
    Assuming I could bypass that, what objects would I use? I appreciate all the help!

    • Apr 21 2008 | 6:44 pm
      On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:21 AM, Jhaysonn wrote: > and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could quite > possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord to plug > into and control the amp.
      It uses an RJ45 connector, but I don't think that it uses any standard signals over that connector.
      Chris Muir cbm@well.com http://www.xfade.com
    • Apr 21 2008 | 7:10 pm
      you'd likely need a hardware box to break out the control signals (contact closure and continuous controller) into something that could be translated into max. certainly a lot cheaper and easier to buy an inexpensive foot controller. b
      On Apr 21, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Chris Muir wrote:
      > > On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:21 AM, Jhaysonn wrote: >> and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could quite >> possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord to plug >> into and control the amp. > > > It uses an RJ45 connector, but I don't think that it uses any > standard signals over that connector. > > Chris Muir > cbm@well.com > http://www.xfade.com > > > > > >
      bruce tovsky www.skeletonhome.com
      "To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything." Albert Einstein
    • Apr 21 2008 | 9:00 pm
      On Apr 21, 2008, at 12:10 PM, Bruce Tovsky wrote:
      > you'd likely need a hardware box to break out the control signals > (contact closure and continuous controller) into something that > could be translated into max. certainly a lot cheaper and easier to > buy an inexpensive foot controller. > b > > On Apr 21, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Chris Muir wrote: > >> >> On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:21 AM, Jhaysonn wrote: >>> and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could >>> quite possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord >>> to plug into and control the amp. >> >> >> It uses an RJ45 connector, but I don't think that it uses any >> standard signals over that connector. >> >> Chris Muir >> cbm@well.com >> http://www.xfade.com >> >> >> >> >> >> > > bruce tovsky > www.skeletonhome.com > > "To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything." > Albert Einstein >
    • Apr 21 2008 | 9:33 pm
      now you're talking! the wave of the future is the past! b
      On Apr 21, 2008, at 5:00 PM, Kim Cascone wrote:
      > or > http://www.doepfer.de/home_e.htm > ??? > > On Apr 21, 2008, at 12:10 PM, Bruce Tovsky wrote: > >> you'd likely need a hardware box to break out the control signals >> (contact closure and continuous controller) into something that >> could be translated into max. certainly a lot cheaper and easier >> to buy an inexpensive foot controller. >> b >> >> On Apr 21, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Chris Muir wrote: >> >>> >>> On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:21 AM, Jhaysonn wrote: >>>> and I was about to sell it with my amp, but realized I could >>>> quite possibly utilize it for Max since it uses an ethernet cord >>>> to plug into and control the amp. >>> >>> >>> It uses an RJ45 connector, but I don't think that it uses any >>> standard signals over that connector. >>> >>> Chris Muir >>> cbm@well.com >>> http://www.xfade.com >>> >>>
      bruce tovsky www.skeletonhome.com
      "Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane." Philip K. Dick
    • Apr 22 2008 | 2:08 am
      AAHH!! I was hoping I would be able to use this. O well - I can still use a teleo or something and use this as the housing unit or something. Gracias for the quick help guys!
      J