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
    • 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
      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
      >
      > "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