excellent. I am just getting into the microcontrollers (using 16877A because my brother got them as free samples!) Using PicBasic for the programming. I'm planning to build a custom controller. My brother got a serial and a MIDI port working so now I just have to assemble the parts and write the controller program. Once you have the MIDI values, Max will be your best friend. The limits are...well, unlimited. This is a mixed blessing...... ;)
If you have any insights into the microcontrollers, I'd love to hear them. For example, I can't seem to get more than one pin of analog input (in this case, reading potentiometers) to read. Any of the 8 alone read OK, but not separate individual values. The digital ones are all OK. Maybe I need to reset the pin after each reading?
Sounds like you've got more electronics background but are new to Max. If you'd like to swap expertise that would be great. I'm not a crazy advanced user of Max but I do know a fair amount and might be able to help get you going and avoid some pitfalls.