how to get key specific aftertouch with an AKAI MPD18 ??

    Mar 21 2011 | 7:42 am
    This seems like a simple problem but I haven't found much info about it out there, so I'm hoping someone here can help me out :)
    With my drumpad triggerer in MAX, I can use touchin, or use midiin->midiparse, and get aftertouch messages, but I can't figure out how to get AT msgs for any specific note. The msgs I get are, as far as can attain, 'global'.
    E.g. I'd like to use one pad's AT to control a metro and another pad's AT to set a gain~ level. Something like that. But if I'm performing AT with both pads, I can't differentiate their AT values. Using MIDI Tester I can see values change for AT but not for Poly press., the latter sounding more like something I might want? I hear a lot of enthusiasm for Akai's drumpads, so I'm sure I'm missing something simple here. Thanks!

    • Mar 21 2011 | 8:03 am
      I can't test, but I think that poly AT is sent by midiparse's 2nd output (poly pressure).
    • Mar 21 2011 | 8:03 am
      aftertouch (channel pressure) IS global, you want poly pressure.
      as you might know, you have to choose wether the akai uses poly or channel pressure using the software editor.
    • Mar 22 2011 | 10:07 am
      Why of course. Why I didn't I think of that - the software editor. I guess since I haven't been pushed to use it ever I forgot that I could use it. And it turns out to give me other great customization options, yay! Thanks for the quick response!