Is this possible in Max 6?

    Sep 29 2013 | 5:55 pm
    Hello everyone,
    I would like to use 2 midi keyboards simultaneously in Max. I guess this is possible.
    I'd like to make them handle different parts of a patch...the first keyboard should activate some samples, the other one some others.
    Is this possible? Or doe I have to make 2 patches?
    reason of question: I'd like to combine 2 midi keyboards to have more than 88 keys in total. Please don't ask me why :) I have good reasons for it!
    Thanks to all of you!

    • Sep 29 2013 | 7:28 pm
      Hi the short answer is Yes; look at [notein] or [midiin] and [midiparse], and [route] or [routepass] or [select]. You could use velocity layering too, like in the good old days, so that soft key presses trigger one sample/loop and hard strikes trigger another, obviating the need for 2 keyboards. Or even use 3 layers per key, but that takes more accuracy of touch.
      [edit] Christ, I though they'd sorted the fekn forum latency . . . . yawn
    • Sep 30 2013 | 12:40 am
      In addition to what Brendan said, you can setup notein to follow a specific device. (E.g. Notein a). You can set the device abbreviations in the menus.
    • Sep 30 2013 | 9:55 am
      Thank you for your help, in fact I can't work with velocity layers. I'm trying to make a midi controller with more than 88 keys. So I have to combine 2 keyboards.
    • Sep 30 2013 | 11:34 am
      Ah yes Peter; I had assumed the OP was going to piggyback the MIDI stream (MIDI thru).
    • Oct 04 2013 | 11:46 am
      Hello again,
      one last question... I now know it's possible to combine different midikeyboards, but.. I would like to combine them to make one bigger MONOPHONIC keyboard.
      IOW both keyboards should be set to monophonic but if I play a note on the first one, followed by a note on the second one while holding both, the signal of the first one should be "stopped" until I release the note on the second keyboard. Then the signal of the first keyboard should get green light again.. (= MONOPHONIC "MAKE LAST NOTE SOUND"-SETTING)
      possible? (thank you)
    • Oct 04 2013 | 3:05 pm
      I'm not entirely sure what you're going for, but try ddg.mono for poly to mono conversion. (you could probably send both noteins to the same ddg.mono if I'm reading this correctly)