Kaoss Pad

    May 09 2006 | 1:17 pm
    hello people!
    right ive got a perfomance coming up and im trying to link up my kaoss pad 2 to max to control some sound effects that my guitar will go tho, i havent a clue how to even start. can someone point me in the right direction, im a newbie so take it easy!!
    thanks maties!

    • May 09 2006 | 6:33 pm
      It should be possible, what outputs does the Kaoss pad have? I thought that it had a MIDI output, if so you'll need to decifer what the MIDI signal does when your using the controls on the Kaoss pad, which should be easy seeing as Max allows you to print any info that it receives. Once you've worked out what data the controls send then you need to map your patchs' controls to those messages.
      I assume that you want the Kaoss pad to control Max which is processing the signal from the Guitar and then outputting that to your soundcard?
      With a bit more info. I'm sure someone here will know just what you need. I myslef haven't really dabled with the MIDI capabilities of Max yet, except to make a MIDI randomator. I haven't dealt with signals incoming from external devices, someone here will help you I'm sure.
      Come on folks.
    • May 09 2006 | 6:59 pm
      yeah the kaoss pad has a midi out, im not to sure how to get it talking to max.. yeah you got the jist of what i want to do, want it to control the delay or reverb something like that anyway
      it would be badass if i could get this working..
      thanks for the fast reply!
    • May 09 2006 | 7:24 pm
      Quote: Jimmeh wrote on Tue, 09 May 2006 20:59 ---------------------------------------------------- > yeah the kaoss pad has a midi out, im not to sure how to get it talking to max..
      hook it up to a midi interface. Often these days they're also included round the back of audio interfaces.
      To get at the midi streams you could use [ctlin]->[pack]->[Route] with the CC numbers of the controllers as arguments in [route].
      Once you get going you might find that you can actually split up the XY pad into button segments and/or faders. Pretty cool.
    • May 09 2006 | 7:52 pm
      Create a patch with a [midiin] object connected to a [midiformat] object. (Hint - open the Help patch for midiformat and just copy all the guts of the patch; then connect the midiin to midiformat)
      lock the patch and double click on the midiin to make sure that it's looking at the right midi port.
      I don't know if the Kaoss automatically sends midi or if it has to be enabled - check the Kaoss manual. Waggle your fingers on the pad and look at what's coming out of midiformat; that should get you started. If there's nothing coming out of midiformat (and all the midi port settings are correct) then it may be that the korg is outputting sysex, in which case you'll need [sysexin] instead.
      Then you have to do something with the numbers - objects like select, route, unpack, scale, change are what you need.
    • May 09 2006 | 11:55 pm
      not coming up with much luck ill give it a go tomorrow..
    • May 10 2006 | 12:50 am
      I have jsut tried to do the same thing with my allen & heath mixer. It has MIDI controllers on it, but for some strange reason MAx isn't picking it up. Any ideas why?
    • May 10 2006 | 7:30 am
      Quote: david stevens wrote on Tue, 09 May 2006 15:52 ---------------------------------------------------- > Create a patch with a [midiin] object connected to a [midiformat] > object.
      it should be the midiparse object, not midiformat... midiformat goes in front of midiout, to format various maxdata to raw midi.
    • May 10 2006 | 7:33 am
      did not exactly follow the thread but the kaoss pads send midi CC's (many of them)
      I did, like 1 or 2 years ago, posted on the list (as an answer to someone) a patch for using 3 or 4 kaosses in perf
      but it's simple enough
      kasper -- Kasper T. Toeplitz noise, composition, bass, computer http://www.sleazeArt.com
    • May 10 2006 | 8:26 am
      Have you checked out the Midi set up page in Max? Have you checked that your midi input object is set to the right port?
    • May 10 2006 | 8:51 am
      duh - shows how often I do this kind of thing!
    • May 10 2006 | 10:17 am
      the to most controller numbers from kaoss it cc 11 & cc 12 = x, y axis controllers ;)
    • May 10 2006 | 11:15 am
      has anyone got the coding?? maybe my 'puter int picking it up. whats the AU DLS synth???
      im going throught an m audio interface strait into a midi
    • May 14 2006 | 6:53 pm
      got it working!! horay! but i can only get up and down not left an right.. using a ctln..
    • May 15 2006 | 7:25 am
      here is how i use it