Ok I have been looking around for the last few hours now and I am finally brought to asking for help (The Horror!)
This is for max 5 for live in live suite 8
I've been looking for a way to affect a parameter within live (effect knobs etc), and if possible in external programs (VST parameters). Now, I know from a couple different patchers I've downloaded that this is possible, for instance the learn button on the Bento Mapulator. However, whenever I find a patcher that has such a function, the mechanics of that function are within a patcher object and I am unable to open them up and see what's inside.
So I've got a laundry list of questions I guess:
Is there somewhere I can find a "learn" patcher to look at?
Is there something I am missing when trying to open the mapulator patcher objects? (Whenever I make a patcher and in the tutorials, you just double click; for 3rd party patcher objects though this just seems to rename them)
Will I be able to make a max patcher that acts as a midi sending device (an instrument if you will) that I can map VST parameters to like I would to any other midi control surface?
Then while I'm at it I had a few other unrelated questions:
-I can't seem to find the pluggo tutorials that supposedly will show me how to make a standalone patcher (I read somewhere that that isn't even possible for max v.5?). So can I make a standalone application with it and will those pluggo tutorials set me on the right course or is that not possible anymore? And would it be possible with max 6?
-I read somewhere that the way to extract/compile to C++ was through the File>Build Collective/Application pathway but this is greyed out for me. If this is related to the question immediately above I wouldn't think there would even be a greyed out menu item, so what is the deal with that?
-Lastly, small issue but right now the only way I can open max is by going into live, dropping in a max effect/instrument, and then editing it. If I just run max it tells me my trial has expired and to register and I don't have an ilok key or something. I may have downloaded the trial version of max 5 (or 6, I don't remember if it was either), so maybe that has to do with it but is this normal and if not how could I maybe fix it?
Sorry for the long list of questions.