LPD8 Problems

    Jan 22 2013 | 9:16 am
    I'm relatively new to max and have been having some problems with getting an Akai LPD8 Pad Controller to function in a patch I'm building.
    Max detects a signal (via notein and stripnote) but I can't get it to activate a toggle or function in any other useful way. The patch (as it stands) is below:
    I imagine there's something really obvious I'm missing. If anyone can point this out, I'd really appreciate it.

    • Jan 22 2013 | 9:35 am
      Cant see your patch because im at work, so could be way off.....but
      The pads could be sending out a 'control MIDI messages' rather than the 'MIDI note messages' that you are expecting.
      try using the 'ctlin' object, it gets all the data from your knobs, faders, pads etc.
      If thats no good ill check the patch out later when i go home and try and repost.
      All the Best,
    • Jan 22 2013 | 10:51 am
      Thanks for dodging your work to help! I didn't have any luck with ctlin...I can get the controller to trigger a button when I connect it - via route - but it's not having any effect on the toggle. Having said that, if I connect the right outlet of route to the button, the toggle will work when I click any of the pads (other than the one I've routed) - which is, I guess, what it's supposed to do. But...I just want to have a specific pad routed.
      Anyway, it's not easy to put into words, so hopefully you'll have better luck when you see the patch.
      Many thanks in advance!
    • Jan 22 2013 | 11:00 am
      I will post a patch to you around 12ish,
    • Jan 22 2013 | 12:09 pm
      here's what I did when I used an LPD8:
    • Jan 22 2013 | 12:33 pm
      This does what you have asked.
      let me know if you need something else;
    • Jan 22 2013 | 7:47 pm
      Hi guys,
      Oli - I see it was the sel object I should have been using - that's made everything much clearer now. Thanks for your time!
      Liam - thanks for the patch...that's saved me figuring out the next step of routing the individual dials.
      Much appreciated!!
      Cheers, Ross
    • Jan 22 2013 | 8:00 pm
      your problem was the routing you'd done with the number boxes, actually - effectively doubling the message, so it would turn on then off again immediately.
    • Jan 23 2013 | 9:03 am
      Ah, OK thanks. That explains a lot!