Max MSP Recognition of Line 6 Pod XT Live

    Oct 11 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Hi Guys,
    I just created a patch that acts as a multitrack looper, and although pressing the spacebar 20 times kind of gets the job done, I wanted to use a foot pedal to activate the looping. The only pedal I own is a Line 6 POD XT Live, and I have been trying to figure out how to get MAX to recognize the pedal. E.g., when I press down on a pedal, I want MAX to be able to detect this, and create an object that can integrate this into my patch (like as a toggle on off, or a button press).
    Do you guys know how to do this? Perhaps with some external or other program, or some nifty object I am not aware of? I tried the standard "hi" and other objects for recognizing externals, but couldn't figure this out.
    Thanks so much! Matt

    • Oct 12 2014 | 12:44 pm
      The PodXT Live sends only MIDI informations. Plug it in usb, then start max, and you will get data from [pgmin] and [ctlin] objects. It's pretty straightforward. If you need it, i've made some abstractions that i find useful in my workflow for getting data from the POD (or any midi device). I'm not sure these could be useful for anyone else, but if you want to try, say so.
    • Oct 12 2014 | 3:49 pm
      WoW! That was so much simpler than I thought. I used the pgmin and already had communication I can use to create the device -- no externals or anything else needed. I have everything I need, but if you would like to send along any abstractions you've made, then that sounds awesome!
      Thank you so much for your help!
    • Oct 13 2014 | 1:08 pm
      Hth ! here is the thing. It's a bit clonky but do try it! at this point it might help you, or be completely useless :)
    • Nov 25 2014 | 4:01 am
      Dear VICHUG, I've been using your patch and it works great! One more question -- I am playing a Varian guitar through the POD XT Live. Do you know of any way to get the actual guitar sound file into max and be able to view/alter the actual sound wave (I'm thinking like filters, delay, as well as the ability to loop the sound coming from my varian with the looping patch I made).
      Let me know what you think! Thanks so much; I appreciate it!
    • Nov 25 2014 | 4:05 pm
      Hey, when you connect with usb, your podxtlive should show up as an audio input /output device. From there you should be able to route the guitar sound inside max. Though it's been a while since i last used that,i don't recall if you can get the dry or wet sound of the guitar. You probably need to install the pod drivers as well (i think through line6 monkey? ) if you have not done it already.