Midi Controller - CC to trigger different midi notes for single, double and triple press.


    Nov 18 2020 | 10:07 am
    Hi there.
    I have a issue where I’m looking to use a midi foot controller to send different midi notes to a vst to trigger different drum parts.
    The midi output from the midi foot controller is midi cc only, so i need max for live device to convert midi cc to midi note (which is easy enough and I have a device that does this).
    I also want a single, double and triple press of each button to send different midi notes. For example - single press send C3, double press send C#3... This is easy enough as well using threshold (to aggregate the number of presses within a certain time), zl.sum (to sum list) and then having different converted notes trigger based on the number of presses.
    The issue that I have is that while i can click a button or bang message to flow into threshold, sum in zl.sum and output as the number of “presses”, this doesn’t seem to work at all when I press the foot controller - which always outputs 1 and does not sum based on the number of times I press it within the threshold timeframe.
    I hope this makes sense, I’m at bit of a loss .

    • Nov 18 2020 | 10:11 pm
      Hi Stephen, it's much easier to help if you post your patch. :-)
    • Nov 19 2020 | 3:26 pm
      even if you make it, what sense would it make to trigger drum sounds like that ? But if that works for you using bang then simply use sel 1 to convert incoming number 1 into bang
    • Nov 19 2020 | 5:48 pm
      midi cc only
      sounds like an FCB1010.. posting the patch(or a screenshot) would be best here: the use of zl.sum seems the same as a simple multiply by the number of presses(no need to think in terms of lists)... but we can't tell for sure where you're going wrong(my guess is at the zl.sum, though).
    • Nov 19 2020 | 6:51 pm
      Will post patch this evening! Thanks for the help :)
    • Nov 20 2020 | 9:52 am
      If that gear only sends when switch is pressed try this :
      If it sends something for both press & release, you have more options, but at the end there will aways be some delay involved when detecting multi-presses , being double, tripple,or long hold & release etc
    • Nov 21 2020 | 2:19 am
      Hi all. I've copied and pasted a portion that is giving me the grief, and used SOURCE AUDIO's great patch to show the issue.
      The problem that I have is that if I double or triple click the button (before t b stop set) in SOURCE AUDIO's patch, all works well to determine if has been single, double, triple etc. (registers the final number in the message box as 1, 2, 3...)
      The issue I still have is if I press the button on y midi controller, the midi cc in (CC num 1, set to momentary) doesn't register a double or triple press and always just defaults to 1.
      The patch defaults the CC num and Controller value to 0 and 0 but I have these as 1 and 127 to match the foot controller (sends cc1 value 127 on press)
    • Nov 21 2020 | 9:42 am
      You are overcomplicating in that patch. As first, if CC number is known you can use ctlin 1 and then > 0 to get the value higher than zero At right you'll find option to select CC number. I could not resist using that long sausage : if (bla bla) then ... , ha ha Selecting CC to listen to can be done in different ways midiselect, or ctlin & match etc etc Is selecting midi channel also needed ? I can't wait to make even longer sausage to include that too....
    • Nov 21 2020 | 11:36 pm
      That's done it! Solved :)
      Thanks heaps Source Audio!