Midi via Bluetooth


    Sep 12 2006 | 4:50 pm
    Hello, I'm part of a electronic music student performance group. We use max frequently to both control sound and add a visual aid to our pieces. One of our main problems is the large amount of wires running from one side of the stage to the other. We do quite a bit of work with midi controlers and I was wondering if there is a way to send midi data from one bluetooth enabled laptop or computer to another in max. I was hoping that maybe there's a way to set the bluetooth chip as a midi device there by allowing one laptop to control a device connected to the other.
    Any help will be very appreciated. Thanks!

    • Sep 16 2006 | 3:15 pm
      You can use bluetooth for serial communication only (with [serial]). It's a little bit tricky to do so, you'll need to use the Bluetooth serial utility (panther) or go to the Bluetooth system preferences (Tiger).
      Unfortunetly, it won't be a reliable than MIDI. you can email me privately if you need help!
      Good luck! PC
      On 9/12/06, Rob wrote: > > Hello, I'm part of a electronic music student performance group. We use max frequently to both control sound and add a visual aid to our pieces. > One of our main problems is the large amount of wires running from one side of the stage to the other. We do quite a bit of work with midi controlers and I was wondering if there is a way to send midi data from one bluetooth enabled laptop or computer to another in max. > I was hoping that maybe there's a way to set the bluetooth chip as a midi device there by allowing one laptop to control a device connected to the other. > > Any help will be very appreciated. Thanks! >
    • Sep 19 2006 | 3:51 pm
      Do you both have wireless internet installed? If so then the easiest thing might be to either make a computer to computer network or bring a router/switch, and use the updsend and udpreceive objects, (available from maxobjects.com I'm sure) [mxj maxhole], cnmat, netsend or similar.
      I'd be interested in a more detailed description of how to do bluetooth nonetheless.
      thanks Peter
      On 9/16/06, P C wrote: > > You can use bluetooth for serial communication only (with [serial]). > It's a little bit tricky to do so, you'll need to use the Bluetooth > serial utility (panther) or go to the Bluetooth system preferences > (Tiger). > > Unfortunetly, it won't be a reliable than MIDI. > you can email me privately if you need help! > > Good luck! > PC > > > On 9/12/06, Rob wrote: > > > > Hello, I'm part of a electronic music student performance group. We use > max frequently to both control sound and add a visual aid to our pieces. > > One of our main problems is the large amount of wires running from one > side of the stage to the other. We do quite a bit of work with midi > controlers and I was wondering if there is a way to send midi data from one > bluetooth enabled laptop or computer to another in max. > > I was hoping that maybe there's a way to set the bluetooth chip as a > midi device there by allowing one laptop to control a device connected to > the other. > > > > Any help will be very appreciated. Thanks! > > >
    • Sep 19 2006 | 4:19 pm
      Quote: Predictable Disorder wrote on Tue, 12 September 2006 09:50 ---------------------------------------------------- > I was hoping that maybe there's a way to set the bluetooth chip as a midi device there by allowing one laptop to control a device connected to the other. ----------------------------------------------------
      I understand this is a bit different than what you asked, but M-Audio makes a wireless MIDI controller:
      It has MIDI I/O. I would be afraid to use it in a concert.
      mzed
    • Sep 19 2006 | 7:09 pm
    • Sep 19 2006 | 7:53 pm
      Karl-otto & Jean-Francios thanks for your help! i have another question though (whomever can help would be appreciated); i want to route the randomly generated samples to different outputs w/ different samples. Do i have to make several drop files? My brain is being fried from staring at the screen in frustration. -Elder
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    • Sep 20 2006 | 6:06 am
      Chubb wrote: > My brain is being fried from staring at the screen in frustration.
      better than staring on the screen is going thru examples/tutorials (again if you did it already) download collections of abstractions and study them...
      The most simple solution is a [gate 2] and decide with [random 2] + 1.
      Stefan
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