noob question concerning midi send in m4l


    Nov 19 2010 | 1:46 pm
    Hi,
    I really tried finding the answer myself and on the forum but are new to Max and just don't get it. I want to make a device in m4l that sends midi (generated by a LFO) to IAC. Ableton than receives the midi data from IAC and I can assign the midi to a parameter of another device within Ableton. Before Max I used envelopes in simple midi clips in a midi track to send midi to IAC. Now I want to find a better solution that lets me use LFOs also. As a test I managed to play a synth in Ableton through Max with the midi generated by a phasor~. Can't get it to work with control data though. The midi channel also should be ok. If I'm sending midi from a simple midi clip in Ableton to IAC I can receive it in Ableton again (and also in Max). If I try the same with M4L it doesn't work. Every help appreciated!! Christoph

    • Nov 19 2010 | 3:23 pm
      Hi Christoph
      From one channel to another, send and receive do work, so do OSC messages http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/downloads
      otherwise, Leigh Hunt made these objects to "get rid" of midi limitations in M4L : https://cycling74.com/forums/lets-get-some-unrestricted-midi-in-and-out-of-m4l-devices
    • Nov 19 2010 | 4:36 pm
      Hi,
      thanks, that was quick! I downloaded the objects from Leigh Hunt and put them in the m4l-externals folder where all the other extensions are. I already did this with other extensions and it worked. But max doesn't recognize the objects if I try to use them. Restarting everything didn't help. Something else I have to do first? Thanks again!
    • Nov 19 2010 | 4:41 pm
      You have to put it in the cycling74 folder externals folder instead of M4L's, or you can specify any folder you want in MaxMSP in Options/File Preferences. Then Max will see it.
    • Nov 19 2010 | 6:01 pm
      Thanks!!
    • Nov 19 2010 | 7:17 pm
      OK, it's working now! Thanks helping!
    • Nov 20 2010 | 12:14 pm
      If your goal is to use Max/MSP to modulate parameters in Live you might consider just using the API rather than MIDI. You can see an example here: http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device.php?id=66
    • Nov 22 2010 | 3:50 pm
      Thanks, I just downloaded it! No idea about how to use the API but maybe I can copy paste some stuff in there and hook it up to what I already have.