Noteout and notein (or midiout and midin) question

    Jan 08 2011 | 5:21 am
    Why can't I generate midi messages with noteout and then capture them with notein? Same with midiout and midin. The reason why I ask is because I'm trying to create a virtual midi controller (using the generic qwerty keyboard) that outputs to a kslider. But beyond that, I can't even create any noticeable feedback from anything except makenote, which I can't use because the duration is not set. Please help :)
    PS. I included a maxpat file which demonstrates essentially what I'm trying to do. I took those bits from the midiin and midiout help patchers, yet they do not work in tandem... Nothing ever prints!

    • Jan 08 2011 | 10:37 am
      Keep in mind that you need a connection between the midiout port and midiin port. This can be done with virtual midi cables (eg. IAC bus on Mac) or loopback with physical cables.
    • Jan 08 2011 | 11:24 am
      because your operating system wouldnt allow this / because it would create a midi loop / because you dont need that.