i found my nearly forgotten novation nocturn controller in the corner. after thinking about reimplementing it into my system, i instantly remembered what a pain is the Automap software and setting it up. (unfortunately the nocturn will not work without this software because it does not work as a generic midi controller. why novation, why?)
btw: i'm on windows..
i started to look around if someone already created a custom driver or even a max object. i found this guy on youtube who sniffed and "hacked" the usb protocol of the nocturn with python under linux.
another guy who tried to add the midi part
i thought about doing it in C (long term objective, need more C training first) and there's libusb wich even seems to provide a cross-platform usb lib.
i was able to create and install the libusb driver for the nocturn, but have some trouble with the header files (no missing files but missing links, probably noobish problems)
anyways, i don't expect me to be able to create a nocturn object in near future but i want to share this for interessted people.
maybe you can tell me if it's possible in general to use the information in the phyton files to create a nocturn-external for max?. O.