Midi Note Creator

    Nov 21 2013 | 2:02 pm
    I play guitar and look for a good way to create sight reading material, and maybe there is something more hidden in the depth of M4L getting the machine to get creative in a way.
    So: I guess this idea is not new...
    but: I don´t have much experience in M4L and I have the feel that MAX could probably do it. so Thank you very much for your experience!!! if you like to put me on work. ;-))
    The root is that I would like making M4L spit out MIDI Notes, making scales and chords out of note structures, which:
    a) Max designs itself b) the User defines
    This could be anything of the common realm (Pentatonics, Modes, Symmetric Scales, Arpeggios, etc), but as well weird random stuff. (keyword: organized chaos)
    Later on I would like to implement algorithms to alter the basic material. A simple example would be the C major triad c-e-g which can occur in its inversions e-g-c and g-c-e.
    Ah... and the hole thing should be presented in an appropriate design as well. Maybe its possible to transfer the results into a MIDI File for printing out to play that stuff....
    How to build this?
    Thanks Cheers mfltm

    • Nov 21 2013 | 3:24 pm
      Dear Tobias,
      Thanks for your kind help and this great book
      I ran through the book and did not find anything about how to put those MAX patches results into a score (generating MIDI File, something like that)
      Maybe there is a way to do that.
      Best regards mfltm
    • Nov 21 2013 | 7:52 pm
      the most important rule for "how to build this" is, in my experience, build it in small parts.
      the same is true when asking for help ... how to build a complex project with dozens of features is nothing which could be explained in 3 lines of text.
      i could show you how one could do the inversion job, but not the whole thing. plus, if i do, i would take away all your freedom to decide how it is designed. :)
    • Nov 21 2013 | 8:48 pm
      Hey Roman,
      very true, what you say. I would not expect writing the whole thing here. Its just an idea that I myself try to get in shapis kind of arte best programming platform for the (concept etc). My question would be about if this is realize-able so to speak with MAX. I GUESS its the best platform for this.
      How complex it might become is clear to me after Tobias wrote this wonderful book link. No question about this...
      A concrete question of mine would be how to fix the MIDI Output of MAX in a score, generating a Midi - File for Sibelius etc. As I found there is a lot of potential to generate MIDI Notes, but how to fix them the way they are played in MAX.
      I think there is a MIDI out device. How would you sophisticated cats transform that output into a traditional score notation.
      Thank you very much for your help here. I learn a lot and the travel goes on.
      Best regards TM
    • Nov 23 2013 | 1:52 am
      bach library ?
    • Nov 27 2013 | 12:01 am
      bach cool, too. I think the seq device is pretty good to start with.
      I would love to see a workflow on this. How it is used. Even if its only quarter note ticks from the metro device that are transormed into a printable score.
      Don´t get me wrong, I am actually reading your intended sources, but you know.... I attached a file. How could I see the generated notes and bring them into a pdf file?
      The whole thing shall be programmed even more sophisticated to generate random sight reading examples.
      Thank you very much Best MFLTM
    • Nov 29 2013 | 2:00 am
      Hi Max,
      in the tutorials you have this nice info line at the bottom of the patcher. If you float over a device the function (name) is shown there. Where Can I switch that on in my patcher, where it is painfully missing?
      Thx Best TM