Silly Question?


    Feb 03 2011 | 4:59 am
    Bear with me, Im a n00b...
    Is it possible to use my computer keyboard to trigger MIDI notes? I can capture the key info (ASCII) just fine, but am having difficulty understanding how to convert that to MIDI...
    Update: I figured out one way to do this, but im wondering if there are any more optimal workflows.
    I connected a Key Object>Number Box>Select + argument (ASCII equivalent of certain keyboard presses)>button (so I can see when they are triggered)>message with MIDI equivalent>Makenote with velocity and duration set>Noteout.
    Thanks, -Levy

    • Feb 03 2011 | 8:31 am
      If you're on Mac you can use MIDIkeys: http://www.manyetas.com/creed/midikeys.html Sure there's a PC equivalent
    • Feb 03 2011 | 11:08 am
      what you are doing is the correct method, yes.
      look at Extras menu > KeyMIDI example
    • Feb 03 2011 | 1:47 pm
      if you take [key] through [itoa] you can then use "sel q w e r t y" etc. instead of the numbers.
    • Feb 03 2011 | 4:21 pm
      Check out this thread for a simple keyboard to midi abstraction and the helpfile.
      lh
    • Feb 04 2011 | 1:11 am
      wow. great feedback! Thanks everyone.