I've been checking out the demo version of MAX/MSP 4.5. It seems really awesome after poking around with some of the example pat files and looking thru the docs, but before I make the plunge, I have a couple questions...
I'd like to see how easy it is to take a midi signal from a midi keyboard (note + amplitude) and output it out thru another midi port. Then to be able to specify a note offset (whole step intervals or whatever) in MAX/MSP. So you play a C3 on the keyboard and then it’s outputted as D3 for instance.
Also, I'm wondering how much latency there would be using the MAX/MSP runtime and a basic pat file like the one listed above. This would be running on a Pentium-D 3gig, 2 gigs dual-channel ram and a USB MOTU micro lite midi device on WinXp without a lot of crap running in the background. Basically I just want to know if it would be fast enough to play without a ton of lag.
Thanks a lot for any input!