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Apr 17 2010 | 4:18 pm


I am have made a basic DJ and sequencer patch, designed for youg people with learning and physical disabilities.

I would like to able to control the software with an arcade style usb joystick. So far I have used aka.mouse with good results.

One problem is when I try to navigate a umenu object I am able to click to get the drop down menu but unable to select from it.

Anyone else had the same problem? Or any suggestions for an alternative???



Apr 17 2010 | 5:09 pm

Sorry i’m not replying to offer help, but as i’m currently doing a PhD in digital musical instrument design for people with physical disabilities i would love to see your work..

Apr 17 2010 | 5:17 pm

You could try the autobot code for mxj. Here is a link:

I found that sometimes the normal normal single click doesn’t work. If you find that to be the case, try sending a mousedown message followed by a mouseup message with a delay of a few milliseconds. I’m not sure if this is cross-platform, I’ve only used it on OSX.

Apr 20 2010 | 11:32 am

Thanks Tim, Ill give it a try

Apr 20 2010 | 11:54 am

Hi Brendon,

I’d be happy to show you my work. It is very early on in it’s development so not that much to look at yet.
I have a sessions booked in with a group of young people I work with. This should give me some useful feedback for development into a beta version of the software, and how to move forward with the hardware interface.

I’ll send you a version of the patch shortly and hopefully a few pics of the session.

we should stay in touch about this. I have been running DJ and music production courses for young people with learning a physical disabilities for a while now. This work has inspired this project and allows me to have really valuable input from the group.

What are you working on?

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