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Buttons and MIDI note duration

Nov 11 2009 | 1:14 am

I am using buttons to trigger Midi notes as a sort of virtual instrument. I now have a setup where you have to choose a duration and then that is the only duration you can play until choosing another one. I would like for the duration to be touch sensitive, meaning as long as you hold down the button the note will play. Anyone have any ideas?



Nov 11 2009 | 1:35 am

Is this what you have in mind?

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Jun 08 2013 | 2:24 pm

I know this is an old thread, but bkshepard, I love you for this. I love you.

Jan 19 2015 | 9:47 am

Hi just saw your post, it’s a good idea.! I Want to achieve something like this but synced to the bpm and add an extra value like a ratio or a percentage but have no experience in max programmation.

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Jan 19 2015 | 1:28 pm

i don’t completely understand – you’d like to hold down a button to determine a note’s length but ALSO have the note-length synced to BPMs? or do you simply want note lengths to be synced / quantized to your global BPM? if it’s the later you are trying to do, check the "more" section on the [makenote] reference.

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