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Chapter 12 Tutorial Question!

June 11, 2006 | 6:25 pm


I am new to MAX/MSP, and I am on chapter 12 in the tutorial that comes with the demo download.

The patch on the left and right are reading the input signals from the Yamaha S90 keyboard I have plugged into my interface via MIDI, but the patches near the bottom right which are supposed to be playing my Yamaha synthesizer are not communicating with it. They will run the DLS synth on my Mac, but will not play the Yamaha and I assume they should be.

If it matters, I have the Yamaha sending on Port 1, recieving in Omni mode. I’m connected exactly how the tutorial says I should be. If you know why the patch is not playing my synthesizer, please let me know.

Thank you thank you thank you.

— Kyle M. Terrizzi —

June 11, 2006 | 6:53 pm

Double click on the midi/noteout object. A pull down menu will appear. The
rest should be cake.


June 11, 2006 | 6:58 pm


I am so excited. A great work begins.

June 11, 2006 | 10:54 pm

At some point now you might find it worthwhile to read the two chapters
on "Using MIDI" and "Ports: How MIDI Ports Are Specified" from the
MaxGettingStarted.pdf. They will provide you with additional information
on how to set up MIDI in Max so that you can set what MIDI device to use
as an argument to the various MIDI objects. That way you won’t have to
double click and select every object for MIDI input and output each time
you open your patch.


June 11, 2006 | 11:57 pm

yeah, i have read those portions. i went through the getting started manual before i began the tutorials, but still i had no luck. i tried setting the i/o abbreviations for the interface as specified by the object arguments, and it didn’t work, but the double-click method did.


June 12, 2006 | 12:37 am

Check the helpfile for [midiin]
Its made life much easier for me and my band-mates.

We all have the same code but it auto-loads our different midi interfaces so
that we don’t need to double click on the things when we go up on stage…

June 12, 2006 | 1:27 am

thanks for the heads up. i’ll give it a look.

June 12, 2006 | 6:48 am

If you are able to post a screenshot somewhere of the MIDi setup in
AudioMIDISetup (assuming that you are on Mac) and the Max MIDISetup
Window this should be possible to sort out.


June 12, 2006 | 3:56 pm

thanks for the responses, but actually, i have it all figured out now. it wasn’t working before, but now for some reason when the desired output abbreviation is used, everything works fine. good for me. so thanks everyone.

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