So here is my problem. I am trying to control my ableton live objects (sliders and dials) using a max/msp patcher that uses ctlout to transmit messages. On my macbook it worked, and I see "from Max 1" when I double click, but on my older windows laptop (with Max 5.1 and Ableton 8.2) I don’t see anything and I can’t send any messages out.
I downloaded a Max 6 demo today and tried it and all I saw when I double clicked ctlout was "microsoft gs wavetable synth", which I can’t see in Max5. Even with the new Max it doesn’t work :S
the reason is simply that Max does not install virtual midi ports on windows. you will need a third party tool. i am not on windows anymore so i can’t tell you any names of virtual midi devices. but a quick search should do it…