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High number of MIDI controllers

Aug 16 2010 | 8:40 am


I use in my patchs a lot of parameters that I manage with my Lemur. It´s a high number of MIDI controllers what I need and I always write them one by one (ctlin 1 1, ctlin 1 2… ctlin 4 125, ctlin 4 126, etc.). What I wonder is if there is a form to do this without writing them one by one. Any ideas?

Thanks and best regards.

Aug 16 2010 | 8:51 am

The second Javascript tutorial creates sliders up until 128 with one click only :-)

Aug 16 2010 | 9:52 am

And is it not possible without JS? I don´t know programming in JS…

Thanks and best regards.

Aug 16 2010 | 11:52 am

Assuming I understand your question, one solution could be to build-in a "midi learn" system to your patches parameters in a similar way that Ableton Live works. I know that this is easier to say than to do, but it is possible to do, if a little time consuming to initially get sorted…

Aug 16 2010 | 12:01 pm

Of course, it would be great, but I don´t know how to do it.

Thanks and best regards.

Aug 16 2010 | 11:27 pm

So you can imagine why I need to do this, I upload an image from a normal patch of mine. There are a lot of more controllers and it´s very tired to write everytime every control.

Thanks and best regards.


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Aug 17 2010 | 12:34 pm

cant you just use [ctlin] without arguments and then pack the messages into lists and use [route 1 2 3 etc.]?

Aug 19 2010 | 11:16 pm

How would it be? I don´t imagine that now…

Thanks and best regards.

Aug 20 2010 | 12:42 am

Let´s see:

— Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. —

I would need to invert the order of the outputs of [ctlin], but I don´t know how to do it. Any idea?

(I use "-1" cause I want to controll the channel number)

Thank you very much and best regards.

Aug 20 2010 | 1:06 am

to invert the order of outlets (or swap any pair of numbers so they come out in the right order) use [swap]:

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

Aug 20 2010 | 10:40 am

Thank you very much! Now it works like a charm :-)

Best regards.

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