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Is this possible in Max 6?

Sep 29 2013 | 10:55 am

Hello everyone,

I would like to use 2 midi keyboards simultaneously in Max.
I guess this is possible.


I’d like to make them handle different parts of a patch…the first
keyboard should activate some samples, the other one some others.

Is this possible? Or doe I have to make 2 patches?

reason of question: I’d like to combine 2 midi keyboards to
have more than 88 keys in total. Please don’t ask me why :)
I have good reasons for it!

Thanks to all of you!

Sep 29 2013 | 12:28 pm

the short answer is Yes; look at [notein] or [midiin] and [midiparse], and [route] or [routepass] or [select]. You could use velocity layering too, like in the good old days, so that soft key presses trigger one sample/loop and hard strikes trigger another, obviating the need for 2 keyboards. Or even use 3 layers per key, but that takes more accuracy of touch.


[edit] Christ, I though they’d sorted the fekn forum latency . . . . yawn

Sep 29 2013 | 5:40 pm

In addition to what Brendan said, you can setup notein to follow a specific device. (E.g. Notein a). You can set the device abbreviations in the menus.

Sep 30 2013 | 2:55 am

Thank you for your help, in fact I can’t work with velocity layers.
I’m trying to make a midi controller with more than 88 keys. So I have
to combine 2 keyboards.

Sep 30 2013 | 4:34 am

Ah yes Peter; I had assumed the OP was going to piggyback the MIDI stream (MIDI thru).

Oct 04 2013 | 4:46 am

Hello again,

one last question…
I now know it’s possible to combine different midikeyboards, but..
I would like to combine them to make one bigger MONOPHONIC keyboard.

IOW both keyboards should be set to monophonic but if I play a note on the first one,
followed by a note on the second one while holding both, the signal of the first one should be "stopped" until I release the note on the second keyboard. Then the signal of the first keyboard
should get green light again.. (= MONOPHONIC "MAKE LAST NOTE SOUND"-SETTING)

possible? (thank you)

Oct 04 2013 | 8:05 am

I’m not entirely sure what you’re going for, but try ddg.mono for poly to mono conversion. (you could probably send both noteins to the same ddg.mono if I’m reading this correctly)

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