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Keyboard control – Trying to add effects neep HELP ASAP

Apr 04 2012 | 7:09 pm

I'm making a keyboard patch with an external MIDI keyboard, the patch works fine but I'm trying to add in effects, such as a Delay, a Granulation with a 'Phasor' object or creating a reverser, but when i connect these to my patch doesn't work, either it's because my patch doesn't contain any Tilda objects or im connecting it wrong, could someone please show me any sort of effect to add to a keyboard patch to spice it up
I've added a snapshot of my patch please help!


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Apr 04 2012 | 8:34 pm

I was going to write a sarcastic reply but I just don’t have it in me. Asking for help ASAP is a little rude. This is very basic stuff – look at the tutorials, read the max tutorials that seems appropriate – follow along. You have to restrict yourself to MIDI effects as you are not using any audio in max – so look at things like chorders, arpegiattors, midi delays – nobody will give you a patch for what I can only assume is college work.

Apr 04 2012 | 9:00 pm

Mate, asking for help ASAP isn’t rude, I’ve got a deadline to meet, I’m just asking for some helpful advice on this Forum, which is what a Forum is essentially for, advice, help, tips, ect, not for someone to give me a patch.

And I’ve checked for those on max but there’s no objects that are called Chorders or Arpegiattors, thanks anyway

Apr 04 2012 | 9:25 pm

First of all the shit ain’t hot if you ain’t got that kick and snare going. You gotta have that melody, don’t go too hard on the sounds. Keep that shit funky. If it ain’t mixed down don’t put that shit out there. Make sure you got some good breaks in there and you all the way nice. Get at ya boy with any questions or any info.

Apr 04 2012 | 9:38 pm


Apr 04 2012 | 11:16 pm

hey man I’m a spanish and don’t speak your language, but if you explain me in detail and clear words, I will help send me a PM.

Apr 05 2012 | 12:59 am

I am concerned about the likelihood of this being a joke but felt I would post anyway.

@Spyyke1 thing about this forum is there are quite a few people on here who teach MAX. They are well aware of students jumping on the forums and essentially saying ‘I haven’t put time into MAX but I want to do big stuff, tell me how’ or ‘I’ve left this assignment too late now I need rescued.’ This leads to the type of responses you will get.

Unfortunately and fortunately with MAX you get whatever you put into it back. It also has a seriously in-depth tutorial system and help files. These are always the place to start if you want to know something, next is the forum’s search engine. When you ask on the forum try and be precise, ‘I tried to do x but it doesn’t work for some reason.’

Also Grizzle is correct. If you are working exclusively with MIDI and not putting audio into or creating audio in MAX you will not be able to do many ‘effects’ such as phasing or flanging etc. All you will be able to do is manipulate note sequences, velocity, key, chords, basic delay etc. Tilde ~ objects are for signal processing that’s why they won’t connect. MIDI and other types of MAX data are different from DSP and hence why the programme used to be known as MAX/MSP.

If you put some more effort in and come back people will be able to help you more.

Apr 05 2012 | 4:12 am

If you turn the MIDI into cycle~ (output of mtof) then you can at least start with some effects from the audio realm.

The posts above are totally right…you need to do more experimenting and research, deadlines or not. There are a ton of elements in the help files for every object in your patches which can guide you. If you go to the "See Also…" at the bottom, there’s much much more…for starters, understanding the basic difference between tilde~ objects and non-tilde ones is a very fundamental piece of Max. The documentation spells it out in loads of detail.

Apr 05 2012 | 9:07 am

ASAP in capitals IS RUDE

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