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kick drum trigger

Feb 27 2011 | 10:49 pm

Hi I would like to be able step through a midi sequence of musical notes using a kick drum or snare.
I have a midi drum kit with midi out and I’m running Cubase Ableton or Pro Tools.
Is it possible to build a plugin using max msp to do this ?

Feb 27 2011 | 11:02 pm

no… and yes.

It’s possible to build a little application that would take midi in from your kit, step through it’s own internal sequence, and send midi out to protools.

The only sequencer you can build plugins into at the moment is live.

Feb 28 2011 | 2:48 am

You could build an application for any of those sequencers, assuming the MIDI information exists in the Max application you build. For Live, you can utilize MaxForLive and use the timeline.

Route the MIDI from your kit into MaxMSP, use it to step through data in the patch. Send the MIDI information as you step through it in MaxMSP to a midiout object and set the port to "from MaxMSP1". Then, in your sequencer, use "from MaxMSP1" as the MIDI input for an instrument channel.

Good luck with your patch.


Feb 28 2011 | 3:12 pm

Hi thanks for the replies. Now i know that its possible I need to start to learning max msp.
Can you suggest where I can start?
thanks again

Feb 28 2011 | 3:14 pm

The tutorials are for max msp are amazing. (And quick)

Help/Max Tutorials.

Feb 28 2011 | 8:37 pm

hi sorry to be so dumb but where do i find Help/Max Tutorials?

Mar 04 2011 | 9:11 pm

They are found in the application. The Help menu > Max Tutorials, MSP Tutorials and Jitter Tutorials.

Im still going through them myself, but they are spectacular and a great resource.

You can alt-click on an object in an unlocked patcher to show the help / reference for that specific object, as well.

Mar 09 2011 | 1:18 am

hi thanks shalom i will have to get the demo to try it out before i buy

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