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Jul 16 2012 | 4:54 pm

I downloaded the Max demo and I’ve been, unsuccessfully, trying to make time for it and my trial is going to expire soon.

Here’s what I’d like to do with Max: capture analog sound [from a bass or saxophone] and convert it to a midi signal, in real time, so I can feed it into Synthesia [a program I’ve been using with an Akai EWI, but I’d love to use it with my bass and sax].

Is this something Max could do? I’m assuming it can do it, but I’m concerned that the processing might be too slow to use in real time.

Any thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated.

Jul 16 2012 | 6:21 pm

You might be interested in trying out the patches of Tristan Jehan:

Jul 16 2012 | 8:14 pm

This is very possible. With Tristan’s pitch~ or Miller Puckette’s fiddle~ you
can do real-time pitch detection with a 100ms latency.

Jul 16 2012 | 10:41 pm

in max6 you do not need any third party stuff.

just use the [fzero] object. simple, good helpfile.

all possible.

Jul 17 2012 | 12:09 pm

awesome! thanks everyone!!!

Jul 17 2012 | 4:52 pm

I have a suspicion that fzero~ will be more accurate for low pitches, like bass, than fiddle~. I’d be curious to see if that is true in your use case.

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