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Recalling midi files and running them though live synths

February 10, 2013 | 8:42 pm

Hello All,
I am working on a patch in which I prepend midi data with umenu and run it though my synths on channels I set up in Ableton. I am aware that there is probably an easier way to do this by using max for live but it is for a project so I need to set it up so Ableton is the slave to Max. My question is how would I get the midi files I set up in umenu to go to my live synths then back into Max.
Thank You!

February 10, 2013 | 10:24 pm

Ok so I got it to play from Ableton but I cant seem to be able to load my midi file into the seq object. I dont want to have to type the midi file name every time I want to change files. I would like to use umenu to prepend what seq I would like played. Not sure how to do that though. Any help would be most appreciated! :)

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February 10, 2013 | 11:20 pm

You are currently sending the message "bang" to seq. You can use the right inlet of the message boxes to see what messages are being sent and it can be very helpful for debugging a patch.

Hope this helps!


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February 10, 2013 | 11:52 pm

That is so helpful! Thank you very much! Quick side question, there is a few second lag time between when I load the midi file and when it plays, is there anyway to make it instantaneous? The midi files are very small so Im not sure why it lags so much.

February 11, 2013 | 2:55 am

I am not exactly sure why it is talking so long, but if it is an issue of taking time for the file to load you could preload the files into separate seq objects. That way each file is ready to go when you need it!

Good luck!

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