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Receive MIDI controll messages

May 13 2014 | 2:05 pm

I have been using MAX4Live for some time however I just bought MAX standalone and I wanted to create a patch that I can control using my MIDI controller. I assume [ctlin] is the correct object to use (?) but adding this to the patch it seems like nothing is received by the object. The controller is enabled in Options-> MIDI setup. Is there anything else that needs to be configured etc to get this to work?

May 13 2014 | 2:23 pm


You can try this, if I am not misunderstood.

— Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. —

You should be sure that you are receiving data from a desired port. Just double click on the [ctlin] object. You’ll be able to see your devices as a list.



May 13 2014 | 3:08 pm

Thanks. That worked fine. Not sure what I was doing wrong. Well well.. Can I ask if you please can advise what is the best practise for routing/binding the incoming message to a slider etc.

May 14 2014 | 7:45 am

From a midi device to a slider or vice versa?

May 14 2014 | 2:27 pm

From a MIDI device to e.g a slider.

May 15 2014 | 12:00 pm

I’d go for [ctlin] -> [scale] -> slider/whatever is necessary. [scale] can be used in exponential way with the last argument
(ex. scale 0 127 0. 1. 1.) and I guess better to use with volume scaling.

May 15 2014 | 2:22 pm

Great! Thanks for the advise:) Nice tip about the exponential parameter.

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