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send notes to a channel like in the 'midi to' dropdown on live channel strips?

Mar 18 2012 | 4:00 pm


I’m quite new to max and don’t know the live API as of yet..

I want to make a device that just sends notes to instruments and it’s channels…

exactly like a external instrument without the audio part.. Is that possible with the live API?

I’m asking because that midi send device on seems to only work to parameters or to the receive device…

any comment much appreciated!!!


Mar 19 2012 | 6:54 am

I think you don’t need to use the live api for that. You just have to insert your device on a track and use the ‘midi to’ or ‘midi from’ depending if you want to use its messages with one or several instruments. But I may misunderstand what you want to achieve without seeing your patch.

Mar 19 2012 | 12:01 pm

Thank you stephane for your answer.

I’m looking towards multi channel midi splits… The aim is to send midi notes from anywhere to different channels of a vst or really any port, like when layering stuff in racks… I’m doing a workaround in instrument racks (with an ext. instrument device) rather than only midi racks…

However I just wondered if its possible, I assume it’s not since I haven’t seen it yet and given the power in ableton’s hands regarding midi ports… correct me if I’m wrong

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