X Session Pro & Max MSP

    Mar 30 2011 | 3:42 pm
    I was wondering if anybody could help me...
    I am trying to use an M-Audio X-Session Pro midi controller to control a patch i made in Max 5.
    I am trying to use the Human Interface (hi) device input object box but when i generate a list of available devices. My M-Audio is not in the list...
    I am using a Macbook Pro running OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard...

    • Mar 30 2011 | 5:02 pm
      I think you should use the [midiin] object and then [midiparse] for example
    • Mar 30 2011 | 6:12 pm
      I assume you are using the controller to manipulate your patch for some DJ purpose? An X-Session Pro cannot output note related messages, only controller messages. The [midiin] object as mentioned is the one required for setting up MIDI related messages, however you are looking for Control Messages. You firstly need to establish the controller numbers output by each control, this can be achieved by using the [ctlin] object with no arguments, with a number box connected to each output. The number given when a control on the device is altered will represent the information regarding the controller number, see the help file for [ctlin] for more information. Once you have understood which control applies to each MIDI control value you can then assign the data value given from the control (0-127) to sections of your patch. A [ctlin] object with an integer argument specifies which controller you are receiving from in that instance.
      1CS Support Team
    • Mar 30 2011 | 7:33 pm
      Hi guys...
      Yes i just want it to control midi parameters, not note messages!!
      Thanks for your help, i will give this a try and get back to you.