Midi Integrator


    It uses Max throughout, and takes advantage of the neat PC keyboard input translation you provide.
    It is also a good example of how to document Max/MSP.
    It also contains many patches that can be reused by others.

    • Apr 04 2011 | 9:20 am
      This is a nice ans usefull idea from you. The MIDI Integrator works even if the application does not have the focus? Keystrokes are in fact not necessarily passed - unfortunately. That was the problem in my application.
    • Apr 04 2011 | 12:48 pm
      It works if you maximumize the app to fill the screen. Ditto for mouse movements. This application is generally to be used on a dedicated Netbook that has been set to not be interupted or to go to sleep. it runs like a cheeta even on the slowest netbook.
    • Apr 05 2011 | 2:03 am
      Ok - I see, but there must be a more elegant solution to grab events? A dedicated laptop use - a iPad would be easier to take and you have great OSC solutions. No - Max may either on its own or an external one should be in c / c + + write - that's my opinion.
    • Apr 05 2011 | 7:52 pm
      Your sound on your site is awesome cool.
      Back to the topic: There's always a more elegant solution, and I'd love it if you could help develop one. For me, the Max/MSP solution works well enough, works on both the PC and Mac platform as a single executable (!!), and is open source that others can understand and enhance.
      I'm very pleased, and consider Max 5 to be well worth it. (4.0 and 4.5 I had my doubts about.
      I spent a fair bit of time trying to grab the Touchpad input as a HID input separate from the mouse stream. No go: In windows the mouse and keyboard inputs are locked down pretty tight. It's only when Windows hands the input over to Max/MSP or other running program that it can be accessed by simple programming.
    • Apr 09 2011 | 3:47 am
      I can see that users of alternative keyboards will benefit from expanding their range of expression with your MIDI integrator, and (not having tried it yet) you don't necessarily need a MIDI device in order to make music this way, you can do so just with your existing computer peripherals, is that correct?
    • Apr 09 2011 | 8:26 am
      Peter, you are correct, as soon as it starts it starts monitoring mouse and keyboard input, and checks this input against the translation tables. I've provided a starter set, but you can edit the tables in real-time, or load alternate versions to instantly change the mapping rule.
      By default you can start playing in the *jammer* layout, but one can easily switch to piano layout (ugh), or set up a sonome mapping. I should post the spreadsheet I use to figure out the assignments.
      Ken.