midiStroke .5 - free midi to keystroke convertor for OSX

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midiStroke .5 - free midi to keystroke convertor for OSX

Post by bigbadotis » Sat Aug 13, 2005 6:57 pm

midiStroke allows you to trigger unlimited ASCII keyboard messages with a single noteOn message. It's very much in beta now, but I don't think it should take more than a week to "finish" it... thought I would let people try it out now in case there are some genius ideas for it.

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In this screenshot, we see that note 45 on channel one triggers a long sequence involving copying whatever is currently selected, and then moving right and pasting it 3 times. This would allow you instantly copy a selected clip to three adjacent tracks in Live so that you could create a variety of manipulations

Read more and download here:

http://www.charlie-roberts.com/midiStroke

oh, also, I'll be adding this functionality into controlAid once I finish polishing it.

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Post by hoffman2k » Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:04 pm

Charlie, You ROCK :!:

Thanks for all the itty bitty freebies. :D

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Post by ryansupak » Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:22 pm

yes, these are very handy. thanks.

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Post by inis » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:20 am

It sounds usefull, but I would personally like to see a program that does the exact opposit. But thanks for the link.

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Post by sweetjesus » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:14 am

hey erm Charlie, no offense mate but you may wanna change the name, stroke has too many bad ties to the word wank.

midiSpy
midiKeys
midiType
etc...

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Post by bigbadotis » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:27 am

Actually, I was originally thinking of calling it strokeMyMIDI.

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Post by sweetjesus » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:47 am

bigbadotis wrote:Actually, I was originally thinking of calling it strokeMyMIDI.
Midi Clock Stroker

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Post by hambone1 » Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:36 am

Charlie

That looks really useful!

Thanks!

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Post by Per Boysen » Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:42 pm

Charlie,

This is somehting many muscians have been awaiting for ages. Thank you! Exaclty the utility that have been missing for the Mac.

But does it work? I downloaded it and double-clicket the file. Nothing happens. The appl-tab grip did not show any MIDI Stroke application open. Is this "pre beta"? ;-)
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Post by bigbadotis » Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:51 pm

It works for me on my laptop running 10.4.2; haven't tested it anywhere else yet. If other people are having problems please let me know.

Otherwise, I should have .8 out this afternoon (with default saving, midi device selection and program change reading), hopefully that will take care of whatever error is messing you up. Hmmm. - Charlie

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Post by Per Boysen » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:38 pm

I was trying it on a dual G5. Will wait for 8 and check it out on a pbook.
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Post by bigbadotis » Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:33 pm

OK, .8 is out now and is much more usable as the triggers and keystrokes are saved into a preferences file upon quitting and you can select which midi source you would like to use. Program change messages are also now accepted, and the interface is cleaned up a little bit...

I also found some elements that might have caused the program to hang under Panther; they have been removed.

http://www.charlie-roberts.com/midiStro ... Stroke.zip

Make sure you choose your MIDI source in this version; it doesn't just connect to all of them like the previous one. Please let me know if there are problems running the app. And thanks for the feature ideas, it might take a while but some will definitely get in there. - Charlie

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Post by Per Boysen » Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:39 pm

bigbadotis wrote: Please let me know if there are problems running the app.
Yes. No application seems to boot from opening the application file. I'm using 10.4.2 and have this problem on both a dual G5 and a Powerbook. Can you other people open midiStroke?
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Post by hoffman2k » Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:44 pm

hoffman2k wrote:Charlie, You ROCK :!:

Thanks for all the itty bitty freebies. :D
I have to add though. That i did not open it untill per boysen asked.

It doesn't work. just bounces once in the dock and then dissappears.

Thats on a dual g5 OSX 10.4.2

(i'm not an expert on the subject. But i think you need to zip the file or put it in a .DMG. it could be that some "datafork or something" got messed up)

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Post by bigbadotis » Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:27 pm

...for some reason it seems to be compiling using ZeroLink even though I've told it not to. If you check your Console you'll probably see errors looking like this:

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ZeroLink: could not load .o file: /Users/charlie/Desktop/keystroke_v32.build/keystroke_v32.build/Objects-normal/ppc/main.ob
I'll keep trying to figure it out. If you have other weird errors, email or PM me. Thanks - Charlie

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