M4L to Control CV Synths? Like Motu Volta or Silent Way?

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cabletone
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M4L to Control CV Synths? Like Motu Volta or Silent Way?

Post by cabletone » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:33 pm

I read on another forum that people were developing ways to make max control cv synths, similar to Motu Volta and Expert Sleepers Silent Way. Are there any M4L devices out there that do this?

On a side note I thought this vid was really cool, controlling CV straight from Live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cz0QHvk ... r_embedded

This vid shows making LFOs and envelopes but I am also interested in controlling pitch and gate.

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Re: M4L to Control CV Synths? Like Motu Volta or Silent Way?

Post by flowdesigner » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:51 pm

Its only possible on Mac, search Leighhunt max drivers

Really cool video! Im on ebay now :wink:

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Re: M4L to Control CV Synths? Like Motu Volta or Silent Way?

Post by synnack » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:41 pm

There's a bunch of threads on this on the muffwiggler forums. Like this: http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13703

They talk about using reaktor but same thing applies to Max and maxforlive.
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Re: M4L to Control CV Synths? Like Motu Volta or Silent Way?

Post by cabletone » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:34 pm

tempus3r wrote:There's a bunch of threads on this on the muffwiggler forums. Like this: http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13703

They talk about using reaktor but same thing applies to Max and maxforlive.
Some info I got from this thread:
"Get a dc coupled audio interface, which usually means MOTU.
If you want an envelope coming out? Feed ADSR~ *directly* to the output. LFO? Feed your LFO *directly* to the output.

No hoops to jump through for those types of things, it just works."


This seems really easy, my question is what objects would one use for pitch and gate , to play notes?

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Re: M4L to Control CV Synths? Like Motu Volta or Silent Way?

Post by pukunui » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:51 pm

Gate is easy, just send a "1" into sig~ and on out for as long as you want the gate open.

Pitch is a lot harder, all soundcards are a bit different. So you need to be correcting your output value for pitch based on pitch detection of a reference tone from your oscillator.

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