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sanders
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Post by sanders » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:07 am

Hi All,

I'm currently using live with a midi fighter and pad control and I want to be able to use a button/pad to turn "device on" or turn the "volume on/off" in a momentary action rather than a toggle. For example I press the pad sound is let through I let go, sound turns off. the reason for this is so I can plug a turntable in and use it to scratch without a cross fader or DJ mixer.

I currently have max4live but have no clue how to create patch's on it.

Any help or advice would be great.

cheers

james

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Post by olivierseb » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:41 pm

sanders wrote:Hi All,

I'm currently using live with a midi fighter and pad control and I want to be able to use a button/pad to turn "device on" or turn the "volume on/off" in a momentary action rather than a toggle. For example I press the pad sound is let through I let go, sound turns off. the reason for this is so I can plug a turntable in and use it to scratch without a cross fader or DJ mixer.

I currently have max4live but have no clue how to create patch's on it.

Any help or advice would be great.

cheers

james
Hi James, I don't know the midi fighter nor pad control, but you don't need m4L to do this simple task.
If your controller can send one value when button/switch is down and another when it is release then you just have to midi learn/map this track volume.

If you want to build something in m4L you will have to process the incoming midi from you controler, detect Low and High position, then insert any of the API abstraction provided with m4L to take control over a parameter.

looks like a good project to start with m4L.

good luck

olivier
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