OSX - tool for keystrokes to MIDI?

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OSX - tool for keystrokes to MIDI?

Post by taximouse » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:20 pm

hey there,

does anyone know of a tool for OS X that will convert computer keystrokes TO midi??

all the apps i know of only go the other way around (midi TO keystroke)

thank you!
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Post by taximouse » Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:21 am

will that do it?

i want to hit, say, the "h" key and have it send program change = 5
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Post by taximouse » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:30 pm

hmm. seems i can use it to spit out Midi notes. but then i would need to translate those notes into Midi PC messages via another application (like Midipipe).

Midiipipe also has a keyboard to Midi notes module. but then i'd have to translate it further in the chain to PC messages.

guess i'm looking for something simple - allowing me to hit any key on my computer keyboard, and specify what kind of Midi message I want sent, be it PC #5 or CC #108 value 64, etc.

anyone know of any other method to do that?

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Post by flanger13 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:29 am

Did you try the Bome's MIDI translator ? Pro version does keystroke-to-MIDI conversion...
it may be your solution.
http://www.bome.com/midi/translator/
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Post by Machinesworking » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:25 pm

flanger13 wrote:Did you try the Bome's MIDI translator ? Pro version does keystroke-to-MIDI conversion...
it may be your solution.
http://www.bome.com/midi/translator/
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Post by taximouse » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:13 pm

alas...the OS X version for Bomes says...

"This is the Pro Edition of Midi Translator. The following functions are not available (yet) in the Mac version:
Keystroke as Incoming Trigger
"

I wrote and Florian Bomers (the author) says it will be months.
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Re: OSX - tool for keystrokes to MIDI?

Post by abramodj » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:53 am

can anybody tell me the names of any apps tot Mac that can do midi to keystrokes?

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Post by riotschool » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:27 pm

You can do it with Midipipe. There is a function called Applescript trigger. This gives you the opportunity to program wathever you need to send out.

If you are not familiar with this or willing to get into it...let me know what EXACTLY you want to do with it and I´ll try to set it up for you...

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Post by Venetian » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:18 pm

you could do this in Max/MSP

Input :

key

select 32 (this would be space_bar)

bang

[144 60 127] - midi note on ch 1, note 60, vol 127

or [192 3] - program change channel 4

midiout


if you need help...

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