Any way to make touchpad on Macbook Pro into a XY controller

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Any way to make touchpad on Macbook Pro into a XY controller

Post by interceptor » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:47 pm

Hi

Is there a utility that converts the touchpad into sending absolute values. Something like touchpad2midi by livelab? For mac?

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Post by muscleandhate » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:13 pm

Dunno but it's a good idea!

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Post by udp » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:38 pm

If you click and hold with your mouse on the x/y circle you can drag it with the touch pad. But it doesn't appear to be mappable.
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Post by bigbadotis » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:49 pm

you can do this with controlAid. You can assign three different sets of cc messages to x y positions and turn the different sets on and off via keystrokes. You can use one set at a time or all simultaneously.

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Post by muscleandhate » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:40 pm

That UB mate?

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Post by bigbadotis » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:44 am

no, but it works fine under Rosetta...

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Re: Any way to make touchpad on Macbook Pro into a XY contro

Post by chris_dan » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:22 am

Hi interceptor,

There's a product called TouchPad2Midi which does allow you to configure a synaptics touch pad into 4 discrete channels of ctrl chg, prg chg and note on/off. Here's the link: http://www.livelab.dk/touchpad2midi.php

I'm not sure if there is a mac version but it's not bad for what it does and costs (free).

Chris


interceptor wrote:Hi

Is there a utility that converts the touchpad into sending absolute values. Something like touchpad2midi by livelab? For mac?
Chris

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Post by Clearscreen » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:31 am

Something like touchpad2midi by livelab? For mac?
you might want to re-read that first post chris_dan
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Post by chris_dan » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:48 am

Roger that.........I better lay off the tequila and just stick with the bong!

Clearscreen wrote:
Something like touchpad2midi by livelab? For mac?
you might want to re-read that first post chris_dan
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Post by interceptor » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:13 pm

bigbadotis wrote:you can do this with controlAid. You can assign three different sets of cc messages to x y positions and turn the different sets on and off via keystrokes. You can use one set at a time or all simultaneously.
Thanks, but i cant get it to generate midi messages. I´ve set up midi remote in preferences to cAIDinput 1. And set up cc numbers in controlaid. Also, does this generate midi based upon where the mouse pointer is, or where the finger is on the touchpad?

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Post by interceptor » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:46 pm

If only this app worked on an intel machine :( : http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/d ... croll.html

It sends absolute values it seems. No midi. But that doesnt matter.

Edit: Found this also : http://fingamidi.sourceforge.net/
again this doesnt support newer mac laptops. Looks sweet though.

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