i discovered there’s a shortage of keystroke to MIDI converters for mac so I made MIDIpress. to use it…
here’s the max patch for the nerdlingers
I am using MIDIpress as I type, hahaha
Music to my ears, well only after a bit of tweaking in ableton. I am wondering if there is an way to specifically assign the space bar to be a note in particular? I’m guessing there is a way, but my wee pea-size of a brain can’t quite figure it out. any help would be super awesome!
(I really mean if there is a way to assign the space bar in the program itself) cheers otherwise I love it, so much fun.
Midipress works by converting the number sent out by your keyboard directly into a MIDI note so there isn’t any way to choose which notes particular keys spit out.
however it is possible to do this in ableton using the inbuilt midi effects or third party midi filter plugins. hunt around on google and see how you go.
Just downloaded Midipress and it is exactly what i´ve ben looking for! Great program. Thanks a bunch! I´m also wondering if you know any way to trigger midi with a usb-joystick/gamepad on a Mac. I have found ways to do it in windows but not osx. Would be really useful in many ways.
If you’re just wanting to use buttons (no joysticks) on your gamepad – midipress might actually work (give it a go!)
other options are-
multi control (free) http://www.arj.no/2008/02/25/multicontrol-v04/
osculator ($19) http://www.osculator.net/
junxion (€ 75 ) http://www.steim.org/steim/junxion_v4.html
if you want to dive a bit deeper you can achieve the same results in Puredata or Max-MSP
hey man this is insane. This is exactly what I’m looking for. :D problem is I’m on Windows. Do you have a version of midipress that works for windows?
I haven’t released it for windows as there are already a lot of keystroke to MIDI converters for windows out there. Just have a google for “keystroke to midi”. If you want to run midipress you still can, just…
1.) download the (free) max/msp runtime from http://cycling74.com
2.) download the midipress max patch above
3.) open the max patch using the max/msp runtime
Thanks a lot for sharing this great little piece of software. I’m using it to control Max via my numeric-pad-foot-pedal, to send midi to Live.
Is there any way of saving the configuration (i.e. if my setup requires that I select Trackpad 4, IAC-bus 3 and change the duration to 1ms) that I’m using, as a default, so that Midipress launches with these settings?
best wishes from Stockholm
Yo nils, glad you find it useful. Currently there aren’t any plans to update this software but you have two options. If you’ve got max you could create your own preset system. Otherwise something I’ve has a lot of success with in the past is using automator to open and set up my entire gig set up in one click. I think dubspot have a video on this up on YouTube.
Hi again Bob,
I missed your answer and didn’t see it until now. Will check the Automator first thing in the morning, thanks a bunch for the advice! That seems to help a bunch with the whole process of setting up my gear for a gig…
I wanna know how did you use you numpad as an mpc? I already have Max 6 though but the thing is I don’t have the patch. Where can I get it?
you can use midipress (standalone and max patch linked to above) or you can try the more rudimentary patch linked to in this vid: http://youtu.be/yK9bk6ts73Q
Thanks so much for this great program. You have solved a connection riddle for me! I’m just wondering if there was a list available of which keys are mapped to which notes, I may have missed this somewhere or is this available online.
Thanks again and all best wishes,
hi rus, apologies for the delay. The program translates the keyboards ascii key code directly to midi. if you can find a list of ascii keycodes that will give you the number of the midi note that will be played.
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