Max/MSP to Logic

This is the sort of thing where there’s probably a video out there already explaining it, but as I ended up figuring it out myself anyway, I thought I might as well make my own video… This is how to send midi information from Max/MSP to Logic Pro, in particular how to use Max to control the automation parameters of a softsynth running in Logic. Probably best to watch these fullscreeen;

10 Responses to Max/MSP to Logic

  1. Matt says:

    Wow – this is incredibly helpful. Thanks.One question though – I have my environment window and Max/MSP set up such that I can control the motion of the fader in the environment window from max/msp. The fader is set to the midi channel and controller value that i want to tweak, and the fader is connected to a monitor, where i am seeing the correct midi information… however, the desired knob is not being tweaked. after watching your video again, i see that there is a cable coming out of the monitor that seems to have some connection (just a little dot). where is that going? i haven't made such a connection, and I think that's why mine might not be working.

  2. Ah yes, I forgot to demonstrate that bit, sorry. The 'Monitor' object in Logic needs to be connected to the software instrument you are using. I've done this by making a cable which goes to a different layer in the Environment, which is what you can see coming out of the Monitor object.To do this, alt-click on the output triangle of the Monitor object; this gives you a local menu which lets you pick the instrument you want to send to.

  3. Brian C says:

    Have you reached the solution to the problem at the end of the second video where only one slider would work at a time?

    • tedthetrumpet says:

      I haven’t tried this technique for a while. At the time, I’m sure I had both sliders working, it just seemed to go wrong when I made the video. Also, a student of mine was recently doing something like this, and had several sliders working, so it can be done. I guess if I have time I could try and go back and have a look at this again.

  4. Chris Rummel says:

    This post was very helpful to me! I know this post is from a while ago, but I do have a quick question. I have the signal from MAX actually automating my fader (it’s moving). However, when I turn on “touch” and try and record the parameter changes on the track, its not actually working. Is there another step needed within environment to correct this?

    I can’t find the answer anywhere else, so I thought I would just check here.

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  6. Alka Holly says:

    Is there a video I can’t see?

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