Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"Wacom to MIDI and Ableton Live" (Control Demo 2)

Featuring the updated version of the Wacom2MIDI patch.

Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTH-V309q7c


" A Max/MSP patch that takes data from a Wacom graphire 3 graphics tablet and transforms it into MIDI data.

The tablet's surface is split into eight areas.

Each area can send either MIDI note on / off information for a given pitch (where velocity is determined by the vertical position of the wacom in that area.

Or the are can send controller data - one controller for horizontal axis and one for vertical, per area. There are two such banks that can be chosen by pressing or depressing a certain button on the wacom pen. This makes for a total of 32 continuous controllers available by Wacom control.

Because of these controllers are very quick and easy to access, it makes exploring sonic elements very fluid. (if the controllers are mapped to appropriate effects parameters, as in the video)."

The MIDI map in Live


The sequence used in the video


The Live effects chain for the drum track

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, for some reason the tablet device and the midi device is grayed out on the interface and I'm unable to select anything. I'm running OSX 10.5.4 leopard on an intel xeon with a Wacom intuos 3. Any help would be appreciated.

thanks

b said...

Hello, for some reason the tablet device and the midi device is grayed out on the interface and I'm unable to select anything. I'm running OSX 10.5.4 leopard on an intel xeon with a Wacom intuos 3. Any help would be appreciated.

thanks

b said...

Hello, for some reason the tablet device and the midi device is grayed out on the interface and I'm unable to select anything. I'm running OSX 10.5.4 leopard on an intel xeon with a Wacom intuos 3. Any help would be appreciated.

thanks

b said...

Hello, for some reason the tablet device and the midi device is grayed out on the interface and I'm unable to select anything. I'm running OSX 10.5.4 leopard on an intel xeon with a Wacom intuos 3. Any help would be appreciated.

thanks

Sebastian Tomczak said...

hi there,
is there a way that you can test the patch and the tablet on a 10.4 or 10.3 computer?

thanks,