Is there any ways to use a midi controller to control a Mac

zionation

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 17, 2014
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I have too many midi controllers and I am wondering if I can turn some of them into Mac controllers, i.e. CC signals to control volume, open apps etc.

Does anyone have experience in this?
 

ChrisA

macrumors G4
Jan 5, 2006
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Redondo Beach, California
I have too many midi controllers and I am wondering if I can turn some of them into Mac controllers, i.e. CC signals to control volume, open apps etc.

Does anyone have experience in this?
You can use on in Logic. You can map the physical MIDI device to just about any software function. But outside Logic no.
 

zionation

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 17, 2014
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You can use on in Logic. You can map the physical MIDI device to just about any software function. But outside Logic no.
Ahhhh not fun, I was imagining how I can turn on movies, iTunes etc with my legacy Novation zero at my door front
 

Chancha

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Mar 19, 2014
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http://www.orderedbytes.com/controllermate/

This thing is essentially like creating your own drivers for almost any input devices that you can plug to your Mac. I haven't used it with MIDI devices but it seems you can map it out just like a keyboard. The building blocks method is not easy to understand but once you get around to do it you can do everything. With some googling you may even be able to find other people's examples / schemes to copy from.