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

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by zionation, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. zionation macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2014
    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?
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    You can use on in Logic. You can map the physical MIDI device to just about any software function. But outside Logic no.
  3. zionation thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2014
    Ahhhh not fun, I was imagining how I can turn on movies, iTunes etc with my legacy Novation zero at my door front
  4. Chancha macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2014

    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.
  5. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    My company can do that!

    We write a lot of our software in MaxMSP and use TouchOSC, Lemur and OSCulator to control them.


    I can write you a quick program if you want just for a bit of fun!?

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