This is a patch to enables the sending of MIDI-controller data from the Korg Electribe ES-1 to maxMSP.
Some technical details:
The ES-1 only sends MIDI note values on the MIDI-out port. The controllers are only sent by so called NPRN-Data. Usual audio-applications can’t handle this kind of data hidden in the MIDI-stream. MaxMSP allows to handle every kind of incoming data, so I figured out to convert the controller values into the max format. The single sample-channels 1 till 7B changes the controller values of the knobs. All in all you can control over 68 controller values in addition to the ordinary MIDI note data with that patch! Using the patch is pure fun, because the Electribe ES-1 it is still one of the best hardware controller interfaces available.
To use it, simply copy the content of the .txt-file into the copy-buffer and select in maxMSP “open from clipboard”. Done, that’s all. Download here.
If you port this patch to pure data or vvvv, leave a comment and we will link to your place or host your patch at this place. Use this patch for a performance? (It doesn’t have to be necessarily a music performance…) Then please feedback and post a comment here.