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Name/Version: Audio Trigger to MIDI Note 1.0
Author: AbletonKurse  
Description: This Max for Live device lets you convert audio (trigger) signals to MIDI notes with a pre-set velocity.

This comes handy for using drum triggers/electronic drum pads directly plugged into your external audio interface - NO TRIGGER TO MIDI INTERFACE NEEDED! -

Ableton Live 11 + Max for Live is required to use this plug in.



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You can set the following parameters:


At the top of this Max for Live plug in you will find an audio meter. You can monitor here if you get a strong, soft or even a clipping signal. Re-apply the gain values if needed on your external sound card. You can set the threshold via the yellow triangle. The audio signal will trigger a MIDI note when it is passing the threshold.


The hold time defines the time before the next note trigger. You get many and not only one spike from audio signal coming from a trigger or piezo. If there would be no ‘time-to-hold’ applied one hit would produce several MIDI notes. The hold-time applies a ‘gate’ before a new audio signal can pass through.

MIDI Note pitch, velocity and duration

You are able to set (and automate) the pitch, velocity and duration of the MIDI notes. Set the note duration in note values relative to the main BPM of your Ableton Live set. You can as well set those to time values in milliseconds.

How to route the MIDI TO another track in Ableton Live

At the bottom of the Max for Live device you will find the “MIDI To” section. You select the track you want to sent the MIDI notes here.



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Live Version Used: 11.3
Max Version Used: 8.5
Date Added: Nov 09 2023 11:57:19
Date Last Updated: Not updated yet
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): Commercial



Could you improve this pluggin by letting incoming audio pass through the track?


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