Midi from Ableton to Quartz

j_apopo's picture

Hi everybody,

I´m trying to make comunicate Ableton and Quartz but it seems not working.

In Ableton: I create a midi track, I set "midi in" from computer keyboard ,I set "midi out" to IAC bus 1, if I pressed keys on my keyboard the signals arrives in Ableton, of course, and everything is fine.

In Quartz I try to use the Midi Notes, I set bus 1 as source but it seemes that doesnt receive any inputs, if I set as source a midi keyboard (Port 1 for instance) it works, so maybe there is something wrong with the bus connection, I dont know.

If someone know how, or some tutorials , or stuff, to fix the problem it would be very nice.

Thanx in advance. jaco

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franz's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

strange, that should work out of the box. Be sure that the IAC device is online (in your Audio midi utilities).

In QC, try listening for ALL channels at first, without filtering. Try to use the built-in midi patch as well, before trying the KnM midi.

j_apopo's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

ok thanx for the reply, I use a mac 10.4 on the midi patches i can't listening All the midi inputs but I can say port 1, port 2 , or bus 1 or all three. In Ableton I make a normal clip with four c3 Notes. In Quartz i use a midi notes , select all the midi inputs, but on the key c3 the value is 0, doesnt receive anything. I also start at first ableton and then quartz. I just made the same things that i saw in a tutorial, but nothing happens.

any other suggestions? maybe the key c3 on quartz is not the c3 on ableton. How you can recognize in quartz that it receive inputs from ableton, which midi patch would you use?

Thank you jaco

franz's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

yeah, in QC midi notes are 2 octaves offset by default. (on tiger) If you're sending C3, try receiving at C1 or C5

j_apopo's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

yep! it works thanx a lot! jaco

sbn..'s picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

Here's an application I use for debugging MIDI. It's free and simple, but will let you know what's going on:

http://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

I'm interested in what your trying to do here j apopo. Fancy sharing what you intend to do? I might be able to help

I'm close to releasing a QC application for Ableton Live (automatic connection between ableton and qc no need for midi piping)

Very early dev video of what i'm working on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0aKPF5TXzE

cybero's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

I'm well impressed with how you've ploughed a lone furrow on your plugin itsthejayj :-)

j_apopo's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

@ sbn..
thanx for the midi monitor. I will try it.

but a question more: which midi patche should I choose in Quartz if I want to receive channels, from Ableton, and not just notes. For instance: instead saying take the C3 of the channel 1, you say: take Evereything what the channel 1 does. do you know maybe how could I do it?

thank you

@ itsthejayj yeah! nice what you make! but I would ,yes, an audio / video sync but at the same time I would change some parameters of the video part in real time. thats why I m using Quartz. to give you an idea whatch this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S_2r0J7bHo

franz's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

to receive everything, you'll need the KnM Midi Tools, notably the "GLOBAL Input Midi Notes"

riviera's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

itsthejayj wrote:
I'm interested in what your trying to do here j apopo. Fancy sharing what you intend to do? I might be able to help

I'm close to releasing a QC application for Ableton Live (automatic connection between ableton and qc no need for midi piping)

Very early dev video of what i'm working on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0aKPF5TXzE

Hey there 'itsthejayj' any progress with the 'just add misic' qc application / patch? - I'm really interested in this one - happy to do some testing / or what ever,...any chance of getting a look at the patch so far? :)

nnnatalia's picture
Re: Midi from Ableton to Quartz

where can I download this?