MIDI-USB Input & Rev Media?
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Mar 12 20:22:21 CST 2006
Peter Reid wrote:
> I'm thinking of doing a project with my son that involves connecting an
> electronic drum kit up to his iBook (running OS X 10.4.x) via a USB-MIDI
> interface. What he wants to do is sense drum beats and display
> different images and play different sounds based on what drum pads the
> user strikes. In particular, he wants to sense a drum beat and use that
> as a trigger to change the images on display and stop/start different
> sound tracks.
> Firstly, can anyone point me in the right direction for sensing the drum
> input via a USB-MIDI adapter.
I'm not sure you can yet, since Rev can't read the USB port. There's
been some demand for this, and at one point I thought Altuit was working
on an external to do it, but I can't recall now if it ever got finished.
> Secondly, could this project be done using the new Rev Media product? I
> have a full Enterprise licence, but my son doesn't have a licence for
> Rev and yet he'd like to be involved in the actual programming. So he'll
> need a Rev licence as well. As he's a student, he hasn't got a lot of
> spare cash and so Rev Media would be ideal, rather than having to buy
> Rev Studio (there doesn't seem to be a single-user educational price for
> Studio). However, can this be done with Rev Media or are there too many
> restrictions for this type of project?
If you can overcome the USB port problem then I think Media would work
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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