MIDI-USB Input & Rev Media?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Mar 12 21:22:21 EST 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. 
Chipp?

> 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 
fine.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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