KeyD is a simple app created in Max to convert the keyboard on your computer in to a MIDI trigger. It is inspired by the caps-lock keyboard in Logic and runs standalone. It is useful when working in a DAW like Pro Tools and you have no MIDI controller around you.
* Velocity control between keys Z-M on the keyboard
* Pitch (octave) control between keys 1-0 on the keyboard
* ”\” (backslash) on the keyboard to enable note hold/sustain
* [new] GUI with a ‘tighter’ layout (the old black and white made my eyes sore)
* [new] Pitch bend wheel mapped to the [=] and [-] keys with customisable glide time
* [new] MIDI channel selector (useful if using with a standalone sampler like Kontakt)
* [new] Support for Kyma over OSC (OS X only)
* [new] MIDI out indicator
* [new] Caps-lock enable/disable
* Support for Windows – this is not a stable version. It has a few bugs which I haven’t had the time to track down. If you are a Max user on windows and would like to look at it, let me know! Also, Windows unlike OSX has no support for virtual MIDI. You will have to use something like MIDI-OX.
Known Issue(s) in Windows:
* The [ ' ] key triggers continuous note-on messages (this seems to be an OS issue, hopefully I can get around to fixing it soon)
* In Pro Tools enable input from KeyD by going to Setup > MIDI > Input Devices > KeyD 1 while KeyD is running (OS X)
* To enter OSC settings (for Kyma), click on ‘kyma settings’ (OS X)
Feel free to contact me for any bugs or ideas!
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