Hey everyone, newbie here I just got a grid 64, and while installing it I ran into some questions I cannot seem to find the answers to.
I am using a win10 system. The goal is to use grid for controlling vcv rack (the monome plugins and also as a generic controller).
These are the questions:
I can’t get serialosc to launch with Windows, but I have to run it manually. Is there a solution for that?
is there a program or another way that will convert the grid messages to midi notes, apart from running Max?
You do need something to communicate with serialosc (or with your grid directly over serial, without osc) and bridge the gap into MIDI. That’s usually max, but there’s no law which says it has to be. And in fact, there’s an active thread here right now about building a cheap hardware device to present the grid to your machine as a class compliant MIDI device, bypassing all such complexities.
If it is max, you would only need to purchase that if you wanted to edit a patch. Running an existing one requires no such license.
But, yeah. Specific options, I have no idea. Someone else will have to chime in.
Thanks, Tehn. That’s true, of course. But the question remains if it’s practical to not be able to edit and save max patches. Eg. when inputs or outputs change. I am using that grid-to midi patch atm, and I have to set the connection to the grid manually. So I was really meaning to ask about other people’s practical experience with using this.
In the meantime, I’ve learnt a lot. Not all good, but not all bad.
First, the grid64 is a bit impractical for controlling the Monome stuff because they are all designed for the 128 grid. So you get half the controls.
And it seems grids usually have two led settings (bright and low) (three if you count off as a setting, too). MIne just has on, and off.
Apart from that, everything is working ok (although I’ve had some crashes)