So sorry for the lame question, but I’m a super beginner and probably shouldn’t had even purchased the monome as it seems to be well above my knowledge. When I plug it in, Ableton doesn’t recognize it as a midi device in preferences. I did the “terms” installation that was provided as a download at the monome website. Please excuse my ignorance, but I thought I could plug it in and Ableton would recognize it as a midi device, but it doesn’t. I was hoping I could at least use it like a Launchpad, and midi program the buttons to launch clips.
Macbook Pro 10.10.5
Ableton Live 9.7.5
Monome 64 walnut
I purchased the Monome used, so I wonder if I purchased a dud, or am I just an idiot that doesn’t know how to use it.
the grid is not a midi controller. It speaks a serial protocol carrying OSC over USB (which can eventually be converted to midi on the computer); you need to install on your computer a small program (serialosc) which will take care of the communication between the grid and any OSC speaking software of your choice (Max, Max4Live, pd, usine, there are lots of them out there).
From there, you can use existing applications or program your own.
I am not a Live user so i wouldn’t be helpful beyond that, but others here probably will
Thank you so much for your response. This explains my complete ignorance in the subject. I thought it was going to be a simple “plug & play” but this is obviously more complex that I expected. I appreciate you explaining. Thank you!
Hi declutter! Thank you so much for checking back on me! Much appreciated! Yes, I did get my Monome up and running! I’d be the first to admit that I got myself a little over my head when I first picked up the Monome. I thought ignorantly it was a simple plug and play. As a novice I had to learn the hard way it was a little more complicated and required Max and serialosc. With the help of the great support team at Monome and this wonderful community I was able to get up and running. Thank you so much! Now I just need to find the time to dive in.
I have audio with any other program on my Mac. I unplugged the Apollo. I can’t get anything. I found what you sent me and audio is on. Nothing is coming from Max audio wise. It might be the comp OS. Thank god this thing is beautiful. Haha
hmm. so when you use the test patcher, you aren’t seeing the levels raise on the gain slider or on the blue Max signal graphic in the bottom right corner? and you’re not getting audio through your built-in iMac speakers?
I think it’s the OS. I just called Apollo and my new interface won’t work because of the new apple update which leads me to believe the same goes for MAX as it’s prob a glitch with the audio out. I am so sad right now. I tried Mark eats sequencer and the grid was working, etc but no audio out. No idea. SHEEEEEEEYOTTTTTTTTT…