although I'm far from being a PD expert, I brought together a small bunch of people to "initiate them in using their smartphones as sensors and PD as the effector".
My (limited) experience with PD is on windows, but two of the people use Mac OSx and we're struggling with MIDI.
- Once we've realised that on OSx we need an external software to "play" the PD messages (I guess we're right up to here). We're using the "IAC driver" and we've tried a few of trial versions of midi players: "FM8", "Chirp" (and another one I can't remember right now). We're able to play back notes, change velocity and duration but NOT the instrument: [pgmout] seems to have no effect.
- Is this just a software limitation or do we need to to something else in PD?
- Is there a free player we could use for this? None of us is really into digital music. Just playing around with interactivity, and that's the "only" use we would give it (at least for now).
Any hint is appreciated,