[PD] Crikey HID-based virtual keyboard 1.5 release

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Oct 20 06:20:49 CEST 2006

On Oct 17, 2006, at 10:08 AM, Luke Iannini (pd) wrote:

> OK! I am pretty happy with this now.
> Improvements over the 1.0 of a few days ago:
> ** Keymap-saving system.  I suppose I could have used SSSAD for this,
> but I wrote my own to better integrate with the patch.
> Place the included CrikeyDefault file into the same dir as crikey.pd
> to try my default map (which starts at <tab> for C, ends at <\>, then
> starts again at <z>).  As I said, I'm not sure if the KEY_##s output
> by [hid] are consistent across systems, so you might have to just
> record your own map.  Save over CrikeyDefault and it will load every
> time.

First off, nice patch!

The KEY_##s should be consistent across platforms, but no one's  
really verified that... I would like to hear feedback about how  
handle keyboards with [hid] too.


> ** Improved help (integrated into the patch)
> ** Key-filtering for unmapped keys - the previous version would allow
> unmapped keys through, which would end up just triggering random
> notes.  1.5 corrects this.
> ** Context-sensitive slider - the Duration and Velocity sliders have
> been merged into one.  Click a note and it becomes a duration slider
> (as the keys do not support holding), press a keyboard key and it
> becomes a velocity slider (as, sadly, your computer keyboard does not
> transmit velocity... where do we send the feature request?).
> Please, I would very much enjoy your comments! (and bug reports,  
> perhaps)
> (and sorry there is no fix for the unclickable black keys until
> someone fixes vslider and hslider)
> Luke
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