[PD] Can Pd pretend to be a USB keyboard?

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 13:53:25 CET 2018

There isn't a way to generate system-level key or mouse events from within Pd. You'd have to use the platform native interfaces and probably write some code or use a user testing/scripting library.

I would go with the networking socket as that would work on both Windows and Linux.

> On Feb 8, 2018, at 11:40 PM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
> Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 17:39:38 -0500
> From: William Huston <williamahuston at gmail.com <mailto:williamahuston at gmail.com>>
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> I want to control OBS Studio with a MIDI device.
> OBS Studio does not presently support MIDI directly.
> I want to communicate to my MIDI controller with Pd.
> I want to translate MIDI note-on/off messages into keystrokes
> and pass those on to OBS.
> Can I emulate "midikey2key" in Pd?
> https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/control-obs-with-midi.32881/ <https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/control-obs-with-midi.32881/>
> http://75r.de/midikey2key <http://75r.de/midikey2key>
> I guess I could also use obs-websocket
> <https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/obs-websocket-remote-control-of-obs-studio-made-easy.466/ <https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/obs-websocket-remote-control-of-obs-studio-made-easy.466/>>
> Thanks for your ideas :)
> BH

Dan Wilcox
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