[PD] Sensel Morph object development

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Fri Jun 14 12:12:36 CEST 2019

I have a Sensel Morph and is a great device with an outstanding z-axis 
sensitivity. It comes with an app (unfortunately Mac/Win only) which 
lets you set the control type. [1]
That way the sensel can act like a keyboard to the computer, or a MIDI 
device or a MIDI MPE device, etc.
This is a powerful concept which allows to integrate the device in many 
different software environments without the need for a software adapter 
or plugin.
This means the sensel morph is already usable and more than useful with 
Pd as is. When looking at the API level features [2] it's clear however 
that there is way more information available which can't be accessed 
through layers like MIDI, even with MPE extensions.
Here is where the external would be very welcome.
The functionality could be modeled after the existing max external(-s?) 
[3], [4] however they don't seem to be open source as far as I can see.
Peter Nyboer wants some discussion about the specs of such Pd external. 
 From my point of view it would be nice if it would adhere to current 
development tools like the lib builder [5] and be available via deken 
(and apt on linux).
 From sensel I would wish their app would be available for linux or at 
least there would be a way to change the morph control type from within 
linux. I also miss an OpenSoundControl control type.


[1] https://guide.sensel.com/app/#control-types
[2] https://guide.sensel.com/api/#api-data-output-description
[3] https://cycling74.com/articles/content-you-need-sensel
[5] https://github.com/pure-data/pd-lib-builder

On 11.06.19 07:19, Julian Brooks wrote:
> Nice.
> Don't normally get excited by gear but this actually looks useful...
> On Mon, 10 Jun 2019 at 17:36, Peter Nyboer <p at nbor.us 
> <mailto:p at nbor.us>> wrote:
>     I’m not looking for free work - I’d be happy to do it as trade for
>     gear or a mix of pay and gear. Whatever works. I would want to spec
>     out the behavior and have some  assurance of continued support for
>     it available.
>     Peter
>>     On Jun 10, 2019, at 4:45 AM, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:danomatika at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     I'm wondering if anyone is interested in donating a Sensel Morph
>>     or two as incentive for the development of a native Pd object.
>>     This seems like the perfect kind of project for an advanced
>>     student as well...
>>>     On Jun 10, 2019, at 12:00 PM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at
>>>     <mailto:pd-list-request at lists.iem.at> wrote:
>>>     Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2019 12:33:44 -0700
>>>     From: Peter Nyboer <p at nbor.us <mailto:p at nbor.us>>
>>>     To:pd-list at lists.iem.at <mailto:pd-list at lists.iem.at>
>>>     Subject: [PD] Sensel Morph object development
>>>     Message-ID: <A0137309-17CC-429F-9888-518A7EF0AD72 at nbor.us
>>>     <mailto:A0137309-17CC-429F-9888-518A7EF0AD72 at nbor.us>>
>>>     Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>>>     Hi All,
>>>     I’m wondering if anyone is interested in creating an object for
>>>     PD for the Sensel Morph. There’s an API in C on github
>>>     <https://github.com/sensel/sensel-api> with details in our guide
>>>     <http://guide.sensel.com/api/>.
>>>     There is an object for Max that works quite nicely - it would be
>>>     great to get a similar object for Pure Data. Send me a mail
>>>     atpeter at sensel.com
>>>     <mailto:peter at sensel.com><mailto:peter at sensel.com> and we can
>>>     figure out details.
>>>     Peter.
>>     --------
>>     Dan Wilcox
>>     @danomatika <http://twitter.com/danomatika>
>>     danomatika.com <http://danomatika.com/>
>>     robotcowboy.com <http://robotcowboy.com/>
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