Mapping MIDI controllers to music software can be easy or painful depending on the software. Mapping a controller to control a Max MSP creation was always a little more on the painful scale... until now. This awesome standalone tool from 42Percent Noir (Gil Zissu and Shaltiel Eloul), EasyController, allows you to easily map a MIDI controller to Max patches. Designed for live performance, but of course useful for everyone.
EasyController is currently in BETA so you can download it for free, try it out, and we'd recommend you let the developers know if there's any issue that crop up.
Watch this short video tutorial and explanation here:
EasyController works with Max 6 and Max 7 patches on MacOS only. The developers, Gil Zissu and Shaltiel Eloul, tell us they'll soon show how to use it with Processing and OpenFrameworks!