Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Discussions / Re: Faderport and Cakewalk by Bandlab
« Last post by azslow3 on Today at 08:42:52 PM »
One comment about Piano Roll. Check that you can see it at all, I mean show it by other methods. If a project has no MIDI, Piano roll is grayed in menu. If it is not MuliDocked, it can appear in invisible area (especially after monitor configuration is changed).
2
Discussions / Re: Faderport and Cakewalk by Bandlab
« Last post by Bassman on Today at 08:34:26 PM »
HI:)

Don't want to mess up Alexeys Preset for sure, but here a small preset with 2 Buttons (called Shift and Ctrl in the preset).  Just for to see how this works for WAI Up/Down.

1. If you press Ctrl the WAI goes down 1 Track.
2. If you press Shift the WAI goes up 1 Track.
3. If you press first Ctrl and within 1 Second Shift the WAI goes up 8 Tracks as long as you press again Shift within 1 second.
4. If you press first Shift and within 1 Second Ctrl the WAI goes down 8 Tracks as long as you press Ctrl again within 1 second.

So faster WAI Up/Down Buttons without having more knobs.

5. You could use this to activate a Modifier
6. Press first Ctrl then Shift activates/deactivates Modifier 1
7. Press first Shift then Ctrl activates/deactivates Modifier 2
8. Add functions to your Knobs with Modifiers.

But as Alexey said, this makes the preset complicated, so better not to overload it;)

Greetz,
Bassman.
3
Discussions / Re: Faderport and Cakewalk by Bandlab
« Last post by azslow3 on Today at 06:04:12 PM »
Overloading controls is possible (up to unusable numbers...) in AZ Controller. But it is better not abuse that.

In attached version:
*Section, Channel and Scroll switch the knob mode
*Section mode is jogger (as it was before, so press+turn means "by measures")
*Channel mode should switch the strip, like next/previous (but obviously faster). Pressing reset parameter controlled by fader (volume/pan or send volume/pan)
*Scroll is scrolling, vertical/horizontal is switched by the button
*Shift+Scroll switch to Zoom mode, LED should blink in that mode. May be better make it toggle, without shift. So pressing scroll when already in scroll/zoom change the mode. But that is up to you.

When calling piano-roll, check overview tab. Do you see "Piano roll" command listed? If yet, there is some bug in Cakewalk. Otherwise I will check one more time what can be wrong...
4
Hello and welcome. I am glad you could find a way to use Midimix.

Unfortunately, Steinberg has not foreseen common convenient way to change presets. In old MIDI world, there was banks + programs. That is not brilliant from today's perspective, but at least something with 2 levels structure and standardized along all MIDI synths. That was not taken as  the basis by Steinberg. They haven not prescribed how presets nor banks have to be switched. Some plug-ins have continued to use MIDI standard, but that is not common. In addition, Steinberg has "killed" almost all MIDI extended features, including this one, in VST3 (related messages are no longer delivered to plug-ins, at least not directly).

Cakewalk still use one flat list of presets, which you can see on the top bar of any VST/VSTi (there is no technical difference between them). And the only possibility from surface is to load "next" or "previous" preset from the list. More or less working combination in AZ Controller for that:
* ACT R1
* Function Context Open
* Command "Increment(Decrement) Plugin Preset"

In practice, almost all plug-in was forced to "invent own wheel" for plug-in preset management. Obviously that is not standardized and so host controllers can't work with that universal way (some plug-ins allow MIDI assignments, other expose that as automation parameters, yet another category try to use VST build-in presets concept and so presets are exposed in the presets list, finally most plug-ins support preset loading by mouse only).

No wonder NI Komplete Kontrol and Akai VIP are so popular now. Controlling parameters was the same for decades (a part of Cakewalk ACT, Novation Automap, etc.), but preset (and plug-in) management is what make these "micro hosts" convenient and allow deep hardware integration (for own hardware only... they have learned from Apple that selling dedicated hardware and giving the software free/cheap is way more profitable then selling software for any hardware).

5
Hello everyone.  This is my first post.

Firstly, I want to thank you Mr. Alexey for creating this brilliant piece if software.  I can see that creating it and then maintaining a forum around it must take a lot of your personal time, so thank you very much for your huge efforts. 

I was able to dust off and reclaim my Akai Midimix, which I virtually gave up on for almost a year, just out of pure frustration with ACT haha.  It was a huge learning curve using your application, but now my Midimix controls every plugin precisely how I had always dreamed of.  So, thank you.

There's just one last feature I'd like to possess though:

I want to be able to flip through presets in any vsti (instruments only) plugins using the bankL/bankR pads on the Midimix.  I've scoured the website for more info on this, but I don't seem to see any conversation that directly addresses this issue?  Is there a link you can point me to that details this process?  Maybe I overlooked it in my first read through of the website because it was all very technical to me lol.  Sorry.

Once again, thanks for all your help!
6
Discussions / Re: Faderport and Cakewalk by Bandlab
« Last post by randro on Yesterday at 11:44:18 PM »
Hey, good ideas, maybe Alexey will consider these options when he returns from his holiday.
7
Discussions / Re: Faderport and Cakewalk by Bandlab
« Last post by Bassman on May 14, 2021, 07:41:04 PM »
Hi :)

You could use next/previous as switches.
What I mean:

1. If you press Next and immediately Previous (within ~1 sec.), it works like a Shift 2 ON/OFF Button.
2. If you press Previous and immediately Next (within ~1 sec.), it works like a Ctrl or Alt Button ON/OFF.
3. If Shift or Ctrl/Alt is ON the Slider or Rotor works as Track +- Slider/Rotor.
4. You can use long press and double press functions for these buttons, so a lot more possibilities.
5. With Shift 2 ON or Ctrl/Alt ON you have much more possibilities with all other Buttons.
6. More Buttons with Shift AND Ctrl/Alt ON.

Just as an idea ;)
Greetz,
Bassman.

8
Discussions / Re: Faderport and Cakewalk by Bandlab
« Last post by randro on May 14, 2021, 07:22:44 PM »
Hi Bassman,
Thanks for your suggestion, but the Faderport has only one fader and one rotary encoder,
both of which need to be used for other functions.
9
Discussions / Re: Faderport and Cakewalk by Bandlab
« Last post by Bassman on May 14, 2021, 02:54:48 PM »
Hi:)

sorry, when I disturb this conversation, but:

>>>I agree that the knob should be used for jogging and prev/next should always be dedicated to moving between tracks.
>>>The only thing is that if you have a large project, and you want to move from track 3 to track 50, you will need to press
>>>"next" 47 times. Can you make so you can move through tracks continuously if the "prev" or "next" pad is held down?

Why not have a Slider or a Rotor for Track Switching?

Please look here:

https://youtu.be/ivSOvTDYcsI

With only Track View opened it is very fast! When Multidock is opened the display reacts a bit slow....

Greetz,
Bassman.
10
Discussions / Re: Faderport and Cakewalk by Bandlab
« Last post by randro on May 14, 2021, 12:15:52 AM »
Hello Alexey,

All LEDs are working correctly now!

Quote
For the encoder, please think more carefully. It can control one thing at a time. Pressing can do something else, but it also should be well defined and better (for you and
other) produce expected behavior. I don't thing resetting current strip volume is expected when the knob operates as a jogger. So I have not defined any new knob operations yet.

I agree that the knob should be used for jogging and prev/next should always be dedicated to moving between tracks. The only thing is that if you have a large project,
and you want to move from track 3 to track 50, you will need to press "next" 47 times. Can you make so you can move through tracks continuously if the "prev" or "next" pad is held down?

Once will define clear switch between knob operations, one of the modes can be strip navigation.

Lets keep the knob function for jogging. I would just like a way to move between tracks continuously, without having to press "prev" or "next" repeatedly. Holding either button down would move through tracks successively until released (long press until the desired track is reached).


Quote
You mean "m" command? It opens dialog, you will need computer keyboard then. So, what the point to start the procedure from surface?
Yes, pushing knob button will open the marker ("m") dialog
As I have wrote, if you need to use computer keyboard in any case, pressing M is not hard. Can be on knob button, but if it reset volume or jog... it can't add marker.

I am OK with using "M" in the keyboard

Quote
Pan currently switch fader to pan. Do you want it stay on Volume and knob switch from jog to pan?
Yes, when "pan" is lit, fader is volume and knob is pan
What is with automation buttons then? Should they work with Pan in this case?

I am OK with leaving pan on the fader, no change needed

Quote
I will have to think about this one. Any suggestions for zooming horizontally or vertically?
Will add later.


Quote
“Shift“ + “section“ -> piano roll view not working
Check with Last MIDI event "Section" button is correctly assigned. I don't see the bug in logic...

I checked Last MIDI event, "Section" is CH:1 N:60...it is assigned correctly

Thanks again for all your help

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10