Launchpad mk2 as clip launcher issues

KVRist
58 posts since 19 Feb, 2017

Post Sat May 15, 2021 9:12 am

Firstly, Moss I want to tank you for your great job !

I got a novation launchpad mk2 and there is something that I don't understand
Here is what the manual says :
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Here Is what I have :
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When I press the "next / prev track" keys, it works, i see the next/previous track being selected. When I'm at the end of the current group and I press again, I see the next group of 8 tracks. but then, impossible to move back to the first group because no track is selected. I have to select the track manually with the mouse in bitwig for it to work again.
When I press previous again from this point, and want to go back to the first group, The master track is selected instead.

When I use the bird eye view I'm then able to move in the grid, but it's unpractical because it semi randomly changes to vertical/horizontal mode.

I thought that I would be able to move in the clip grid simply with the arrows but this does not seem to be the case.

Thanks for your help

KVRist

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58 posts since 19 Feb, 2017

Post Sun May 16, 2021 12:58 am

I noticed that when I don't use group tracks, the issue is not present. I can scroll through the whole grid with the arrows (no "deselect" issue). I guess the workaround for now is to use sends instead of group tracks

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KVRAF
8779 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Sun May 16, 2021 3:47 am

Yeah, working with groups gets confusing in Clip Launcher, not only with Launchpad but even in the DAW itself. I try to avoid it, too.
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KVRist

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58 posts since 19 Feb, 2017

Post Sun May 16, 2021 2:04 pm

Even in the daw ? What do you mean with that ? I'm using groups often, it's a practical way to apply effects or volume / panning to a group of tracks without routing and can be useful for moving around groups of clips in the arrangement

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KVRAF
19051 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Sun May 16, 2021 2:38 pm

antic604 wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 3:47 am
Yeah, working with groups gets confusing in Clip Launcher, not only with Launchpad but even in the DAW itself. I try to avoid it, too.
What do you find confusing about working with Groups in the Clip Launcher in Bitwig?

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KVRAF
8779 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Sun May 16, 2021 9:21 pm

pdxindy wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 2:38 pm
What do you find confusing about working with Groups in the Clip Launcher in Bitwig?
Well, perhaps "confusing" is thewrong word. I try not to use Groups as an arranging tool ("I want to launch those 3 clips together") or even for common processing, so I'd rather not see them in my clip launcher, i.e. have them represented as a small/thin "frame" and non-interactive, so that I could see they're there, but largely for organisational & visual guidance purposes.

Just a personal preference thing, really :)
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KVRist

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58 posts since 19 Feb, 2017

Post Sun May 30, 2021 12:51 pm

I tried to use it again today. Couldn't play a note on it. It lights up and shows the play mode. bitwig does not see any notes being played. I cannot change anything from the launchpad. changing to session mode / anything on the launchpad has no effect. When I play notes from bitwig, I see the color change on the launchpad. It seems like the communication launchpad -> bitwig is broken, but bitwig -> launchpad works.

Confusing, because it worked a week ago (on the same 3.* version of bitwig). In the controller settings midi out and in are correctly configured... what can I do ?

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KVRAF
2788 posts since 13 May, 2004

Post Sun May 30, 2021 10:05 pm

antismap wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 12:51 pm
I tried to use it again today. Couldn't play a note on it. It lights up and shows the play mode. bitwig does not see any notes being played. I cannot change anything from the launchpad. changing to session mode / anything on the launchpad has no effect. When I play notes from bitwig, I see the color change on the launchpad. It seems like the communication launchpad -> bitwig is broken, but bitwig -> launchpad works.

Confusing, because it worked a week ago (on the same 3.* version of bitwig). In the controller settings midi out and in are correctly configured... what can I do ?
Have you checked to run the latest Firmware with Novations' Components app?

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