Feature Request : MPE support

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thetechnobear
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854 posts since 2 Jan, 2013

Post Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:50 am

Hi,

its fantastic that U-he supports voice per channel Midi, and its the reason Ive bough all your synths :)

I wonder now all the expressive controllers are supporting MPE (and also bitwig) could U-he start supporting the MPE spec (http://bit.ly/mpe-spec) :

the primary difference for the u-he synths, I think are:

A) CC 74 is used for timbre (i.e. Y axis)
this is an issue since, mainly cc 1/2, and perhaps 11 are supported per channel
perhaps expression could be changed to be CC74 (or CC 74 and CC 11 for compatibility), and added to those without it (e.g. ACE)
(CC74 was used as was used as the standard for the continuum)

(its not always easy to do this in a DAW either, as multi channel support is 'variable' :))

B) pitchbend can be set from the controller.
this is useful as its usually set according to the number of 'keys', but in 12 semitone intervals....
(I know we can lock pitchbend, but its just 'one less thing'

the other parts of the spec, using individual pitchbend and channel pressure per midi channel are already very well supported by u-he.

would make things so much smoother when using my favourite synths :)

Mark

NothanUmber
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254 posts since 1 Jul, 2004

Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:02 pm

Yes please! Now that Bitwig will support MPE starting from 1.2 this would be awesome! And compared to other plugins the u-he synths are already 90% there. It looks like the "MPE consortium" and Urs came to the same conclusions in many aspects :)

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palaires
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32 posts since 23 May, 2014 from Palmela, Portugal

Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:53 am

oh and one more, Yes please!!

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Urs
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22419 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:37 am

Once the standard is defined, we'll happily adopt it.

Our last info during Musikmesse was, it's still a draft.

NothanUmber
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254 posts since 1 Jul, 2004

Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:14 am

Fantastic news!
The current version of the spec is 1.10 - that sounds pretty stable from a version number perspective :)

Will try to get the attention of Geert Bevin (who worked on the MPE spec), perhaps he can confirm that this is already final (or which changes might still be to be expected).

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gbevin
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402 posts since 16 Nov, 2009 from Belgium

Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:35 am

Nope, it's still draft, we're working with the MMA to make it an official spec and there will most certainly still be changes in the way MPE is activated.
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thetechnobear
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854 posts since 2 Jan, 2013

Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:40 pm

a quick 'bump' on this...

I know its still not out of draft, but now there are implementations in hardware for Eigenharps, Continuum, Linnstrument, Soundplane, Seaboards.

as i mentioned in the post, Im not so worried about the switch to MPE mode, nor the automatic pitchbend range selection (via NRPNs),
simply support for CC74 (supplementing CC11 is fine) and an increased pitchbend range. (+/- 48)
with the current VpC implementation of u-he synths, the above would work for all DAWs,
even Bigwigs per note expression would work (it has a 'force MPE mode' on it)

as a fellow software developer I understand wanting to make changes once, based on a spec, but sometimes the real world moves faster than standards committees, if we wait for MPE to be approved, its highly likely we will be bumping this thread in another 6 months, and we will be no further forward...

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pdxindy
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13890 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:58 pm

thetechnobear wrote:a quick 'bump' on this...

I know its still not out of draft, but now there are implementations in hardware for Eigenharps, Continuum, Linnstrument, Soundplane, Seaboards.

as i mentioned in the post, Im not so worried about the switch to MPE mode, nor the automatic pitchbend range selection (via NRPNs),
simply support for CC74 (supplementing CC11 is fine) and an increased pitchbend range. (+/- 48)
with the current VpC implementation of u-he synths, the above would work for all DAWs,
even Bigwigs per note expression would work (it has a 'force MPE mode' on it)

as a fellow software developer I understand wanting to make changes once, based on a spec, but sometimes the real world moves faster than standards committees, if we wait for MPE to be approved, its highly likely we will be bumping this thread in another 6 months, and we will be no further forward...
BIG +1

Bitwig did it's part to come partway (added force MPE mode)... now u-he needs to do the same. A couple small changes and we got it. We'e so close now! :pray: :pray: :pray:

Echoes in the Attic
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6153 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:03 am

thetechnobear wrote:a quick 'bump' on this...

I know its still not out of draft, but now there are implementations in hardware for Eigenharps, Continuum, Linnstrument, Soundplane, Seaboards.

as i mentioned in the post, Im not so worried about the switch to MPE mode, nor the automatic pitchbend range selection (via NRPNs),
simply support for CC74 (supplementing CC11 is fine) and an increased pitchbend range. (+/- 48)
with the current VpC implementation of u-he synths, the above would work for all DAWs,
even Bigwigs per note expression would work (it has a 'force MPE mode' on it)

as a fellow software developer I understand wanting to make changes once, based on a spec, but sometimes the real world moves faster than standards committees, if we wait for MPE to be approved, its highly likely we will be bumping this thread in another 6 months, and we will be no further forward...
YES PLEASE! U-He synths are so close. I'd really like to be able to use the Y axis modulation like in the Bitiwig touch screen keyboard to control u-he synth parameters.

Also wondering if Zebra will be supported like Diva and Bazille?
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pdxindy
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Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:56 pm

Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Also wondering if Zebra will be supported like Diva and Bazille?
I might be wrong about this... but my understanding is that the Mod Matrix in Zebra would need to be re-written for the note per midi channel stuff to work in Zebra... so maybe Zebra 3

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Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:47 pm

pdxindy wrote:
Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Also wondering if Zebra will be supported like Diva and Bazille?
I might be wrong about this... but my understanding is that the Mod Matrix in Zebra would need to be re-written for the note per midi channel stuff to work in Zebra... so maybe Zebra 3
Oh ya, makes sense. I wonder if Urs would consider bringing Tyrell up to par with Diva and Bazille as far as MPE. Tyrell is a beauty.
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Urs
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Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:44 pm

pdxindy wrote:
Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Also wondering if Zebra will be supported like Diva and Bazille?
I might be wrong about this... but my understanding is that the Mod Matrix in Zebra would need to be re-written for the note per midi channel stuff to work in Zebra... so maybe Zebra 3
Nah, that's multicore support.

Per Channel MIDI in Zebra2 requires a big effort in the voice management parts - which are separate from that of the other synths.

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Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:13 am

Ok I just found out the huge bummer about the consequences of not having a 48 note up/down pitch range. Sliding up or down doesn't land on the right notes. I was just about to buy bazille as it seemed to be the one, along with diva, that I'd be able to use with bitwigs touch screen but it's just not useful without the proper pitch range.

Big ol' sad face on this discovery -> :(
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SuperFly76
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Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:32 pm

thetechnobear wrote:a quick 'bump' on this...

I know its still not out of draft, but now there are implementations in hardware for Eigenharps, Continuum, Linnstrument, Soundplane, Seaboards.

as i mentioned in the post, Im not so worried about the switch to MPE mode, nor the automatic pitchbend range selection (via NRPNs),
simply support for CC74 (supplementing CC11 is fine) and an increased pitchbend range. (+/- 48)
with the current VpC implementation of u-he synths, the above would work for all DAWs,
even Bigwigs per note expression would work (it has a 'force MPE mode' on it)

as a fellow software developer I understand wanting to make changes once, based on a spec, but sometimes the real world moves faster than standards committees, if we wait for MPE to be approved, its highly likely we will be bumping this thread in another 6 months, and we will be no further forward...
A big huge +2 from me.

+1 for CC74
+1 for +/- 48 on pitchbend

I also use bitwig. I have hopes of using it with Diva and Bazille on my surface touch screen with Bitwig's excellent MPE onscreen keyboard. The pitchbend is a drag, as it doesn't land on the correct note.

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pdxindy
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Re: Feature Request : MPE support

Post Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:51 pm

SuperFly76 wrote:
thetechnobear wrote:a quick 'bump' on this...

I know its still not out of draft, but now there are implementations in hardware for Eigenharps, Continuum, Linnstrument, Soundplane, Seaboards.

as i mentioned in the post, Im not so worried about the switch to MPE mode, nor the automatic pitchbend range selection (via NRPNs),
simply support for CC74 (supplementing CC11 is fine) and an increased pitchbend range. (+/- 48)
with the current VpC implementation of u-he synths, the above would work for all DAWs,
even Bigwigs per note expression would work (it has a 'force MPE mode' on it)

as a fellow software developer I understand wanting to make changes once, based on a spec, but sometimes the real world moves faster than standards committees, if we wait for MPE to be approved, its highly likely we will be bumping this thread in another 6 months, and we will be no further forward...
A big huge +2 from me.

+1 for CC74
+1 for +/- 48 on pitchbend

I also use bitwig. I have hopes of using it with Diva and Bazille on my surface touch screen with Bitwig's excellent MPE onscreen keyboard. The pitchbend is a drag, as it doesn't land on the correct note.

I dream of being able to use Diva, Bitwig, and my Surface Pro 4 live.
and another big +1

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