FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

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clueless
KVRAF
5753 posts since 10 Mar, 2003 from Music Shed #8

Post Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:31 am

I came across this post from 18 months ago:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=498493

Thread title: "I have a Behringer X-touch wich is a clone of the Mackie Control Universal..."
tamoore wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:59 am
But some of the button assignments just don't make sense to me. I'd like to edit the assignments of some of the controls rather than go through the process of creating a whole new controller. Is there any way to do this? If there is, I can't find it, and if there isn't, it's a feature I'd like to request for an upcoming version.
I've paraphrased the OP in this thread title. I'd like to be able to modify a copy of the MCU controller assignments without having to start from scratch. It's not really even a feature request - please could you share the supported control surface settings so that we can import them and edit them? Pretty please? xxx

Also, do the user assignable controls support button combinations/sequences? (Example, my controller has a dedicated EQ section with one knob each for frequency, gain and EQ. The frequency band is selected by buttons for low, low-mid, high-mid and high.)

clueless
KVRAF
5753 posts since 10 Mar, 2003 from Music Shed #8

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:50 am

BUMP.

Pleeease could you provide the "Supported Control Surface" configurations as templates!

FigBug
KVRist
433 posts since 3 May, 2005 from Victoria, BC

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:03 am

That isn't really possible. The MCU is custom implementation that supports a lot of different modes and behaviors. A lot of these can't be replicated in the MIDI/OSC controllers that are a 1-to-1 mapping between MIDI messages and features in Waveform.

clueless
KVRAF
5753 posts since 10 Mar, 2003 from Music Shed #8

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:17 am

I'd be happy to take my chances :)

clueless
KVRAF
5753 posts since 10 Mar, 2003 from Music Shed #8

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:14 am


clueless
KVRAF
5753 posts since 10 Mar, 2003 from Music Shed #8

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:52 am


Rock
KVRian
1234 posts since 11 Apr, 2002 from Nashville, TN

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:39 pm

Yes, I truly wish we could simply kick off macros with midi triggers!

Till that happens I recommend a few utilities to expand a your controllers abilities. All free by the way.

Loopmidi (which every electronic musician needs anyway)
https://www.tobias-erichsen.de/software/loopmidi.html

CopperLan for creating a MIDI network
http://www.copperlan.org/

And the fantasic tool, TransMIDIfier
http://www.bewaryprods.com/software/pro ... sMIDIfier/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etp8VP_KVBM

Don't have time to go into it in depth but here is what I did

Copperlan will allow you to create a MIDI network spanning your multiple computers, but it also lets you you create virtual MIDI devices. Those devices can merge your hardware devices. I created a single device that allows my faders and keyboard to work together as one device. Next you can create additional devices with loopMIDI. It has the advantage of being able to give the ports useful names. Use Copperlan Virtual merged devices as inputs in TransMIDIfier use the LoopMIDI ports as outputs. Use them as inputs in Waveform. Magic.

Watch the video a few times and you'll get an idea how powerful the software is.

clueless
KVRAF
5753 posts since 10 Mar, 2003 from Music Shed #8

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:53 am

Thanks for that Rock! What about a utility that translates MIDI to keystrokes? Could that be used to enable a controller to trigger macros?

Rock
KVRian
1234 posts since 11 Apr, 2002 from Nashville, TN

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:18 am

I think I made one of those using autohotkey a long time ago, I could look for it. The nice thing about Waveform adding MIDI triggering to it's macros is that a virtually unlimited number of MIDI triggers could be defined, but there are far fewer potential key combinations.

clueless
KVRAF
5753 posts since 10 Mar, 2003 from Music Shed #8

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:14 am

Still potentially a great workaround for half-arsed controller protocol support/implementation :-)

Rock
KVRian
1234 posts since 11 Apr, 2002 from Nashville, TN

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:32 pm

Using MIDI to trigger hotkeys on mac:

http://charlie-roberts.com/midiStroke/

Rock
KVRian
1234 posts since 11 Apr, 2002 from Nashville, TN

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:05 pm


clueless
KVRAF
5753 posts since 10 Mar, 2003 from Music Shed #8

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:08 am

Great stuff - I shall experiment over the weekend when I'm off the hamster wheel... ;-)

Rock
KVRian
1234 posts since 11 Apr, 2002 from Nashville, TN

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:58 am

Another advantage MIDI triggers have over hotkeys is that they don't demand focus and can work even when Waveform is in the background.

Several longtime users asking for this. Please implement, guys.

clueless
KVRAF
5753 posts since 10 Mar, 2003 from Music Shed #8

Re: FR: Save "Supported Control Surface" as templates for custom control surfaces

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:31 am

Rock wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:58 am
Several longtime users asking for this. Please implement, guys.
Le bump...

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