[LAD] computer keyboard control surface update
len at ovenwerks.net
Thu Aug 7 06:35:28 UTC 2014
Please excuse my "youthful" enthusiasm...
I am having some success with my usb computer keyboard as a midi control
All things are assignable to any key.
the key events press, release, and repeat can be set separately (or
Key presses can control:
- Jack transport:
1 or ten sec forward or back (will make this settable)
I have press do one second and repeat do 10
- midi messages these are all in hex and can include:
channel messages like key, ctl, pgm, etc
sysex up to 20 char in total
I am not sure what the limit is for jack
but any of the control surfaces I have
studied seem to send less.
The reality is that there are lots of control surfaces out there and sw
has to handle what they send.
I do have a question though about ardour control by midi. The Mackie IF
says it sends control messages that are in the form num of ticks up or
down. This means I should be able to have a key send ticks up and another
ticks down, but this doesn't seem to work.
Also, It seems the master rec-enable is not toggle-able. Odd. I have tried
both making a map file and using the learn function. Is there more
documentation for this somewhere? It would not be impossible to toggle
things from inside the controler or take ticks up and down and convert to
127 or 1024 steps. This is not just for ardour but I am wanting to know
what is standard.
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