[LAU] USB MIDI controller - update

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat Jan 28 22:37:40 UTC 2017

On Sat, 28 Jan 2017, Will Godfrey wrote:

> My nice new BFC2000 was delivered yesterday, and I'm very pleased with it. It
> has an astonishing range of configuration possibilites, and unlike many units
> is reasonably quick and easy to program from the unit itself.

Good to know.

> The faders can be ordinary CCs, specifically pitch bend or any NRPN. The NRPNs
> can be full 14 bit data or 7 bit and can be absolute or incremental.

I knew the encoders could be incremental, but faders is a new one on me.

> I can't confirm the resolution of either the pitch bend or NRPN modes, but it is
> greater than the accuracy of the sliders themselves - when used as an NRPN and
> steadily moving the slider up, a fractional movement can actually send a
> slightly lower value  - which suggests it's reading discontinuites in the
> carbon track.

That could very well be why Mackie limited their faders to 10 bits (last 4 
bits zeroed).

Len Ovens

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