@lettuce , Thanks!
Yes, I am very happy as far as I have come to write tools via scripting.I recently shared the PhraseTouch tool, that allows many things to be done through MIDI Input. The problem of having 16 pads without banks, or just one bank, is that each pad is only capable of transmitting a CC message at the MIDI input.
The problem comes from the hardware, which is limited. For example, if you change the midi channel on a multi-channel MIDI keyboard, the white and black keys change channels. If there are 61 keys, and 16 channels, then you can send 976 different CC messages, 61 for each channel. But the same is not true for many MIDI keyboards with their pads, which are relegated to only one MIDI channel.
So, what I would be interested in is a pad of 16 pads integrated in a keyboard, but that could have several banks that allow sending more than 16 different CC signals. If there are 120 notes, 10 octaves, 16 pads should be able to have up to 6 banks (96 different CC messages).But they could go further, and use the MIDI channels. For example, the M-Audio CODE 61 has 22 MIDI channels (I believe).But it is not possible to assign up to 127 notes. 127/16 are almost 8 entire banks.
It would only be necessary to change the MIDI channel to change banks. But I would like someone to confirm if this is true. With configure all the notes of all the pads.
In summary, the interesting thing is that each pad can send a different MIDI CC message according to the bank used. If there are no banks, it is limited to 16 messages (I find it very poor or a limitation very to take into account).Can anyone using CODE 61 comment on this specific topic?
According to the manual, it is possible to raise or lower the octave on the pad of 16 pads. This means that you should be able to send each pad to at least 7 different messages.That would be like having 7 banks.Can someone confirm it?This is like putting 16 pads x 7, one next to the other.
Edit: According to the following demo video (8:20), it seems that it is possible to also change the midi channel for the pads.This model of MIDI keyboard seems very complete and or has a price too high. It would be necessary to know a little of people who have used it, especially the quality of the keys…