I need to set two NRPN values (two bytes each) and I will probably need to do this at the beginning of most pattern blocks.
( this is for a Korg ESX1 - to mute/unmute parts you need to send two x two byte values )
e.g. mute all parts (this works):
unmute all parts (this works):
Problem 1: I can’t stack midi controller messages?
If I add additional pattern commands and try this - it doesn’t work (2 lines):
C0 630B 6277 0600 261F
C0 630B 6278 0603 267F
The fact that the 0600 goes green suggests that they aren’t all being parsed as midi messages
Problem 2: I can’t record the NRPN data send by the device.
I can capture these message in MidOX and see them fine (7 messages, you don’t have to set NRPN MSB twice).
But in renoise even with the bmp set to 999 and 256 lines per beat I only ever see 3/4 max of the messages sent being recorded.
Problem 2 is less of an issue, but I could use some ideas for problem 1 - how can I send the NPRN data using less steps of the sequence?
The midi automation device is great - I’ve been using it a lot to modify “standard controllers”.
But it seems it only sends the midi message if it thinks the controller value has changed. It won’t send the same controller value twice just because you recorded another “point” there if it has already sent that value. Hence it’s not sending enough to complete the NRPN message.
Yes using up eight tracks works - but you can’t use any other midi channel at that point on those 8 tracks, and having them dedicated clogs up the pattern sequencer so it’s a bit of a pain …
Could the MIDI Control device ultimately incorporate a range of handy and widely used MIDI tools, for stuff like SYSEX transfer, the instrument definitions (a la Cakewalk, described elsewhere on the forum - they’re just text files with patch names and numbers) and - most helpfully of all - a button which updates all states/NRPN/snapshots/whatever whenever it’s clicked, automated or called in a pattern command?
There are lots of MIDI functions that currently we have to go into MIDI-OX or similar to perform, and which those of us with MIDI hardware are totally reliant upon, which lack an obvious ‘place’ in Renoise. Do they go in popup/breakout boxes, in the Instrument settings, in a totally new view, or what? Well I agree that putting this sort of thing into MIDI Control Device is a great start and makes perfect sense
The esx-1 does mute/un-mute of channels by setting a binary mask on three different byte values.
e.g. 0= all on 1= mute part 1 2= mute part 2 3= mute part 1+2 etc … messy
And an NPRN option in the midi control device would be great - but with option of either seperate msb and lsb data values or a 14 bit value as I’ve seen some nprn require and remember to send the values regardless of anything having been sent before!
I finally worked out a way to do this (send nrpn data).
Using MidiOX mapping function to map note on messages to midi cc
(note on messages are always sent!! unlike midi cc which are not resent for the same value)
it’s pretty complex and hard to explain without a picture -
but for example in midiox mapping create 4 entries to map a single note to predefined nrpn parameter:
map to controller with min/max both 99 (nrpn msb) and the value with both min/max set to the value required
map to controller with min/max both 98 (nrpn lsb) and the value with both min/max set to the value required
map to controller with min/max value 6 - data from value 1 (check box) = note # to nrpn data msb
map to controller with min/max value38 - data from value 2 (default) = note velocity to nrpn data msb
I also created a map for note off to remove unwanted note off values - you may also want to re-map midi channel numbers if you’re sending on a midi channel number you also need to send midi note data …
i second this, especially the ability to SEND sysex commands. is there any hope for this feature to be implemented? i guess it would not be a tremendously complex thing as the CC send already works like a charm and sysexes are just longer commands with the same simple protocol.
btw is it possible to give names for the CC’s in each instrument? it would be much handier to adjust them if the panel showed “parameter x” instead of CC number.