But, the MIDI pitch command IS absolute…we can’t control anything apart from instrument plugins with it, though. And it is unknown to us just how many semitones is being controlled (this is up to the plugin to specify).
00 - M1 - 00 00 (lowest pitch)
00 - M1 - 40 00 (medium pitch)
00 - M1 - 7F 7F (highest pitch)
(each command is comprised of instr. number + panning column + effect column)
If we could MIDI-map pitchbend like a CC message, the recording of the MIDI pitch-bend command (as seen above) would automatically disappear, as any MIDI mapped parameter is intercepted by it’s destination instead of being written to the pattern. Result: recording automation directly into a Instr. MIDI Control or Macro control instead of outputting these (quite messy!) MIDI commands into the patterns.
Stretch goals: higher resolution recording in time & value domains (support 14-bit MIDI messages)?