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Endless midi controller
« on: February 23, 2018, 07:56:57 AM »
Has anybody though of building an endless midi controller from components?  I don't have any such a device, but would like to have a coulpe of them?

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Re: Endless midi controller
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 12:49:56 PM »
Actually only the TEMPO has an option for endless encoder in the CONTROLLERS screen.
vArranger recognize the Novation SLMKII and the AKAI APC, etc...  and communicate well with their endless encoders that can be used for any vArranger function

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Re: Endless midi controller
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 04:47:12 PM »
Thank you Dan, but I don't want to use commercial control surface.  I want to use my home-brew control surface.   ;D

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Re: Endless midi controller
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 08:54:31 PM »
Dan

Given that standalone MIDI rotary encoders are rare;

Could you update the Controllers (add another one) so that Tempo can be controlled by a standard potentiometer

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Re: Endless midi controller
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 09:05:13 PM »
This is not possible as standard pot is sending a cc value of 0 to 127. How to convert this to tempo values?

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Re: Endless midi controller
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 10:43:18 PM »
Make it a fixed relationship.

I would make each increase in CC value equal an increment of two beats

The pot/fader would go from zero to 127 and the tempo would track this by going from 2 beats per  minute to 256 beats per minute

Mid range for the pot would then be about 120 beats per minute
« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 11:16:56 PM by momboc »

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Re: Endless midi controller
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018, 01:52:16 PM »
I have tried this and it was really not usable to change the tempo with an standard knob. You move a bit, and it change tempo a lot.
Also, if you change the style, the knob is not at the right position to change it

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Re: Endless midi controller
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 05:30:29 PM »
https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=428843.0

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