input selection with button matrix

Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:13 am

Hi all,

This topic has been brought up before and others have offered solutions but im not quite certain there's a great way to solve this issue.

What I'd like to do is use the button matrix on my APC40 to change an inputselecter value from 0 to 9 (or what ever) with each single button press, representing a specific value from 0 to 9.

Others have suggested using a 'note number' with a scale value of 127' so each key press on a keyboard can trigger things, but that's not to handy when I have a button matrix. I've tried using the trigger and wrap modifiers, but that only really works with a single button/input.

I reckon that perhaps a new module would be quite handy- something akin to a input-by-value-selection that would allow us to to have a modified input selector with triggerable inputs. The module would need to be a tad dynamic, as in it changes it's limits according to the number of different nodes connected to it; each potential input node could get it's own midi selection option so one can assign each unique path from the selector's input towards it's output.

I'd find that handy: a button that fires movie 1 onto the background and another button that fires movie 2 onto the background instead., up to X amount of buttons.

Is there a method to accomplish this that's a little less intuitive which I haven't discovered yet or should I resubmit this onto the feature request subforum?

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-cal
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Re: input selection with button matrix

Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:38 pm

Others have suggested using a 'note number' with a scale value of 127' so each key press on a keyboard can trigger things, but that's not to handy when I have a button matrix.

Hmm. To me that's very handy. So I guess I'm not understanding. You want to map each button individually? It would take 10 times as long to set up.

The APC40 is very conveniently laid out for an InputSelector. The MIDI notes are sequential vertically and they are on separate channels horizontally, allowing you to control 8 InputSelectors independently.

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Besides that, the APC40 is kind of an archaic device in that it won't let you remap the MIDI commands assigned to its buttons/faders/etc. Almost all newer devices let you do this.

I reckon that perhaps a new module would be quite handy- something akin to a input-by-value-selection that would allow us to to have a modified input selector with triggerable inputs. The module would need to be a tad dynamic, as in it changes it's limits according to the number of different nodes connected to it; each potential input node could get it's own midi selection option so one can assign each unique path from the selector's input towards it's output.

That's a good idea but currently modules can't have a dynamic number of parameters. So it will be something that we'll have to look at in the future.
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