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Re: Continuous Control
"Elaine Walters" <email@example.com> wrote...
> The (cc) idea makes perfect sense, but how to implement it??
On my PMC-10 I regularly use an entire bank for control of my Waldorf
filter. One button configures the two pedals to control volume-resonance
cutoff. Another config controls LFO speed and depth. Yet another modifies
parameters attack and sustain... these are all just changing the cc values
the pedals control. Another button toggles my relay switcher to switch the
filter in or out. I'm doing another bank for EDP control right now...
> I wonder how it could be used in conjunction with the Ground Control ie
> wonder how I could use ONLY the CC from the Rolls, and keep the Ground
> doing all the preset switching (with this the Rolls wouldn't even need
> on the floor, it could stay in the rack). Would this be an issue for a
> mixer type device (which I know little to nothing about)??? Hmmmm.
Once you say you're willing to get off the floor there's several
different controllers out there.
1. Peavey PC1600x is a 16 fader/switch controller with each fader and
programmable. You can assign any fader to become a master fader which can
be programmed to control any number of other faders. There's two inputs on
rear for expeds and switches. It has storable config presets so you could
several variants. I could see having a master programming config for each
dsps as well as performance configs which have a few cc's or pc's for each
This is one of those blank canvas type of devices which allows you to do
whatever you please...
2. Korg KAOS pad... I believe this thing sends midi so it could be useful
tweaking you dsps. Someone mentioned that it's not very programmable
careful study of what it actually does do is important.
3. The Phatman controller is a bank of knobs with dedicated
assignments. Assuming your dsp's allow you to choose the cc which controls
given parameter, you could use this. (My Waldorf stuff has fixed cc
so my controller has to be programmable to get control of it.)
4. Then there's stuff like the Dimension Beam infrared controllers as well
Infusion Systems I-cube which is a midi digitizer module with inputs for a
range of sensors like proximity, pressure, light, velocity, deflection
have no idea what the cost of these babies are, but I'm getting pretty
interested in using a proximity or velocity sensor to get away from having
ride a pedal.The Synthzone site has a midi controllers area which lists
these that I've mentioned as well as quite a few others.
Admittedly, the Rolls with 8 controller inputs followed by Roland FC-200
are the two pedal hogs for floor control. I'd like to know more about how
programmable the Rolls is... can anyone tell us more?