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  • #61
    Great to hear you got it up and running. I would almost suggest that there could be a sticky with an overview about working controllers in combination with the BB, amongst the possibility to share presets for these controllers (all under the disclaimer that there cannot be support from the official 1010music site for 3rd party controllers ofc).

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    • #62
      Steve J Do you know how to map a Novation Launchpad X to the pads on the BlackBox? Is it possible to trigger different pads, and still use only one channel?

      Anyone else has a launchpad X that they use with the BB, if so how have you set it up?

      As a side note, kind of a bummer that the pad can't be configured over midi since it requires a direct connection to the computer. This means I need to connect it to a USB switch so I can alternate it between my computer and my mioXL.

      Thanx!

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      • Steve
        Steve commented
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        Looks like you found the answer. I was away for a few days. let me know if you have more questions.

    • #63
      Not owning the launchpad Id say if you can assign the individual pads to the midi notes as described in the BB manual, you are good. You can assign individual slots of the BB to different channels or globally to the same channel as you like. I believe the launchpad has a 16x16 grid so you could assign 4x4 buttons to the sample pads of the BB and 4x4 to the sequencer slots of the BB, leaving you 8x8 to assign to different BB sources, if it works like the Mk3 and you can use the slots as faders and whatnot. I hope this helps?

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      • #64
        Thank you! I have been testing but never really got a solution other than a grid triggering the same pads or all pads. I create a custom profile on the Launchpad were every pad has triggered a note but use the same midi channel. Each pad has its default value (which is listed in the manual) still I only trigger the pad selected. I also tested to manually set midi in the channel to she same channel for all pads. The same thing triggers the same sound but with pitch.

        MIDI Omni mode is mentioned in the manual but is not an option in the midi settings, this is the default mode so when set to none is it Omni?

        Also what's the difference between the Midi pad and Midi Keys in global settings?

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        • #65
          Ok so after fiddling some more I now figured it out.

          Use Global settings unless you want to assign channels manually to individual pads.

          The difference between MIDI IN for PAD's & KEY's in the global settings refers to melodic vs drums. So for drums you want to use the PAD's channel and for melodic controllers where you want pitch up and down you use the KEY's.

          The issue with the custom mode and drum grid on the Novation Launchpad X was simply the octave setting. It needed to be set to 1 to line up with the pads on the BlackBox, once that was set everything works perfectly!





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          • Painting Silence
            Painting Silence commented
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            happy it works now. yes it's all a bit fiddly and things like transpose can easily get confusing. thanks also for sharing your solution. def helpful for other users around here too

        • #66
          Has anyone tries the roli lightpad block? I saw a video that you can change to different modes (pads, scales, and faders), which sounds cool. Just wondering if this can be done without having to connect to the roli app.
          Last edited by jpablo91; 05-25-2020, 03:57 PM.

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          • #67
            I assuming you mean the Roli Light blocks? If so you can change modes on the fly but any changes to the modes need to be done through their dashboard software.

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            • jpablo91
              jpablo91 commented
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              Thanks! Yeah, I was refering to that one. Looks cool, but all the demos I've seen is for controlling the iPad or other VST via the dashboard.

            • Steve
              Steve commented
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              I have not been successful in connecting my Roli gear directly to blackbox via USB. The Lightpad will work UNTIL you change modes. My best experience with my Roli gear was using the CME WIDIBUD to connect. Works great every time.
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