Some kind of "Instant Knob"...
I would like to set one of my MIDI controller endless knobs as a let's call "InstantKnob". Then, whenever I turn this knob it would change the parameter which my mouse cursor is hovering over. This way - the mouse in my right hand, the MIDI controller on the left hand - I could rapidly change a lot of parameters while playing parts of the song. This would be very useful especially for experimenting with new synth sounds or finding the right EQ frequencies etc...
Actually, when I want to change some parameter by using my MIDI controller, I have to follow the same two steps:
1a. finding out which MIDI controller (fader, encoder, button etc.) is assigned to the parameter
1b. assigning a MIDI controller to the parameter I want to change
2. actually changing the parameter by using the MIDI controller
Maybe by using reason on a daily basis the assignments become burned into your memory, but I by myself am not able to remember which of the 24 knobs on my Behringer BCR2000 for example controls the Mod Envelope Sustain value of the Subtractor or the filter B frequency of the Malström.
Of course I could take the Remote control documentation, print it out and paper my room with it. But not all parameters are assigned to all controllers by default, whereby I would have to go through step 1b.
My feature suggestion could solve all this problems I think.
Implementation could look like...
I go to the preferences, section Control surfaces:
I click on the Button Define "InstantKnob"...
The dialog Edit Remote Override Mapping shows up...
...where I can set/learn my MIDI controller knob (preferrably an endless encoder):
From now on, when my mouse cursor for example hovers over the modulator B rate knob of the Malström and I turn my (in the above example) Push Encoder 1:1 of the BCF2000 it will change exactly this value. After that I move my mouse to the next knob, velocity to shift for example, and with the same controller I now change this value. Would be nice, wouldn't it? ;-)
Any suggestions, corrections etc. are welcome.
Some MIDI controllers already have this function, well I know one for certain has this feature, my Novation SL MKII has a endless rotary on it called the 'Speed Dial' which controls the parameter of whatever your mouse is hovered over. I don't quite know how this could be implemented to work with other controllers by having it enabled from software, I don't know if this would work, but theres a controller that has what you're after anyway id you're interested. ;)
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