I recently got a Novation SL Mk III keyboard. I love the little display screens for showing what the knobs are controlling.
One mind boggling shortcoming seems to be that while you can program templates for the controls, it doesn’t appear that Novation supports any kind of midi sync with these templates. I can link the knobs and sliders to GP widgets, but if I adjust a widget via mouse or I change variation, the Mk III doesn’t respond to the midi feedback with the sync option enabled. At first I thought I was missing an option somewhere, but I’ve read elsewhere that this is just part of the Novation firmware.
To get full bidirectional control it seems you need to use Novation’s “InControl” mode. With that enabled it syncs up very well with Ableton and some other DAWs. The screens and controls on the Mk III will follow what you’re doing in your DAW, etc. I’ve only played around a bit with it, but it seems surprisingly robust.
I assume it’s all scripting, so I wondered “couldn’t I do what I want with GP scripting?” Probably, but that would require documentation on the InControl protocol, and I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
Has anyone looked into this or come across anything about it? Is anyone using one of these with GP?