CCStepper.pdf (810.2 KB)
I’ve been having some fun the the two finger MIDI sequence GP script, and though I’m not really a script genius in any way shape or form, I can just comprehend how two MIDI note names can be assigned in that script and a third MID note to reset it, I had some fun adding some keyboard parts to songs I play with a cover band, and really enjoyed triggering the keyboard sequences such as Billy Idol Rebel Yell, the intro synth before the verse, in that performance, I would be lucky to pull that off live on the small Akai MPK3 controller I have, so I thought midi clocking it would be great, and it was, yippee, but also sad face I couldn’t play the guitar while I was busy playing two notes back and forth, so I had the midi sequence also drive a Kontakt instrument with my underlying guitar parts in there, DI guitar sound through the same VST3 amp modeller du jour, wow okay that’s cool, it was, but then again the sad face, wearing the guitar but playing two plastic keys still didn’t thrill me, the sound was great but I wasn’t playing the guitar part there, hmmm, somehow I have to drive the MID sequence with my feet, so I can play the guitar AND look cool. If you don’t look cool doing it why bother?
Then I thought how the heck can I drive two midi note on’s fast enough to propel the small seagoing vessel that is the the sequence?
I lucked out ! Stumbled across a technique using MIDI pipe app and utilizing the message converter, I would like to say it was complete forethought to realize one step with it’s inherent press and release could manufacture two note on’s, a note on via the depression and another note on via the release!
Nope pure dumb foolery, I was baffled for days why this worked but I only assume that MIDI pipe doesn’t discriminate WHICH CC value I send it, whether its 127 or 0 or anything in between, it will convert that CC into a note on in the case of setting the message converter from CC to Note On, there one press and release will generate two pretty rapid note on’s NOW WE CAN BOOGIE!
The caveat and hereto still afflicting downside is the CC value for resetting the midi sequence, in this case having two note on’s for this purpose is a wrench in the cog , depressing the reset MIDI CC in my case 29 resets the sequence , however releasing the CC29 switch also resets the sequence after all it’s just another note on, hmm, how to send only one value ? perplexed I came up with a workaround, but still not the greatest, having a control split on that CC29 midi pipe removes one offending note on release, however in the case of the midi sequences I’ve tried, creating a reset note etc, a chord, something to preface the midi sequence I intend still leaves the next CC70 driving note on’s in an offset of an eight or quarter or what have, therefore what works for the interim is a routine where before you reset the midi CC70 you first depress the CC29, therefore once the midi file has been reset by CC70 the first note on of a sequence, then the subsequent note off of that first CC70 note on can by realized by the release of CC70 and you’re off to the races, in time, the downbeat of CC70 you just plough on happily in time with yourself or a drummer or any pace you would like, you’re the boss and you’re driving the midi sequence hands free and you can squeal away on guitar, but now, how to play with way while I’m busy tapping up a storm, hmmm, back to the drawing board…