I just got a QuNeo MIDI controller, and I'm having a less-than-inspiring time getting it to work with Mulch. At most, I can get a few of the buttons or sliders to respond as toggles even though I have the toggle option turned off.
The big problem, as I see it right now, is that I can't figure out how to assign the more in depth parameters. Using the Parameter window, I can set the CC# and Channel, but the QuNeo also has specific numbers for Direction, Pressure, Location and Note for various points on a single pad. Is there any way in Mulch to program in this info?
Thanks very much!
I've been doing more research and just discovered the CoMA Mode on the QuNeo which I think will solve the problem. I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet, but it seems like it addresses the issue I was having.
> QuNeo also has specific numbers for Direction, Pressure, Location and Note for various points on a single pad. Is there any way in Mulch to program in this info?
You should be able to make use of the info but you can only map one type of CC/Note message to one AM parameter, so you probably just want to threshold the pressure value or something like that.
I don't have a QuNeo and havn't played with one myself so my ability to advise directly is limited. I'm happy to answer general questions about AM"s MIDI implementatio or MIDI in general however.
Oh I replied on the quneo forum too, before I saw this.
There's a fair amount of interesting things you can try mapping it to. Switching contraption presets, controlling the metasurface (you can use a pad's XY, but you can use try things like mapping one slider to x and another to y), matrix mixer.
Also be sure to play around with the smoothing option in AM it can be very cool. It converts a momentary message into a lag control.
You can use AM's quick mapping, but it'll pick up velocity first and you have to change it to 14 bit control and remember what note # it picked up because AM sets it back to 0. (is this a bug in AM?)
It would be very nice to have multiple MIDI controls per parameter because I'd like to use both smoothed and standard controls, but at least with Mulch's internal contraptions it's not bad (in CPU terms) to set up two and put a crossfader between them. You can assign the crossfader to the same control as your regular slider.
I really like the smoothing though, especially on release. It's one of my favorite performance controls. And by the way, smoothing on message on or off only would be fun. :)
It took a lot of work with the tech support at QuNeo, but I finally got everything working. It turned out to be some sort of incompatibility where it was unable to update to the correct firmware and it was causing all sorts of buggy issues. Thankfully they were able to send me the firmware via SysEx file, and I was able to update it outside of their editor, so I've been able to get it to do all sort of crazy things now.
And thanks Jonah, I didn't know about the smoothing option, so I'll have to check that out! And it's funny, it's been working fine as 7 bit control. But I'll have to see what happens if I switch it to 14.