Automating the Joystick

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Toby Emerson
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Automating the Joystick

Post by Toby Emerson » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:05 pm

So I'm really liking assigning parameters to the joystick for control and am trying to automate the X and Y axis in my DAW.

It appears JoyX and JoyY are general purpose controllers 1 & 2 (CC16 & 17?) however that doesn't seem to be working. I seem to be able to automate the mod wheel CC1 fine - anyone know if I am doing something wrong or have some ideas?

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Re: Automating the Joystick

Post by John Bowen » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:11 pm

Toby,

I'm not sure if the standard CCs other than Pitch Bend (which is a sort of 'special' controller number) are being implemented, because of the NRPN approach to MIDI data communication. I'll have to ask Julian.

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Re: Automating the Joystick

Post by Toby Emerson » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:48 pm

In the meantime I have found a workaround which works pretty well (just an extra step of linking). I used CC1 in the modulation source to link the parameters I want and then in the MIDI page on the main screen I just set CC1 to 16.

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Re: Automating the Joystick

Post by valis » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:20 am

So I'm curious, if the X/Y is sending NRPN's what is the resolution? If greater than 128 steps and you assign CC1 > CC16 to achieve similar control, is a slew limiter necessary to smooth param jumps?

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Re: Automating the Joystick

Post by John Bowen » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:50 pm

The joystick info was not being received by the Solaris is any OS prior to v1.3, so please update to get this functioning!

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