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Author Topic: Yes or No question: Is the Keylab 88 able to receive CCs? Absolute knob setting.  (Read 126 times)

Tausendberg

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When I have the knobs set to absolute mode, is it possible for a DAW/VST to send a CC message TO the Keylab 88 so that it alters the current value of the CC that the knob is assigned to?

I have set up my DAW, studio one to transmit the value to the knob but the knobs don't seem to receive that value. I just want to know if my DAW isn't doing something correctly or if I'm simply hitting a limitation of the keylab.

Eric Barker

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Can't say I'm clear about HOW or even WHY you would send CC data to a standalone controller. I'm just thinking there might be a more elegant workflow to what you're doing, but I'm not sure what you're end goal is. I can't imagine there is a way of sending CC data TO a digital encoder, since it's sole function is to generate data. Think about it, obviously you can't do that with a fader or else you would need a servo. The only thing I'm wondering about, my self, is whether there's a way of sending information to the key switches that are on Toggle mode, that would be sorta nice.

But getting back to you're original question, what are you trying to accomplish with this? Since it's a standalone controller, you're end result is going to be software, so couldn't you just send the data you need to the software, instead of going through? Or are you trying to refresh the controller with the absolute value of data when you open a patch so it won't jump? I doubt it. That's why I'm just biting the bullet and getting used to relative mode (I've never used continuous encoders before). I prefer physical pots, but if I'm going to use encoders, probably their best workflow is relative.

Tausendberg

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"Or are you trying to refresh the controller with the absolute value of data when you open a patch so it won't jump? I doubt it."

This, I'm trying to do this, I know other midi controllers with continuous encoders have the ability to receive cc data so that when they're set in absolute mode, the vst's value doesn't jump. I figure the Keylab 88 doesn't have this feature but I just want formal confirmation and maybe to give arturia something to consider in their next firmware update (I don't see any technical reason this feature couldn't be implemented).

Emporio

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Hi Tausendberg,

I'd like to do this also, but to be able to write status to the LEDs in the switches so that they can match the status of the recalled preset in the DAW (MainStage in my case)

Let me know if you get any further with it!

Cheers,
Ant

 

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