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Author Topic: Spark as a midi controller for vst  (Read 890 times)

Fredarik

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Spark as a midi controller for vst
« on: June 09, 2012, 02:45:24 pm »
Hi,

I tried to use Spark as a midicontroller in ableton live an I did all the steps from the manual

To use your SPARK Controller as MIDI controller, Press [Filter] + [Slicer] +[Roller] (then
open public MIDI port or connect a MIDI cable to MIDI Out).

New mappings can be saved as Template Files using the File > Save command. In order for a template to be active on Spark controller you need to send your template to Spark controller with 'Action > Send to Spark Controller' command.


I tried every midi port and I also tried the ableton live template, but when I use "midi learn" from my VSTs nothing happens? Does anyone have an advise, please?

Thank you and best regards,

Klaus
« Last Edit: June 09, 2012, 03:08:04 pm by Fredarik »

Kevin

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Re: Spark as a midi controller for vst
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 09:56:10 am »
Hi,
Did you enable both track and remote input in Ableton preferences?
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Fredarik

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Re: Spark as a midi controller for vst
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 09:29:30 pm »
Hi Kevin,

I did following steps:

- I opened "Spark midi control center" and I opened the "Ableton Live Template"
- Then I used "send to spark controller" and then I closed the "Spark midi control center"
- I opend up Ableton Live and activated the Midi Port "Input: Spark Controller" (track and remote enabled)
- I pressed [Filter] + [Slicer] +[Roller] on the controller
- I opened up an vst and used the "midi learn" function to use the "cut off" of the spark controller for the "filter cut off" of the vst
- Everytime I move the "cut off" from spark now, the vst "cut off" just moves a little bit. So there seems to be a signal?

Best regards,

Klaus


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Re: Spark as a midi controller for vst
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 09:25:32 am »
In ableton template, the knobs are sending relative CC.
Probably your vst is not supporting it.
There are 2 solutions:
- assign the knob to cutoff of your vst inside ableton (not the knob inside your vst but in the ableton list of parameters)
- change the knob mode to absolute in Spark MCC
Kevin
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Fredarik

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Re: Spark as a midi controller for vst
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 11:17:41 am »
NICE! The absolute mode was the trick!  :D

Thank you Kevin!


 

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