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Title: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: al80 on May 02, 2020, 01:50:43 pm
When i need  to change a midi channel i need to dive into menus and submenus.it is a very slow proccess and it is impossible to do that when i perfoming.please arturia fix this, it is so frustating .bsp and  the old keystep are very fast at this.
maybe select track first and then  control+step number could work to switch midi channels fast



Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: Terrym on May 02, 2020, 02:53:38 pm
Hi
This was one of the first features i asked for in testing, please send a support ticket asking for this feature as it will speed up the chance of getting this implemented

thanks
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: winddealer on May 06, 2020, 02:38:32 am
The Keylab keyboards and orignal KeyStep permit immediate midi channel selection directly from the front panel. 
Press the Midi Ch. Button and Keys C1-D2 select channels 1-16.  Interesting that this isn't supported on the "Pro" product.   
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: winddealer on May 06, 2020, 05:11:55 pm
When i need  to change a midi channel i need to dive into menus and submenus.it is a very slow proccess and it is impossible to do that when i perfoming.please arturia fix this, it is so frustating .
maybe select track first and then  control+step number could work to switch midi channels fast

Great idea!  ++  From the perspective of this being a "Performance" device and all the years of development experience with Keystep you'd think this would not be a topic to require Cases to be opened or a topic in a Forum.  I suppose the integration of a "metronome" is of higher priority than the ability to rapidly assign  midi channels during a performance without menu diving.  Mon Dieu!     
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: LarsDaniel on May 08, 2020, 08:58:37 am
Yes, please!
I was really surprised to see this buried in the menu, when it was such a immidiate thing on KS and BSP. Perhaps the developers did not realise that this was actually a feature, but only did so out of lack of display. But it IS indeed a wonderful feature, to have the ability to change midi channel at the touch of a button.
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: 6400 on June 13, 2020, 08:35:32 pm
Bumping for this request. Being able to switch midi channels for tracks easily using button/keyboard combos on the Beat Step Pro and Keystep have spoiled me. Please add this function to the Keystep pro so we don't have to menu dive to do it.
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: johndoe on June 13, 2020, 09:08:36 pm
Bumping for this request. Being able to switch midi channels for tracks easily using button/keyboard combos on the Beat Step Pro and Keystep have spoiled me. Please add this function to the Keystep pro so we don't have to menu dive to do it.

+1, I hate having to dive into the bloody menu every time!
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: tartpop on June 14, 2020, 02:48:14 pm
If this function got added, the ideal shortcut would be:
Shift+Control and pad 1-16
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: Grum on June 17, 2020, 06:01:14 pm
My suggestion would be hold a Track button 1-4 and press a Step button 1-16 to change channel.

When holding the Track button, all Step buttons would be unlit except the current channel, so it would also be a really quick way to check which channels are assigned to which track  :)
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: Andrew Henderson on July 06, 2020, 08:55:41 pm
This is one of the big omissions in the Keystep Pro, when compared to the original  Keystep.  No way to quickly jump between midi channels, is a huge fail and this MUST be addressed, as soon as possible!
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: TheAnt2002 on July 09, 2020, 11:33:39 pm
Need to save midi Chanel configurations on project basis to easily switch between setups..

Under midi channels menu, could have favourite settings which can be set in control centre..with custom names. Enable quick switching between setups e.g. daw to dawless


Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: Andrew Henderson on July 10, 2020, 12:24:49 am
My suggestion would be hold a Track button 1-4 and press a Step button 1-16 to change channel.

When holding the Track button, all Step buttons would be unlit except the current channel, so it would also be a really quick way to check which channels are assigned to which track  :)

I like this suggestion the most. It contains the least amount of button presses and the most amount of visible feedback. I hope it gets implemented like this.
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: al80 on September 12, 2020, 04:33:01 pm
1.3.2. fixes this but i still think that the way bsp switching midi channels is better and faster
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: TuriBunny on December 12, 2020, 03:57:18 am
Oh, man, have I understood this correctly? I've been really excited about this thing and planning to sell both my Beatstep Pro (can't input notes via an external keyboard, only via knobs... otherwise great!) and OG Keystep to help fund it, but on looking at close-up photos I couldn't see how to change MIDI channels on the fly...  :o

From reading these forums, it seems you have to go into sub-menus per-track and change it, but an update allows selection via a knob control, is that right?

I've assumed it would keep the good features of my existing controllers, ie. on-the-fly MIDI channel selection via Shift/Chan + key/button for channel!

Is there really no way to select a MIDI channel via simple key-press, without menu-diving or imprecise rotary knob control?

If so, I'm gutted! Until noticing this today I thought this thing was going to be perfect for me!

Any plans to add this in a further update?
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: Andrew Henderson on December 12, 2020, 12:36:38 pm
Oh, man, have I understood this correctly? I've been really excited about this thing and planning to sell both my Beatstep Pro (can't input notes via an external keyboard, only via knobs... otherwise great!) and OG Keystep to help fund it, but on looking at close-up photos I couldn't see how to change MIDI channels on the fly...  :o

From reading these forums, it seems you have to go into sub-menus per-track and change it, but an update allows selection via a knob control, is that right?

I've assumed it would keep the good features of my existing controllers, ie. on-the-fly MIDI channel selection via Shift/Chan + key/button for channel!

Is there really no way to select a MIDI channel via simple key-press, without menu-diving or imprecise rotary knob control?

If so, I'm gutted! Until noticing this today I thought this thing was going to be perfect for me!

Any plans to add this in a further update?

Correct. You cannot hit shift, plus one of the first 16 keys, to change the channel. How it works now, is you press and hold the track button in question and while holding that, you turn the encoder knob found by the little LCD screen, to the channel you want. You can do this for any of the four tracks.  Before the update, it was driving through the utility menu, which was far worse.

I too would like to see a further refinement to this, but I do believe this is how it is going to stay.
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: TuriBunny on December 13, 2020, 01:09:19 am
Quote
Correct. You cannot hit shift, plus one of the first 16 keys, to change the channel. How it works now, is you press and hold the track button in question and while holding that, you turn the encoder knob found by the little LCD screen, to the channel you want. You can do this for any of the four tracks.  Before the update, it was driving through the utility menu, which was far worse.

Thanks for letting me know... that's really disappointing! I suppose it's workable, but jumping straight to the correct channel with no fiddly encoder messing just seems like a no-brainer given the hardware exists... I already know how frustrating precise pitch selection on the BSP can be!
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: themixtape on November 11, 2021, 12:29:52 am
We absolutely need the ability to easily, quickly do this. If not SHIFT+step 1-16, then SHIFT+STOP+step 1-16.

This is ridiculous that the original LS and KS37 can easily do this, but not the KSP.

Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: cnps on November 11, 2021, 12:21:48 pm
We absolutely need the ability to easily, quickly do this. If not SHIFT+step 1-16, then SHIFT+STOP+step 1-16.

This is ridiculous that the original LS and KS37 can easily do this, but not the KSP.

I agree with you but I don't know why you guys keep insisting posting here. Clearly no one from Arturia staff replied in months, clearly they won't upgrade the KSP anymore. Probably busy making another synth or keyboard.
Title: Re: Midi channel selection too slow
Post by: themixtape on November 11, 2021, 11:29:59 pm
I hear ya. But it is the Feature Request section so maybe they do read it, even if they don't reply.

The KSP is getting on my nerves with all its bugs, though...