This article applies to all dynamic controls: Knobs, Slider, Crossfaders, and XY-Pads. Named Ticks is a new feature in 1.5.1 (May 2013). Ticks have always been a feature of MIDI Designer.
Before named ticks there were always ticks in MIDI Designer.
By default, a knob has 128 ticks (or “steps,” from 0-127).
Adjust Normal Ticks
In MIDI Designer you can can adjust ticks by adjusting:
- number of ticks for the control
- display min and max of the control
- MIDI min and max of the control
By default, a knob has 128 ticks, a display min-max of 0-127 and a MIDI min-max of 0-127.
You can create a lot of what you need this way.
What You Can Do With Normal Ticks
- Make a full-range knob that goes from -5 to +5.
- Create a half-range slider that goes from 0-500 by 10s.
- Create a crossfader that goes from -10 to 0 and sends 0-127.
Named Ticks allow you to define each tick (or “step”) of a dynamic control. Define as many ticks as you need. Each tick has:
- a MIDI value
- a Display value
- a Name
MIDI Designer also provides a rich editor for named ticks. The editor provides automatic re-numbering and direct text entry.