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Can you create an up/down pair of buttons to set thru program change or other values? - MIDI Designer Q&A

Can you create an up/down pair of buttons to set thru program change or other values?

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related to an answer for: Program Changes in MIDI Designer
asked Aug 4, 2012 in Basic by anonymous
edited Nov 17, 2014 by MIDI Designer Team (Dan)

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Yes, up and down buttons are possible in MIDI Designer. These are called momentary "steppers" and it's the default behavior for a momentary button that is a supercontrol of a knob/slider etc.

The steps are:

  • Create two buttons
  • Set both to type momentary
  • Make each button a supercontrol
  • Add the program change knob as a subcontrol of both buttons
  • The down button should have "invert supercontrol" checked.

Now you've got an up and down stepper.


If you don't want the button to be a stepper, turn "Force Not Stepper" on (blue).

answered Aug 5, 2012 by MIDI Designer Team (Dan)
selected Jan 17, 2013 by MIDI Designer Team (Dan)
Perfect - thanks, that's the trick… and this sold me on buying the full version!

SuperControls would be a great single-feature topic for a video in future. I didn't get the hang of adding subcontrols to the SuperControl but found a how-to at the 2:45 mark in the video "MIDI Designer Pedalboards".
Working on a document for that now, look for it on our FB or Twitter.
I don't FB so that won't be of use if that is where you are putting the doc ;-)
I don't put anything serious on FB. Everything is on http://midiDR.com/help. Just observations on the process are on FB, and you can always read the stuff at http://twitter.com/mididesigner ... Nothing crucial, though