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Advanced Button Groups: 2 Button Groups, Exclude One Group? - MIDI Designer Q&A

Advanced Button Groups: 2 Button Groups, Exclude One Group?

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asked Feb 10, 2019 in Advanced by ctreitzell (240 points)
This looks quite impossible with MD, but just to clarify: when you press a button from group one, any button from group two goes off. The converse is not true. Is that correct? If there's any hope for a solution, it's going to be by using extra buttons that are hidden in performance mode, so group two only appears to be off (the hidden button is pressed). You also might need to group things in a totally different fashion than you would at first, assuming this is even possible in the end.

At the risk of stating the obvious, you should be trying experiments on a blank layout that doesn't look nice. Your real layout should be saved and probably mailed to yourself, so you can experiment freely.

Thanks!
Dan
Hi Dan,
thanks for the super fast reply =-D

Yes, you have understood what I am asking. I thought I'd ask in the event I was asking for something that has been covered before and that I just hadn't yet discovered. It took me some time to write it in words to convey what I have been trying to do. It is by no means a deal-breaker....I love MDP2 for my purposes and am planning creating further remote controls with MDP2.

So:
If the Group2 hidden button is pressed (ON state), I should think it would still send the midi message, which is not what I am after. One solution for my question is to require the Group 2 button to be manually pressed to an OFF state. I suppose making separate pages for the First and Second edition devices is worth experimentation as the FX settings panel sends the same values to both devices which is somewhat inflexible. My layout works very well as it is... I doubt anyone on the planet is employing the same use case that I am.

If I stumble upon a solution, I will post it.

As far as layout development, I always work on multiple copies with various names to ensure I do not lose any work and I back-up the files via itunes :-)

cheers,
_todd
Thanks, so your hidden button could send a sysex or some other message that doesn't alter anything, right? As long as the super for the group is marked as buttons-send-only-only, then a sysex or some other message is a no-op (does nothing). Right?

I'm still not sure this investigation will get us anywhere, but...
Hi Dan,
yes...hidden buttons could be set to send nothing messages :-) thanks for that.
I had thought there might be some way to use copied buttons...and they would send the same message.

Anyhow, I'm not actively working on a solution for this scenario...that said it would be nice if a solution was to surface and I will report back if I stumble upon a way to do this.

I have moved on to Lexicon PCM81 sysex, now...I'll ask about that in another thread.
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