Talk to other MIDI Designer users about MIDI Designer, iOS MIDI and related topics. Or share layouts, pages, and ideas.

Also check out the Facebook Group.

Of course, if you want to send us an email, feel free.

MIDI Designer
Design your perfect MIDI controller for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Setting MIDI channel in MIDIDESIGNER 2. - MIDI Designer Q&A

Setting MIDI channel in MIDIDESIGNER 2.

0 votes
asked Apr 11, 2020 in Basic by ikslopot (120 points)

1 Answer

0 votes

Ok, after a reboot of my iPad, I was finally able to load the layout.  (Prolly inflated the download count by about 10 by now)

As suspected, the designer hard coded the midi channel (1) into each control.  Your option is to edit each control to change it to channel 16 - see picture below

The quick and easy way is to use Streambyter rules to intercept and change the outbound message. (You will need the optional streambyter rules IAP.)  Looks like the designer used only control and program changes, so we need two translations:

This outbound rule will change control and program changes from channel 1 to channel 16:  (B_ is control changes, C_ is program changes, _0 is channel 1, _F is channel 16)

B0 = BF

C0 = CF

Type the two lines in the More / Config / Connections / Output Rules Streambyter box, press install.

I did not see that the layout received any info from the pedal, but if it does, you need the reverse rules on inbound:

BF = B0

CF = C0

My one worry is that your FB post yesterday showed some channel 5 data, and I don't see any channel 5 controls in the layout.

answered Apr 12, 2020 by jkhiser (14,310 points)
edited Apr 12, 2020 by jkhiser
I hard coded all the buttons and stuff to channel five. The modes and tap tempo and some other things still are not working. Not sure why. I bought Streambyter. I'm going to try that next.
If you manually changed all the channels, not sure SB is going to help any.
Hmm. Rats.

I am not sure why modes and tap tempo is not working. I am in design mode trying to figure it out.

I tried to upload the file I am working on but could not get the coupon to work. Sigh.

I downloaded the file again and used Streambyter. That worked. Should have done that the first time. Now, everything is working correctly.

Thank you so much for your help! : ) I am SO HAPPY! Learned a lot too.
Happy it worked.  Somehow those controls did not update when you edited the controls - happens sometimes.  SB makes it almost trivial to remap channels.