MIDI Designer Reference Manual
MIDI Designer Reference Manual
Control Properties Pane → Relationships → Latch (Make Toggle)
[for momentary buttons only] A toggle button may be chosen which will switch the momentary button to function as a toggle. If the momentary button is being pressed when the latch button is pressed, it will remain in its ON state (latch).
To Set Up For a momentary button, choose the toggle button that you want to serve as the Latch Button.
Control Properties Pane → Relationships → Extra CC & Hold
[for variable controls only, e.g., knob and XY dimension] A toggle button may be chosen which will turn on when the variable control is being touched. If the Extra CC & Hold button is pressed while the variable control is being touched, it will remain in its ON state (hold).
The Extra CC & Hold feature allows you to create Korg Kaoss™-style XY pad.
Control Properties Pane → Relationships → Button Off Sets to Default
For the selected control (any non-decorative control) A toggle button may be chosen which will move the selected control to its default value when turned OFF.
Latch (Make Toggle) and Extra CC & Hold will not display choices that are not on the current page. You may work around this by moving your control temporarily to another page, selecting the button you need, and then moving it back.
Control Properties Pane → Actions → Make Similar
Creates a new control is independent of the selected control.
Initially, the new control has all of the same properties as the existing control, except:
Initially the new control also has the same relationships as the existing control. This means that:
This can make your layout-design work quite efficient, but it can also be quite unexpected at times
Controls in MD can have many properties set, including display properties, MIDI properties, advanced properties. When you wish to have a control that
There are instances where you want to copy the same look of an object, but give it a unique name and unique ID. Maybe we want eight different blue volume sliders to control eight channels inside of our DAW. We can use the Make Similar command to duplicate the look of the slider, and use the “Smart Naming” function to assign a unique number to the end of the object.
The Make similar will also copy all of the assigned Super- and Sub-controls. This saves a ton of time when trying to create complex inter-interactive patches.
Page Properties Pane → Actions → Make Similar
Does the same thing at the page level. Independent controls are created on the new page, with the same layout.
Control Properties Pane → Actions → Copy
The Copy command will create a new instance of the specified control. Different instances – “copies” – allow the same control to appear in different places in your layout. Different instances of a control can be sized and shaped differently – including label sizes, but most properties, including MIDI properties, are shared between copies. http://mididesigner.com/control-copies/
Control copies show a red background in Design Mode.
To find other instances of a control, use Control Properties Pane → Relationships → Other Instances.
Page Properties Pane → Actions → Copy
Does the same thing at the page level, so each of the controls has a new instance created.
A and B Controls allow you to copy values from one set of controls (“A Controls”) to another set of controls (“B Controls”) and vice-versa.
This feature is useful:
Control Properties Pane → Relationships Tab → B Control (Picker) For any selected dynamic control, choose control that will serve as a B Control. Note: the control must be on the same page. If you need to assign across pages, you will need to temporarily move your controls.
On the Relationships Tab for the B control, its A control will be reflected. Also, you will be prompted if you attempt to assign a B control for the B control:
A control can only have one A control, or one B control.
You can assign the values of your A controls to your B controls or vice-versa.
Either of these buttons causes values to jump to the new values.