[sdiy] MIDI CC with Pots

Jacob Watters jacobwatters at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 17:33:34 CEST 2014


Or mute the track that you are recording MIDI data to in your DAW so
it doesn't send the MIDI CC out. Depending on you setup, you might
already do this for audio tracks.

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Olivier Gillet <ol.gillet at gmail.com> wrote:
> Paul, I think the problem is not the possibility of an endless loop
> due to replication of the incoming CC, but just the fact that:
>
> * When you tweak a pot a CC is sent on the MIDI out.
> * This MIDI out might very well be connected to the MIDI in of a
> sequencer (or MIDI interface + DAW).
> * Many sequencers / DAW, when they are in REC mode, output on the MIDI
> out whatever they receive on the MIDI in (for example Logic, with its
> default environment, merges all MIDI ins irrespectively of channel and
> spit them back on the MIDI out of the active track).
> * The MIDI out of the DAW/sequencer will go back to the MIDI in of the synth.
>
> So the action of every knob move will be performed twice - once
> internally through the synth; once through the MIDI > DAW > MIDI path.
> And by the time the CC gets back on the input, the knob might have
> moved past the initial value that has been sent as a CC.
>
> The solution is indeed a "local off" for pots.
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