Wifi Midi glitchiness

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Wifi Midi glitchiness

Postby kreda » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:40 am

I've been trying to find ways to control Logic instruments via MIDI in a way that equates with the level of control you get now on thumbjam, such as being able to use the new low pass filter via the x axis or via H tilt to create wah effects for example, however I have come up against a problem:

I am finding that with MIDI over wifi I am unable to send pan information or pitch bend information (for example) or any other MIDI controller information without sending a note on MIDI signal first - So I cannot capture subtleties & nuances in playing.

Can I do anything about this? Will using CoreMidi wired through the camera connection kit make it work?



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No, at present the only

Postby Jesse » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:52 pm

No, at present the only expression messages TJ sends without having to play a note first is shake vibrato (pitch bend), I believe. I'll probably ending up adding the more generic X/Y and accelerometer user-bindable events, but it isn't a priority because of how many generic MIDI control surface apps out there already. What TJ brings to the table is the scale stuff, so I didn't really focus on making it a generic midi expression controller.

I bet you could use some midi filters in logic to filter out the note events coming from TJ, if you really wanted to use it for this purpose.

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Thanks for the quick answer

Postby kreda » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:16 am

Thanks for the quick answer Jesse,

The problem is that I do want to use expressive controller messages from Thumbjam as well as the note information, but Thumbjam stops sending the MIDI expression message the second I take my finger off the note - So I couldn't use H-Tilt to do a low pass filter sweep on the "release" portion of a note - Obviously occurring after I have taken my finger off the touchscreen -

Really what I'm trying for is to make sounds on Logic as awesome and expressive as you've managed to make it so far as a stand-alone app on the Ipad.

Anyway keep up the good work and maybe in future! I look forward to it.

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