Connect macros to MidBox for automated control of macros
Apologies if this has already been requested elsewhere in the forums.
Currently you are able to map a macro knob to a physical midi controller. In that same process or mechanism for controller assignment, allow the user the option to instead connect the macro knob to a MidiBox instance and specific controller ID from within that MidiBox stream.
This would allow the user to prepare midi files of controller movements that could be played automatically by MidiBox as a form of macro automation.
There is another forum feature request out there to add buttons as macros. The automation approach could work for those macro buttons as well using note commands instead of controller commands within the MidiBox stream.
There may be other ways to do this that may be more efficient or provide more / future flexibility. This idea is based on existing functions within Unify that could possibly be extended for this purpose.
Could also possibly add an automation enable / disable button somewhere on, under or near the macro control to allow user to disable or enable automation during live performance. This would set the macro control to either ignore or respond to the associated MidiBox stream.
Congrats on 1 year of Unify! Keep up the great work!
Macro automation is one of the main areas we plan to explore in 2021.