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IDEA for device: MIDI NOTE REMAPPER

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(@ro-mix)
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The idea of a midi device, which will allow to make a custom remap subset. F.e if we have some tracks with Guru sampler with only kicks, second is only snares etc.
But i play all of them through one midi channel and want to use one Fixed drumMap, like f.e KORG`s drummaps or GM map. This remapper virtually should allow one to chose what sound every note should play, and also show me a names for a Map that i program. When choosing target key it should play this key to monitor a target sound.
Sorry for messy explanation.


   
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@ro-mix

Interesting idea, thank you. The hard part of making such a plug-in is designing and creating the GUI. I doubt it would be useful enough, to enough users, to be worth the effort for me...

BUT, there are already free plug-ins available, that do what you ask.

I was originally going to recommend midiNoteMap, which is part of the free PizMidi plug-in collection. The PizMidi plug-ins are useful, but almost none of them have a custom GUI; most use parameters to control everything, which in Unify appear as sliders in a generic GUI window. The PizMidi plug-ins are usable on both Mac and Windows.

When I started setting up to test midiNoteMap, I noticed that I already had a free MIDI plug-in called NoteMapper by developer FN42. This is a VERY powerful MIDI note-mapper plug-in, with an extensive and well-thought-out custom GUI. The only drawback is that it's Windows-only.

Note that MIDI-effect plug-ins won't show up in Unify's MIDI-effect popup menus until you first add them to Unify's Known Plug-Ins list AND THEN add them to a MIDI-effects subset.


   
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Posted by: @getdunne

I noticed that I already had a free MIDI plug-in called NoteMapper by developer FN42. This is a VERY powerful MIDI note-mapper plug-in, with an extensive and well-thought-out custom GUI. The only drawback is that it's Windows-only.

I remember having some problems with NoteMapper on my system (memory leak and occasional crashes). 

 


   
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Posted by: @robert-p

I remember having some problems with NoteMapper on my system (memory leak and occasional crashes). 

Good to know, thank you. Have you reported this to FN42?

 


   
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Posted by: @getdunne

Have you reported this to FN42?

No, I noticed their plugins hasn't been updated for a while. I found the solution by creating a custom front panel for PizMidi midiNoteMap with MuLab plugin and it works well for me:

 


   
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@getdunne 

Appreciate great free plugs source! I did not know that! Will try it out.
Hope that Unify will get more users....

As for an interface.... It can be dynamic... On a key press interface shows the current assignment and as an option - show a whole map....
Or it can be horiz. scrollable two layer keyboard view: Upper original key with name, below is substitute. Automatically scolling on every key press and sending note on substitute change.

but really does it worth trying to make?... :))


   
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Posted by: @robert-p

I found the solution by creating a custom front panel for PizMidi midiNoteMap with MuLab plugin

Very interesting! I must look into MuLab further.

 


   
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Posted by: @getdunne

Very interesting! I must look into MuLab further.

 

If you're curious, I attached some front panels presets for PizMidi plugins:

 


   
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@robert-p

Thank you! I have MuLab, but I haven't had a free moment to try it out. Can you give me a quick summary of how to use these presets in Unify?


   
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Posted by: @getdunne

Can you give me a quick summary of how to use these presets in Unify?

Load MuLab9 vst synth plugin to Unify MIDI Layer (default synth will open). Click on the "Basic Synth" preset name - this will open the browser list. Locate the "mux" file I attached.

P.S. If MuLab opens the Composer instead of Synth on startup, use Project -> Open Template -> Factory -> New Synth.

 


   
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You can automatically remap notes with the included BlueArp arpeggiator as well,

without it generating an arpeggio, but it's still cooler with. 😉 


   
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