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(@laidbackdood)
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Hi Shane,

I've run into quite a few plugins that respond to playing patterns on certain notes (UJAM, Groove Agent, Klevgrand Percussion). It would be extremely useful to have a feature to basically do a NOTE ON for specific notes on a layer on transport start and NOTE OFF on transport stop.  This would allow me to play 1 or more patterns without needed to create a midi file with a 4 minute sustained note for MIDIBOX for quick jams.

Mike


   
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(@getdunne)
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@laidbackdood

Interesting suggestion; thank you. I have added this to my ever-growing to-do list.

For now, however, there's a way you can do this with existing tools. Drag this .guru file (that's a Dropbox link) into Unify, and it will add a new patch to your User Library, called "DEMO - MIDIBox + RipChord", together with two other files it requires.

An instance of MIDIBox is configured to play a single note (middle C) for 100 bars, so it will restart every time you press a key, and stop when the last key is released. This is followed by an instance of Unify's built-in Ripchord Player MIDI effect, which transforms that middle-C into an arbitrary chord (in this case, C Maj7), determined by the preset file.

I've put the Ripchord preset into a new Ripchord Presets folder, and the MIDI file into the MIDI Files folder, all under the User Library folder, to keep everything together.

You can edit the Ripchord Player preset file to change the chord however you wish, either using a text editor as described in the Unify manual, or if you prefer, you can swap in the free Ripchord plug-in from Trackbout, which gives you a GUI to create presets. You don't need to replace the MIDI file, unless you need to make a longer one.

This doesn't do exactly what you asked, which was to start/stop following the transport. If you want to use this in a DAW, you can set MIDIBox to "1Shot" mode, rather than "1Shot/Key", and it will start when the DAW starts, but won't cut off the note when it stops. However, you may find it useful in the Unify stand-alone app.


   
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(@laidbackdood)
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@getdunne Thank you Shane.  I'll try this out and see if it can work in the interim.


   
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