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karlfranz
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I'm not sure if this is implemented or if it's even possible in Unify, but many VSTs and DAWs feature the ability to select between three different behaviors for mapping linked parameters to physical MIDI continuous controllers:

  1. Jump Mode: moving a knob causes the corresponding linked parameter's value to instantly jump to the new value;
  2. Catch-Up Mode: linked parameters do not change until the controller's value and the macro's value coincide.
  3. Scale Mode: The linked parameter's value changes proportionately in the same direction as the physical continuous controller's movement until both values eventually become synchronized.

Does this exist, or can it be done? The current Jump Mode behavior for macros linked to mix levels, filter cutoffs, reverb or delay amounts, etc. often causes an abrupt change in sound the instant a knob is touched.


   
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@karlfranz

Terrific suggestion. You're absolutely right that the current approach is basically "Jump Mode". The other two modes are probably achievable; I have added this to my to-do list and will look into it.


   
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topaz
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Id like to nag a bit on this one 😉 this is pretty much a very important feature to stop levels jumping on midi control.

 

pretty please ;-))))) 


   
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karlfranz
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@topaz I agree. Beyond all the awesome new features that Shane concocts or that people suggest via the forum, I would rank this as my #1 request.

The likelihood of a macro's value being the same as the knob's position when a new Unify preset is loaded is almost nil. So, if the knob is mapped to something like a filter cutoff (as is often the case), the instant you touch that knob, the change in tone is quite jarring. I'm sure it must have a practical use case for someone, but I'm struggling to imagine a scenario where jumping immediately to a new value would be the desired outcome.


   
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Bernd@PDX
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+1


   
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topaz
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A workaround for now is to load unify inside komplete kontrol. KK then takes over pickup mode 😉


   
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