I wonder if I can use Lightpad block M as a simple pitchbend/modwheel controller together with my MIDI keyboard that doesn't have pitch/mod wheels (Kawai VPC1)? Unfortunately, documentation is very scarce and it's hard to understand possible functionality of Lightpad block. I see that there is option to use it as XYZ Pad or simulate RISE controller, however I'm not sure if it can be configured to send pitch bend messages, since only MIDI CC's are mentioned?
Wow, Thank you so much for creating this Frank.
It works perfectly!
I have spent a few hours this morning trying to hack bits of code
from your previous script and playing with some
other scripts I found on GitHub to sort this out but failed miserably,
So you saved me more wasted hours.
I agree with your earlier comments that all the scripts
should be stored in a central location for everyone to access.
I did get some good results searching "Roli Blocks" on Github
I found a few interesting sequencers
Thanks again Frank
Thank you Frank! Sweet script. Great work.
All I do is mess around with the scripts ROLI provided, really.
My lines are neither elegant nor efficient, I'm afraid. I just keep hammering on and bend it until it puts out what I want. I'm sure this leads to some redundancy, convoluted approaches and bad readability/manageability for follow-up tweaks. If someone with more scripting experience than me had some input on how I could improve my tweaks in these regards, that'd be nice :)
If there was a Littlefoot Scripting class, I'd be first in line to sign up, because all the typing, head scratching and lost hours put aside it is great fun to make an idea become a working reality!
Well, really appreciate the effort. I just found this Littlefoot tutorial while googling: https://ask.audio/articles/how-to-hack-roli-lightpad-block-into-an-8step-midi-sequencer
Everyone should also checkout this incredible script: https://github.com/jorisroling/axyz-gems
Turns the Lightpad into a 5x multi-touch XYZ pad!
Jared, have a look here for some more scripts
The 2nd one in the list "Melodic Bounce" is a lot
of fun and the code is pretty easy to modify.
Yeah, that Axyz-Gems script is super nifty!
Meanwhile I found an unintended behaviour in the implementation of Z-axis in the sliders of my script:
If you apply some pressure on a slider and then move sideways away from it, then the pressure won't return to zero until you go back onto the slider's area.
After I got aware of this, I realized that a similar thing happens on the pitch wheel as well. There you can slide sideways away from the "wheel" and the last pitch value will be kept until you lift your finger off the Lightpad.
I need to tackle that at some point, or decide to call it a feature... There's benefits in this possibility, but I'd rather have it implemented in a less unintentional way ;)