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Element Editor - Midi Output

Setting up MIDI control messages


If you want to send out a MIDI control message, switch the output settings to the Midi-Control tab after checking that you selected the proper Midiport and channel on the 'Midi-Note' page. Enable the sending of control change messages by checking the check-box. Select the controller number (7 for example is the channel volume). The From and To values define how the midi control values are mapped to the parameters of the Eyecon element. The 'Def' value defines a 'Default' or 'Fallback' value, which is sent out, when the Eyecon element is not triggered anymore. A value of -1 indicates that there is no message sent at all when you leave the line or field.

Example: You have a touchline and one dynamic field in your setup. The touchline is set up for playing a midi chord on a sustaining instrument like a flute (74). The dynamic field is used to control the volume of the sound, mapped to the amount of movement. As you always want to hear a minimum volume, even though there is only very little movement, you select a value of 30 in the From box. You also don't want to reach the full volume of 127 ever. Set the 'to' value to the maximum volume value.

Pitch Change

Allows to send pitch wheel change message, which is used to quickly change pitch while you play a keyboard. It is useful in interactive applications because it has higher resolution than control messages. Although the indicated values imply a range of 0..127, those values are internally multiplied and interpolated to give the full range of 0..16383 which is supported by pitchwheel changes (14bit).


Non registered parameter numbers (NRPN) are a rarely used set of additional configuration values. Sound Blaster cards used to make use of them for special settings like lowpass filter control etc.

After Touch

The After Touch message is used to send changes in how hard you mechanically press down a key on a keyboard, once you are playing it. Eyecon allows to send that command.

Sequencer control

Sequencer control are messages which are used to start, stop and pause sequencer programs or drum machines. You can select which of those messages are sent when you hit a line or field (On) or release it (Off)