I don’t know for certain, but I’d guess that tap can’t coexist with other stuff… coz otherwise how would it know when to set clock and when to do other stuff?
- Do midi tap events display in Midi Monitor - when controller is connected?
If you are using the MIDI monitor in our editor, no it does not display. If you use an external MIDI monitor (from snoize on Mac), you’ll see MIDI clock messages being generated but you can’t tell the BPM from that. On the controller itself (MC8 and MC6 PRO), you can see the BPM blinking if MIDI clock is being generated.
- Does ‘Midi Persist’ global variable of controller need to be ‘on’?
MIDI clock persist just means that the MIDI clock will be generated in perpetuity until told to stop. If the function is turned off, then MIDI clock will stop generating when another event (like switch press) has taken place in the controller. This typically works fine if you just want to sync your devices to MIDI clock and stop the MIDI clock after that have syncned BPM.
- I am trying to combine this midi tap message with another event on the same preset.
This preset has a dual purpose - as I also have a ”navigation” message to jump to another bank
I cannot seem to make both events successfully work separately from one another.
I have used “Press” action on the midi tap preset - so what action can I use to ensure I can get a second action to work as well.
Nothing I try seems to work.(tried all actions)
P.s. switch sensitivity is set to 600ms in controller settings.
Can you share a screenshot of this setting?
Found out that my big sky needed a firmware update.
The problem with the switch actions is that when using the midi tap on the press action - the faster taps are interpreted as a double tap.
This then jumps to the other bank.
I am using “press” action for the midi tap message and “Double Tap Release” action to trigger the bank jump.
According to the MC8 manual - “double Tap” does not create a “press” action.
Is this the correct way to insure that the actions are interpreted correctly by MC8?
Do these messages have to be in a certain order?
Which one should be first ?
Also does the switch sensitivity value in global settings affect this issue?
Switch sensitivity will likely affect your experience I would think… does Tap work if you remove the Double Tap Release action?
You’re right that Press and Double Tap Release can coexist according to the manual, but I would assume that the caveat of…
If a Preset is programmed with a
Double Tap , there will be a slight delay in sending out messages programmed with other actions such as
Press , as the controller needs to determine if a double tap action has been executed
likely also applies to Double Tap Release. To test that, try changing the DTR action to “No Action” and try Tap again. If Tap works, I guess you’ll need to move your bank change message to another switch?
YEP tap works fine if its the only message.