Morningstar newbie

HI guys - I’m trying to use my brand new MC3 to control a number of functions on a fractal audio FM3. Primarily CC toggles with a short press, and single CC message with a long press.

I’ve got the MC3 sending out the first half of the toggle ok (the effect “on” in the FM3, CC XX, value 127), but I can’t seem to get the “off” command working. the switch only sends out the 127 value, not the zero, on a second press.

What am i doing wrong?

attached a screenshot of my programming for that preset (switch/preset A in this case)



You’ll need to turn the “Toggle Mode” to ON.

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Thanks James, that seems to work ok. I have a switch programmed for toggle mode to turn one effect on/off. 2 messages, one for on, one for off.

Now, I’d to add a function for a long press on the same switch, to send a single CC, with NO toggle mode. (ie, same CC on every long press). Is that possible?

To achieve that you would press the button to turn Toggle Mode Off…
Then add a Release Action for Toggle Preset (Pos: Both). When using the Toggle Mode button, it will change to the other position every time you engage the preset…using the Toggle Preset action instead lets you be more specific with how it is changed.
You should change your Press actions to Release actions. The reason being is that the Long Press action will register and execute the Press actions at first when the button goes down before it sees you holding it down for a Long Press.

MSG 1 & 2 change to Release
Add MSG 4 Action: Release Type: Toggle Preset Pos: Both
Toggle Mode Off


Ah gotcha - release seems to be the trick!


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Thanks for this. There is NO WAY someone could have “trialed and errored” themselves to this solution. I only wish I knew where the original source midi trove is hidden, because the hunt and peck method is frustrating and exhausting.

Anyway, thanks—months later!