Notes for Messages

I’m putting together some complex presets with several messages. Is there a way to add a note for each message in the editor to quickly see what that message does?

I noticed the new copy/paste feature from the MIDI dictionary (awesome idea by the way) adds a little note on some of them telling you what it does, when I paste it from the dictionary.

Is that a possible feature to add customized message notes?

There’s no way we can store those messages on the device. Possibly only locally on your computer. I need to think about the mechanics and feasibility of implementing this first. Thanks for the suggestion!

Yes, I was just thinking about when using the editor, not on the device itself.

I’ve had the idea for some time, and when I saw the little notes at the bottom of the command after pasting from the MIDI Dictionary, I got very excited. That’s exactly what I had in mind, just with the option to type them manually.

Perhaps the ability to add custom entries into the MIDI dictionary, so it would work the same as those currently there when copy/pasted?

I assume that would only be possible on the desktop editor, and not the web editor so it can be locally stored on the PC.

Is this possible yet?

yes but experiemental.

Turn this setting on.

At the bottom of each message, you will see the notes portion appear:

Do note that this data exists only in the editor. If you plug in a different controller, the notes will remain the same. You’ll need to save and load different editor profiles if you are using different controllers.

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Lol. I read the thread title and thought MIDI notes for messages!

Editor text is a great feature. Just save to file once in a while! Especially if you change browsers, or do a full fat browser and cookies clear in Chrome!

Also dead easy to edit the json backup file in eg VS Code to save clicking around the editor.

Thanks, James. Great feature, very helpful.