kogz23

Transport controls

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Hi there,

I was wondering if there is a way I can get my midi controller to control the transport on my Seq4? I read that there is no MMC control for the Seq4. Can I assign CC messages to start and stop my sequencer? 

Thanks!

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You should be able to set the SEQ to slave from a MIDI start stop message? Or maybe I don't understand your question. But no, I don't think it's possible to assign a CC as a start/stop, at least not without recoding/hacking something.

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Right, I do not want it to slave to a device. Just need my novation impulse controller to be able to start/stop the seq. Partly because of ergonomics,  mainly because my switches are starting to die!

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Hmm, breaks the MIDI standard a bit :) Sorry about your switches!

It must be possible because the BLM can start and stop the SEQ, but that is in a compressed/non-standard format. I don't think it's anything simple and would need some firmware hacking but I guess it's possible.

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I guess the midi standard would be that the MMC controls the start stop. But as far as I'm aware this is not implemented. Am I correct? 

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MIDI beat clock and start/stop are of course supported, just use these standard messages:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI_beat_clock

You need to enable listening to MIDI Clock on specific ports, otherwise it won't work - it's the same for the LoopA. :)

Best regards,
Peter

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My controller doesn't send a MIDI clock, just start and stop messages. I got it to work by going into MIDI config, Ext. Controls. There I could assign one button to start/stop it via CC messages. So that works for me. Thanks!

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Nice, and good to know!

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