Glad that you asked. We had a SoftStep controlling the Eleven Rack at our NAMM booth this year, and it worked beautifully. Here's a bit about the mapping for that setup...
Patch changes for the Eleven Rack are simple enough if you can navigate banks and programs.
For our demonstration, we set SoftStep to change Eleven Rack presets when we press different keys
We use the 'pressure latch' source, then we set the 'min' and 'max' values to the program # that we wish to call up (they will be the same #). This effectively locks the output of the modline to a particular value. Set the "parameter destination" to "Program" and you're ready to send that locked value as a program change message.
The Eleven Rack has it's parameters hard coded to different CCs.
You can find these in the back of the user manual:http://akmedia.digidesign.com/support/d ... _66715.pdf
For our FX control scene, we have the top row of our SoftStep (keys 6-0) turn devices of the Eleven Rack rig on and off, and the bottom row (1-5) affects parameters of those devices.
example: key 6 is set to "Dist" on/off (CC 25) and key 1 controls the tone of the "Dist" device (CC 78). also, key 6 behaves like a toggle switch (by using the 'foot on' source into the 'toggle 127' table), while key 1 behaves like a y-axis fader (by using the 'y-inc' source).
the "mod" and "delay" devices are mapped and set up similarly...
key 7 toggles Mod on/off (CC 50), key 2 affects mod parameter depth (CC 53) like a y-axis fader.
key 8 toggles Delay on/off (CC 28), key 3 affects wet/dry mix (CC 64) again like a y-axis fader, but i changed the max value to 70 (didn't want to get too wet!).
i kept the reverb simple, using key 9 to toggle it on/off (CC 36).
key 4 i mapped to "tap", so i could control the rates of the delay and mod devices (CC 64).
the only mildly counterintuitive part here is that you got to use the 'foot on' source into the "toggle 127" table again (otherwise you get 2 taps per step).
also, make sure you set the mod or delay device's rate parameter to work with divisions of the tap beat.
this part's pretty cool: keys 0 and 5 control wah.
key 0 toggles wah on/off (CC 43) and key 5 acts like the wah pedal ('pressure live' source mapped to CC 4).
you can use the 'gain' value in the modline to change sensitivity, or try experimenting with different tables to change the feel of the pedal's travel.
You will need our MIDI Expander to get MIDI information from the SoftStep to the Eleven Rack.
Set the device/route for all the modlines to "SoftStep Expander" to send MIDI data out of the expander's MIDI Out port.
so yeah, there's some info to get you started. We will try to get a video of this together for you, too. Great suggestion, Alex!
til next time-