Setting the LED to steady yellow?

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TomSwirly
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Setting the LED to steady yellow?

Postby TomSwirly » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:39 pm

A tiny issue, but there's no way to make the LEDs steady yellow with the current scheme.

If you send a message led 2 red fast, led 2 green fast to it then you get a fast flashing yellow - so yellow is possible - but if you try the same trick with led 2 red on, led 2 green on, then the green turns off the red.

Not a big deal, just curious!
Peter Ostry
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Re: Setting the LED to steady yellow?

Postby Peter Ostry » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:03 pm

Send Control Changes directly (!) to the Softstep port.
A complete LED message consists of three CC messages:
CC 40 tells is the pad number starting from 0.
CC 41 tells is the led color.
CC 42 tells the led state.

Examples:
40 0 —> pad 1
41 0 —> green
42 1 —> on
or
40 0 —> pad 1
41 1 —> red
42 0 —> off
or
40 0 —> pad 1
41 2 —> yellow (= red and green)
42 1 —> on
or
40 5 —> pad 4
41 2 —> yellow
42 2 —> blink slow

Always in the order CC 40, 41, 42 and don't send anything between. The yellow LED is red and green. If you don't know the current colour or state of a LED, first turn it completely off and then set it to what you need.

Check Chris Lavenders LED patch:
http://christopherlavender.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/lav.soft_led_cntrl.zip
The MIDI output will tell you what you have to send for pads, colours and states:

I took the link from this thread:
An example using Softstep with only standard Max objects
Which may generally be of interest for you.
TomSwirly
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Re: Setting the LED to steady yellow?

Postby TomSwirly » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:59 pm

Nice answer there!

That other thread is juicy... on it right now.

BAH - stupid Max For Live does not do Sysexes! Which this needs....

It's maddening!
TomSwirly
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Re: Setting the LED to steady yellow?

Postby TomSwirly » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:18 pm

I found a Max For Live box that lets me bypass the Sysex issue!

Stay tuned...
mocker
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Re: Setting the LED to steady yellow?

Postby mocker » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:28 am

Fantastic !
BTW, where can we find the whole Softstep midi implementation chart ?
AND, is it possible to send a scene change (standalone) ? Thanks.
And I do recommend Midi Translator for all these simple purposes like changing leds state etc.
Peter Ostry
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Re: Setting the LED to steady yellow?

Postby Peter Ostry » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:05 am

mocker wrote:BTW, where can we find the whole Softstep midi implementation chart ?

There is no official MIDI chart available.

I made a chart today, look at this post:
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=530&p=2093#p2093


mocker wrote:AND, is it possible to send a scene change (standalone) ? Thanks.
And I do recommend Midi Translator for all these simple purposes like changing leds state etc.

Better make a new thread for these questions, you may get overlooked by people who don't care about LEDs ...

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