Ok, this took some deep thought, research, MIDI-Ox to track the MIDI flow, and a TON of coffee (uurp) - BUT IT WORKS NOW!
I ended up using the sliders rather than the rotaries for X/Y as it gave me better control over both axes in Alchemy.
What I did:
- Turn OFF note transmit
- Turn OFF pressure transmit
- Velocity fixed at 1 (not sure if needed)
- CHOOSE LOCATION CAREFULLY
That last item is the critical one.. Alchemy will NOT recognize just any arbitrary location, some are flat-out ignored! I used trial-and-error to find locations that worked, but once I had a list I got the QuNeo running the X/Y pads and 4 user assignable knobs, so I'm pretty darn happy.
I left the pads as note generators because between the sliders and pads, the QuNeo is a great input device/controller for building up ambient tracks.
So, all's well that ends well.