I'm a new SoftStep user (and primarily a guitar player) interested in two applications for the controller: looping in Ableton Live and controlling my Strymon Timeline delay pedal. After about a week, I've had some success programming it to work with Live, but I can't get it to do anything with the Timeline. There are lots of ways I'd like to manipulate the Timeline using SS, but here's something concrete I've been struggling with. If I could just get this to work I'd be pretty happy.
The CC# for scrolling through Tap Division (quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, triplet, sixteenth) in the Timeline is 21, and the velocity range is 0-4 (0 for quarter, 1 for dotted eighth, etc). With an Akai LPD-8, it's a cinch to set one of the knobs to send CC21 with a range of 0-4, which lets me scroll through the division settings. I should mention that I have the Timeline connected by a MIDI cable to an Mbox2 running into my iMac. In Ableton I create a MIDI track set to receive MIDI from the LPD-8 and send MIDI to the Timeline through Port 1 of the Mbox. Piece of cake.
Now when I try the same thing with the SS, nothing's happening on the Timeline. I set Key 6 to "Foot On" with "Counter Inc" for the Table. I set the Key Counter range from 0 to 4, and I set the destination to CC 21. In the SS Editor, it looks like this results in a setting where I'm scrolling through velocities of 0 to 4 for CC 21, which should produce the same effect in the Timeline as I get with the LPD-8, but no dice. Literally nothing happens on the Timeline. I tried mapping Key 6 to other random settings in Live and confirmed that it's sending CC21, but for some reason the message doesn't seem to be reaching the Timeline in a way it recognizes.
From what I've described, can anyone spot an obvious mistake I'm making? Or alternatively, is there another way to do what I'm trying to do? If I can get the SS to work with the Timeline in Hosted mode via the computer, I'm seriously considering getting the MIDI expander, but I don't want to spend the extra cash until I can verify that it's possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated!