Original topic post is from Ultrabeat question...
Re: Ultrabeat question...
Holy cow, it worked!
I attached an image for you so you could see what I did, Rounik.
Most of the environment is what you sent me, but I added the "Muting Off" and the "C2 Mute Switch" (just to the right of the cable switcher) to toggle the system off completely once it reaches a C2 note in my arrange track. The "Muting Off" transformer was set to "condition splitter" mode, so that if C2 was hit, it would head up to the "C2 Mute Switch" through the top cable. Anything else would head through the system.
Now, the transform window is for the "C2 Mute Switch" itself, and I have a question or two about that. Honestly, I followed the same strategy that the "note-on" transformer has in the actual fader macro underneath each track by simply setting the conditions and operations the same way. I figured if it works for those buttons, it should work for the master too!
I think I understand that the incoming data has to be transformed to meta-data since the fader reads that format as an actual command whenever C2 is hit, subsequently turning it ON if off and turning it OFF if on, correct? If this is the case, I'm not sure why the INPUT for the fader (in the inspector of my screenshot) can be set to "note-on." It seems like the fader might not accept/reply accordingly.
Also, Data-byte 1 goes first, Data-byte 2 is read second...According to the manual, meta event 99 is the "Bang!" setting, and meta event 123 happens to be "select transformer map position." Could you please explain briefly why these two particular settings allow this operation to work as it does? Had I not looked at the internals of the fader macros, I wouldn't have intuitively chosen those two first. The ONLY thing that might have helped me is the explanation in the manual that says 99 causes the fader to resend it's current value. Perhaps that value for on/off is the key. In either case, the (123) figure within the Bang! explanation says, "increment with rollover," which confuses me even more.
I'm pretty excited that it worked after only 20 minutes of labor, but I must admit it was observation and a little bit of luck that it worked so quickly for me. I knew how to set up the transformers, but setting the "operations' of the C2 switch would have held me up for a bit had I not been so observant toward the faders...