I’m looking to control parameters of my octatrack with a Midi Fighter Twister - but I don’t know which ones. When I find an interesting parameter while twiddling on them octatrack, I want to be able to quickly assign an MFT knob to it. Problem is, updating MFT’s CC assignments requires using its editor software with a mouse and monitor, not to mention it doesn’t even have a Linux version.
Instead of changing MFT’s configuration, I figured I could make a setup where a midi processor running on RPi remaps midi data coming from MFT. It could also implement a midi learn mode:
- Press key combo on MFT to enter midi learn mode (maybe top two side buttons)
- Turn the MFT knob to be reassigned
- Turn the octatrack knob to assign it to (I think octatrack can be configured to send out the corresponding CCs on knob movement)
- Extra fancy version: use the lights on MFT to indicate channel and CC number of the assignment
- Extra extra fancy: allow user to dial in a channel and CC number on the MFT.
- Press side button to confirm remapping.
The ability to remap controls in a totally standalone way would be a powerful tool for MFT. I think some faderfox models allow this.
This should be possible in theory, but I’m not familiar with the software in this area. How could I implement something like this?
- Could the whole thing be a puredata patch?
- Should I look for a general midi processing library and try to write a wrapper around it?
Thanks for your help!