warning: this is a quite long message...
trying to solve the CC data rebus, I decided to investigate the midi
data that the Raven sends via midi out...
I used MidiOx and Bome's SendSX for that goal...
for some reasons, in performance mode, only keys, pitch bender and
the 2 wheels seem to send data...
in sequencer mode btw I noticed that also the 4 display knobs (the
infamous SOFT knobs) send out some kind of midi data...
with MidiOx, I checked that the 4 "SOFT" knobs are interpreted all
as "modulation", i.e. they all send CC#1 (the same as the wheel
fairly odd IMHO...
I checked with Bome's midi tool, but it doesn't tell you the exact
CC number, but (just like MidiOx) it told you all the incoming midi
data values, in exadecimal and binary data...
at this point, I decided to try to identify those data converting
exadecimal values with a converting list and using another list that
explain what these midi data mean...
according to the midi parameter list, these data were all related to
control changes, except of course the notes data and the pitch-
bender data, that are not considered CC.
I had to check out on which midi channel they were related.
now, if I'm not wrong, in sequencer mode, "live" midi data are sent
through midi channel 9 (the "solo" channel); this makes sense
because I noticed that these values (sent by keys, pitch bender, the
2 wheels) were all transmitted over the midi channel # 9...
so, same midi channel for all these data...
the 4 wheels data, instead, don't send their CC (#1) on channel 9
(that is occupied by wheel 1, in this case), but on different midi
so they all trasmit cc#1 but:
knob 1 sends cc#1 (modulation) on midi channel 5
knob 2 sends cc#1 (modulation) on midi channel 6
knob 3 sends cc#1 (modulation) on midi channel 7
knob 4 sends cc#1 (modulation) on midi channel 8
unless I did some mistakes, IMHO these knobs are USELESS if we want
to use 'em to control soft synths with the Raven...
they should transmit each one a different CC on the same midi
channel to be useful, not the same CC on different midi channels...
I don't know if I'm gonna spend more time trying to use these knobs,
also given the fact that the Raven manual (page 86) says clearly
that the transmitted CC are: 0 (bank select), 1 (modulation), 2
(breath control), 5 (portamento time) and 11 (Expression), that are
all related to the 2 wheels, numeric buttons and the expression
there's no mention of other different CC sent...
in fact as I found out, the 4 knobs send CC 1, not say 22,23,24 and
what a shame...
hope all this could be useful...
let me know if there's another way to use these knobs or a way to
let them transmit different CC...
--- In Quasimidi-The-Raven@yahoogroups.com
> has anyone a reply for this?
> do the 4 display knobs and the 2 alpha dials send control change?
> if so, I'd like to know CC numbers for them, so that I can use it
> soft synths...
> the 3 wheels sent CC for sure: pitch bender is transmitted to
> mod. wheel #1 send cc 1 (modulation) and mod. wheel #2 send cc 2
> but what about the others knobs/alpha dials?