Midi CC (pot) to mouse up/down – use rules to mitigate skipping values

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Hi. Currently evaluating MT for this specific task. Don’t need it for anything else so would like to make sure it’s possible before purchasing.
Hovering the mouse cursor over a knob in a DAW (Logic X). Trying to replicate the feel of a controller assigned through the DAW. But obviously turning the control too fast skips values which degrades the response. I need it to be spot on for fast tweaking. Slowly getting an understanding of rules. I’ve worked out how to use separate Translators for mouse up and down. But I can’t work out how to construct rules to achieve a smooth response. Seems like it’s possible but no success so far.
A seemingly related solution is referred to in this thread (i.e. use of timers): http://www.bome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3657
I’ve had a look at the Tranzport example project but I can’t see how timers would help.
Thank you

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January 23, 2017 6:50 am

hmmm, I’m not sure what the exact problem is. You’re positioning (hovering) the mouse over a control, and then what? Which action is not smooth?

( at January 31, 2017 2:37 am)

Hi, just doing a little follow-up here. Where you able to solve your problem? If not, maybe you can better describe the behavior and I can help.
From what I understand you are using a pot to control mouse movement but it is not smooth. As you move the pot, does the mouse cursor t jerk? If so, is it still jerking with just a change of value of 1? How many pixels do you move the mouse for each value of 1 on your pot? Maybe you are moving too many pixels? Maybe in addition to clarifying the behavior, you can post your project file so I can take a look.

( at February 11, 2017 4:57 pm)
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Hi, please find the attached MT Pro file for knob mouse movement. One knob for up/down, another for left/right, and a button to push and hold for fine adjustment. I hope this will show you the power of what Bome MT Pro can do.

You will need to re-program¬†inputs for the CC #’s and notes that you will be using. ¬†This was set up with Windows 10 and using Midi Fighter Twister controller which I had pre-programmed to use with Abelton live. In my case the knobs and the buttons are the same unit. Twist a a knob for cc value and push on same knob for note (fine tune).

So I can twist the knob and if it doesn’t land on the right place, I push and twist to the exact pixel I want.

Also there are global variables for setting the screen size and initial knob position. If you screen size is different, you will need to adjust those as well.

Have fun.






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April 6, 2017 2:27 pm