Win 10 system volume control possible?

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Is Win 10 system volume control possible with MIDI Translator Pro?

Capture incoming midi from a midi knob and use that to turn the system volume up and down.

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May 4, 2019 2:25 pm
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Here is an example.

The first two translators use an absolute knob. Note, you should probably center the knob before starting. The third translator is used for this, while pushing a button and turning, nothing happens because gb == 1

In the first two translators, we compare the last value of the knob to the current value and then determine how many volume up or volume down messages need to be sent. This starts one of two timers that actually send the keystrokes.

Translators 3 and 4 do the handle keystrokes for a relative encoder. In this example my relative encoder sends 0x41 for up and 0x39 for down. Again we trigger a timer but just once for every step. I could have just as easily just send the keystroke instead of using a timer.

Translators 5 and 6 are the actual timers that generate the keystrokes

Translator 7 is to convert one button to an Volume Up keystroke

Translator 8 is to convert another button to Volume Down Keystroke

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May 4, 2019 7:24 pm

Thanks for the responses Steve, I’ll give it a try.

( at May 4, 2019 8:04 pm)
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Yes, you can control volume with MIDI. You set and incoming message that you want for the volume up and then on output use Outgoing Keystroke and in the keystroke box just hit your volume up button on your keyboard.

Then use a different MIDI message for volume down and again use Outgoing Keystroke and enter your volume down keystroke in the outgoing message.

If you have a relative encoder, you can turn the knob right for volume up and left for volume down.

If you controller is absolute,  there are a few more steps (rules) involved to determine whether you send volume up or down, or you can just use separate buttons on your controller for volume up and volume down.


Let me know if you have any further questions.


Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist


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