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Re: SoftStep Nav Keys

Well I'm part way there.. Using MIDI Pipe I've got the standalone CC 
messages translated to the desired Note... But in still getting loads of 
pressure data messages... So instead of a clean Note On / Note Off, I'm 
getting dozens of one or the other, with variable pressure values for each 

It's enough to make me believe its possible, and to indicate that at this 
point the challenge is in the MIDI translator, rather than the SoftStep.


Sent from my iPhone

On May 11, 2013, at 9:51 AM, Christoph Lehmann <krrrs@gmx.de> wrote:

> Hey Phil,
> When I got my SoftStep I wanted to use the navigation keys in the same 
> way but abandoned the Idea, when i realized it's not possible by 
> default. I never thought of hacking it, as I'm not very familiar with 
> all the computer stuff. If you find way to do the trick, please let me 
> know.
> Chris
> Am 09.05.2013 um 08:17 schrieb Philip Clevenger:
>> Any SoftStep users here successfully hacked the Nav keys for your own 
>> evil purposes?
>> SS is a promising lightweight portable foot controller but the gotcha 
>> (for me) is the relatively hard coded nature of the Nav keys.
>> These keys ought to be perfect to use for next and previous loop 
>> commands across one axis, and next/previous layer or scene or whatever, 
>> across the other axis. Echoloop, EDP, Mobius style workflow.
>> I've been messing with MIDI Pipe and MIDI Translator to try to convert 
>> SoftStep's output to simple Note On and Note Off messages, with only 
>> partial success… in Standalone mode with Scene Change set to OFF… so 
>> I'm getting CC messages 80, 81, 82, 83 from the SS nav keys… 
>> Any insights out there?
>> Phil :)