Please tell me if I use an external controller for Play and play, for example, a melody. Will the notes match the scale set in Play?
I want to use a controller with sensitive pads, where there is aftertouch and pressing force…
Or do I need to set scale on an external controller?
Thank you, I meant something else, is it possible to apply the internal scale to an external controller?
So that the notes that I play from the midi keyboard are immediately translated into the internal scale
Ok, sorry, I think I understand now. The restriction of notes to a certain scale can only be enforced inside the Play. The Play has no way to send instructions about scale restrictions to the controller because MIDI isn’t designed for this type of task. You would need to set the same scale restrictions on the controller.
Chances are that controller with these features come with the possibility to define scales as well.
The Play has no way to send instructions about scale restrictions to the controller
Sure, it’s one-way communication. But I think it wouldn’t be too far out having the Play filter incoming notes and “quantize” (lacking the correct term) them to fit the selected scale. It could even be a project setting to toggle this filtering.
Ah, that’s a good point. Yes, right now the Play will play any incoming MIDI notes regardless of the setting “Scale Filter On”. Having a setting to enforce the same scale filter to incoming MIDI notes should be technically possible indeed. It is a good candidate for a wish indeed.
… this doesn’t mean that you can use that velocity and aftertouch to get different sounds from the Play, right? Using an external pad controller can be useful to have bigger pads, play different instruments with only one controller… but the Play will process only the notes to play the samples. No matter how hard you hit a pad in the controller (soft, hard, pressing harder to trigger aftertouch…) on the Play the samples will sound the same.
With the MIDI sequencer it is different. After a quick test, the velocity data from the controller is forwarded by the Play but not the pressure/aftertouch. Then again, plugging a controller to the Play and have the Play forwarding that MIDI data is odd (unless you have a very specific use case). You could plug the controller to the MIDI destination directly and problem solved.
And what about midi support but not only for notes, what I mean is:
If you can use an external midi controller to control parameters inside the Play, I don’t know if this is in another tread. For instance the Elektron Octhatrack has midi cc of all its parameters so you’re able to connect a midi controller and control volumes, or mutes and all that.