Motion Control Details

Motion Control Details

From the Settings screen, tapping one any of the Motion Control icons drills down into the Motion Details Screen…

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Common Element

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On / Off button — The circular button in the upper right enables or disables MIDI output for this motion type. When disabled, the entire screen other than the title and button are dimmed. When enabled, the Instrument View will send a stream of MIDI output values whenever that motion type is changed.

Learn Button — Press to enable Learn Mode which sends a regular MIDI value for the assigned output type allowing you to “MIDI Learn” the Motion Control to a parameter in your DAW or software instrument.

Preview Button — Enable this to unpause the stream of MIDI values corresponding to this Motion Control. Use this to test your MIDI Learn mapping without having to exit the Settings area.

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MIDI CC# — The Continuous Control number to which this Motion Control will output values

MIDI Output — The min/max MIDI output values at the extremes of the motion range

Calibrating Motion Range

For each of the motion types there is a widget which allows calibration of the motion extremes. When the device exceeds this range, no additional MIDI values are sent.

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To calibrate the Motion Range:

  • Press and hold the “Calibrate” button. This resets the range to the minimum value
  • While holding the Calibrate button, move the device, according to the motion type, along the full range which you wish to use to cover the min/max output values
  • When done, release the Calibate button

Exclusion Range

One may also set an optional Exclusion Range. When the device is positioned within the Exclusion Range, this corresponds to the median of the CC Output Values (e.g. 64 when the range is 0–127).Higher output values (e.g. 64-127) are sent for the movement above the Exclusion Range. Values below the median (e.g. 0-64) are sent for movement below the exclusion range (where applicable). This allows two features: First, it allows a “calm” centre region where no MIDI values are sent (the median value is sent once upon entering the Exclusion Range and then the stream stops). Second it allows skewing the midpoint of the mapping allowing you to make the bottom more sensitive than the top or vice versa.

Mapping the Exclusion Range is similar to calibrating the Motion Range. Use the “Exclude” button just as you would the “Calibrate button”.

Angle Motion Settings

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Symmetric — Ensures that the range is centred around the zero degrees, in other words, that the min/max angles are equal and opposite. Disengage to allow assymetry. For example, by default Roll is mapped to the CC value commonly used by the Mod Wheel. Roll is configured such that when the device is flat the minimum value (zero by default) is sent for CC#1.  When you turn your write inward it sends higher values. Turning your wrist outward (somewhat awkward) has no effect as it’s below the minimum angle.

Invert — Switches the positive and negative directions for the motion

Linear Motion Settings

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Bipolar — When Bipolar mode  is enabled, the median value is sent when the device is at rest. Higher values correspond to an upward force and lower values to a downward force. (Note, an “upward force” occurs both when accelerating upward and also when decelerating while moving downward).  When in unipolar mode, zero is sent when the device is at rest and positive values are sent when there is a force in either direction.

Invert — When in bipolar mode, this inverts the positive and negative orientation

Play Intensity Settings

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To calibrate Play Intensity, hold the button and move the device rapidly to simulate a maximally intense performance moment.

Momentum — Corresponds to how quickly output values change in reaction to changes in performance intensity. High momentum values mean Play Intensity is slow to react and slow to reset back to zero.