MIDI control of the SQ mixer is not supported in firmware V1.3???

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  • #79129
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    General
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    I’m new to sq6, I’m trying to configure as a controller and I found that legend in the manual, MIDI control of the SQ mixer is not supported in firmware V1.3
    help please

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    #79132
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    Alex A&H
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    Hi General,

    DAW Control is supported in V1.3, however, other MIDI control over TCP/IP or USB is not yet implemented.

    Thanks!

    Alex

    #79152
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    I appreciate your response, thank you, greetings from Mexico.

    #83890
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    PrenkurJ
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    Does SQ7 has a MIDI control over TCP/IP or USB? if no what is the timeline for it?

    #83919
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    Alex A&H
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    Hi PrenkurJ,

    Scene control is controllable using MIDI via the USB port or over TCP/IP on the SQ now, with more controls planned for the next firmware version.

    Thanks!

    Alex

    #84058
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    Nicola A&H
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    Now in SQ V1.4.0:
    SQ MIDI Protocol Issue 1

    #84142
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    Kebu
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    Glad to see that the SQs finally has MIDI! I’ve been planning for two years to upgrade my current mixer, but I have problem finding a new one with decent MIDI implementation.

    However, I was not happy to see that the SQs only support NRPN data. Please do me a favor and try recording the MIDI data from adjusting two faders simultaneously on the SQ5 and play it back. As far as I understand it, NRPN makes it impossible to adjust two values simultaneously. Since NRPN data use four MIDI CC values to represent one value on the SQ5 (e.g. fader level on channel X), the MIDI CC data from the movement of two faders would get intertwined and the result unpredictable. Or is the choice of NRPN parameters so clever that the values won’t get misinterprated?

    For the next update I would suggest that you add the option of using a MIDI table instead of NRPN, as Yamaha has for their mixers. In Yamaha mixers you can select to either use NRPN or a “MIDI table”, where the user can assign over 100 available MIDI CCs (128 minus reserved CCs) to any control he likes.

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    #84144
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    Alex A&H
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    Hi Kebu,

    We are planning to release a new version of the DAW Control Driver very soon which includes new maps to convert the desk MIDI (faders and mutes) to standard CC or Note On/Off messages for this exact purpose.
    This will be released as soon as it passes testing.

    Using a program such as QLab, it is possible to group the four CC messages, then trigger multiple groups at once. But the new maps will of course make things much easier for this application!

    Thanks!
    Alex

    #84172
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    Kebu
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    Thanks for your fast reply, Alex!

    The new driver sounds fine for DAW users. However, I’m using a hardware sequencer to control my mixer & synthesizers live, and wouldn’t want to add a laptop just for controlling the mixer. I realize I’m part of quite a small minority doing that, but please consider for future firmware updates to include the option for a MIDI CC table in the mixer itself.

    Best wishes,
    Kebu

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