QU SB Newbie. Help with midi & automation

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  • #64666
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    agustinvolpe
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    Hi all! I recently bought a QU SB and I would like to know the following if you could please answer these:
    – Are scenes stored on the iPad app only, or are they stored in the mixer itself?
    – Is automation via Midi over USB possible, hardwired to a Mac, without using an ipad?
    – If the above can be done, then: is it possible to record such automation instead of having to program all the midi messages in the DAW (I’m using Ableton)?

    Thanks!

    Agus

    #64667
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    MarkPAman
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    Scenes are not stored in the iPad, only in the desk, though you can move them from there to a USB pen drive if you want.

    I think the answers to your other questions are yes, but I don’t use the QU with a DAW, so better if somebody who does comes along!

    #64668
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    agustinvolpe
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    I was thinking of setting up a number of scenes, and switch between them via midi over usb with Ableton Live. is it that bad an idea?

    #64694
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    pt.
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    It’s possible using NRPN calls – I’ve made an example using CTRLR as described in this thread.

    Fader Recall from Logic

    Attached are a screenshot and the example.

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    #64699
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    agustinvolpe
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    isn’t it possible to change scenes using Program Change messages?
    what is NRPN?

    #64700
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    agustinvolpe
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    in the midi protocol manual> “Qu uses Bank Select and Program Change messages for Scene recall. Only Bank 1 is used.”
    So, can I set up a number of scenes with the iPad, and then directly change between those scenes using normal program changes?
    What do I need to set NRPN for?

    #64703
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    pt.
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    Take a look at the screendump; you’re able to control pretty much everything using NRPN. I’ve built my own control surface to have total recal from inside Logic Pro. The mix is stored within the project.

    #86105
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    djam
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    Is it me or are there no contributors who will actually give an example of an external midi request to change a scene? I’m a new person to all this, and frankly I’m at a loss as to the lack of real applied info on this topic. The doc’s are detailed and confusing.

    Would anyone please direct me to a quick solution?

    External Program: OnSong -> Send Midi “Recall Scene” -> QU-16 (w/latest firmware)

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