When you right-click a control in the Console or Track views and choose Remote Control from the pop-up menu, the Remote Control dialog box appears. This dialog box lets you use a MIDI device as a remote control for knobs, buttons, and sliders in Cakewalk, and has the following fields:The buttons in this section control command that are specific to individual MIDI channels. The options are:
Note On. With this button enabled, the selected control’s value alternates between its minimum and maximum values every time you play the note that’s listed in the Note On field. If the selected control is a button, it toggles between on and off position.
Note On/Off. With this button enabled, the selected control’s value is maximized when the note that’s listed in this field is depressed, and minimized when the note is released. If the selected control is a button, it toggles between on and off position.
Controller. With this button enabled and a Controller number entered in the Number field, Cakewalk “listens” for a controller message that your MIDI controller is sending, and the selected control moves up or down as the controller message’s value gets larger or smaller. For example, if your MIDI controller can send MIDI volume data from one of its faders or controls, and you set a fader in Cakewalk to respond to Controller #7, the selected fader in Cakewalk will move up or down as the value of Controller #7 that your MIDI controller sends rises or falls.
Wheel. With this button enabled, the selected control moves as the pitch wheel on your MIDI controller moves.
RPN. If your MIDI controller can send RPN data, enabling this button causes the selected control to move as the RPN data that your MIDI controller changes.
NRPN. If your MIDI controller can send NRPN data, enabling this button causes the selected control to move as the NRPN data that your MIDI controller changes.
MIDI Channel. Use this field to tell Cakewalk which MIDI channel the controller data comes in on.If you don’t know what controller number a slider or knob on your MIDI controller sends, just click the Learn button and then move the knob in question. Cakewalk reads the incoming MIDI data and automatically configures the Remote Control settings so that the controller you moved now controls the Cakewalk control that you are configuring.You can use this option to control Cakewalk’s Console from an external controller that sends sysx, such as the Tascam 428, or any device that sends sysx data. You can set the selected control in Cakewalk to respond to sysx data by using these fields:
Single Byte. Checking this option tells Cakewalk that the significant data (the variable, or parameter value) in the incoming sysx message is in the form of a single byte.
High byte first. Checking this option tells Cakewalk that the significant data in the incoming sysx message is in the form of two bytes, with the high byte first.
Low byte first. Checking this option tells Cakewalk that the significant data in the incoming sysx message is in the form of two bytes, with the low byte first.
Starts with. Fill in the string that your device sends in sysx messages that precedes the significant data.
Ends with. Fill in the string that your device sends in sysx messages that follows the significant data.
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