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Topic: Looperator & Akai APC40 Mapping Question
Back again for some more guidance. I'm trying to map Sugar Bytes Looperator to some buttons on my Akai APC40 and I'm unable to figure out how to scroll through the presets with a command. Unfortunately there isn't a midi learn function for the preset arrows. I always due research and diligence before posting in the forum so any help would be appreciated. I found a youtube video that addresses this but used keys to assign the presets which I don't think will help with the APC40 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxOzQXwUQsc) around 00:40 into it. The closest thing that I've found is https://www.virtualdj.com/forums/207991/General_Discussion/Script_for_Beat_Grid_needed_please.html. So after trying many many scripts involving "'effect_button 'Looperator'" X or "'effect_slider 'Looperator'" X I still can't get it to work. Any suggestions how I could accomplish this?

Posted Sun 17 Dec 17 @ 4:46 am
In that video he's using the 'remote list' feature. This is mentioned at the beginning of the Looperator manual (page 8). You should be able to assign MIDI notes to buttons on your APC40.

Posted Sun 17 Dec 17 @ 9:33 am
Thank you for your response @groovindj. I'm showing my ignorance here but to do this I believe I would have to create a definition file for the APC40 because I currently use the default VDJ8 mapper (customized). Is there an easier way? To save a lot of time to see if it works I have a Samson Conspiracy sitting around that I had other plans for but figured since it can be customized (i.e. note/key/cc/channel) onboard or from the editor software it comes with I assigned the notes to the buttons that I want to use. The buttons work like they're supposed to as long as VDJ isn't open. When VDJ is open the buttons don't work with Looperator anymore.

Posted Sun 17 Dec 17 @ 7:28 pm