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VDJ Won't leave...
Topic: VDJ Won't leave my midi controller alone
However, as soon as I start up VDJ, the controller stops doing its intended functions.
I have read other threads and I set the controller to IGNORE. But it's not working. VDJ still stops the controller from working with SoundSwitch.
I am really bummed about this. Anyone have any advice?
geposted Wed 14 Feb 18 @ 5:53 am
geposted Wed 14 Feb 18 @ 6:03 am
geposted Wed 14 Feb 18 @ 6:43 am
geposted Wed 14 Feb 18 @ 9:16 am
Most likely its because VirtualDJ is forcing Programs 1 to 16 to specific settings (Midi/CC notes, Channels, toggle/momentary etc) in order to properly work with all 16 Programs. This means that the Program # you were using to control Soundswitch is probably different now (different notes etc).
Have you kept the MPD Program settings to your computer ? If so, you could re-load it from the MPD Editor application. If not, then you can do the following...
- re-create the Program # (using the Editor) and based on the MIDI specifications that SW is using
- re-program SW with the new Notes/CC
- contact AKAI to get the factory default Programs.(they are not available at any public page unfortunately.)
EDIT. Just found the factory presets at my HD (were sent from AKAI).. https://www.dropbox.com/s/oo8vg9xbmkigd13/AD18-FactoryPresets.rar?dl=0 Try to load them to your unit via the Editor. Editor can be found at the Downloads section of this page http://www.akaipro.com/products/pad-controllers/mpd-218
And just because you may wonder why VDJ had to force some custom Programs, is because the default Programs were outputting all kind of MIDI Notes/CC in various channels and without any specific pattern, so the same MIDI note was offered in 2nd Pad of Program 1 , on 6th Pad of Program 8 etc. So if you were trying to use MPD218 with VDJ, you would end up to assign one Pad of a Program page to do something and you would get the same action on another Program on a different Pad and that would be a mess !
geposted Wed 14 Feb 18 @ 11:56 am
geposted Wed 14 Feb 18 @ 4:38 pm
geposted Wed 14 Feb 18 @ 6:26 pm
geposted Thu 15 Feb 18 @ 9:31 am
Also using VDJ set to ignore the Akai - will let you know of my experiences. VDJ immediately mapped my samples to the Akai.
geposted Wed 21 Feb 18 @ 9:20 am
geposted Wed 21 Feb 18 @ 5:16 pm