Hi - I’m new to these parts, so apologies if this is answered somewhere I’ve not found yet.
I’ve got an old Akai APC40 (Ableton controller) which I’d like to use to launch patterns in zynseq. However, I’m having trouble finding a way to make this work.
The APC has an 8x5 grid of pads for triggering patterns. Each column’s pads use a different MIDI channel from 1-8, and the buttons across each row send the same MIDI note for their channel.
I’d assumed I could manage this by choosing the appropriate channel and note in zynseq for triggering each pattern. But after trying this, it looks like the trigger channel is a global setting for the loaded set of patterns. (Which makes sense when I think about it, as tying up multiple channels just for these triggers would be limiting)
Unfortunately, I’ve not found any way to change the MIDI channel config for the APC. So I’m wondering whether there’s any way to take the signals coming from the device and map them onto a single channel (to notes of my choosing)? If this isn’t something possible through the interface, I’m possibly able to look at a solution in code. if someone’s able to point me in the right direction.
Thanks so much to everyone involved in the device & software btw. I’ve been having a lot of fun with it already!