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Old 08-04-2023, 11:51 AM   #23961
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Looks like it's NOT a CSI issue but rather a shortcoming of this very common method of activating FX...
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     RotaryPush|                Reaper "_S&M_SELFX|"
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Sorry about that. It should of really been removed when FXMenu banking was introduced.

The Reaper "_S&M_SELFX|" line is redundant anyway. I put it in to set things up so that I could use the S&M Actions for FX bypass and offline, but now we have proper CSI Actions for those.

We do need a CSI Action to open the selected FX GUI, though.
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Nothing to apologize for. I couldn't tell you the last time I had more than 8 inserts on a track personally, outside of testing that bug report yesterday. So those actions are still very good for me.

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We do need a CSI Action to open the selected FX GUI, though.
But yeah, totally agree. Would be best handled natively by CSI. Just the float variant would be enough for me. Not sure if anyone really loves the FX Chain window and would need to see that variant.
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I'm fine with the Receive being selective, but how much granularity do we get?

Also, are we still working from the premise that Track Zones (Track/Send/Reveive/FXMenu) always Broadcast/Receive?
Track Zones are at Page scope, there is no need for Broadcast/Receive.

As far as granularity, here's a slippery answer

As little as possible whilst still satisfying everyone's needs
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We do need a CSI Action to open the selected FX GUI, though.
Geez, I keep trying to get 3.2 out the door, and you and FB keep coming up with great feature requests

Seriously, that is long overdue, I'll look into it.
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Track Zones are at Page scope, there is no need for Broadcast/Receive.

As far as granularity, here's a slippery answer

As little as possible whilst still satisfying everyone's needs
Why not start with nothing Received (apart from AllSurfacesGoHome) and we'll check what the implications are?
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Call it version 3.5!
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Why not start with nothing Received (apart from AllSurfacesGoHome) and we'll check what the implications are?
Because the world of Twister/iPad will immediately fall apart
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Call it version 3.5!
Yeah, I hear that, but don't forget, if we change major versions -- e.g. 4.0 -- we will need to alter CSI.ini, so I want to delay that as much as possible.
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How about OpenFXSlotGUI for the name of the new Action ?
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How about OpenFXSlotGUI for the name of the new Action ?
I like ShowFXSlot. I think it implies the Open and GUI parts. But I'm good with whatever you call it.
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I like ShowFXSlot. I think it implies the Open and GUI parts. But I'm good with whatever you call it.
I like it.

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Because the world of Twister/iPad will immediately fall apart
I thought they needed to Broadcast/Receive.
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I thought they needed to Broadcast/Receive.
They do, I thought you said "Why not start with nothing Received".
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They do, I thought you said "Why not start with nothing Received".
I did. Why would Twister/iPad need to use the Receive filter?
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I did. Why would Twister/iPad need to use the Receive filter?
Ah, terminology.

I interpreted "nothing Received" to mean there would be Broadcast of everything, but there would be no reception of anything.
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Ah, terminology.

I interpreted "nothing Received" to mean there would be Broadcast of everything, but there would be no reception of anything.
As a starting point for ToggleBroadcastReceive, receiving nothing seemed like a good place to start.
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Maybe we can break this down into categories:

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ToggleReceiveSelected

GoFXSlot
ClearFXSlot
ClearSelectedTrackFX

GoAssociatedZone
    SelectedTrackFXMenu
    SelectedTrackSend
    SelectedTrackReceive
    SelectedTrack
    SelectedTrackFX

AdjustBank
    selectedTrackSendOffset_ = 0;
    selectedTrackReceiveOffset_ = 0;
    selectedTrackFXMenuOffset_ = 0;
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ToggleReceiveTrack

GoAssociatedZone
    Track
    TrackFXMenu
    TrackSend
    TrackReceive
    VCA
    Folder

AdjustBank
    trackSendOffset_ = 0;
    trackReceiveOffset_ = 0;
    trackFXMenuOffset_ = 0;
    masterTrackFXMenuOffset_ = 0;
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ToggleReceiveAutoMapLearn

GoLearnFXParams
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ToggleEnableFocusedFXParamMapping
ToggleEnableFocusedFXMapping
ClearFocusedFX
ClearFocusedFXParam
I may have left some out, please free to correct, suggest, etc...
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Maybe we can break this down into categories:

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ToggleReceiveSelected

GoFXSlot
ClearFXSlot
ClearSelectedTrackFX

GoAssociatedZone
    SelectedTrackFXMenu
    SelectedTrackSend
    SelectedTrackReceive
    SelectedTrack
    SelectedTrackFX

AdjustBank
    selectedTrackSendOffset_ = 0;
    selectedTrackReceiveOffset_ = 0;
    selectedTrackFXMenuOffset_ = 0;
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ToggleReceiveTrack

GoAssociatedZone
    Track
    TrackFXMenu
    TrackSend
    TrackReceive
    VCA
    Folder

AdjustBank
    trackSendOffset_ = 0;
    trackReceiveOffset_ = 0;
    trackFXMenuOffset_ = 0;
    masterTrackFXMenuOffset_ = 0;
Code:
ToggleReceiveAutoMapLearn

GoLearnFXParams
SaveLearnedFXParams
GoAutoMapFX
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ToggleReceiveFocus

ToggleEnableFocusedFXParamMapping
ToggleEnableFocusedFXMapping
ClearFocusedFX
ClearFocusedFXParam
I may have left some out, please free to correct, suggest, etc...
That seems very comprehensive! Is this the layout of the actual Actions?
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That seems very comprehensive! Is this the layout of the actual Actions?
Mostly, for the AdjustBank i cheated and copied directly from the code, but I'm sure you get the idea.

If we can agree on this satisfying everyone's use cases we would only need:

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ToggleReceiveSelected
ToggleReceiveTrack
ToggleReceiveAutoMapLearn
ToggleReceiveFocus
Still somewhat granular, but much more manageable and less overwhelming than the old huge lists of Broadcast/Receive days.

The key question is -- does anyone anticipate a need to break down any of those categories further ?
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The key question is -- does anyone anticipate a need to break down any of those categories further ?
I see any issues being less about finer control and more about being able to separate groups of surfaces from one another whilst still allowing Broadcast/Receive within the group.

For instance, the BCR2000/iPad combo would be one group, being used alongside an XTouch and extender, which would be another.
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I see any issues being less about finer control and more about being able to separate groups of surfaces from one another whilst still allowing Broadcast/Receive within the group.

For instance, the BCR2000/iPad combo would be one group, being used alongside an XTouch and extender, which would be another.
Fabulous, I have never considered amalgamating the two concepts.

So, does this make sense ?

The membership in a group defines the Broadcast semantics.

Here's an idea for defining a group.

Say this is the Home Zone for an MCU that wishes to Broadcast to 2 extenders:

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OnInitialization BroadcastGroup MCUExtender1 MCUExtender2
This says that the MCU will Broadcast to MCUExtender1 and MCUExtender2

You can then control how the extenders respond via the ToggleReceives of MCUExtender1 and MCUExtender2.

Conversely, MCUExtender1 and MCUExtender2 do not Broadcast in this example.

I love this concept !

Let's discuss further...
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Broadcast groups you say? I love it.

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Or maybe, Broadcast/Receive groups where we add a number to say "this only broadcasts to group 1, and is only received by group 1". That might work great for much setups like mine where you want to treat the MFTwister as one group without impacting what's happening on the X-Touch. Same for MM with the C4+MCU's or anyone using an SCE-24 with an X-Touch.
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The membership in a group defines the Broadcast semantics.

Here's an idea for defining a group.

Say this is the Home Zone for an MCU that wishes to Broadcast to 2 extenders:

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OnInitialization BroadcastGroup MCUExtender1 MCUExtender2
This says that the MCU will Broadcast to MCUExtender1 and MCUExtender2

You can then control how the extenders respond via the ToggleReceives of MCUExtender1 and MCUExtender2.

Conversely, MCUExtender1 and MCUExtender2 do not Broadcast in this example.
This makes perfect sense to me The MCU in this example is obviously the boss, for no other reason than it has the extra buttons for accessing the Associated Zones.

If you were to add an iPad/BCR2000 to it, the iPad would probably be the boss in that pair, again because it carries extra buttons and indicators that the BCR2000 lacks (currently, the FXMenu is only on the iPad, but the FX map to both surfaces).

Both groups Broadcast/Receive within themselves, but are independent of each other.

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Broadcast groups you say? I love it.
Yes, it was a good idea when you brought it up.

I think it gets even stronger when combined with the new ToggleReceive concept.
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I think it gets even stronger when combined with the new ToggleReceive concept.
Makes the whole control surface thing quite modular.
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Yes, it was a good idea when you brought it up.

I think it gets even stronger when combined with the new ToggleReceive concept.
I'm just being a putz. I like where this is all going though.

If not insanely complex to code, the group concept makes a lot of sense where you may have lots of surfaces and you want one pair operating as a group and mirroring each other, but then maybe you're MM or MT4U and you want your MCU and XT's to be a second group - with different receive needs between them.

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This makes perfect sense to me The MCU in this example is obviously the boss, for no other reason than it has the extra buttons for accessing the Associated Zones.

If you were to add an iPad/BCR2000 to it, the iPad would probably be the boss in that pair, again because it carries extra buttons and indicators that the BCR2000 lacks (currently, the FXMenu is only on the iPad, but the FX map to both surfaces).

Both groups Broadcast/Receive within themselves, but are independent of each other.
Yes, that's it !

I think if nothing is defined, every Surface Broadcasts everything, and every Surface Receives everything.

Also, since this is going to be heavy user install specific, I think there should be a GUI to manage it.

Pretty simple -- three list boxes.

Box 1 -- Broadcasters

Box 2 -- Shows Targets of selected Broadcaster of Box 1

Box 3 -- Shows ToggleReceives for selected Target of Box 2

A few buttons for add/remove, etc., very reminiscent of the CSI.ini config panel.
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I think we could make do without the GUI but definitely won't say no to one.
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I think we could make do without the GUI but definitely won't say no to one.
Yeah, we can definitely get things going without it.

I'm just saying it won't be hard to build one once the design settles.
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Yeah, we can definitely get things going without it.
Let's see how the concept works in practice. I liked this construction:
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OnInitialization BroadcastGroup MCUExtender1 MCUExtender2
Thinking back to the old Broadcast/Receive setup, I don't think I ever had the Extenders Broadcast anything. It was always controlled from the MCU.
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Let's see how the concept works in practice. I liked this construction:
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OnInitialization BroadcastGroup MCUExtender1 MCUExtender2
Yeah, the Zone will look like that, the GUI will just allow an easy way to edit it, the GUI will output the changes to the Home Zone and the end result will be the same, exactly like you can edit CSI.ini directly or via the GUI.
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Yeah, the Zone will look like that, the GUI will just allow an easy way to edit it, the GUI will output the changes to the Home Zone and the end result will be the same, exactly like you can edit CSI.ini directly or via the GUI.
Sounds good! I think the grouping may mitigate the need for very fine Receive filters.
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Sounds good! I think the grouping may mitigate the need for very fine Receive filters.
Hopefully the 4 we have discussed will be enough.
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Wow, this forum is lightning fast!

I've been pondering the "Group" idea for a while.

I got into "Control Surfaces" with an X-Touch One, then after a while I added an Extender. Then I got into CSI and suddenly I needed Option, and Control, and I ended up with an X-Touch as well.

So I have the XT-One with Local modifiers as a repository for buttons that call scripts and blah blah, but I naturally feel the X-Touch+Extender as a 16 track surface, especially with FX, since I use many VST synths that nearly come to life like my old Analogues here when you control them with knobs and colored screens (I know, I know, SCE24) so my goal was always to have 100% synchronization.

I thought I could, (latency permitting) add some MIDI proxy that would make CSI see those two MIDI devices as one, but then the track messages in the Extender are the same as the X-Touch, so that was an no go.

Personal story apart, this all sounds incredible, really eager to see it in the field. There is a bunch more being Broadcasted (yes, toggable, MM) so great!!!
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I just want to say, Learn is awesome!
A synth plugin that me a long time to text edit, takes 5 mins.
I actually have the brain power, while I'm in Learn, to think about where I am mapping, I can see it on the touchosc display and easily change my mind and move something.
Thank you very much!
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I just want to say, Learn is awesome!
A synth plugin that me a long time to text edit, takes 5 mins.
I actually have the brain power, while I'm in Learn, to think about where I am mapping, I can see it on the touchosc display and easily change my mind and move something.
Thank you very much!
Very nice!
Glad to hear the setup is producing good results!

Are you using the latest EXP build and did you change GoAssociatedZone LearnFXParams to GoLearnFXParams? I'm not judging, just trying to gather information (as it's obviously working for you).

Are you able to return to an (unedited) Learnt Zone and add more controls?

Are the indicators for Learn and Save working correctly?
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Glad to hear the setup is producing good results!

Are you using the latest EXP build and did you change GoAssociatedZone LearnFXParams to GoLearnFXParams? I'm not judging, just trying to gather information (as it's obviously working for you).

Are you able to return to an (unedited) Learnt Zone and add more controls?

Are the indicators for Learn and Save working correctly?
Oops, sorry - no NOT using most recent exp build, the previous one. I
I found on the most recent, my bcr didn't work after mapping with touchosc (pcscreen), so I bailed. I decided to wait for next.
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Old 08-05-2023, 06:49 AM   #23998
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Oops, sorry - no NOT using most recent exp build, the previous one. I
I found on the most recent, my bcr didn't work after mapping with touchosc (pcscreen), so I bailed. I decided to wait for next.
Yes, the previous one works better for me in that regard too
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New Exp build is up.

https://stash.reaper.fm/v/42044/CSI%20Exp.zip

Fixed bug in FXMenu alias diaplay.

Learn mode now has a couple more dialogs

Learn mode should now blank displays properly when modifiers engaged.


New FX GUI Actions:

Code:
    RotaryPush| GoFXSlot
    RotaryPush| ShowFXSlot
Code:
    OnZoneDeactivation 	HideFXSlot
Added the new Broadcast/Receive logic:

Code:
    OnInitialization    SetBroadcastGroup MCUExtender1 MCUExtender2
Code:
ToggleShouldReceiveSelected
ToggleShouldReceiveTrack
ToggleShouldReceiveAutoMapLearn
ToggleShouldReceiveFocus
Broadcast/Receives all default to off.

I'm sure there will be questions, ask away.

Also, there was a tremendous amount of cut and paste, likely screwed up more than once

In other words, please test thoroughly and report anything you find.

Didn't implement Banking Broadcast/Receive logic, I looked at the existing code, and it looked pretty ragged, let's find out what's working, what's not, and fix it, there is a lot to test, I figured better to get it out to you folks as soon as possible.
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New Exp build is up.

https://stash.reaper.fm/v/42044/CSI%20Exp.zip

Fixed bug in FXMenu alias diaplay.

Learn mode now has a couple more dialogs

Learn mode should now blank displays properly when modifiers engaged.


New FX GUI Actions:

Code:
    RotaryPush| GoFXSlot
    RotaryPush| ShowFXSlot
Code:
    OnZoneDeactivation 	HideFXSlot
Added the new Broadcast/Receive logic:

Code:
    OnInitialization    SetBroadcastGroup MCUExtender1 MCUExtender2
Code:
ToggleShouldReceiveSelected
ToggleShouldReceiveTrack
ToggleShouldReceiveAutoMapLearn
ToggleShouldReceiveFocus
Hmmm, I don't know which files to put those in?
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