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External Midi Controller Options

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egiptationsegiptations Lisbon
edited May 16 in Deluge

Hey guys!

After a couple of months I finally bought the Deluge and it's great, having a lot of fun the last couple of days!

Now I'm looking into a midi controller, because I would like both things: a keyboard to play, and some faders/knobs to control parameters. What do you recommend?

Could I use separate devices, like a LaunchControl XL and a normal midi keyboard?
Or would it be better to buy something like the KeyLab essential 61 that has both in the same device? I know that I would have less knobs like this, but are those fully programmable?

Thanks for your opinion!

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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    theres only 1 midi input so unless you want to use a merging device youre pretty much stuck with i controller

    i posted and you had to read it. get over it.

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    Some controllers have a built-in merge. If that's the case, you can daisy-chain them. My old Encore Knobby does this. Works great.

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    Thanks for your replies! Looking into an option like the KeyLab I run into another question:

    In the KeyLab you can have 6 "user templates" saved in the Midi controller, to change what each knob or slider does. Can I use this with the Deluge?

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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    it would seem so. why wouldnt you be able to?

    i posted and you had to read it. get over it.

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    Because the way to set the templates is through Arturia MIDI Control Center on the computer, giving different CC values to each of the knobs/sliders in each template.

    But as I understood (maybe I'm totally wrong, in that case sorry!) the Deluge does not have defined CC values for each function, the way to set is with the learn button.

    So, I don't know if the Deluge is going to recognize that the KeyLab is in another template, or if the same knobs/slider is always going to be the same for the Deluge.

    Do you understand what I mean?

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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    yes. i think we will find out what the 2.0 firmware will allow which is the real question. remember that midi control is by channel so presumably each midi channel offers 127 controllers to assign. i think you will need to set it all up however. we shall see my fellow cake eater!

    i posted and you had to read it. get over it.

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