I finally got something done that I had wanted for over a year. Thought I’d share (example rack can be downloaded at bottom of this post).
I use my own Topiary plugins a lot. These plugins have 8 “variations” (which might refer to 8 variations on a drum track in Topiary Beatz, * different “mix” settings in Topiary Presetz or 8 different types of melodic (midi) patterns that track what is being played on the keyboard in Topiary Riffz). You can see those buttons top/right in the image below. They behave like a group of radio buttons - if I hit button one, variation 1 is selected and all other variations are deselected. If I then call up variation 2, variation 1 gets deselected. In the image below you’ll see variation 1 selected.
I have been using the buttons on a Keylab88 and a KeyLab MKII 61 to call up those variations. Works great. BUT - on a dark stage it it hard to see those buttons, and as a group of course, the KeyLab does not (cannot) know that I want them to behave as radio buttons.
On a side note, I use button 9 as a sort of “get me home” button and it calls up a standard piano patch - it’s a shortcut to my bread&butter-goes-with-anything sound. Ideally I want that button to be illuminated at all times. Keylab can’t do that - it’s either a toggle button (on/off) or a latch (that is, lit up on only and as long as you press it).
The rack attached does the following:
- Buttons 1-8 behave as radio buttons as a group.
- Selected button is bright white.
- So I can easily find the other buttons on a dark stage, when they are off, they are dark blue - so I can still see them.
- My Home button (#9) is bright red, and always on so easy to find in total darkness.
Here’s what that looks like with button 6 selected (bright white) - works great on a dark stage!
Want to see how that is done, feel free to dissect the rack attached.
Keylab mkII Topiary radiobuttons.cantabileRack (511.7 KB) .
Thx to @Toaster for getting me on the right track!