C3 Utility Racks

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MIDI Note Holder

Hi All,

This one was for fun but may have uses to others. I used to have a Yamaha CS-60 a long while back and it was an 8 voice Analog Synth. So I would program a kind of ambient patch and then use loaded cassette cases to weight different keys down. The machine would sometimes be left on for a few days this way and when I passed by it I would move the cases around to change it up the chord and harmonics, it produced some interesting and unexpectly pleasing sounds this way. The chord holder that was made from above works on the principle of the first time the pedal is pressed it turns on the cc# 64sustain for all notes played after that and then after the second press it turns off the cc#64 sustain for all the notes. This beast is different, it uses individual routes for each note (0 - 127). That way each note can be pressed and it will hold until pressed again or you can stop all notes and reset the rack by sending a cc# 64 or a cc# 67 message. In effect it latches the notes that are pressed and uses the same notes to turn off the latches. It also has a ‘All notes Off’ state that will clear the all the notes and reset the rack. There are different preset ranges that allow the use of it on only certain key ranges while leaving the others unperturbed. This is a lot like one of the Piz MIDI vst plugins but is made completely from C3 Routing and bindings. And the size of the file is not bad considering all the connections in it. I tried it out with 3 different older synth vsti’s layered and spread across the range and it was like before but even more fun and more notes to trigger ( and no cassette cases lol). I think @terrybritton and possibly Brian Eno :wink: might enjoy this one.

Just route a MIDI keyboard input to this rack’s MIDI In and use this racks MIDI Out to connect to a vsti or other route.

Enjoy!

MIDI Note Holder.cantabileRack (578.0 KB)

Dave

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Oh yeah - this one is going to get a LOT of love around here!!! :smile:

Terry

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Hey @terrybritton

I made a few fixes to the recent note hold rack, you may want to re download it.

Dave

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Will do! NOW! :slight_smile:

Terry

You go Dave !!! :grin:

MIDI CC Filter-Splitter

Hi All,

Another Utility Rack. This one splits and filters Defined controllers, Undefined controllers and notes. It has states for switching the desired data to the Main MIDI Out and has separate ports for each type of data. You just pass your Midi route through it and the filtered and split data appears at the output ports. Available ports pictured below :

split

MIDI CC Filter-Splitter.cantabileRack (83.9 KB)

Enjoy!

Dave

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MIDI CC Filter-Splitter Performance

Hi All,

Another Utility Rack. This one splits and popular performance CC data and notes with velocity. It has states for switching the desired data to the Main MIDI Out and has separate ports for each type of data. You just pass your Midi route through it and the filtered and split data appears at the output ports. Available ports pictured below :

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MIDI CC Filter-Splitter Performance.cantabileRack (110.4 KB)

Enjoy!

Dave

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Pitch Wheel Converter Combiner

This set of converter / combiners have a broad selection of binding possibilities for live use. They have states that cover both isolated binding conversions and conversions combined with the original input controller CC#s. They also include reversing inverters on every possible combination included in each rack. To make it more usable I have made separate racks for the different controller input types normally used in live MIDI music. This first set of 3 offered here is for the pitch wheel. I made it with as 3 different racks because of the nature of the pitch wheel being spring-loaded and detented at 0. The range inside Cantabile appears as -8192 to 8191 The full range Pitch bend rack uses 0~16383 or -8192~8191. The pitch Bend Up rack covers Pitch bend up actions and the Pitch Bend Down covers the other direction. They all 3 bind to a variety of other common performance controller numbers and use state changes to switch the desired conversion and/or combination. Sample shown in the pic :

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Pitch Wheel Converter Combiner.cantabileRack (848.5 KB)

Pitch Wheel Down Converter Combiner.cantabileRack (848.6 KB)

Pitch Wheel Up Converter Combiner.cantabileRack (848.7 KB)

Edit: There were problems with Pitch Wheel Down and reverse codes in all these racks, they are now repaired. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Enjoy!

Dave

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Channel Pressure, Mod Wheel, Breath Control, Expression Pedal and Sustain Pedal Converter Combiners

These racks are the other part of the series of racks for controllers started above. This set of converter / combiners have a broad selection of binding possibilities for live use. They have states that cover both isolated binding conversions and conversions combined with the original input controller CC#s. They also include reversing inverters on every possible combination included in each rack. To make it more usable I have made separate racks for the different controller input types normally used in live MIDI music. The group includes :

  • Channel Pressure
  • Mod Wheel CC 1
  • Breath Control CC 2
  • Expression Pedal CC 11
  • Sustain Pedal CC 64

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Expression Pedal CC 11 Converter Combiner.cantabileRack (1.1 MB)

Mod Wheel Converter Combiner.cantabileRack (1.1 MB)

Breath Controller Converter Combiner.cantabileRack (1.1 MB)

Sustain Pedal Converter Combiner.cantabileRack (1.1 MB)

Channel Pressure Converter Combiner.cantabileRack (1.1 MB)

Enjoy!

Dave

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Controller Converter Multiplier Split Port Racks

Hi All,

This is a creative set of racks that are for controller routing, cc control and cc grouping and manipulation. The way they work is you that have a fixed input source (the rack name is input source) and that is then translated and separated and ported into each of the MIDI Out ports shown below. It can then be re-routed, grouped etc… Very powerful for creating special effects using the driving of many cc events from one control source.

Here is the list of source racks available. The Pitch Wheel Rack has 3 states, one for each control model (up/down, up and down) and the Sustain Rack has 2 states, one for continuous CC type damper pedals and one for Switch type damper pedals. On each Rack there are also filtered outputs to block the original controller CC or block both the original controller CC and the filtered CC’s we ported separately.

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Pitch Bend Common CC Splitter.cantabileRack (360.9 KB)

Channel Pressure Common CC Splitter.cantabileRack (77.5 KB)

Mod Wheel CC 1 Common CC Splitter.cantabileRack (77.5 KB)

Breath Controller CC 2 Common CC Splitter.cantabileRack (77.5 KB)

Foot Controller CC 4 Common CC Splitter.cantabileRack (77.5 KB)

Volume CC 7 Common CC Splitter.cantabileRack (77.5 KB)

Expression Pedal Common CC Splitter.cantabileRack (77.5 KB)

Sustain CC 64 Common CC Splitter.cantabileRack (193.5 KB)

Enjoy!

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Pitch Mod Wheel Combiner

Hi All,

Another fun rack offering. This rack is for combining modulation with pitch bend stretches. The first 2 states are a normal Pitch Wheel state and a Reverse Pitch Wheel state and these are followed by the Pitch Wheel / Mod Wheel combination rack states. These states are graduated into 10 graduated steps of intensity ( 10%, ~ 100 % ) and the Mod Wheel is then re-tasked to switch between modulation added on pitch up and modulation added on pitch down. You just quickly flip the mod wheel to the direction you want to add modulation to while bending the notes and the other direction remains unaffected by modulation. I find using it kind of like channel pressure but using just the one wheel instead of one hand pressing harder on the keybed and the other stretching the note with the wheel.

The graduated intensity rack states operate as follows :

  • Firsts pull the mod wheel all the way down.

  • Next select one of the DOWN States (eg ‘Pitch DOWN Add Mod 100 %’ )

  • the mod wheel now switches between the DOWN and UP states with when fully thrown one direction or the other.

  • repeat the procedure to chose a different intensity from the list

  • If you want to reverse the Mod Wheel switching direction select the ‘UP’ State first instead of the ‘DOWN’ state

At this point you can freely try the different intensities out. A variety of MIDI Out ports are available as well for splitting out the different data streams. Route your controller to the MIDI In on this rack and connect from the MIDI Out to your synth or plugin.

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Pitch Mod Wheel Combiner.cantabileRack (653.1 KB)

Enjoy!

Dave

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2 X 2 MIDI CC Filter Splitter Router Matrixer

Hi All,

This a Swiss army knife style of rack that can be used to easily route and mix 2 Keyboard Controllers to different destination synths and vsti plugins. You just select the global MIDI Port routing / combinations as shown in the picture to route and blend your controller inputs and / or …

route matrixer

you can do manual discrete output port taps and routing for special needs.

2x2 matrix 1

2 X 2 MIDI CC Filter Splitter Matrixer.cantabileRack (276.3 KB)

Enjoy!

Dave

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Some cool racks there, @dave_dore.

There’s one I think could be really useful, and I think it could be doable in C3, but I haven’t had time to investigate further - and that’s to generate asymmetrical pitch bend - i.e. where the down range and the up range are not the same. Many (most?) VIs don’t offer that as an internal feature.

The typical use for this would be to have the usual two or three semitones bend up, but one or two octaves down to enable “dives”.

In this case, you’d set the VI pitch bend range to the down (larger) range. Down pitch bend would be passed on unchanged, up pitch bend would be scaled to the smaller range.

Is this feasible?

Or maybe there’s a MIDI plugin already out there that offers this?

Hi Danny,

Yes, it’s feasible (of course, it’s Cantabile!). Set up a route into your plugin that filters out pitch bend info, as we’re going to send that in via bindings. Then set up two bindings as follows:

In the value boxes, the range mappings should be set up something like this:

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Note the “Discard” out of range mode - this is important. If you use those values on a synth that has a ±12 semitones pitch bend range, you should find it maps to an octave down, and a minor third up (the minor third comes from that 2000, which I guessed…for other intervals you’d have to do a bit of trial and error).

You could of course use as many of these bindings as you like, for different portions of the pitch wheel range, allowing some pretty freaky effects!

Neil

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Hi Danny,

Thanks for looking in, @Neil_Durant provided an excellent explanation of how to set this up. Here’s a small chart of the useful interval numbers for the different common pitch bend settings if you want to make your own.

chart

The way the charts works is if you have the non adjustable synth vst set to the amount on the left then each semi tone you want to offset by would be added to the offset direction like Neil described. e.g For a 2 octave setting on the vsti you would leave the down range alone and use the 341 per interval to determine the up bend.

Best,

Dave

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Brilliant. Thanks, guys!

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Pitch Wheel Leslie Switch

Hi All,

I have been using the damper to switch the Leslie rotating speaker on and off and came across a song that didn’t like that so i made this gadget with Cantabile. Since most vsti organs have a CC 64 sustain switch for leslie speed I chose this CC# to use in the rack.The way it operates is simple, when you move the pitch bend up it creates a CC#64 127 output that is latched. When you move the pitch bend down it creates a CC#64 0 output that is latched. So push up to turn it on and push down to turn it off. The Roland controller I use has this feature built in to it and it gave me the idea, it’s even sideways like an old leslie switch. I put a reverse mode in it for folks who do it the other way as well and a separate MIDI out for the switch only. You just route through it to use it …

Pitch Wheel Leslie Switch.cantabileRack (44.2 KB)

Enjoy!!

Dave

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MIDI CC Multiplexer / De-Multiplexer

Hi All,

This set of racks is for the MIDI scientists out there. :nerd_face: There are 2 racks here, one for De-Multiplexing MIDI and One for Multiplexing MIDI. It is true point to point (unless I missed something and I usually do …lol). The Multiplexer has all channel Ctrl inputs and the 127 cc control inputs and the De-Multiplexer has all channel ctrl and all 127 cc numbers split out to separate ports. A MIDI disection beast! I looked for this in a vst and as far as i know it’s not out there, likely due to lack of interest …:grin:… anyway it’s made now and only works in Cantabile environment but has already been very fun from a science perspective for me. Hope others might enjoy it too …

MIDI CC Multiplexer.cantabileRack (218.9 KB)

MIDI CC Demultiplexer.cantabileRack (247.3 KB)

Enjoy!!

Dave

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Pitch Wheel to Switch

Hi All,

I made this rack that converts the pitch wheel into a variety of usable switches. Below are the output ports available. The ‘MIDI Out’ Port has the state selected output

pitchswt

here are the states

pitchswt 2

Connect a route from your controller to this rack and it will produce the CC various switch types above at the MIDI Out port and also will simultaneously produce other switch types on separate ports. The up arrows are for up wheel and the down for down wheel. The leslie toggle has it’s own port.

Enjoy! :smiley:

Pitch Wheel Switch.cantabileRack (803.4 KB)

Dave

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Notes Scroller

Hi All,

a new linked rack that auto scrolls the built in notes page. It’s start and stop function is linked to the transport and has a variety of preset delay times. Just place in the song, pick the scroll delay time and when you press the play button on the main transport it will begin scrolling, when you press stop or the track ends it will return to the top of the notes list. A word of warning, do not change delay time while running always change delay time when stopped.

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Notes Scroller.cantabileRack (285.7 KB)

Edit: i removed the first version of the scroll with pause/resume as it quit operating after recent improvements to the bindings. Sorry if you downloaded it is not usable.

I went back and adjusted it to work with the new builds and have posted here for those who want to try it. On longer delay times the execution can take a few seconds to change states so be patient on transport changes on long delay times.

Notes Scroller Pause.cantabileRack (430.6 KB)

Enjoy! and Happy 2018 Everyone !

Dave

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