MIDI Note Holder
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 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.
MIDI Note Holder.cantabileRack (578.0 KB)