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MikeLupo

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midi receive status button or color change
« on: January 19, 2023, 08:11:23 am »
I use SLM to send program changes to my PC -- but wondering is it possible to somehow show a a different color on on the song name when it receives a midi message back?  Or some "led button" that blinks green once a song is selected (suggestion) to show that the connection is good and midi data has been received (meaning that SLM is connected and has successfully sent and received midi data).   Is something like this possible or in future plans?  It is difficult sometimes when performing and knowing for sure that midi data has been sent and received ok.
 

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Re: midi receive status button or color change
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 09:51:47 am »
The MIDI button in the top toolbar will blink when MIDI data is sent or received, and you can click it to view the Activity Log and see the specific MIDI messages that are sent or received.

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Re: midi receive status button or color change
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 09:57:11 am »
Right -- but you can have nothing attached and see that button flash.

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Re: midi receive status button or color change
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 10:25:37 am »
Do you mean MIDI will be sent and the button will blink even if no MIDI devices are connected? That's correct. A MIDI message is one-way, not a round-trip that tells the sender that the message was received.

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Re: midi receive status button or color change
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2023, 10:59:10 am »
It would be a nice addition if there were 2 midi buttons.  1 for outgoing midi messages that would blink and 1 for incoming midi messages that would blink for incoming midi data.

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Re: midi receive status button or color change
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2023, 09:50:10 am »
I'll put that on my wish list.

 

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