Double tap and long press midi map/learn actions
Not many of us have multi-controller set ups.
For many of us, if we’re using a controller at all, it will be an akai mpk mini style keyboard or a pad controller like Novation launchpad or a mixer style affair like Korg nanokontrol.
This will mean that sooner or later the amount of physical controls will lack and we’ll have to compromise.
This doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
There’s plenty of actions that can double or triple the mileage you’ll get from a single CC control. Admittedly this will apply mostly to buttons/switches but not entirely so. With faders it can be a combination of a button hold alongside the fader movement doubling its function.
@michael has been at the forefront of this on iOS with double and triple taps as well as hold and tap in Loopy Pro. Some people use mosaic and stream byter scripting to achieve this although I personally feel that it adds an unnecessary amount of complexity for some users, including yours truly.
I’m currently trying to convince @giku to implement a long press as a midi command (he seems onboard with this) but would love to see double taps too as they can hugely improve the amount of stuff that can be done from a controller.
There’s potential issues with using double taps where speed or timing is of essence. Muting or can be tricky with a long press in a live scenario.
The good thing is that if the options are there for the user, the user can then decide what actions to use for what.
I’d love to hear about your use of the above and if you know of software developers as well as hardware makers that have made a positive progress in the area.