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PreenFM2 / Re: Octatrack and Preen Combo Change
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:19:21 AM »

Thank you for the responses from both of you and sorry for the delay. I've finally gotten around to trying this extended firmware and seems like it might do the trick! It's started to work great for me being able to change combos remotely from the Octatrack.

One issue I'm running into, it seems like the PReen only listens to program changes from the octatrack on the incoming midi channel 1 I.e. if I send program change from Midi Channel 1 to Preen the fm listens to program change as combo change. But, if I try to send a program change from midi channel 2 the preen will not change its combo based on that program change. Is there a setting I'm missing to allow this? I'm glad I've gotten this far but hope not to have to reprogram everything to suit.

Thanks for the help!

PreenFM2 / Octatrack and Preen Combo Change
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:13:56 PM »
Hey y'all has any one had luck using the octatrack to remotely program change the preen to different preset banks/combos.

I've been trying to read up on the previous posts but cant seem to wrap my head around how the OT sends Msb/LSB and how preen receives it. I'm most concerned with combo changes but would love to know how to do all of the above.

If anyone's had any luck please can you walk me through how to make this happen? Scrolling through banks on stage isn't a great look...

I just cant seem to communicate this info

Bank select (CC#0) and Bank Select LSB (#32)
Bank select=0 =>  BankLSB=Preenfm bank number
Bank select=1 => BankLSB=Combo number
Bank select=2 => BankLSB=DX7 bank 0->127
Bank select=3 => BankLSB=DX7 bank 128->255

From OT to Preen.

PreenFM2 / Re: Volume mixer
« on: March 05, 2018, 03:26:58 AM »

Did any try to use the performance page for that ?

In the matrix of each instrument you can try :
p1 -> 1.0 -> Mix*
p2 -> 1.0 -> Pan*

So when in the performance page, (part 5 here ) you can navigate through instrumuent by presing INST button and you always have the encoder 1 for the volume and encoder 2 for the pan.


It's pretty clunky to cycle through the instruments when trying to mix levels on the fly. It'd be great if there was just a simple way to have a performance mode across the instruments so the Mix* levels for all 4 instruments were on one page. This would solve most of my issue. Really just need a way to have a simple mixer interface when using multiple instruments.

Thanks for all your work with this Xavier ! Love the box !

PreenFM2 / Re: Volume mixer
« on: March 02, 2018, 06:36:44 PM »
Reading through the source code, I discovered that there is already a CC mapped to volume, it just isn't obvious:

CC 73, Filter Gain, is actually gain1 no matter what filter or final effect mode is selected, even none.

If Xavier's intention is that parameter always be simple channel gain as part of any future effects, then this parameter could be used for a in-box mixer mode, as well as externally.

After digging a little I found this option too. From a user experience though, it's still quite clunky to jump between instruments.

At the most basic level, all I'd like to have my hands on would be a simple volume mixer of the four instruments on on panel using the four bottom encoders. Seems like using the filter gain parameter could achieve this nicely if coded to do so. But your idea on per instrument pan/gain would be even better !  I hope you give it a try :)

I support any efforts to make this happen but unfortunately my own technical ability is not quite there yet  :-\

Will keep an ear here and hope to assist in any way I can from testing/usability perspective.

PreenFM2 / Re: Volume mixer
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:55:54 PM »

Just got the box. Love the sounds and the editing but for performance 100% need this functionality to use well. Please advise when this get updated or someone finds a way.

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