I just copped one for pretty cheap at a local store. I just want to use it as a pretty basic MIDI-controller for now, for;
- Assigning MIDI CC number, MIDI port, MIDI channel to each knob
- Save collection of these as a preset
This seemingly simple task just doesn’t seem to come easy to the Bitstream, though!
I go into the edit mode to assign a MIDI CC from the hardware. I’m doing this - pressing the edit button twice (this in standard mode), click “OK”, move the fader I want to assign a CC to, “assign standard mode” I click OK, I choose “event number” and switches the event number to 7 (which I assume is the MIDI CC number), I press save in an attempt to save this configuration, but absolutely nothing happens. I click OK and the menu pointer just keeps jumping between two options on the screen. What am I supposed to do at this point to save this setting? If I click “edit” again, it will eventually exit this menu, but it wont’ have the correct MIDI CC assigned. So I assume I need to press something to save the config, but what? The manual doesn’t mention anything about it, but rather keeps raving on about “the common parameters in standard and user mode”. Right, that’s just what I wanted to know.
Am I just being incredibly stupid or is this thing just ridiculously over-complicated?
EDIT - I got this working somehow, but not quite sure how. It seemed I had assign “NT” number instead of a “CC” value. The menu for assigning this is just very odd and doesn’t make much sense.
But fuck it, got it working.
EDIT 2 - but it still seems to send on the same MIDI channel over the whole. Jesus. This bloody thing is doing my head in.