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Add the ability to go below octave 0 with ATOM

+12 votes
asked Sep 22, 2019 in Atom Pad Controllers by Annibale Hexe (4,630 points)

After reading Craig Anderton tips about ATOM, i've tested the 1st tip about using ATOM to reach the lower notes in Kontakt for keyswitching. Unfortunately, I realised that the lowest octave in ATOM (red color) is octave 0, whereas in Kontakt some libraries keyswitches are located in octave -2 and -1.

So is it possible to add to ATOM the ability to go below octave 0 ?


3 Answers

+1 vote
answered Nov 29, 2019 by yancharbonneau (300 points)

Was wondering the same thing! If you look in the manual, the 5.1 chart page for MIDI banks (p. 34) specifically says that banks 7 and 8 go down to octaves -1 and -2. Am I reading this wrong? Maybe I'm mixing up the Keyboard mode and those MIDI mappings in section 5.1? Since only 13 pads are active in Keyboard mode, I don't understand where the mappings in section 5.1 come from or are used. Anyone else on this? Thank you!
+1 vote
answered Feb 21, 2020 by yancharbonneau (300 points)
Well, since it doesn't seem there would be an answer to this, I finally bought a small M-Audio Keystation mini 32 Mk 3 and it goes to -2 octave. Doesn't take much space and does the job...
0 votes
answered Feb 21, 2020 by Annibale Hexe (4,630 points)
Hi !
I use the Line6 Mobile keys 25 for the same purpose, it does the job.
But the Atom is still great, and i'm still hoping they will implement if for the next updates :)