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FR - Custom MIDI CC Tab names

+36 votes
asked Apr 4, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by scoredfilms (6,130 points)
edited Apr 4, 2016 by scoredfilms


As MIDI CC values depend on the VST, these tabs are typically named inconsistently, incorrectly, or not at all (as shown in the pic below, using Vienna Ensemble Pro to host instruments on a multi-computer setup). Please let us right-click or double click to rename these tabs.

The problem with the current design: (link to higher res pic)

Instead of "Dummy 1-1-0", etc. (not very helpful), users should be able to rename tabs to terms like Vibrato, Time Stretch, OSC Wave, LFO-1. Even "MIDI CC 108" would be better than no option to rename. Relying on the VST means inconsistent data in a world where companies just don't standardize. With as many instruments out there that let you custom-map CC's, this is a must really. It's a brilliant piano-roll, but tweaking it would make it manageable and improve user experience in the editor tremendously.

The proposed solution:

  1. Custom Tab names
  2. Use Standard CC values (like Cubase) or an option to lock tabs across tracks. For those of us with large templates (500+) tracks, a consistent editor or preset-based editor would make life better. =)



2 Answers

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answered Apr 5, 2016 by Skip Jones (163,240 points)

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answered Jan 7, 2018 by scoredfilms (6,130 points)
In case it helps anyone out there... there is one work-around to this (albeit far less than the ideal this feature request aims for)...

If you create a sequencer event, add all the CC's you need, then copy that event to other tracks, it will route to the right CC's in VEP, even if it's a different MIDI channel. I did this, copied it to every track, and started out the sequencer with a sort of MIDI event preset. It also sets my default instrument parameters, which I prefer anyway. It's still not custom tab names, so not easy to read... but for a few CC's alone, it's a starting point.