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more details about maxwell usage or link to user guide

A topic by daderaide created Oct 25, 2016 Views: 670 Replies: 5
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I'm looking for more information about the usage of Maxwell that is not included on the product page or in any documentation that I can find. Specifically, I'm trying to find out how to:

1. Erase/re-enter MIDI learn data that was put in incorrectly or that you just want to change. where is this information saved?
2. What MIDI keys are mapped to the APC trigger mode that select the preset patterns? I can program my midid controller if I knew what keys Maxwell was expecting to see. only 3 of the presets are selectable for me right now.
3. What is the MIDI transition value between the different wave form options for each oscillator. There are 4 options (sine, square, triangle, and flat) Which MIDI value selects each option?
4. Can Maxwell be set up to send MIDI data to my controller? I would like to LEDs turn on and off on the controller when I select invert, etc. Is this possible.

This is a great program but I'm really loving getting to know it.


I'll paste the answer from PL here for future reference:

1. To erase a learned control - first, turn on MIDI Learn Mode - then click on the control that you want to erase - it should turn green showing that it has an assignment. Simply shift-click on it again to erase the assignment.
2. For triggering the presets - you have to use Note On midi messages. There are two modes - Normal Mode (APC Trigger Mode is off), and APC Trigger Mode (APC Trigger Mode button is on).

For Normal Mode, the "Note Offset" number box specifies what MIDI Note # is assigned to the first preset (the preset in the top-left corner). MIDI Notes are then automatically assigned incrementally from left-to-right, top-to-bottom.

This doesn't work well with an APC 40 - as the MIDI Note numbers of the clip-launch buttons on an APC-40 start with MIDI Note # 0 in the bottom-left corner and increment from left-to-right, bottom-to-top. This note mapping is opposite of the "preset" numbers used by Maxwell, which is why there is an APC Trigger Mode - it takes care of this mapping automatically.

3. The waveform control can be controlled by a MIDI CC messages with data in the following range triggering each waveform type as so:
Sine: 0-32
Tri: 33-64
Square: 65-96
Line: 96-127

4. At the moment, there is no back-channel communication from Maxwell to a MIDI controller (except with the APC-40 Colorizer App included with Maxwell). If there is enough interest, I would like to add support for a MIDI controller like the APC-40mkii - but that is quite a large development effort.

Note about saved MIDI mappings: These are saved and loaded automatically on app close/open. The mapping files are located in the following location:

OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Maxwell/
Windows: /user/Documents/


If you ever want to simply remove all MIDI mappings, you can just erase those two files.

please provide the step just before you can see something in the preview window and then via my projector--as long as I cant get past that

its useless to me..

IE-need dummies version or refund

still no go

worst directions ever--basically NONE

BF--sent reply on the two messg window I get... as long as I cant resolve these two issues... the rest is useless..

prob solved--tried a 3rd laptop and SUCCESS-- why? dont care-- just dont give up trying once you have it --all becomes mo betta.