VJamm 3 Help - MIDI

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By default the clip triggers are on the white notes
C2-D4 in Cubase, C4-D6 in cakewalk
The lowest clip trigger note is MIDI decimal 48 (= Hexadecimal 30)

In MIDI guitar mode, clip triggers start at E- decimal 52
and go up on the semitones so the clips can be played more easily on a
MIDI guitar.

MIDI Patch Loading operates on all the notes from MIDI note 77 upwards
(F above the VJamm note range)
This loads the patches listed in the Patch Explorer window.
You need the VJamm MIDI input buffer ON for MIDI patch Loading.

Patch Loading also operates on MIDI program change messages.

MIDI Controllers and the Pitch Wheel can be assigned to
VJamm Parameters in the MIDI window

Velocity - Clip volume & Opacity of Clip (AV Velocity)

MIDI note 42 (F#) - BPM Tap
MIDI note 44 (Ab) - Stop VJamm Recording
MIDI note 46 (Bb) - Clear all InPoints

MIDI note 49 (C#) - Backwards
MIDI note 51 (Eb) - Forwards

MIDI note 54 (F#) - Loop Toggle
MIDI note 56 (Ab) - FreeFrame Effect Toggle
MIDI note 58 (Bb) - Trails Toggle

MIDI note 61 (C#) - Set InPoint now
MIDI note 63 (Eb) - Escape

MIDI note 66 (F#) - Clear InPoint
MIDI note 68 (Ab) - Pause Key
MIDI note 70 (Bb) - Sync Installation Mode Clips

MIDI note 73 (C#) - F9 Toggle
MIDI note 75 (Eb) - Note Off Toggle

Korg Kaoss Pad Clip Movement:

pitch wheel = x movement of clip
Control 1 = top half of y movement of clip
Control 2 = bottom half of y movement of clip

Control 20 is used as a 'scratch finger' control - map a MIDI controller to this to
allow you to scratch a clip then 'take your finger off' and 'let the record play'.

16 MIDI channels - puts clip controls onto all 16 MIDI channels so that you can
sequence up full movement of up to all 16 clips at once. Q >> channel 1
A >> channel 2 etc.. VJamm clips are still triggered from the selected VJamm
MIDI note range, but VJamm listens on all 16 channels for these triggers.

MIDI Window

MIDI Channel - the channel that VJamm 2 listens on when not in 16 channels

Use Note Off - whether MIDI note off is is used to stop clips playing after they
have been triggered

Velocity -> Volume - Maps MIDI velocity to clip volume
Velocity -> Opacity - Maps MIDI velocity to clip opacity - use both together for
AV velocity

In Pitch Notes mode, the 16 clips are pitched out onto the 16 MIDI channels
with the different notes being played on each channel according to what MIDI
note is requested. Just like a hardware MIDI audio sampler.

MIDI Guitar Mode moves the VJamm note range onto rising semitones starting
at E- MIDI decimal 52

Current Clip follows MIDI triggers - whether the VJamm current clip changes as
clips are triggered from MIDI - the current clip is the one that you modify with
the opacity and luma sliders on the main VJamm interface, as well as being
the clip that is modified by MIDI data when you are not in 16 MIDI channels

Load MIDI config from Patches - This option lets you choose whether you load
up the MIDI configuration settings that have been saved in your VJPs when
you do a patch load, or whether you keep the settings already in VJamm.
VJamm always saves all your settings when you shut the program down so that
they are there when you start it up again.

Enable VJamm MIDI input buffer - The VJamm MIDI input buffer is required for
MIDI patch loading, and makes sure that all MIDI notes are processed by
VJamm. Switching the buffer off makes MIDI triggering faster, but can cause
crashes, especially if you have the sliders eg. in the AVI Info window flying
around responding to MIDI data coming in.

Kaoss Pad Clip Positioning - KP1 X / Y clip positioning / flying

Disable Black Notes - stop VJamm from responding to the VJamm command
messages that are normally signified by black note triggers

Disable Pitch and Mod Wheels - stop VJamm responding to data coming in from
the pitch and mod wheels

Novation Automap

To use Novation Automapping you need to select 'ReMOTE SL Port 2' from both Midi devices drop-down lists. You should then tick the Enable checkbox.

Automapping with VJamm allows instant control of the software's main features via Novation SL products.

Click here to review a diagram showing the automatic configuration and usage.