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    I am looking to create a midi application for android, what I am planning to do that I think is unique, is to allow the user to map the controller.

    so lets say you add a button when you press it you can get it to give out 3 midi commands. or have it timed to the midi clock so when you press it, it sends a command then lets say for the next four beats it sends another command,

    also got some ideas for knobs and faders. what do you all think

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    I think that's a good idea... but how is that different from the recently released Lemur on iOS? Lemur has scripting so you can do all that kind of stuff...

    That said, I've just moved from iOS to Android so the more midi apps, the better!

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    to be honest i have not really had a look at the lunar one for IOS. I have only had a look at the android ones available.

    I'm going to start off pretty simple with a 1st release I'm thinking of a 9 pad screen. in the android menu you can go into editing mode to add midi commands for when it is pressed/released.

    second release I want to add midi feedback to the pads. traktor has led out so I want to really abuse those values to be able to provide different colours that are a lot more vivid than any controller can be.

    what features do you think I should add after that

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombruton69 View Post
    second release I want to add midi feedback to the pads. traktor has led out so I want to really abuse those values to be able to provide different colours that are a lot more vivid than any controller can be.

    what features do you think I should add after that

    if you could decipher the midi data from the Denon trackname output you'd have a VERY unique android midi app. See here for more details:

    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28523

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    its an interesting idea, Its kinda a hacked system as you need to tell tractor the devon controller is connected to get the midi output. might ask for it as a feature request from NI. don't know how much joy we will get tho. it would be pretty easy for them to add, but I'm guessing NI havnt got that many people working on traktor so there are more critical things to get right

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    just looked at there site and scripting language. I think the big difference is, is that I want to create a product designed for traktor. I don't want people to have to learn a scripting language. I want people to just be able to decide what control they want with just a few drop down boxes, but still want to give the users the ability to do some crazy stuff with midi.

    I think most djs are not overly technical. many like technology but are not programmers so a scripting language is that not friendly to them. people like using gui's. I think the complexity of tractor midi mapping is enough to put a lot of noobs off

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombruton69 View Post
    its an interesting idea, Its kinda a hacked system as you need to tell tractor the devon controller is connected to get the midi output. might ask for it as a feature request from NI. don't know how much joy we will get tho. it would be pretty easy for them to add, but I'm guessing NI havnt got that many people working on traktor so there are more critical things to get right
    doubt NI will change anything; it works fine as it is.

    all you need to do is make the android app present itself as a Denon controller and then interpret the midi data into text.

    the benefit would be a very unique android app... something worth considering if you plan to commercialise your app

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    but you need to activate that controller in tractor, and presenting a controller as another controller also raises some ethical and possible legal issues, so its not a road I'd want to go down at this point. maybe after the app is launched, getting a tractor update that sends this data to the app aswell

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    its just a bit iffy getting your device to pretend to be another device

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