Using NanoPad X/Y as a mouse... Possible?
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    Default Using NanoPad X/Y as a mouse... Possible?

    I know that the Xponent has a x/y pad that you can use for effects as well as touch mouse pad. I am wondering how it might be possible to do this with the x/y on my Korg Nanopad so i would basically never have to touch my Lappy during a set ever! Any Ideas on how one might do this in theory. I am still green when it comes to mappings. I am sure this isnt done in Tpro, but rather the Korg Programming Software. Any Ideas welcome!

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    As you already stated that cannot be done with TPro natively.

    The problem that the specification of MIDI only allows one device to be used by one program at a time.
    To circumvent this you'd need to use MidiYoke or Bomes which makes it possible to use one device in multiple programs through virtual MIDI devices.

    Bomes Midi Translator can also send mouse-messages so that could solve your problem.

    However another possible problem is the resolution of the X-Y-pad. It might be too small to simulate the mouse's X-& Y-coordinate.

    I'll maybe try to put together a config-file if there is more demand.

    EDIT:
    I tried it with Bome's but it can't be done as of yet due to mouse movements beeing only possible by a fixed amount of pixels.
    I already send a mail to Bome's asking if he implements the feature of changing the mouse-value by a variable amount of pixels.
    Last edited by Afterhour Ali; 06-02-2009 at 03:19 PM.
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    If you happen to be on a Mac, OSCulator might hold your solution. I don't have it yet(thinking of picking it up) or I'd let you know how to do it.

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    Thanks Hedgehog for your diligent work. Guess that answers that. would be a great idea though.

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    I'm currently coding an app that will do it for you.
    Just give me like 1-2 hours.
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    So here is the first version.
    It uses absolute mouse-positioning (which sucks b/c of the MIDI-resolution of the X-Y-Pad) which will be tuned tomorrow so it can use relative positioning which will work a lot better.

    On Scene 1 Button 1 is left-click, Button 2 is right-click.

    It's just a test as of now.
    Have fun.
    Last edited by Afterhour Ali; 06-03-2009 at 05:30 PM.
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    DUDE Just seen this morning at work! That is awesome.I will test when i get home tonight. Mad Props to you sir

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    Please post questions about mappings in the general forum, thanks. And in the future, please read the stickies and forum rules before posting.

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