So I'm working on a custom mapping for Maschine with Traktor 2.5 and ran into something interesting.
I love working with the Maschine since it has two beautiful LCDs and I set up a knob page to control Deck Mixer EQs. I mapped separate knobs to the 3 EQ bands like normal. However, I wanted the value bar in Maschine to reflect the EQ pot position from the software so I did this:
1. Add an Out to the same MIDI Channel and CC# the knob sends (As if it were a button LED)
2. In LED Options set:
Controller Range Min: 0.00 and Max: 1.00
MIDI Range: 0 to 127
Blend: ON (**Still not entirely sure how/what Blend does or is for but it NEEDS to be on for this! Anyone know why?)
So if I adjust the EQ with my mouse in Traktor the LCD value bar moves accordingly
Now the problem: When I move the knob in Maschine, the values communicate well between software and hardware but fight to stay at nominal (zero i.e. no boost or cut) unless I move it fast. It has a twitchy behaviour which isn't good for EQ response.
Does anyone have a solution or at least an explanation for this? I'm trying to decide if I should keep trying to get a smooth response out of it or accept it as impossible. The only explanation I have for this is that there is a software version of a debouncer written into Traktor to ignore old/jumpy knobs sending fluttering CC changes to Traktor.