Re: Environment help...
Thank you for double-checking. I thought I was going crazy for not being able to get the pedal to respond to data that I knew was getting to the channel strip. I could see the numbers in the monitor! Oh, well. I guess it's a good thing to find things Logic [i]can't[/i] do every once in a while.
Almost all day yesterday, I sat in front of the environment and actually tried to insert two faders in the MIDI path that would be able to control the RANGE of velocities that actually got through, acting as a sort of filter for fine tuning. For example, if someone liked the 35-70 range of the Wah, they could set the lower and upper range, and the Wah would only respond to those velocities that got through.
Of course, a string of regions generated by UB could provide a seemingly random series of HH velocities, and one might even be able to automate the range of accepted velocities using the faders!
Somehow I always choose processes that either can't be or aren't easily done. Darn it! Haha.
[b]I think I'd like this to be a formal request to the great folks at MPV.com for a 300 or 400 level tutorial on the environment.[/b] The tutorial way down at the bottom for Logic 7 was helpful to a degree, but I think a more in-depth look at the workings beyond the basics would be quite nice.
I've worked on Environment concepts for a considerable amount of time since I got the program last September, so perhaps a tutorial on the following issues would be apropos:
- Transformers and detailed explanations of all the conditions/operations parameters in the pop-up window.
- Types of transformer data and how they are used to control MIDI (Fader, Meta, Note-on, P-Press, et cetera).
- Meta events and how the specific settings affect MIDI data, or the practical use of each. (For example, 96-Fader minimum, 97-Fader Maximum, Bang!, the usefulness of 126 and 127 settings, et cetera).
- Using faders as a means to limiting or capturing specific MIDI data in real time, regardless of data type needed.
These are just a few ideas, but I think it'd be great to gain PRACTICAL knowledge concerning the scariest area of Logic. The tutorial wouldn't even have to show examples. I'd be happy with a completely didactic tutorial that just shows what everything does and what everything means, updated to Logic 9, or course. I'd hate to throw Rounik under the bus here, but I think he'd be the PERFECT choice to continue the sort of work he did in his cameo on a much larger scale.
Just a suggestion!