Control Edit: Pads
Note: the 'Setup' menu can be accessed from any page where you see the word 'Setup' on M5. From this point onward the instructions would be the same for those pages.
Note that having Pressure and Latch set to OFF does not mean the pad is inactive: you can still hit the pad and have it transmit a MIDI note. But both parameters add a lot of functionality. So with the Pressure parameter highlighted, turn the data encoder fully counter-clockwise:
As you can see, several more assignment options have become visible: MIDI CC#, Maximum / Minimum values, and Data Entry display type (Decimal or Hexadecimal).
We'll explain these parameters one at at time. See the bottom of the page for a description of the Latch feature.
This sounds complicated, but Panorama makes it easy by sending all three of these controller messages at the same time when either NRPN (coarse) or NRPN (fine) is the Message Type. Please refer to the documentation of the target device to determine how to edit its parameters using NRPNs.
Please refer to the documentation of the target device to determine how to edit its parameters using NRPNs.
Max and MinThese parameters work together to determine the maximum and minimum values that the selected pad ill be allowed to transmit for the chosen MIDI CC number. This can be very handy, for example, in those situations when you want a particular parameter to increase only a certain amount, but never decrease past a certain point. For example, let's say the target device has vibrato amount assigned to MIDI CC #1. You always want the selected instrument to have a minimal amount of vibrato, and you want to be able to increase the vibrato depth, but you don't want the vibrato to become so deep that it sounds unrealistic. Here are some settings that would accomplish this:
MSB and LSBSome devices require both the MSB and LSB for the Bank number to be transmitted along with a program change; some will ignore the LSB and use the MSB, or vice versa. Refer to the MIDI Implementation documents of the external MIDI device(s) to see which Bank Select messages should be used.