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harrypotar
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Circuit midi controller questions

Hi

I'm very interested by the Circuit as a midi controller. it just has the perfect number of pads for me and it has knobs !

I have some questions :

- can the LED colors and encoder values be updated via midi messages via USB just like on the launchpad and other color LED based midi controllers ?
- can it be used as a soundcard ?

cheers

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Hi Harry,

 

Not sure about the LEDS, but as far as I can tell it can NOT be used as a sound card.  There are no audio inputs to speak of.

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I was just thinking of the 2 audio outputs. can they be used as a soundcard audio output when using the Circuit as a controller ?

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Hi harrypotar,

The LED colors and encoder values cannot be updated via MIDI messages as the device was not designed for that purpose. In regards to using it as a sound card, this will not work either as the Main Outputs will only play audio from the internal sounds of the Circuit. When connecting it to the computer, it will not communicate as an audio interface to receive audio.

Matthew Kurpakus // Novation Technical Support

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matthewk.novation wrote:

Hi harrypotar,The LED colors and encoder values cannot be updated via MIDI messages as the device was not designed for that purpose. In regards to using it as a sound card, this will not work either as the Main Outputs will only play audio from the internal sounds of the Circuit. When connecting it to the computer, it will not communicate as an audio interface to receive audio.Matthew Kurpakus // Novation Technical Support

sounds like it can't be used as a regular midi controller for say ableton in the same way like launchpad (including color coding for empty/active/recording clip slots)???

 

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matthewk.novation wrote:

Hi harrypotar,The LED colors and encoder values cannot be updated via MIDI messages as the device was not designed for that purpose. In regards to using it as a sound card, this will not work either as the Main Outputs will only play audio from the internal sounds of the Circuit. When connecting it to the computer, it will not communicate as an audio interface to receive audio.Matthew Kurpakus // Novation Technical Support

ok. Thanks for the answer.

Too bad it can't be used as a regular full duplex midi controller. 
I'm not interested anymore in it then. :/

(the soundcard question was just a bonus, it's not so much necessary since there are nice portable soundcards. it would have been a nice plus though, I was already thinking of live&mix configurations based on 2 Circuits used as controller and soundcard, outputted in a DJ mixer just like turntables, all of this using only 2 USB ports i.e. no hub)

cheers

PS : you should release a compact midi controller with the same configuration of buttons & knobs. (i.e. +/- half a launchpad pro + knobs)

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harrypotar wrote:

matthewk.novation wrote:

Hi harrypotar,The LED colors and encoder values cannot be updated via MIDI messages as the device was not designed for that purpose. In regards to using it as a sound card, this will not work either as the Main Outputs will only play audio from the internal sounds of the Circuit. When connecting it to the computer, it will not communicate as an audio interface to receive audio.Matthew Kurpakus // Novation Technical Support

ok. Thanks for the answer.Too bad it can't be used as a regular full duplex midi controller. I'm not interested anymore in it then. :/(the soundcard question was just a bonus, it's not so much necessary since there are nice portable soundcards. it would have been a nice plus though, I was already thinking of live&mix configurations based on 2 Circuits used as controller and soundcard, outputted in a DJ mixer just like turntables, all of this using only 2 USB ports i.e. no hub)cheersPS : you should release a compact midi controller with the same configuration of buttons & knobs. (i.e. +/- half a launchpad pro + knobs)

Novation could create a just MIDI mode for circuit in their next firmware update

 

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B_Gameiro wrote:

harrypotar wrote:

matthewk.novation wrote:Hi harrypotar,The LED colors and encoder values cannot be updated via MIDI messages as the device was not designed for that purpose. In regards to using it as a sound card, this will not work either as the Main Outputs will only play audio from the internal sounds of the Circuit. When connecting it to the computer, it will not communicate as an audio interface to receive audio.Matthew Kurpakus // Novation Technical Support

ok. Thanks for the answer.Too bad it can't be used as a regular full duplex midi controller. I'm not interested anymore in it then. :/(the soundcard question was just a bonus, it's not so much necessary since there are nice portable soundcards. it would have been a nice plus though, I was already thinking of live&mix configurations based on 2 Circuits used as controller and soundcard, outputted in a DJ mixer just like turntables, all of this using only 2 USB ports i.e. no hub)cheersPS : you should release a compact midi controller with the same configuration of buttons & knobs. (i.e. +/- half a launchpad pro + knobs)Novation could create a just MIDI mode for circuit in their next firmware update 

indeed. +1 on that option