Nocturn Keyboard Transport controls do not work

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deedub777
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Nocturn Keyboard Transport controls do not work

This is a known issue by Novation and logged with support - didn't want to lose sight of it in the new forum.

Temporary work-around is:
make sure the lock button on the Nocturn is not lit and then open Automap to the mixer/plugin mappings page and open the Channel 1 mapping. You'll see the buttons toggle between transport controls and normal buttons when you press the lock button. With this unlit, please assign each button to a different CC number and set the button type as Normal.
Now in Ableton, if you click the MIDI button you can learn CC messages to Abletons functions. Once you've pressed the MIDI button, click play in Ableton and then press the play button on the Nocturn (still with the lock light unlit). Do this for stop and record and then again press the MIDI button. Now you should find that the buttons control your transport. Make sure the buttons are assigned as 'Momentary' for play and rstop and 'Normal' for record.

Support have requested a fix from development however no date has been shared to when this may be fixed.

deedub777
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And still we wait...

Pasudomoyka
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Yes we wait!

Taylor
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Hello Pasudomoyka,

Have you been in touch with support re: this issue yet?

Best,
Taylor

deedub777
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We have conclusion on this issue.  Novation tech support have admitted this cannot be fixed.  In their credit, they have offered a replacement product.

The transcript extract as follows:

...Unfortunately,
>> due to the way the Nocturn communicates with Ableton, it won't be possible to
>> implement the record function for the Nocturn keyboard.
>>
>> The Nocturn can't function as a standalone MIDI controller and relies on
>> Automap to output its data. Automap controls Ableton via a technology called
>> ReWire and having looked into this, our developers have come to the conclusion
>> that even trying to employ various workarounds, it's not possible to control
>> record in the transport via ReWire.

Such a shame it has taken so long to arrive at this result.