Can you convert CC's to sysex via the E1?

Can you convert CC’s to sysex via the E1 ?

Want to be able to control my sysex only synth Yamaha DX100 with my hardware sequencer which only sends CC’s ?
Thank you for any info.
Rob.

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Yes, theoretically it is possible. Electra can run different firmwares - it can be seen as if the firmware was an application running inside Electra hardware. I was considering developing a small app to demonstrate this, but due to lack of time and putting all the effort to the MIDI controller app, I did not give it a priority. A bi-directional CC-SysEx converter and a sequencer were two apps I was considering.

I feel it will happen but not in near future, possibly 2021.

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I wouldn’t necessarily need a conversion, controlling the mks80 via sysex from the Elektra and controlling the Elektra via cc/nrpn would be fine for me. So would it be easier to “attach” a cc to a parameter which then sends out sysex?

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great idea to bridge newer daws, like ableton, with older gear that just takes sysex. It would be great to have nrpns to sysex too, to overcome the 128 values of cc

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@martin if I might be so blunt as to push this feature request? Now that we have virtual controls, wouldn’t it be “easy” to control a sysex parameter via cc (see above for my initial idea).
Thx in advance :blush:

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Also interested since it’s easier to work with 14bit cc messages in a DAW than it is with sysex data.

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I think using of virtual parameters would be cumbersome. I would like to make this possible but it might get implemented as a completely different firmware. To me it feels like it does not fit in the realm of the midi controller. Not decided yet, though.

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The conversion part or the attachment part?
FYI the kiwi tech midi controller offers exactly that feature (cc to controller, sysex from controller to synth). The use case is (for me), controlling the Mks-80 from ableton

In my opinion this translation would be really good to have inside the ‘midi control app’.
For example I got a Matrix 6 controller that does this.
It allows automation in a DAW.

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I had a talk about this one with @markus.schloesser at the superbooth and gave it some thinking time. I think there is a good way to add it to the midi controller app. The preset JSON allows each Control to have number of inputs. This is now used only for assignment of knobs. It is possible, however, to define extra inputs, such would be a MIDI CC message or MIDI 2.0 property. To me it seems to be a very neat way of implementing that.

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Ah I think I played with that assignments for creating a ‘macro’.

The way you suggest seems to be a logical way to do this.
You can also also easily extend it this way.