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Button in AUM channel window - can‘t figure out

Hi all.

Anyone ever figured out what this button is in @j_liljedahl AUM?

I tried a lot and searched the manual - could not identify it.
What does this one do, other than turning from orange to yellow? :smile:

Comments

  • In some AU's like Roli Noise and Model 15 it switches to the build in keyboard

  • @White said:
    In some AU's like Roli Noise and Model 15 it switches to the build in keyboard

    So you play the AUM keyboard but it triggers the apps ?

  • @reasOne said:

    @White said:
    In some AU's like Roli Noise and Model 15 it switches to the build in keyboard

    So you play the AUM keyboard but it triggers the apps ?

    No, it switches to the build in keyboard in the AU

    Example in Roli Noise, it has midi out so you can play the keyboard and send the midi to another au 😊

  • Ah, thank you!
    Must have happily pressed that button always on non supported AU‘s then :smile:

  • Thank you for asking as I've never understood this either. But now I do!

  • Another ‘thanks for asking’, here. I’ve been puzzled for a while!

  • @lukesleepwalker @audio_DT
    Thanks for you „coming out“ :smile:

    I always thought i was the only one.

  • @White said:

    @reasOne said:

    @White said:
    In some AU's like Roli Noise and Model 15 it switches to the build in keyboard

    So you play the AUM keyboard but it triggers the apps ?

    No, it switches to the build in keyboard in the AU

    Example in Roli Noise, it has midi out so you can play the keyboard and send the midi to another au 😊

    Rad! Thanks for this post

  • I often get this question. Is nobody reading the help bubble that shows the first time you tap the button? :)

  • edited May 1

    @j_liljedahl said:

    I often get this question. Is nobody reading the help bubble that shows the first time you tap the button? :)

    I have exactly the same "system" in Xequence (every non-trivial UI element has a one-off tooltip that pops up), and I can safely say the answer is "no" 😂 😉

    I still think it's the best form of "manual".

    What you should maybe consider is adding some more obvious hint that the inserts / MIDI channel area is vertically scrollable to reveal the "+" buttons (maybe I've overlooked it). It even took me quite some time to figure that out. Also I don't know why the "+" button is hidden in the first place if there's still only one plugin loaded. Why isn't it simply always there below the bottom most plugin?

  • @j_liljedahl said:

    I often get this question. Is nobody reading the help bubble that shows the first time you tap the button? :)

    You might want to consider adding a tooltip button which enables or disables showing this help text.

  • edited May 1

    @SevenSystems
    Double tap works great for both audio fx and midi gens. I don’t think there is a need for permanent placeholder. On some devices with keyboard visible there’s not much space anyway.

  • @recccp said:
    @SevenSystems
    Double tap works great for both audio fx and midi gens. I don’t think there is a need for permanent placeholder. On some devices with keyboard visible there’s not much space anyway.

    First time I hear about double-tap. :)

    But I must apologize @j_liljedahl, there actually is a "Scroll down for more slots" tooltip.

  • @j_liljedahl said:
    I often get this question. Is nobody reading the help bubble that shows the first time you tap the button? :)

    Honestly - i could not remember that bubble - i am from the “pre keyboard button”-area.
    I read the manual though and couldn’t find it :wink:

  • Its just a counter intuitive design, internal keyboard button looks like a keyboard, AU keyboard looks like a bunch of lines.
    Use the exact same keyboard icon and put an AU in it, then it is obvious.

  • @Turntablist said:
    Its just a counter intuitive design, internal keyboard button looks like a keyboard, AU keyboard looks like a bunch of lines.
    Use the exact same keyboard icon and put an AU in it, then it is obvious.

    Not all AU's internal controllers are "keyboards"...

  • And ?
    Non of them are a bunch of vertical lines, what's your point ?

  • edited September 11

    @Turntablist said:
    And ?
    Non of them are a bunch of vertical lines, what's your point ?

    ?? Getting a little over our skis, here, mate!
    He's the guy who designed the app!

    cf. Woody Allen/Marshall McLuhan/"Annie Hall"

  • No idea what that means ?
    He said not all controllers are keyboards, I pointed out non are lines, what is the problem exactly ?

    A bunch of vertical lines to denote a controller on an AU is unintuitive, that is why this question is asked a lot.
    I didn't call him names or attack his developing skills or indeed kick his dog or steal his skis or whatever it is you are trying to now say.

  • The point is no one reads the instructions.
    :p

  • @Turntablist said:
    No idea what that means ?
    He said not all controllers are keyboards, I pointed out non are lines, what is the problem exactly ?

    A bunch of vertical lines to denote a controller on an AU is unintuitive, that is why this question is asked a lot.
    I didn't call him names or attack his developing skills or indeed kick his dog or steal his skis or whatever it is you are trying to now say.

    I took your comment as mock outrage; I thought you were joking, so I was returning the joke. I didn't meant to offend you. Sorry.

    But really, he's a person, who is in this very thread. And he designed it, and obviously thought it was an elegant solution. I can't imagine you'd say, "What's your point?" if you were in the same room.

  • Why wouldn't I say that if I was in the same room, he said something that I thought was pointless, so I asked the point, why? do you act differently online than you do in person, that is actually a confidence issue that you can seek help for, you can Google it for links ;)

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