Model 15 relative CC support
I'm using an Arturia Minilab mkII with the Model 15 app. It's a pretty cool combo because with 16 endless encoder knobs and 8 pads I can create a CC map to all 106 mappable knobs/switches/buttons in Model 15 using "only" 5 preset pages. The 8-step sequencer in particular maps very cleanly to this interface.
One very annoying problem though is that if I run the Minilab knobs in their default Absolute mode, the first time I touch a physical knob it starts at zero, resetting the in-app knob to zero rather than starting from its current location. I've turned on Model 15's option to Send Knobs/Switches out as CC messages, but Minilab's Absolute mode doesn't seem to pay attention to that.
Next I tried all 3 of Minilab's Relative CC modes, but it seems Model 15 doesn't know how to respond to those and only interprets them as Absolute values, which means that turning a knob just jumps between two fixed positions instead of incrementing/decrementing relative to the knob's current position.
So two questions:
- Does Model 15 actually support relative CC mode and I'm just doing it wrong or overlooking something?
- If not, is it possible to accomplish this with a utility such as MidiFlow in the middle?
Here's the rough idea for #2: The Minilab sends relative CC to MidiFlow. MidiFlow converts it to absolute CC. And (magic happens here), Model 15 sends Knobs/Switches values to MidiFlow which stores them in its absolute CC positions so that the next time I touch a knob on the Minilab, MidiFlow applies the relative change to the last absolute position it received from Model 15 and sends that to Model 15, with no big jumps.
Is MidiFlow or another tool capable of that? Any other ideas to explore? I'd really like to make this work. Model 15's MIDI support is top notch in every other way. Thanks!