ClyphX Pro currently includes an X-Trigger type called X-Controls, which allows you to trigger Action Lists via MIDI controls. This is useful, but only supports two gestures; an on gesture and an off gesture. This makes X-Controls useful for buttons and for endless encoders. In the case of buttons though, there are additional gestures and functionality you could potentially want to use and this is where the G-Controls Accessory comes in.
G-Controls are similar to X-Controls, but support additional gestures. In addition to on (aka press) and off (aka release), G-Controls support a delayed press and can also differentiate between an immediate release and a delayed release. So, G-Controls support 5 gestures in total.
There are many use cases for these additional gestures, but I’ll just give you a couple examples:
- Momentary/toggle – Use a button to toggle a parameter (like mute) when pressed quickly and momentarily toggle it when held down. You’d use the pressed and released_delayed gestures for this.
- “Safe” buttons – For buttons that trigger some sort of critical function (like a deletion for example), you may want a means of ensuring that the function doesn’t get triggered accidentally. You could use the pressed_delayed gesture for this so that the button has to be held down for a bit in order for the function to be triggered.
But, wait…there’s more. In addition to gestures, G-Controls also feature a repeat option. This allow you to trigger an Action List repeatedly while a button is pressed down. There are many use cases for this option as well, but I’ll just give you a couple examples:
- Scrolling – Use a button to trigger a navigation or relative adjustment action repeatedly to allow for scrolling ala the arrow keys on your keyboard.
- Parameter sweeps – Use a button to trigger a relative adjustment action repeatedly and then reset the parameter to some fixed value when the button is released.
PLEASE NOTE: You must have ClyphX Pro installed to be able to use G-Controls
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