Has anyone else used the midiplus smartPAD with pd? I can get the rgb LED lights to turn ON when I am in "Clip" mode by sending the channel number associated with each color to the right inlet of [noteout]. I can't figure out how to turn the lights off though. This thing would be so much more useful/fun if I could just control the button lights....
Well I just looked at the manual and you certainly won't get any help there. Terrible. It does say that it has both "Ableton" and "generic" midi modes but gives no message implementation charts for either. Awful.
However, there could be hope. You could probably find those Ableton messages in the the Live documentation or the set up routines in the app itself. Also, If both modes transmit all the messages you need the unit to receive it's just a simple matter of using Pd or a midi monitor program to view the messages as you operate the device.
im not sure about pd, but i just figured out how to do it in max so its probably similar. the [noteout] in max doesnt send "proper" note off messages, it just sends 0 velocity that is interpreted as note off. but the midiplus controller needs an actual note off message, which it can get from the object [xnoteout]. look at the help file and fiddle around with it. again, has to be in clip mode. programs like ableton that this thing is designed for send the proper note off message.