[linux-audio-user] question about "kontroll"

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Sat Sep 30 21:32:24 EDT 2006

On Saturday 30 September 2006 20:46, Dragan Noveski wrote:
> hi to the list,
> i just compiled "kontroll", just to see what it can do.
> reading the stuff at the homepage, the README etc. i dont find what this
> appi actually does (and how).
> can somebody give here a short explanation, which is more practice-related.
> i am trying here to do sth with zyn and kontroll, but no success.

It queries the mouse position and sends midi signals based on that. If your 
mouse is in the upper left corner of the screen it will send a 0 on both 
configured controller. If in the lower right, it will send 127. So the X-Axis 
of the mouse is mapped to one controller and the Y-Axis to another. 

Upon user request i added OSC message sending support. Which basically does 
the same thing, but it's a bit more configurable.

So basically it's a way to use your mouse as midi controller source :) 

A possible use scenario would be to control i.e. the cutoff filter frequency 
of an analogue synth. Just find out which midi cc the synth listens to for 
the parameter you want to adjust with and assign that to one of the mouse 
axis in kontroll.

It's a very very simple app. But useful for me and maybe others :)

Have fun,

Palimm Palimm!

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