[size=150]Mappings for the Vestax Typhoon Controller[/size]
- A default mapping (Mixxx 2.0+) that acts as labeled on the console.
- A customized (called enhanced) mapping that differes fromt the description and therefore adds many more features such as relative pitch, hotcues, more effect controls, more beatsync controls and much more.
Improved sync and filter behaviour for the enhanced mapping, added a normal mapping that acts as labeled on the console: (jump to)
2-6 beta - Adapted to new effect framework: (jump to)
2-2 - first published version (see text below)
2-3 - updated loop behaviour (jump to)
I created a new mapping for the Vestax Typhoon MIDI Controller with enhanced features. It gives you more manual control but you can also take more advantage of the “new” quantized features.
Because Mixxx does not support a filter at the moment, the function of the “Filter” knob is useless. In the default mapping installed with mixxx you can turn on and off the scratch mode with this button.
In this new mapping the filter knob is used as a permanent shift button for some features, the pitch bend buttons do also other things than normally!
- Touch the Jogwheel for scratching (the filter knob does not deactivate this behaviour in this mapping!) and turn it for forward and backward jog.
- FX1 and FX2 activate the flanger for the corresponding deck.
- Dry/Wet 1 controls LFO of the flanger, Dry/Wet 2 controls the depth
- Song browsing, EQ and gain work as labeled on the controller.
The Pitch-Bend + and - Keys switch from absolute to relative pitch mode, for even more accurate manual beatmatching.
- activates the absolute pitch mode: The Pitch range is the whole range selected in the preferences
- activates the relative pitch mode: Move the fader to the center position to set the pitch to the value it was when pressing the - button. Move the pitch fader to set the pitch relative to this position with higher resolution (can easily be customized in the midi script).
The Filter knob switches between normal playback and hotcue controls
- Filter light on: The playback controls work as hotcue buttons.
‘Play’ - hotcue 1
‘cue’ - hotcue 2
‘cup’ - hotcue 3
if a hotcue is set, the corresponding button is illuminated. Press the button to jump to this hotcue position. Hold down the shift button and press the button to delete the hotcue, the corresponding light turns off.
- Filter light off: The playback controls work as labeled on the controller.
Select the Loop behaviour with the Filter knob.
- Filter light off:
‘-’ - sets the loop in point
‘+’ - sets the loop out point
‘loop’ - exit the loop when activated or jump to and activate the loop when not.
hold down ‘loop’ and turn the jogwheel: shift the loop in the corresponding direction. Touch the wheel for faster movement.
hold down ‘-’ and turn the jogwheel: move the loop in point in the corresponding direction. Touch the wheel for faster movement.
hold down ‘+’ and turn the jogwheel: move the loop out point in the corresponding direction. Touch the wheel for faster movement.
- Filter light on:
‘loop’ - sets a 4 beat loop (of course only if bpm information is given)
‘-’ - sets a 2 beat loop
‘+’ - sets a 8 beat loop
- loop activated:
‘loop’ - exits the loop
‘-’ - halves the loop size (also of manual loops, bpm information is not needed!)
‘+’ - doubles the loop size
Tips and Tricks:
Set a 1 beat loop: Ensure that the filter light is on. Then press the loop ‘-’ fast twice. (Or three times even faster for 1/2 beat loop)
Set a 16 beat loop: Ensure that the filter light is on. Then press the loop ‘+’ fast twice. (Or three times for a 32 beat loop).
If the “center” is too low (too high) in the relative pitch mode to reach the pitch needed, move the pitch fully up (fully down) and press ‘-’ again to shift the center. You can also avoid the insensitive center of the pitch fader with this technique.
I recommend to use the absolute mode only for rought pitching and then stay in relative mode and shift the pitch are if necessary.
Maybe I will post a demonstration video soon.
Feel free to edit this mapping and share your version. I plan to define constants for some sensivities, to make it easier customizable.
Vestax Typhoon2-2.zip (3.41 KB)