How does high resolution midi in ableton work?
I have a Little Phatty. When I'm using its onboard pots, I can do some really fine adjustments, get pretty smooth filter sweeps and so on. As I understood it, the LP is using a kind of high resolution 14 bit midi to do this internally.
But I haven't found a way to send this kind of midi from ableton. If I turn on the LP as a midi controller, run the midi signal through ableton and back out again to the LP, those same onboard pots sound very steppy! Not smooth at all.
There is the option on the LP for it to send 14-bit midi, and this actually seems to make a difference, but it's still not as smooth as if I use the LP standalone. So I guess that ableton is somehow downgrading the signal to its maximum resolution..?
Is it just my setup, or is ableton just not able to handle this kind of data? Is there any other program that can cope with it? Logic?
I also think it would be really nice to have this kind of high resolution control over soft synths. Ableton should make support for this, if it doesn't already have it.
Maybe there is a max4live workaround?
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