Newbie questions, bear with me
I´m looking for a way to initialize a launchpad pro (lpp) to light up the pads before anything else happens. It´s an original/mk1, so no fancy setup via novation components like for mk3s. My idea is:
Preset01 (init): Use 96 translators to push a sysex message to each button of the lpp. Execute this Preset once, ie use translator 97 to deactive the init preset 01. 96 translators instead of one with variables because of per-pad colour choice.
Question on this: Since there is no event to react to, how do I execute an outgoing action unconditionally? “No action” does not do anything. It would be great to have a selection between “do nothing” and "do this (outgoing action) " on the on the “None” incoming action.
Preset 02 (button pressed feedback) Use 192 translators listening on the lpp port for any button action, then send a sysex string to change the color. Again, 96 to have an option for individual colors.
Of course it would be nicer to use translators that can import a value table from a textfile that would have pad number, off color, on color. But I´m not sure if such an option exists.
Does that make sense or are there better ways to give old launchpads the new launchpad´s functionality?