Martin, why wouldn’t you expect right away just from looking at the manual?
Ok, so, part 2.
I found out that ATOM does in fact receives MIDI messages, but those are to switch it’s mode of operations.
If I use Matlab to send a MIDI message ‘NofeOff’ Channel 16 Note 0 Vel 0, the atom switches to a diferent mode of operation, the one it uses when it fully integrates with studio one.
so, reading the data from Midi Ox, I found out that the knobs behave differently, instead of sending CC 0-127 and stop, they send continuous CC 1-63 Clockwise and 65-127 counter clockwise. And they are speed-sensitive, a higher CC value will be sent the faster you move the knob.
So, in Cubase with relative mode it works fine for clockwise turns, it picks up the value from where it was left, no need to read.
But in the counter clockwise direction the value jumps in 3 steps very quickly to the lowest value possible. (like if I would control the frequency of a lowest band of an eq, when moving CW the frequency would gradually rise, and if I would move counter clockwise the frequency would decrease in 3 steps, 20k - 2k - 20 hz)
So, now, the only workaround I find is to use Pude Data to receive MIDI from atom, filter it, and send it back to cubase, and hopefully receive the data back and make the pad lights respond to the parameters, that would be cool.
but I am still not sure what kind of CC data cubase is expecting to receive to work fine when decreasing the value counter clockwise.
this way I could take the readings from atom when turning the knob counter clockwise CC 65-127 and transform it to maybe -1 through -63…
still have to discover, your help would be appreciated!
(yeah…it’s a big shame and disappointment that this controller does not have the knobs to work like I’ve expected… I was about to create the coolest generic remote controller ever from it: use a knob to navigate across the mixer, press a pad to use eq and use knobs to access the parameters, another pad would be the compressor, tube sat… c’mon man, atom would be so much better than any other control because of its ability to change channels for pads and knobs on the fly using advanced setup, meaning that I would be able to use it as generic remote control and very quickly, without exiting cubase or change settings in daw, use it to controls vst, quick controls and so on…)