WX-5 - assigning expression to Pitch Bend Wheel

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1 month 2 weeks ago #248 by Marty
Hi,

Been awhile since exploring my Yamaha WX-5 controller and am enjoying the upgrade to Respiro.

Previously, my WX-5 was optimized for my Yamaha VL-70 tone generator, and I remember that there was a way to assign the Pitch Bend wheel (near the thumb - either up or down) to various optional MIDI data parameters to control real time extra expression. With the correct switches on the WX-5, bending the wheel up controls cc16, and down controls cc17. I had assigned them to some parameters on the VL-70 to produce a growl or Wah that I could express on the fly with my thumb wheel. I didn't need the thumb bend Wheel for bending notes as my lip embouchure could do that. It was a really cool tool and technique for extra expression when I wanted it.

In Respiro, is there a way to assign cc 16 and 17 to some parameters to do the same? What are those parameters? How and where can I do this to produce "growl", "wah", extra distortion, or other on the fly expressive effects?

Thanks for your advice

Marty

PS - here is a link to the WX-5 tips revealing this:
www.nortonmusic.com/wx5.html

Point 11m.) ....
......Switch 2-7 and 2-8 (Whl) - Pitch Bend to MIDI data. Turn 2-7 on and leave 2-8 off. This puts you in mode 3, bending the wheel up controls cc16, down controls cc17. You can assign all kinds of cool parameters to cc 16 and 17 and then manipulate them in real time while playing your WX. A couple of suggestions are growl, throat, cutoff filter, LFO, brightness, or effects like Wah. You are only limited by your imagination and the sound module you employ.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #252 by puremusic
Those tips were quite instructive, I now understand better how you get results with a wind controller. :)

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1 month 2 weeks ago #253 by Marty
Yes, good instructions on the WX-5 side.
What about how to apply this to Respiro?

In Respiro, is there a way to assign cc 16 and 17 to control and produce "growl", "wah", extra distortion, or other expressive effects on the fly? What are the parameters on the Respiro side and where do I find them?

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1 month 1 week ago #254 by puremusic
The parameters I know of are the MACRO and CTRLS tab, click the one it turns to the other, and you can assign CCs by clicking the area under the MAP field. What parameters are available depend on the instrument, some have more than others.

You always have pitch, vibrato, and tremolo control. Some have breath noise, timber shifting, harmonics control, some don't, depends on which instrument it is.
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1 month 1 week ago #259 by imoxplus
Each Respiro instrument has its own behaviour. There is no standard Growl, Wah or distortion... So, you need to map your CC16 and CC17 to the appropriate macro(s) of the selected instrument and store this as a variant for later use.
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1 month 1 week ago #260 by Marty
Thank you PureMusic and Rudy, I will have fun experimenting!

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