Hot on the heels of the Launchpad Mashinator is another entry into the Mashinator family. The Midimashinator doesn't have as many features as it's Launchpad sister, but it is still pretty damn useful. You define some control mappings and link them to particular midinotes. Then when the Midimashinator sees one of the notes you've specified, it fires the mapping. Here's a picture:
When the Midimashinator sees a C1 note pass through the track it is sitting in, it will fire the mapping (in this case a send knob pointing to a return track called A-LongTail). When the C1 note off message comes through, Midimashinator will turn the mapping off. This allows your midi controller to double as a momentary controller at the same time as a regular note generator.
Pretty straightforward stuff.
Where it shines is when you set it up on a drum rack track. Now you can have your drum rack controller, fire off additional FX or sounds. An excellent video showing this sort of thing in action is at the DJ TechTools site featuring Mad Zach.
The controls aren't complex, but here's a quick description.
I think they are pretty self-explanatory. On the far left are buttons to learn MIDI notes. You can select multiple at a time to make it easy to assign several mappings to the same note. The little circle to the right of the MIDI learn button provides visual feedback when the Midimashinator sees the note associated with that row. The Note control displays the note that triggers the mapping. This is set with the MIDI learn button or can be manually specified. If you type in a value, you can use note names, like F#3, or the actual MIDI value. The enable/disable control lets you temporarily disable a mapping. On the button press/release controls note thatthe release value doesn't have to be less than the press value; they can be inverted. That about does it. Let me know if you have any questions.
Download it here: https://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/1408/midimashinator