Midi Controller for Darktable

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#21

Very good, you did your homework and know how many users we have. :slight_smile:

A quick google search indicates that the KORG nano* should work under Linux.


(keith) #22

Yes I would definitely be up for it.
A suggestion, why doesn’t Pixls have a central ‘fund’ we can donate small amounts to, for things like this when they come up.


Fundraising and Donations and Financing. Oh My!
#23

After all the talk about a MIDI controller for darktable I think I will start building one myself with an Arduino. Sound like a fun little project.


(Mica) #24

Oh my: http://www.loupedeck.com/


#25

That’s where I already got some inspiration from for the thing I want to build. Of course it won’t be as flawless but the functionality might be similar. I already ordered some sample chips and will bug @andabata once I got stuck. :smiley:


(Adam Sheridan) #26

I bought a behringer bcf-2000 second hand for use with lightroom but hoping to be able to use it with dt some day


#27

Short update: The first batch of parts to experiment with (Arduinos, rotary encoders, linear faders, buttons, LEDs, …) is ordered and about to be delivered soonish. I’ll keep you posted.


#28

And another update: The Arduino and the I2C GPIO chips are still not here. However, pixls managed to collect some money and BOUGHT A KORG NANOKONTROL2! How cool is that folks? The community managed to bribe me into writing Midi support for darktable! :joy:

More news will follow once that thing is here (Amazon estimated Friday).


(Mica) #29

Well shit, I haven’t even donated yet!


#30

That’s why we didn’t get those fancy palettegear blocks. :slight_smile:


#31

Great news! :slight_smile:
Is it possible to work in Kdenlive, Krita and GIMP with it then?
That would awsome. Especially in Kdenlive.


(Mica) #32

Palletgear was supposed to hook me up with a hardware api, but never did. I’d rather have generic midi support though :wink:


(Mica) #33

You’d need to take it up with the developers of each application. I’m not sure what I’d do with midi support gimp or krita, both have good wacom/tablet support, which I think is a better input device for those applications. But I wouldn’t want to use a wacom in Darktable, it doesn’t make a lot of sense!


#34

Hm, me2, has there been a special campaign or was it just the general pixls.us donations?

I catched up and gave my $0.02 to pixls.us as I always do, but literally this time and not exactly $0.02 :wink:, if you are still dreaming about this palettegear stuff … Otoh, they did not implement the dt interface themselves, which is a reason for not buying their stuff :smiling_imp:.


(Mica) #35

I don’t think there was a special campaign… I didn’t see one.


(Tobias) #36

Gimp has MIDI support:
https://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-pimping.html#gimp-prefs-input-controllers


#37

No, there wasn’t any specific campaign. And the gadget I got is so cheap (44€ with free shipping) that the normal donations were able to cover it. Since it is a class compliant Midi device it should enable me to write generic Midi support that should work with every other such device. Note the abundance of shoulds. :slight_smile:


(Christian Kanzian) #38

Ah, to bad. I was hoping for an “Advent calender” style crafting series

Let's make a Midi controler for darktable in 24 days with @houz!

:innocent:


#39

It’s still a week. We will see. :smiley:


(Adam Sheridan) #40

This is great news. I hope this support works with my BCF. Have you any ideas on how you will implement the slider/rotaries to darktabls modules sliders config. I’m guessing text config file.