Using a separate keypad/mapping?

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Using a separate keypad/mapping?

Postby DJMak$ymum » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:29 pm

Hey guys, im new to mixxx and the community, i just got myself a really cheap usb keypad. and i was wondering how to use it with mixxx? i had the idea of taking it and mapping the buttons for loop rolls and samplers. but can anyone give me a basic idea of how to go about it?
Im in the process of learning JavaScript so i can map, but i just want to know how to get started since i have really no experience wit writing script.

Really apreciate any help.
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Re: Using a separate keypad/mapping?

Postby Pegasus » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:39 pm

Well, the first thing is: how does Mixxx see it? If it shows up as a keyboard, then all you have to do is edit the standard.kbd.cfg file to map keys to functions. More info on this is in the manual. The complete list of controls is on the wiki. Once you open the keyboard mapping file, it's straightforward. No scripting is needed.
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Re: Using a separate keypad/mapping?

Postby DJMak$ymum » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:54 pm

thanks for the quick reply! im going to give it a go and let u know whats what.




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Re: Using a separate keypad/mapping?

Postby DJMak$ymum » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:19 am

how do i tell what mixxx sees it as? it doesnt notice it through the midi interface for sure because its not listed in preferences > midi controllers. thats obvious i guess. is there anywhere else i can see if it detects the keypad? im using kubuntu 11.10 if thats any help
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Re: Using a separate keypad/mapping?

Postby Pegasus » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:35 am

If it's not under MIDI controllers, then let's just assume it shows up as a regular keyboard. Go ahead and add/change mappings for the number pad keys in the standard.kbd.cfg file and see how it works. (Unfortunately it looks like the libraries on which Mixxx is based may not differentiate between the numbers on the top row of the main keyboard and those on the number pad.)
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Re: Using a separate keypad/mapping?

Postby DJMak$ymum » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:12 pm

I just mapped the numbers on the keyoard, and when you press num lock they keypad works off the same numbers you programmed. Its not really a big bother that i cant program the keys (keyboard vs. pad) separately because really i just wanted to have a detached set of buttons so i can move them around my table and stuff.

Thanks for the help again! :D




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