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IMidiMapping Class Referenceabstract

MIDI Mapping interface: Vst::IMidiMapping. More...

#include <ivsteditcontroller.h>

+ Inheritance diagram for IMidiMapping:

Public Member Functions

virtual tresult getMidiControllerAssignment (int32 busIndex, int16 channel, CtrlNumber midiControllerNumber, ParamID &id)=0
 Gets an (preferred) associated ParamID for a given Input Event Bus index, channel and MIDI Controller.
- Public Member Functions inherited from FUnknown
virtual tresult queryInterface (const TUID _iid, void **obj)=0
virtual uint32 addRef ()=0
virtual uint32 release ()=0

Static Public Attributes

static const FUID iid
- Static Public Attributes inherited from FUnknown
static const FUID iid

Detailed Description

MIDI Mapping interface: Vst::IMidiMapping.

MIDI controllers are not transmitted directly to a VST component. MIDI as hardware protocol has restrictions that can be avoided in software. Controller data in particular come along with unclear and often ignored semantics. On top of this they can interfere with regular parameter automation and the host is unaware of what happens in the plug-in when passing MIDI controllers directly.

So any functionality that is to be controlled by MIDI controllers must be exported as regular parameter. The host will transform incoming MIDI controller data using this interface and transmit them as regular parameter change. This allows the host to automate them in the same way as other parameters. CtrlNumber can be a typical MIDI controller value extended to some others values like pitchbend or aftertouch (see ControllerNumbers). If the mapping has changed, the plug-in must call IComponentHandler::restartComponent (kMidiCCAssignmentChanged) to inform the host about this change.


// in myeditcontroller.h
class MyEditController: public EditControllerEx1, public IMidiMapping
tresult PLUGIN_API getMidiControllerAssignment (int32 busIndex, int16 channel, CtrlNumber midiControllerNumber, ParamID& id) SMTG_OVERRIDE;
OBJ_METHODS (MyEditController, EditControllerEx1)
// in myeditcontroller.cpp
tresult PLUGIN_API MyEditController::getMidiControllerAssignment (int32 busIndex, int16 midiChannel, CtrlNumber midiControllerNumber, ParamID& tag)
// for my first Event bus and for MIDI channel 0 and for MIDI CC Volume only
if (busIndex == 0 && midiChannel == 0 && midiControllerNumber == kCtrlVolume)
tag = kGainId;
return kResultTrue;
return kResultFalse;

Member Function Documentation

virtual tresult getMidiControllerAssignment ( int32  busIndex,
int16  channel,
CtrlNumber  midiControllerNumber,
ParamID id 
pure virtual

Gets an (preferred) associated ParamID for a given Input Event Bus index, channel and MIDI Controller.

[in]busIndex- index of Input Event Bus
[in]channel- channel of the bus
[in]midiControllerNumber- see ControllerNumbers for expected values (could be bigger than 127)
[in]id- return the associated ParamID to the given midiControllerNumber

Member Data Documentation

const FUID iid

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