ClyphX includes a variety of X-Trigger types including X-Controls (MIDI controls), but many of its Actions would be useful to access directly from your keyboard. In this post, we’ll look at ways of accomplishing that on Windows and OS X. In both cases, we’ll be using an external application that converts keystrokes to MIDI messages, which can then be used as X-Controls.
For Windows, I’ve created a utility called Midi-Gridy and already did a write up on using it here.
For OS X, you can use Kimidi, a utility provided by wiffbi. If you find this utility useful, please consider making a PayPal donation to wiffbi.
In short, Kimidi provides a variety of pre-defined keyboard shortcuts that send out pre-defined MIDI messages. You can see the MIDI messages that each shortcut sends here. All of these MIDI messages are sent on Channel 1.
Only the shortcuts that send notes are useable with ClyphX. For example, Ctrl+A sends Note 0 and Ctrl+S sends Note 1, so both are useable. Ctrl+F and Ctrl+V send CCs, so neither are useable.
You’ll need to go through the implementation chart and choose which shortcuts you’d like to use. Then you’ll need to define the MIDI messages these shortcuts send in ClyphX’s UserSettings file along with which ClyphX Action(s) they should trigger. As an example: Ctrl_A = note 1, 0, metro Ctrl_S = note 1, 1, play > Ctrl_Alt_A = note, 1, 3, setstop Lastly, you’ll need to select Kimidi Input as the Input of the ClyphX Control Surface.
i thought so. :-( since i know clyphX i`m searching for a way to trigger snap actions via controller or keyboard. anyway, it seems that this is not possible
I'm doing it with a multi-step X-control this way:
ADDCLIP SEL 1; CLIP NAME  ALL/SNAP PLAY; CLIP LOOP OFF; PLAY SEL
This creates a clip one beat long in the selected slot, names the clip " all/snap play", turns the clip loop off, then plays the clip to take the snap of the playing status of all tracks. Modify as needed for other types of snaps