The zillion of hours spent to understand MIDI controllers, and trying in vain to tie-down roping those wild calves, was certainly a big waste of fun, but not a waste of time
Indeed, I realized I don’t like composing/editing but jamming, so I changed quickly my SoundCloud avatar
BTW @jamieh I think this explains my strange and ever-changing questions: I am was on the road to understand what I am going to be when I’ll grow up
Joking aside, I think to have understood that DAWs (even Ableton that is called “live”) were and are developed for composing, and about mapping controllers in particular, I believe in Ableton developers when they say that one cannot save a mapping outside templates and Live Sets because of the possible mapping overlapping
The following move could be acquiring a dedicated controller, but I want to be sure to not have 2 knick-knacks then (Errare humanum est, perseverare autem diabolicum), so I’ll ask to Sconamiglio if their D9U or D9X can really work in my particular ecosystem, something I am not sure about, why?
My IDEAL controller should talk with the matching plugin only, without being distracted by other controllers… but I am starting to think this is impossible, because the MIDI data-flow is managed centrally by the DAW, so that disturbing overlapping can easily jump out
And I also suspect that this is why scripts are developed, but I am unsure that scripts are the solution in my case, because they are developed for composing, not jamming live (or even jamming live maybe, but with a tech team that manages them)
And now I hope somebody switches the light on in the darkness of my reasoning