The Novation Launchpad X supports LED color mapping with SysEx messages but for some reason I’m unable to get this to work with Ardour6. When I try to set the LED with a “Generic MIDI” *.map config file, I’m unable to get the board’s LEDs to light up.
According to the manual, I should be able to use the example on page 15 to light up the bottom left three pads (sans the “h” appended to the hex values). When I try to add a SysEx entry to a Novation_Launchpad_X.map file to accomplish this, the pad never lights up. I am testing this with the following method:
- Enter the SysEx line in the *.map and save the file.
- Switch Ardour6 to a different map,
- Switch Ardour6 back to custom map.
I’ve confirmed this method reloads the map when switching “actions” but it doesn’t seem to help with the LED situation.
Config I am using to try to light up my Novation Launchpad X MIDI controller via SysEx message from Ardour (see page 15 of linked PDF):
<Binding sysex=“F0 00 20 29 02 0C 03 00 0B 0D 01 0C 15 17 02 0D 25 F7” />
LaunchPad X MIDI 2 → Generic MIDI Control in
LaunchPad X MIDI 2 → MTC
LaunchPad X MIDI 2 → MIDI Clock
LaunchPad X MIDI 2 → MMC In
Generic MIDI Control Out → LaunchPad X MIDI 2
MTC Out → LaunchPad X MIDI 2
MIDI Clock Out → LaunchPad X MIDI 2
MMC Out → LaunchPad X MIDI 2
Based on this configuration, should an event trigger from one of these four Ardour6 outputs to light up the board’s designated pads when switching to the custom map?