Wow, Kevin. Thank you for your continuing excellent input, and thanks for reviewing. I think there can be two modes for the midi-hand controller- with and without a computer. I am working on the smallest footprint...without. I want to have a least amount of gear to implement. But I see the challenge as you set forth. As a direct use basis, I would ideally like to use the MC6, since it is the smallest most versatile unit out there. But coaxing the unit via CC messages is challenging.
I am on Windows, BTW. So the midiPipe window version like http://www.midiox.com
/ would be the ticket, yes?. How about a similar solution that can operate on a Raspberry Pi? Then we can house the Pi on the unit or as part of the connection box to any midi-controller which for mass external use by others, would be the best solution: a Midi-Hand Controller than can easily adapt to pre-existing foot controllers. That sounds like a stretch to have such a Pi-operating system friendly MidiPipe applications. What do you think?
In reality, if I was using a computer, then why would we need a midi-foot controller at all if the midi-hand controller can be utilized as a USB controller too- maybe there is a way to have it switch from Midi (and cc-messages) to USB. Or am i missing something?
Then there is the option of Rasberry Pi midi-controller but now we are talking a lot of programming which is what i wanted to avoid by using a preexisting product like the MC6.
Any further thoughts, Kevin? Happey to have a phone conversation with you- you are very assute and seem intregued by this project. Jeff - 312 953 8728. I understand otherwise.
THANK YOU AGAIN!