In the newest version of microtonic when the GUI has focus it steals keyboard focus from the DAW in order to use it to control various parameters (pattern switching etc.), but I can't seem to find a way to turn this behavior off. I very often use my computer keyboard as the midi keyboard when I'm tweaking sounds. Now when the GUI has focus I can no longer trigger sounds while I'm editing them which makes editing very annoying because I have to keep clicking back and forth between the DAW and Microtonic and can't audition changes in real time. I'm not sure if this is something that changed recently because I don't remember having this issue before but I could be mistaken, I just recently installed the latest versions of the plugins on a new machine so I believe I had previously been working with an older revision. thanks!
Actually it always used to be like this, but it got broken in the 64-bit update for Mac and was fixed again in version 3.2. You can trigger the drums with keys 1 to 8. But I hear you and agree that people may want to turn this feature off entirely as more people use the computer keyboard as a MIDI device nowadays. I'll add it to the wish-list.
Thanks for the info! Triggering with the number keys will work fine for my use. And I see now that info is in the manual which is slightly embarrassing because I looked over the chart with the key commands several times so somehow it just didn't sink in. I'm sure I must have been previously running the version with the broken key commands and I think I even believed at the time it came out that it was a bug fix :)
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