Map 64 patches can be edited in two modes: NOTE and CV. The mode can be toggled with the radio buttons to the left and right of the patch browser. The currently active note or CV source can be automatically set to the last one that was triggered by enabling MIDI SELECT. Additionally, TRANSPOSE can be used to transpose all notes that Map 64 outputs by the specified amount of semitones.
Incoming notes from C2 to D#7 can be mapped to other notes, chords or phrases. The layout of the note matrix to the left of the device’s display mirrors that of the Midi Fighter 64 controller. Clicking on a square in the matrix selects the corresponding note for editing. Shift-clicking additionally copies the setup of the previously selected note to the newly selected note. Ctrl-clicking clears the setup of the newly selected note. Clicking on a key in the keyboard display results in the corresponding note being struck whenever the currently selected note in the note matrix is played. Shift-clicking and dragging moves all the currently active keys across the keyboard, ctrl-clicking clears all touched keys.
Beneath the keyboard display are a number of flags that can be set. The flag to the left shows the pitch of the note to be mapped. Clicking on this button enables pass-through of the corresponding note. Enabling “Shot” sustains the notes Map 64 produces even if the incoming note is released. The sustained notes are only released when another incoming note that has a non-empty setup or “Shot” enabled is encountered. “Loop”, “Swing” and “Fast” affect the playback of phrases.
When multiple notes are enabled for output, the “T-Spread” and “V-Spread” sliders can be used to spread the onsets (T-Spread) and velocities (V-Spread) depending on the position of the note in the chord, either from the bottom to the top or the other way round.
Next to the spread sliders are the CV triggers. Each note to be mapped can trigger one of seven CV sources in each of the seven envelope slots. There is an additional setting above “7” labeld “X”, which clears the envelope slot it is assigned to whenever the selected input note is encountered. The default behavior is to let the currently active CV source continue if no other source is specified.
Phrase Step Selector
To the right of the keyboard display is the phrase step selector. These steps have a resolution of 1/16 or 1/32, depending on whether the “Fast” flag is set. Click on a step to select it. Shift-click on a step to select it and copy the setup of the previously selected step to the newly selected step. Ctrl-click a step to clear its setup. The button labeld “T” next to the phrase step selector can be used to tie the currently selected step to the previously active step, so that notes that appear in both steps are not retriggered. The phrase ends at the last step that has notes or “T” enabled. The VEL and DEL sliders can be used to offset the velocity and the onset of the currently selected step, respectively.
CV mode lets you edit the 49 different envelopes that can be triggered on Map 64. The envelope to edit can be selected in the matrix to the left. Copying and clearing is the same as in note mode. Envelopes are programmed by selecting a number of processes in the process matrix to the bottom of the display. Up to 20 processes can be selected. The output of the envelope is the output of process 0. Process types include LFOs, AD envelopes, noise and others. The selected process’ parameters are displayed to the right of the display. Some parameters can take the output of other processes as inputs for their parameters. These parameters are marked with a little arrow to the left of the parameter display. Simply drag from the arrow to the process that you want to use as a source for this parameter value to make a connection. Ctrl-click on a process to clear it, Shift-click and drag a process to move it to a different slot in the process matrix, breaking any connections in the process. The envelope’s curve is displayed above the process slots. The time span that is shown is displayed in the lower right and can be changed by dragging on the curve display. The values to the lower left and upper left show the minimum and maximum value present in the currently displayed time span, respectively.