Thanks again for looking into this, Anders.
When I start a loop then stop it with the button staying white, test doesn’t change the color. The button stays white.
I believe the test button is sending something but it’s not clear how or when the SmartPAD is accepting them. It seems like the SmartPAD accepts these MIDI out signals from djay at first but then maybe ignores them afterward. Not sure.
Test 1: All LEDs are on and hitting pads to start/stop loops (which causes pads to turn white). Nothing happens when hitting Test repeatedly on any white buttons. Hitting Test on any pads not triggered (those in the colors loaded with) turns them white and no change on repeated Test attempts.
Test 2: All LEDs are on and no pads triggered nor samples played. Test causes button to turn white. Nothing more happens when trying Test again. Hitting Test on any pads not triggered turns them white and no change on repeated Test attempts.
Test 3: All LEDs are off and no pads triggered nor samples played. Test causes any button to turn white. Nothing more when trying Test again.
NOTE: All pads unlit can be achieved by switching modes on the SmartPAD (it has 4 total) and then switching back to the original mode (which is attached to MIDI notes aligned with the djay MIDI map I’ve made). Afterward, all pads work and trigger loops and the white LEDs result even though all other LEDs are off. Switching MIDI maps in djay’s MIDI configuration window when SmartPAD is in correct mode will cause LEDs to illuminate like a refresh.
I can also make LEDs light up using Test in other colors by changing the Value min/max numbers, but, like above tests, once the color has been triggered, colors won’t change on subsequent Test MIDI out signals even if I change the values to other colors. I have to reset the SmartPAD by changing to a different mode then back again to be able to send Test events to change pad colors again.
So test in all situations Test seems to only work once and then SmartPAD ignores anymore.
MIDI MONITOR RESULTS
SmartPAD seems to be sending signals normally. When I press a pad, I get immediate on/off notes as expected. The following attachment shows triggering the first pad (and the first Kick loop in djay) and then hitting the pad again to stop the loop. 4 events are recorded:
Unfortunately, I can’t find a way to see MIDI events coming from djay despite selecting “Act as a destination for other programs” checkbox. So I have no idea what MIDI events djay is producing.