Click

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Click lets you use the buttons on Wave to send MIDI and Key commands to your DAW. Using the buttons on Wave to send commands opens up a lot of possibilities, for example you can use them to hit record, play and stop, to launch clips or to control switches in your plugins.

Setting up a Click function
  1. Use the arrows to cycle between the buttons.
    Each button has an icon shown in the picture below.icon-expl-04.png
  2. Next select how the button behaves. There are 6 types of behaviors you can choose from;
      • Click Trigger
      • Click Latching
      • Long Press Trigger
      • Long Press Latching
      • Momentary
      • Momentoggle.
  3. Attach a CC value, a note or a key command to the Click function.
      • To attach a CC value or a note press the MIDI icon and select a number from the list.
      • To attach a key command press "key" and write the key command you want to use.
Click Behavior

You can choose between 6 types of behaviors for each button:

  1. Click

    Click is when you press a button once to send a command.

    Click allows you to choose between Trigger and Latching. A drop down menu is available in the bottom left corner of the Click function window when either Click or Long Press is chosen.Screenshot_2020-08-31_at_13.10.10.png

    Trigger
    Sends a short pulse with each click.

    Latching
    Toggles the output, like a toggle switch.
  2. Long Press

    Long Press is when you press a button and hold it to send a command. The command mapped to Long Press is activated after half a second

    Long Press allows you to choose between Trigger and Latching. A drop down menu is available in the bottom left corner of the Click function window when either Click or Long Press is chosen.Screenshot_2020-08-31_at_13.10.10.png

    Trigger
    Sends a short pulse with each click.

    Latching
    Toggles the output, like a toggle switch.
  3. Momentary

    Momentary activates a command while you press the button down.

  4. Momentoggle

    Momentoggle is basically Click and Momentary combined. Clicking once toggles while holding the button down activates the momentary function.
MIDI map Click: CC/Note
  1. To map a Click to your DAW you need to tie a CC number or a Note to each function. Press the MIDI icon in the bottom right corner of the Click and select a CC number or Note of choice.
  2. Solo the Click you want to map in order for Softwave to only send the signal for that particular function to your DAW.
  3. When the parameter you want to map has been selected in your DAW toggle or hold the button for the MIDI message to register.
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Key commands / Shortcuts
Click can send Key Commands (Shortcuts) to your DAW.

  1. Press "Key" in the lower right corner of the Click Function window.
  2. Now use your computer keyboard to type in the key command you want to register.
  3. You can create a series of key commands to be sent at once by creating multiple Click Functions for the same button.
  4. For Key Commands to work the DAW window has to have focus.

First time you use Key Commands on a Mac computer Softwave will ask for permission to "control this computer using accessibility features". Enabling this is essential for key commands to work.

  1. Press "Open system preferences".
  2. Click the lock in the lower left corner of the System Preferences window.
  3. Enable Softwave.
  4. Lock again.

If you've got a new version of Softwave you might need to do this again.

Note that key commands do not work in Standalone mode - you need to have Softwave open for them to register.
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  • Hey, I am having trouble finding the "key" we are to press in the lower right hand corner of Softwave to assign Key commands to a function. 

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  • I am using v0.9.0 firmware v1.5.2

     

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  • Hi David. The Key button is in the lower right corner of the click function box.

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  • There is no such thing in version 0.9.0

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  • not for standalone editing

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  • Sorry for the confusion. The key command function is not available for standalone mode, unfortunately.

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  • Hello,

    I am having a hard time figuring out how to do series of key commands. I am trying to program "New Playlist" then "ok"

    1. You can create a series of key commands to be sent at once by creating multiple Click Functions for the same button.
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  • Do click functions automatically override the button configuration actions set in settings?

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