JJHP3 wrote:I think I'm beginning to understand... but it seems on the surface to be useful to choose a layer via midi, modify that layer's parameters via midi AND do things like turn Trace off and on, or change the overall color of the finished output via midi.
You should be able to do all those things via MIDI. I use a Novation Remote25 and can assign knobs and buttons to everything (aside from the Modules). To select layers via MIDI, you need buttons that can be set to Momentary (I don't have my keyboard turned on but I'm pretty sure that's what the proper state is called). When looking at each layer, the area to the right of the opacity slider is where you assign a MIDI number to the actual layer. In our current performance setup, we have one computer controlling another one running M8 via a simple MIDI connection (the MIDI info being sent out from Ableton Live), but it still works the same–as if we were using a physical controller. I can post some pics if you still can get it sorted out.