I thought I would throw this out there, as more of us are connecting things to our phones and tablets to get more out of Caustic. Android and MIDI are still somewhat strangers, so there are still things to be improved upon for better connectivity and performance, BUT....
I have a few tips to get you started and maximise your MIDI experience with your device and Caustic.
1. Start with a 100% Battery Charge.... anything less than 60% on most mobile gear will cause problems and result in crashes and device lockups (more info -- - HERE - --)
2. Turn OFF all radios (3G, 4G, LTE, Wi-Fi etc...) or AirplaneMode
3. Close out all other apps
4. Launch Caustic, then plug in your MIDI controller, then at prompt select Caustic to connect...
It should be noted, however, that not all devices will accept and function with MIDI controllers flawlessly, so it is VITAL that you BACK UP your content frequently and often ( discussed -- - HERE - --)
MIDI CC's with Caustic are very basic and limited at this time, and many FeatureRequests have been made to add on to that, and in time they will, but for what we would use MIDI for on a mobile music application, we work with what we have at this time.
These little batch of tips should help clear up some issues, and let you play and record some keyboard licks much more easily than trying to punch it in the sequencer grid with one finger (I've done it, and it can be a pain..... for rock-organ key-swipes hahaha)
On some devices you can also launch caustic from a "games" folder that gives it a boost and lessens background activity.
lol, what!? where did you read this?
Games folder? how does that affect how a program runs?
This app lets me do it,
Its one of the features... has a free flashlight too... hahahaha
Interesting, will have to check it out...
Not sure if it applies with Caustic or not but your device may run into performance problems if you have less than a Gig of free internal storage space as well.
Definetly worth considering.... At that point it would probably be time to sit down and cleanup and organize your workspace...... I am guilty of that myself, I let it all pile up until I run out of room.... Yes Caustic will not be your friend if you run too low on storage space, trust me.
I delete junk files like a maniac, I've found that to really help.
I didn't want to start a new topic for this question so I'm tagging it on here.
What's the current state of CCs on Android devices? Are they known to be working or still in development (I haven't been able to get Caustic to recognize cc data on any of my devices so far, have only tried the midi learn option).
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That's a Rej question there.... I know CC's are limited right now, but I think eventually will expand in the future...