Thanks so much for the assist! I am so fresh to Max that I am not fully understanding how to implement this in context with the layout I have designed, despite your explanation, and I fully realize this is not the spot for an in depth tutorial. I will mess around with it and see if I can get it to work. I am guessing that it would essentially make the bottom left corner of the existing "keyboard" in Control behave in the desired fashion? I know exactly which notes to assign to it and can at least get that sorted. My existing "K" in Control doesn't seem to want to same to the octave setting when I save and load the layout. It seems like it is reverting to 4ths for some reason, so that when I am triggering samples on the second row, they don't continue chromatically from the end of the first row as desired, but start back on root +5 semitones. If there was a way to lock that, it would be helpful as well. If I could lock to MIDI out IAC Driver Bus, that would be sweet too. I am sure if I dug around the code I could figure out how to do that. I am working in the standalone so that I don't have to have Max open all the time on top of Bitwig.
Aside from this one little thing, I have the 128 ROCKING with custom mapping in Bitwig. I have never had a controller that does everything I want and isn't cluttered by a bunch of stuff I don't need or use. Keep up the great work. Control is amazing, and I feel like I am just scratching the surface of what I can do with it.
...and yeah, I am sure that people are constantly coming at you and recommending features. This kind of thing is useful to me because I am using the Monome as more of a traditional controller for a DAW as opposed to as a sequencer using Max patches etc. - at least for the time being. I am sure I will go all the way down that rabbit hole at some point. It's a tiny workaround for me. What you have done already is absolutely fantastic.