Turn led on and off with midi cc notes

i have 2 sets of 7 leds each. each set is working when receiving midi note cc20 and cc21
problem is that if for example midi cc21 stop coming in, then the leds that was on, they stay on till they get a new cc21 note.
is there a way to make it when there is no midi massage for 1 sec to turn the leds off, and if midi note come again to start leds working again.

void VUmeter_LEFT_OR_RIGHT(byte channel, byte CC, byte val) {

  for (int i = 0; i < 6; i++) { //leds in this Vu left deck or deckA
    registers[i] = LOW;

  }
  for (int i = 7; i < 14; i++) { //leds in this Vu right deck or deckb
    registers[i] = LOW;
    // registers[7] = HIGH;
  }
  if (CC ==  21) { // light leds when receiving a cc note 21
    for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
      VuBuff[i] = LOW;
    }
    for (int i = 0; i < val; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
      VuBuff[i] = HIGH;
    }
  }
  if (CC ==  20) { // light leds when receiving a cc note 20

    for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
      VuBuff[(9 + i) - 2] = LOW;
      // VuBuff[7] = HIGH;
    }
    for (int i = 0; i < val; i++)  {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
      VuBuff[(9 + i) - 2] = HIGH;
      // VuBuff[7] = HIGH;
    }
  }
  for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
    registers[i] = VuBuff[i];
    updateSR();
  }
  for (int i = 7; i < 14; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
    registers[i] = VuBuff[i];
    updateSR();
  }
}

Save the value of millis() when a MIDI message is received then, each time round loop() test whether 1 second has passed (current millis() - saved millis() >= 1 second) and if so then turn off the LEDs

thank u for reply, any examples please?

Why don't you give it a go ?

Start by printing a message to the Serial monitor when you receive a MIDI message. Do you know how to do that ?

now i make a second thought i realize it cant work what i want to do. because the button is choosing the function where to send the midi note. if send midi to MIDI.setHandleControlChange(VUmeter_main); and leds light and then press the button and switch to MIDI.setHandleControlChange(VUmeter_LEFT_OR_RIGHT);

then leds that are stay on to turn them off in (vumeter_main) they need to get a command
Ch 1: Controller 23 value 0
but there is no way to pass this massage because the MIDI.setHandleControlChange(VUmeter_LEFT_OR_RIGHT); is chosen that it listen in deferent message.
Ch 1: Controller 20 value 0
and also midi message will never stop to come in to the Arduino because there no way to tell to the software (trakror) to stop sending the midi message so ma asking was falls from the first place.

void loop() {


  MIDI.read();
  readButtons();
  readButtons1();
  readBrowserEnc();
  readLoopLEnc();
  readLoopREnc();
  readPots();

  currentState = digitalRead(vu_switch);
  if (currentState != previousState & currentState == LOW) //button became pressed

  {
    state = !state;
  }
  if (state == 0) {
    MIDI.setHandleControlChange(VUmeter_LEFT_OR_RIGHT);


  } else {
    MIDI.setHandleControlChange(VUmeter_main);
  }
  previousState = currentState;
}
void VUmeter_main(byte channel, byte CC, byte val) {

  for (int i = 0; i < 6; i++) { //leds in this Vu
    registers[i] = LOW;

  }
  for (int i = 7; i < 14; i++) { //leds in this Vu
    registers[i] = LOW;
    // registers[7] = HIGH;
  }
  if (CC ==  23) { // light leds when volume changes
    for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
      VuBuff[i] = LOW;
    }
    for (int i = 0; i < val; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
      VuBuff[i] = HIGH;
    }
  }
  if (CC ==  22) { // light leds when volume changes

    for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
      VuBuff[(9 + i) - 2] = LOW;
      // VuBuff[7] = HIGH;
    }
    for (int i = 0; i < val; i++)  {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
      VuBuff[(9 + i) - 2] = HIGH;
      // VuBuff[7] = HIGH;
    }
  }
  for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
    registers[i] = VuBuff[i];
    updateSR();
  }
  for (int i = 7; i < 14; i++) {  //leds based on Vu number from midi in
    registers[i] = VuBuff[i];
    updateSR();
  }
}