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USING GENERIC MIDI CONTROLLERS AND CONTROL SURFACES‌‌

A MIDI keyboard or other MIDI device with knobs, sliders, or buttons can be set up to control Mixcraft functions such as starting and stopping playback, record, fast forward, track arming, etc.

To configure a control surface, select Mix>MIDI Control Surfaces… from the Main Window menus.

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MIDI LEARN

Here you'll be able to use a MIDI controller's buttons, knobs , sliders, etc. to control TONS functions and controls in Mixcraft. This is a super powerful and fun feature!

Click the MIDI Learn button. Alternatively, you can click the MIDI button in the Main Window top toolbar.

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Click on the command to learn. Command categories can be chosen using the

Category menu on the left side.

Move the knob, button, slider or push a key on your MIDI keyboard/controller that you wish to trigger the command.

If you wish to learn another command, select it.

Alternatively, the Mixcraft interface will highlight buttons and sliders in purple. Simply click on a button or control, then move the MIDI knob to assign it.

Once you’ve finished assigning controllers, click the Stop Learning button. (Incidentally, this disproves the theory that you're never too old to stop learning.)

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SAVING AND LOADING CONTROL SURFACES ASSIGNMENTS

Control surfaces assignments can be saved and loaded if you have multiple keyboards or want to reuse your settings for various projects. To save the current control surface

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assignments, click the Save button. To delete the current control surface assignments, click the Delete button.

Fields

Description

Command

This is the command being assigned or mapped

Type

Can be a CC or note-on message

Val

The number of the CC or note-on

Ch#

MIDI channel of controller

Any, > 63 or

< 64

The data field for the CC. Select a number from 1-127 or Any. (If the Type field is Note down, choose from Any, > 63 or < 64. If Any is chosen, then the command will be executed if the velocity is any

value. Otherwise, if >63 is chosen, a note down event with a velocity greater than 63 will trigger the command.)

X

Removes the current controller assignment

These files will be stored in %programdata%\Acoustica\Mixcraft\control-surfaces\ .

To load a previous control surface, click the Surfaces drop-down menu and choose one.

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CONTROL SURFACE COMMANDS LIST

The following commands can be assigned to MIDI control:

MAIN TRANSPORT CONTROLS

Playback Toggle

Play

Stop

Rewind A Bit

Rewind To Start

Fast Forward A Bit

Fast Forward To End

Record

Adjust Master Volume

Loop Mode Toggle

Playback Metronome Toggle

Recording Metronome Toggle

Count In Metronome Toggle

Punch In/Out Toggle

Set Punch In To Current Position

Set Punch Out To Current Position

Set Loop Start To Current Position

Set Loop End To Current Position

Add Marker At Current Position

Play From Previous Marker

Play From Next Marker

SELECTED TRACK CONTROLS

Select Previous Track

Select Next Track

Set Selected Track Volume

Set Selected Track Pan

Mute/Unmute Selected Track

Solo/Unsolo Selected Track

Arm/Disarm Selected Track

Monitoring For Selected Track Toggle

Guitar Tuner For Selected Track Toggle

EQ High For Selected Track

EQ Mid For Selected Track

EQ Low For Selected Track

Send Adjustment For Selected Track

OTHER

Undo

Redo

Save

Insert Virtual Instrument Track

Insert Audio Track

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