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.
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.
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.)
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
assignments, click the Save button. To delete the current control surface assignments, click the Delete button.
This is the command being assigned or mapped
Can be a CC or note-on message
The number of the CC or note-on
MIDI channel of controller
Any, > 63 or
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.)
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.
The following commands can be assigned to MIDI control:
MAIN TRANSPORT CONTROLS
Rewind A Bit
Rewind To Start
Fast Forward A Bit
Fast Forward To End
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
Insert Virtual Instrument Track
Insert Audio Track