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>Edit MIDI Control Surface Settings… 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... rim shot. )
SAVING AND LOADING CONTROL SURFACE 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 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, note-on, or note-off message
The number of the CC or note-on
MIDI channel of controller
Any (-), Dn, Up
This field determines what type of CC data to respond to. Any or (-) means it could be anything. “Dn” means that a CC button has been pushed down. “Up” means that a CC button has been released.
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.
CONTROL SURFACE COMMANDS LIST
The following commands can be assigned to MIDI control:
Main Transport Controls
Recording Metronome Toggle
Count-In Metronome Toggle
Punch In/Out Toggle
Rewind a bit
Set Punch In To Current Position
Rewind to Start
Set Punch Out To Current Position
Fast forward a bit
Set Loop Start To Current Position
Fast forward to End
Set Loop End To Current Position
Add Marker At Current Position
Adjust Master Volume
Play From Previous Marker
Loop Mode Toggle
Play From Next Marker
Playback Metronome Toggle
Selected Track Controls
Select Previous Track
Monitoring For Selected Track Toggle
Select Next Track
Guitar Tuner For Selected Track Toggle
Set Selected Track Volume
EQ High For Selected Track
Set Selected Track Pan
EQ Mid For Selected Track
Mute/Unmute Selected Track
EQ Low For Selected Track
Solo/Unsolo Selected Track
Send Adjustment For Selected Track
Arm/Disarm Selected Track
Insert Virtual Instrument Track
Insert Audio Track