MIDI-IN

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Introduction
Interruption-Free Operation
Step-By-Step Configuration
MIDI Audio
MIDI Remote Control
MIDI Time Code
MIDI Watcher
Important Notes

 

 

Introduction

MIDI Logo

MIDI [short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface] is a widely-known communication standard and digital interface.
In MADRIX, there are mainly 3 areas of application for MIDI:

Using MIDI controllers for Remote Control
Using MIDI devices for audio input via MIDI
Using MIDI Time Code

 

MIDI devices are often simply connected directly via USB or via a MIDI-to-USB interface to the computer.

MIDI Time Code will be explained in the next chapter. Learn more »»Time Code [Art-Net / MIDI / SMPTE / System Time]

 

 

Interruption-Free Operation

To ensure interruption-free operation of the software and devices, please make sure to check the power-saving settings of Windows.
Learn more »PC Power Management

 

 

Step-By-Step Configuration

1] Connect your MIDI device.

2] Set up MIDI and enable your device.

3] Choose how to use the device and incoming signals.

 

1] Connect Your MIDI Device

Connect your controller to the computer.
Make sure that Windows recognizes the device and install drivers if necessary.

 

2] Set Up MIDI

Go to Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or Preferences > Device Manager... > MIDI
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > MIDI ]
A new window will open.

MIDI Configuration

Click
MADRIX will automatically search for connected devices.
Your MIDI device will be shown in the list.

MIDI Configuration
 

Select your device in the list.
Activate Enable
[Please note that the State in the list will change from Off to On.]

MIDI Configuration

 

3] Choose How To Use MIDI

Now, several options are available to you:

Audio - Activates your MIDI device to be used as audio source [a MIDI keyboard, for example].
Learn more MIDI Audio
Remote - You can use your MIDI VJ/DJ controller or console to control MADRIX remotely.
Learn more MIDI Remote Control
MTC - You can use MADRIX to receive external MIDI Time Code.
Learn more MIDI Time Code
Watch - Launches the MIDI Watcher to monitor incoming signals or troubleshoot.
Learn more MIDI Watcher

 

You can activate several MIDI devices at the same time.
You can use all options at the same time [Audio, Remote, MTC, Watch].

 

 

MIDI Audio

Activate your MIDI device as explained above.
Again, go to Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or Preferences > Device Manager... > MIDI
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > MIDI ]
A new window will open.
 
Select your device in the list.
Activate Audio
[Please note that Audio in the list will change from Off to On.]
 
Now, the Audio section below will be activated.

MIDI Audio

 

Use For S2L - Activates the audio analysis of incoming MIDI signals for Sound2Light effects. This option is activated by default.
Use For M2L - Activates the audio analysis of incoming MIDI signals for Music2Light effects. This option is activated by default.
 
Channel Selection - Defines which MIDI channel will be scanned and used by MADRIX.
- In general, MIDI offers 16 channels. You can configure each MIDI device to send on a particular channel. Make sure that this channel is also selected in this section here.
- If you wish to filter a channel, deselect the according number. As a result, the channel will not be used for MIDI-IN in combination with MADRIX.
- By default, all 16 channels are activated and will be used by MADRIX.

 

 

MIDI Remote Control

Configuration

Activate your MIDI device as explained above.
Again, go to Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or Preferences > Device Manager... > MIDI
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > MIDI ]
A new window will open.
 
Select your device in the list.
Activate Remote
[Please note that Remote in the list will change from Off to On.]
 
Now, the Remote Control section below will be activated.

MIDI Remote Control

 

Open MADRIX MIDI Remote Configuration

Open - Loads a previously saved MADRIX MIDI Remote Configuration file [of the file type *.mmrx].

MIDI Configuration

MIDI Maps - Choose from a pre-configured MIDI map [configuration].
Learn more MIDI Maps [Overview]

 

If you wish to create a new MIDI map, choose USER User.
You can edit every MIDI map. Learn more »MIDI-IN Remote Editor

MIDI Remote Control Edit

MIDI Remote Editor - Allows you to modify a configuration or create a new configuration. Learn more »MIDI-IN Remote Editor

 

MIDI Commands

MADRIX can receive the following MIDI command types:

Control Change
Note
Pitch Bend
Program Change

 

MIDI Maps [Overview]

MADRIX includes a number of preprogrammed MIDI maps. Learn more in the following chapters.

»Akai Professional APC40
»Akai Professional APC40 MKII
»Akai Professional APCkey25
»Akai Professional APCmini
»Akai Professional LPD8
»Akai Professional LPK25
»Akai Professional MIDIMIX
»Akai Professional MPK249
»Akai Professional MPK261
»Akai Professional MPKmini MKII
»Behringer BCD3000
»Behringer BCF2000
»Behringer BCR2000
»Creative Prodikeys PC-MIDI
»Elation Professional MIDICON
»Hercules DJ Console Rmx
»Hercules DJ Control MP3 And DJ Console MK2
»Hercules DJ Control MP3 e2
»KORG nanoKONTROL
»KORG nanoKONTROL2
»Livid Instruments Ohm64
»M_AUDIO Code 49
»M-AUDIO Oxygen 8 v2
»M-AUDIO Torq Xponent
»MIDI Keyboards
»MIDI Universal
»Novation Launchpad
»Numark NuVJ
»Numark Omni Control
»Numark Stealth Control
»Numark Total Control
»Omnitronic MMC-1
»Stanton SCS.3d
»USER User
»Vestax VCI-100
»Vestax VCM-100

 

 

MIDI Time Code

Activate your MIDI device as explained above.
Again, go to Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or Preferences > Device Manager... > MIDI
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > MIDI ]
A new window will open.
 
Select your device in the list.
Activate MTC
[Please note that MTC in the list will change from Off to On.]
 
Now, you can receive MIDI Time via the Cue List.
Learn more »»Time Code [Art-Net / MIDI / SMPTE / System Time]

 

 

MIDI Watcher

Activate your MIDI device as explained above.
Again, go to Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or Preferences > Device Manager... > MIDI
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > MIDI ]
A new window will open.
 
Select your device in the list.
Activate Watch
[Please note that Watch in the list will change from Off to On.]
 
It is now possible to monitor incoming MIDI signals.
Click MIDI Watcher...
A new window will open.
You can now check incoming signals.
Learn more »Tools

 

 

Important Notes

Before using a MIDI device, please make sure that your MIDI device is connected to your computer and that all necessary drivers are installed.
Please also make sure to save your MADRIX Setup after following configuration process.

 

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