MIDI Remote Editor

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Introduction
Initial Configuration
Overview
Keyboard Shortcuts
Configuration
Examples

 

 

Introduction

MIDI controllers are often used to control MADRIX remotely. While you can use preconfigured MIDI maps [i.e., a MIDI Remote Configuration], you can also set up such a configuration according to your needs with the help of the MIDI Remote Editor. This topic describes how to use the MIDI Remote Editor.

 

 

Initial Configuration

Make sure to configure your MIDI device first.
Set up MIDI Remote Control.
Learn more »MIDI-IN

 

 

Overview

Go to Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or Preferences > Device Manager... > MIDI
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > MIDI ]

 

MIDI Remote Control EditClick Edit... to open the MIDI Remote Editor
A new window will open.
 
If you are creating a new MIDI map, the list will be empty.
If you are modifying an existing MIDI map, the list will already contain all preconfigured settings.
 

MIDI Remote Editor

 

Add - Adds a new item to the list.
Remove - Removes the currently selected list items.

MIDI Remote Editor - Copy Entries

Duplicate/Copy - Copies and duplicates the currently selected list item. The new item will be added to the list right after the selected item. You can change its settings afterwards.

MIDI Remote Editor: Navigation

Navigation - Allows you to select the next or previous list item.

New - Creates a new MIDI Remote Configuration while deleting all previous list items with your permission.
- Allows you to create an empty MIDI map [Emtpy] or load a preconfigured MIDI map.

Open - Loads a MIDI Remote Configuration into the MIDI Remote Editor from an external file [of the file type *.mmrx].

Save - Saves the current MIDI Remote Configuration to an external file [of the file type *.mmrx].
 
Save As - Save the current MIDI Remote Configuration to another external file [of the file type *.mmrx]. Simply enter a name and click Save.

Assign A MIDI Control To A Function

Assign - Allows you to assign a control of your MIDI console to a function in MADRIX.
- 1] Activate Assign, select an list item you created and move the control of your MIDI controller.
- 2] In most cases, MADRIX will automatically recognize the MIDI Command, Control Type, and Interaction for the control. Learn more Configuration

MIDI Remote Editor: Test

Test - Allows you to test single list items and their functionality on the MADRIX user interface, while having the MIDI Remote Editor still opened.
- Activate Test, then use the control on your MIDI controller. You can see if the control works as expected on the MADRIX user interface.
- If Test is activated, MADRIX will receive the signal directly and not the MIDI Remote Editor.

- Test is also useful for testing modifiers. Learn more Modifiers

MIDI Remote Editor: Configuration Name

Configuration Name - Allows you to type in an individual description for your MIDI configuration.
- Once saved, you will be able to select your MIDI configuration under Preferences > Device Manager... > MIDI > Remote Control and MADRIX will use this label.

 

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl + A

Selects all items in the list.

Ctrl + E [hold]

Activates Assign, while holding this shortcut.

Ctrl + N

Creates a new MIDI map.

Ctrl + O

Opens a MIDI map.

Ctrl + S

Saves a MIDI map.

Ctrl + T [hold]

Activates Test, while holding this shortcut.

Del

Removes selected items from the list.

Arrow Up

Navigates upwards in the list.

Arrow Down

Navigates downwards in the list.

Double-click on an item

Calls up the context menu for the column.

Double-click on a head row of the list

Sorts the list alphabetically according to the column [ascending or descending].

 

 

Configuration

Overview

Each list item represents 1 MIDI remote functionality using 1 MIDI control [i.e., button, fader, note, etc.].
Configure each list item as required.
Configure each column of an list item.
Add or remove list items to add or remove the functionality you require.
 

Function

MIDI Remote Editor: Function

1] Create a new item with +
Or select a list item and perform a double-click with your mouse on the column Function

2] Select the general topic [e.g., Audio]

3] Select the exact function you wish to configure [e.g., Volume]

MIDI Command

MIDI Remote Editor: MIDI Command

A] Click Assign, select a list item and use a control on your MIDI controller. In most cases, MADRIX will automatically recognize the MIDI Command, Control Type, and Interaction.

B] Or first select a list item and perform a double-click with your mouse on the column MIDI Command. Second, select the MIDI channel [e.g., Channel 01]. Third, select the MIDI type [e.g., Control Change]. Fourth, select the value [e.g., 011]
- 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 here.

MADRIX can receive the following MIDI command types:

Control Change
Note
Pitch Bend
Program Change

Control Type

MIDI Remote Editor: Control Type

A] Click Assign, select a list item and use a control on your MIDI controller. In most cases, MADRIX will automatically recognize the MIDI Command, Control Type, and Interaction.

B] Or first select a list item and perform a double-click with your mouse on the column Control Type. Second, select the type of the control of your MIDI controller [e.g., Button].

Fader / Knob - Defines a fader or knob control that has a wide range of available values with starting point and end point.
Encoder / Jogwheel - Defines a knob or wheel control that has a wide range of available values that functions endlessly without a starting point or endpoint.
Button - Defines a button control that has two states [On or Off]; often as switch, push button, or button.

Interaction

MIDI Remote Editor: Interaction

A] Click Assign, select a list item and use a control on your MIDI controller. In most cases, MADRIX will automatically recognize the MIDI Command, Control Type, and Interaction.

B] Or first select a list item and perform a double-click with your mouse on the column Interaction. Second, select the mode [e.g., Toggle].

Toggle - Defines that the Control Type only has two states [On or Off]. Is usually used for Button.
Relative Signed - Is a mode how encoders / jogwheels can work. Use Assign to automatically detect the mode or consult the manual of the MIDI controller.
Relative Signed 2 - Is a mode how encoders / jogwheels can work. Use Assign to automatically detect the mode or consult the manual of the MIDI controller.
Relative Binary Offset - Is a mode how encoders / jogwheels can work. Use Assign to automatically detect the mode or consult the manual of the MIDI controller.
Relative Signed 2's Complement - Is a mode how encoders / jogwheels can work. Use Assign to automatically detect the mode or consult the manual of the MIDI controller.
Absolute - Defines that the Control Type uses all available values [e.g., 0 to 255]. Is usually used for Fader / Knob.

Invert

MIDI Remote Editor: Invert

1] Select a list item and perform a double-click with your mouse on the column Invert.

2] The item will change between No and Yes
- If Yes is selected, all values of this control will be inverted. That means for example that 0 becomes 255 and 255 becomes 0.
- No is the default value. No values will be inverted.

Condition

MIDI Remote Editor: Condition

1] Select a list item and perform a double-click with your mouse on the column Cond.

2] Select the condition [e.g., None].
- If you select a State, click Yes or No
- If you select a Value, select the according number

Learn more Modifiers

MIN, MAX,
Factor,
Description

MIDI Remote Editor: Min Max

Select an item and perform a double-click with your mouse on the column MIN, MAX, Factor, or Description. Enter the desired value or text.
MIN - Defines a minimum value for this functionality. The default value is 0.
MAX - Defines a maximum value for this functionality.
- For example, the Master has a maximum value of 255, or you may want to set the maximum Fade Time to 10 seconds.
Factor - Valid values range from -127 and +127. 0 is the default value. Use this factor to slow down [-127 to -1] or speed up [+1 to +127] controls of your MIDI controller.
- For example, a jog wheel might be to fast to select mix modes of MADRIX. Slow it down by entering a negative value.
Description - Allows you to enter a text to describe the functionality.
- [By default, the name of the function will automatically be entered].

 

Modifiers

Overview

The MIDI Remote Editor allows you to create advanced MIDI configurations.

Modifiers allow you to set certain conditions.
In general, these are the steps to follow:
1] Create a new item with + or select a list item and perform a double-click with your mouse on the column Function
2] Select Modifier
3] Select a State or Value
4] Create a new list item and configure its Function or use an existing list item
5] Assign the condition to this function.
Learn more Condition

 

State

State - Creates a requirement/condition that is required before the function will work.
You can define up to 8 States.
Valid values are Yes [Value = 1] or No [Value = 0].
Normally, you should set up MIN = 0 and MAX = 1 for the corresponding State.
Example:
- List item 1 defines a button as a Modifier, State 1 to be toggled. When pressed, MAX defines that a value of 1 is send to MADRIX. When not pressed, MIN defines that value 0 is sent to MADRIX.
- List item 2 is a function to control the Master [Global Master]. A Condition was set up for this functionality. If MADRIX receives value 1 [Yes] from State 1, the function can be used.
- Because of the Condition, the Master Fader can only be used when the button is pressed at the same time:

Modifier Example State 1

 
- If no condition is assigned, the fader can be moved and the Master will always respond accordingly:

Modifier Example State 2

 

- When Test is activated, MADRIX shows the status of a State in the MIDI Remote Editor. A green button indicates status Yes, a gray button indicates status No.

 

Value

Value - Allows to add several functions to one or more controls of the MIDI controller by combining it with other available controls.
You can define up to 8 Values.
Valid values range from 0 to 127.
Example:
- Your MIDI controller may only have 1 fader and a number of buttons.
- But you would want to control the Master, the Speed Master Left, and the Speed Master Right with this one fader.
- In this example, we have configured 3 buttons that activate three different configurations for the fader.
- If button 1 is pressed one time, the fader will act as the Master.
- If button 2 is pressed one time, the fader will act as Speed Master Left.
- If button 3 is pressed one time, the fader will act as Speed Master Right.
- Depending on which button is pressed, the modifier value changes between 1, 2, or 3. MADRIX checks this value and allows the fader to control the corresponding function on the MADRIX user interface.
Note: Always assign the correct values to modifier and function.
- For example if your modifier is assigned to Value 1 and Max. value 2, the function needs to have Value 1=002 as a Condition. In this case, Value 2=002 will not work!

Modifier Example Value

 

When Test is activated, MADRIX shows the status of a Value in the MIDI Remote Editor.

 

 

Examples

Example 1

You wish to use single buttons of your MIDI controller for each Storage Place.
 
Use + to create a new function.
Select Storage Left > Place +Fade
Use Assign to match your button to this function. Disable Assign again when done.
Set MAX to 0 in order to trigger Storage Left S1 P1 [Storage 1 Place 1].
Repeat the steps and set up MAX for each Storage Place you wish to control.
- MAX will always have a value that is -1 compared to the actual Storage Place index number [e.g., set MAX to 6 in order to control S1 P7]
 
Use Storage Right > Place +Fade and repeat the steps accordingly to control the Storage Places on the right side.

 

MADRIX 3.6g
[Ctrl & +/-] = Zoom In/Out | [Ctrl & 0] = 100%
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