MIDI-IN Configuration

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Introduction
Interruption-Free Operation
Step-By-Step Configuration
MIDI Audio
MIDI Remote Control
MIDI Time Code
MIDI Trigger
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 4 areas of application for MIDI:

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

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

 

 

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

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


 

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

 

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
Trigger - You can use your MIDI VJ/DJ controller to trigger MADRIX TRI Effects.
Learn more MIDI Trigger
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, Trigger, Watch].

 

 

MIDI Audio

Activate your MIDI device as explained above.
Again, go to the menu Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or to 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.

 

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 Configuration 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 the menu Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or to 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.

 

Open MADRIX MIDI Remote Configuration

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

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 Configuration Remote Editor

MIDI Remote Control Edit

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

 

 

MIDI Time Code

Activate your MIDI device as explained above.
Again, go to the menu Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or to 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 Trigger

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

 

Now, the Trigger section below will be activated.

Port - Defines the port [Port 1 - 8] that is assigned to this MIDI device. MADRIX allows you to send trigger signals from up to 8 different devices [8 ports] and assign a MADRIX TRI Effect the corresponding port.

Note - Enables that MADRIX can receive Note messages for trigger input.

CC - Enables that MADRIX can receive Control Change messages for trigger input.

Flush - Clears any pending trigger events that may not have been processed yet, but should also not be processed anymore.

Value Range - Defines the range of incoming MIDI values that can be used as trigger signal.
- The minimum and default value is 1.
- The maximum and default value is 127.

MIDI Remote Control Edit

Assign Minimum Value - Automatically assigns the minimum value when using the controller.
- Click Assign and use the control on your controller for the minimum value and the value will be set automatically in the MADRIX Software.

MIDI Remote Control Edit

Assign Maximum Value - Automatically assigns the maximum value when using the controller.
- Click Assign and use the control on your controller for the maximum value and the value will be set automatically in the MADRIX Software.

Learn more »[TRI] Trigger Effects

 

 

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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