MIDI Remote Editor

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Introduction

MIDI controllers are often used to control MADRIX 5 remotely.
While you can use pre-configured MIDI maps [i.e., a MIDI Remote Configuration], you can also set up your own MIDI map according to your needs with the help of the MIDI Remote Editor.

 

 

Initial Configuration

Make sure to configure your MIDI controller first.

Set up MIDI Remote Control.

Learn more »MIDI Configuration

 

 

Overview

Go to the menu Preferences > Remote Control > MIDI...
or to 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 - 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.

Ignore Input - Is the default option. No incoming data is processed.
 
Select Entry - Selects the item in the list if a list entry has already been added for the incoming data.
Add Entry - Adds a new list entry at the end of the list if there is not already a list entry for the incoming data.
Assign Data - Assigns the incoming data to the currently selected list entry, and then selects the next list item.
Assign Extended Data - Assigns the incoming data to the currently selected list entry, and automatically tries to recognize the MIDI Command, Control Type, and Interaction. Then, selects the next list item.

Test Input - Processes incoming data for testing purposes.
- Allows you to test single list items and their functionality on the MADRIX 5 user interface, while having the MIDI Remote Editor still opened.
- Choose Test Input, then use the control on your MIDI controller. You can see if the control works as expected on the MADRIX 5 user interface.
- If Test Input is activated, MADRIX 5 will receive the signal directly and not the MIDI Remote Editor.
 
Note: Incoming data means that you are moving a fader or pressing a button on your MIDI controller to send data to the software.

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 5 will use this label.

 

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl + A

Selects all items in the list.

Ctrl + N

Creates a new MIDI map.

Ctrl + O

Opens a MIDI map.

Ctrl + S

Saves a MIDI map.

Del

Removes selected items from the list.

Arrow Up

Navigates upwards in the list.

Arrow Down

Navigates downwards in the list.

Left Mouse Double-Click / Right Mouse Click On An Item

Calls up the context menu for the column.

Left Mouse 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 functionality as you require it.

Left Mouse Double-Click / Right Mouse Click On An Item - Allows you to edit an item.
 

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., Output Level]

MIDI Command

MIDI Remote Editor: MIDI Command

Defines the MIDI channel [e.g., Channel 01], MIDI type [e.g., Control Change], and 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 5 can receive the following MIDI command types:

Control Change

Note

Program Change

Pitch Bend

Control Type

MIDI Remote Editor: Control Type

Defines 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

- If you have several list items with different control types selected, the software will show all possible interaction types, but you can only choose from the types that are available for all selected list items.

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

Defines if incoming values will be inverted.

Choose 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 in this case.

Condition

MIDI Remote Editor: Condition

Defines if there is condition required to be met before the functionality is executed.

- None is the default value.
- If you select a State, click Yes or No
- If you select a Value, select the according number

Learn more Modifiers

MIN, MAX,
Factor
 

MIDI Remote Editor: Min Max

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 5. Slow it down by entering a negative value.

Feedback

Defines if the function should enable MIDI Feedback.

- Support of this feature depends on each MIDI controller, and might be supported or not.
- Not every function of the MIDI Remote Editor supports Feedback, since it might simply be not applicable.
- The following four columns need to be edited accordingly [Active, Inactive, Blocked, Off]

 

None is the default value.

State defines if the control is On or Off. [Usually refers to a button lighting up or not.]

Value defines if the control can reflect a specific value as MIDI feedback. [Usually refers to a fader function, such as Master, mapped to a physical control, such fader or rotary fader, which can show its position via an LED scale.]

Active, Inactive, Blocked, Off

Active - Defines the MIDI value that is sent to the MIDI controller when the button or control in the software is active and this state should be represented by the controller. Valid values range from 0 to 127.

Inactive - Defines the MIDI value that is sent to the MIDI controller when the button or control in the software is inactive and this state should be represented by the controller. Valid values range from 0 to 127.

Blocked - Defines the MIDI value that is sent to the MIDI controller when the button or control in the software is blocked and this state should be represented by the controller, such as currently blocked Storage Places [which is the main use case]. Valid values range from 0 to 127.

Off - Defines the MIDI value that is sent to the MIDI controller when the button or control in the software is completely off and this state should be represented by the controller, such as empty Storages or Storage Places [which are the main use cases]. Valid values range from 0 to 127.

Description

MIDI Remote Editor: Min Max

Description - Allows you to enter a text to describe the functionality.
- [By default, the name of the function will automatically be entered].

 

Custom Default Values For MAX

The following functions have their default MAX values set according to the number of items their functionality provides. For example, Output Filter Color Mode has 3 modes and a MIN / MAX range of 0 / 2, which is a total of three:

Output > Filter Color > Mode
- Mode 1 [Allow Through] will be active for all values until 85 [<= 85].
- Mode 2 [Filter Out] will be active for all values from 86 to 170 [86 <= 170].
- Mode 3 [Colorize] will be active for all values from 171 to 255 [171 <= 255].

The following functions work similarly:

Deck A/B > Filter Color > Mode

Deck A/B > Filter

Deck A/B > Storage Place > Filter

Deck A/B > Storage Place > Layer > Mix Mode > Current Layer / Layer 1 - 8

Deck A/B > Storage Place > Layer > Filter > Current Layer / Layer 1 - 8

Fade > Type

Output > Filter Color > Mode

Output > Filter

Output > Strobe Color > Mode

 

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 5. When not pressed, MIN defines that value 0 is sent to MADRIX 5.
- List item 2 is a function to control the Master [Global Master]. A Condition was set up for this functionality. If MADRIX 5 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 5 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 Deck A, and the Speed Master Deck B 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 Deck A.
- If button 3 is pressed one time, the fader will act as Speed Master Deck B.
- Depending on which button is pressed, the modifier value changes between 1, 2, or 3. MADRIX 5 checks this value and allows the fader to control the corresponding function on the MADRIX 5 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 5 shows the status of a Value in the MIDI Remote Editor.

 

Saving Your Configuration

Please save your configuration after you have configured all functions!

If you are closing the MIDI Remote Editor and have not yet saved, the MADRIX 5 Software will remind you to save the file.

If you do not save, your configuration will be discarded and is lost.

The MADRIX 5 Setup file does not include the external MIDI Remote Configuration file, but will store the directory and a reference link in order to reload it when the Setup is loaded again.

 

 

Examples

Example 1

You wish to use single buttons of your MIDI controller for each Storage Place.
 

Click the + button to add a new function.

Select Deck A > Place ID +Fade

Use Assign to match your button to this function. Disable Assign again when done.

Set MAX to 0 in order to trigger Storage Deck A 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 Deck B > Place ID +Fade and repeat the steps accordingly to control the Storage Places on the right side.

 

Example 2

You wish to use single buttons of your MIDI controller for each Cue List entry.

 

Use + to create a new function.

Select Cue List > Goto > Goto

Use Assign to match your button to this function. Disable Assign again when done.

Set MAX to 0 in order to trigger Cue 1.

Repeat the steps and set up MAX for each Cue you wish to control.

- MAX will always have a value that is -1 compared to the actual Cue List index number [e.g., set MAX to 6 in order to control Cue 7].

 

 

MADRIX 5.5.
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