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On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 7:04 PM skotterz wrote:
’m looking for a template with just faders and a bunch of sends above the faders . . . banks of them. i’ll try to design one but do you have a link to a current manual or tutorial going over the basics? i see a lot of tutorials but can’t really tell amongst them which is most current and relevant.
On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 1:21 PM J. K. Hiser wrote:
We have not updated a complete video in a while, just done ones highlighting the added features. The original tutorial is still fundamentally correct even thought the app is much more capable than it was.
There is an app dedicated for Ableton control from iOS, LIVKONTROL, maybe why we don't get many custom layouts posted. I have not tried it, but I also rarely use Ableton.
- JK @ support
On Aug 31, 2021, at 10:20 PM, Dan Rosenstark wrote:
I'll add a few things here, some of which are redundant.
1. All of the MIDI Designer walkthrough videos are always valid. We've just added more features. The 1.6 walkthrough is good: youtu.be/rwMjOTjzTS8
2. That said, unless you want a mapping MIDI controller (like ours) for Ableton -- for performance, for instance -- then something like LivKontrol will be much more suited to your needs.
Anyway, if you're going to use MIDI Designer, you need to get connected. Did you manage that yet? Check mididesigner.com/connect. MIDI over Wi-Fi is nice if you have a Mac. Speaking of which, what computer?
On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 7:01 PM skotterz wrote:
sorry for delayed reply - work’s been nuts. thanks very very much for your help.
i’m on a 2019 MBP running catalina 10.15.7 and a new iPad Pro and have indeed connected to midi over wifi after creating a session in audio/midi setup, thanks.
(by the way, imaginando’s LIVKONTROL no longer exists but apparently was replaced by “LK” - i do have that app, but again i’m not trying to control specifically ableton stuff, just faders and pots coincidentally on ableton . . . but lots of them, like the layout for Unify LiveSolo but with more banks or pages.)
could you point me to the portion of manual or tutorial where creating templates is explained? i see in some videos you start adding buttons to an empty template. to get a blank canvas do i just delete everything on the default template? or i guess i could redo the LiveSolo template but how can i add pages to it?
also, you maybe know if this is possible . . . i use a couple of iPad instruments in my set; it’s audio out thru iConnectMIDI2+ as part of an aggregate device with my soundcard (KMI Kmix) which is superior to coming out of the headphone jack. Is it possible to use MidiDesigner as a controller but sometimes switch to iPad instruments? and back?
On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:00 PM J. K. Hiser wrote:
For a new template, go to MORE / CONFIG / ACTIONS / NEW, and make selections there. I always start with a blank template.
If you are connecting the iPad via the iConnect, then you have to use separate USB MIDI and an audio cable - the iConnect does not do audio over its USB. Or connect the iPad through your computer. Been since earlier in the year since I was connected that way, but believe that you can get both audio and midi over the usb direct to a Mac. For some reason, you have to enable the MIDI connection in the audio settings. I liked the iConnect, but now have several devices that need both audio and midi over usb, so I now send everything direct to the computer to mix, so I have retired mine. Need to get it up on Reverb sometime.
(Unless there has been some software update to the iConnect since I retired mine - have not checked.)
BTW, since you now have a Q&A account, it makes my life easier if you ask the questions there. Then the answers become available to everyone, and you also get answers from the community, instead of waiting for me to remember and check the inbox.
- JK @ support
On Sep 2, 2021, at 5:31 PM, J. K. Hiser wrote:
I just looked at the Midi2+ manual, to see how bad my memory was. Appears that with the iPad plugged in to one of the device ports, you should be able to get both audio and midi through the connection to the computer on the other port. But you will need to ask them if you need help getting that configuration to work.
- JK @ support
On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:52 PM skotterz wrote:
yeah, i’ve only ever used my iPad so far to get audio from iPad instruments into my DAW using the iconnect in an aggregate device with my soundcard - it’s the only way i know of to get the 2 outs. funny i was hoping to find a way to retire mine, too, thinking because apple replaced the lightning connection with usb C somehow i surely could bypass the iConnect . . . but no. at least not that i've discovered. my reading of Studiomux info is that it is supposed to provide audio from iPad instruments to DAW but i’ve yet to figure that out.
thanks for the info about making a blank template. should i just copy and paste this entire email thread into the Q&A?
On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 1:32 AM J. K. Hiser wrote:
re: should i just copy and paste this entire email thread into the Q&A?
Thanks, but I wouldn't worry about it. Take some work to clean out all the e-mail addresses - we don't like those where bots can scape them up for spam, etc. But if there is any special insight from getting everything to work together, we would appreciate a post on what you learned to get it working.
- JK @ support