Control major functions of Playback with your favorite MIDI keyboard or controller, including the play button, song tiles, and mixer faders.

How do I connect my MIDI Controller to Playback?

Your MIDI controller can be connected to Playback in a variety of ways. We recommend connecting your MIDI controller directly by a USB 3 camera adapter, through a powered USB hub, or a MIDI-enabled audio interface. Audio/MIDI interfaces provide a number of ways to connect Playback to your MIDI controller, including direct USB, 5-Pin DIN connections, or even ethernet MIDI.

Check out this tutorial on setting up your hardware to use with Playback:

How do I enable MIDI Mapping Mode?

Tap and Hold the EDIT button to see Playback's multiple edit modes.
  1. Tap and Hold the Edit Button. This will bring up Playback's multiple edit modes.

  2. Choose the MIDI Mapping Mode. Now every MIDI-mappable function in Playback will have a blue overlay.

  3. Tap the Playback function you would like to map. Once a song tile, button, or fader has been selected, it will be indicated by a white outline.

  4. Tap the button on your MIDI controller you would like to map to this Playback action. If successful, you will see an indicator showing which note or CC message has been mapped to the Playback action.

Tap the Playback item you want to map, then tap a button on your MIDI controller.

You can now operate Playback handsfree with your favorite MIDI controller!

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