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HOW TO | Setup a MIDI Controller to control Playback?
HOW TO | Setup a MIDI Controller to control Playback?

Everything you need to know about MIDI mapping to control Playback with a MIDI controller.

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

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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.

How do I enable MIDI Mapping Mode?

  1. Tap the "Edit" Button. and then select "MIDI Mapping" from the edit menu drawer that's revealed. (Bottom right) Now every MIDI-mappable function in Playback will have a blue overlay.

  2. Tap the Playback function you would like to map. Once a song tile, function, or fader has been selected, it will be indicated by a white outline and is armed and ready to map.

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

Transport Controls in Playback

For the full guide on mappable controls in the Playback app, see: MIDI Mapping | Controls Explained

MIDI Controls behavior

It’s important to understand certain MIDI behavior inside of Playback to operate the app with confidence.

Supported MIDI Messages

Currently, Playback will only support MIDI messages with a velocity higher than 0.

Note on and note off events with a velocity of 0 will not be recognized by the app.

We recommend referencing the user manual for your MIDI controller if running into any issues with MIDI messages being sent.

Video Guide: Connecting hardware

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