MIDI Controllers - Audio Design Desk
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MIDI Controllers

Audio Design Desk allows you to easily connect and use your favorite MIDI Controllers, from keyboards to pads, for use as custom triggers and as command hotkeys.


Connect a MIDI Controller:

If you would like to use a MIDI Controller with Audio Design Desk, first open the Preferences (⌘,) and click the “Hardware and MIDI” tab. In the “MIDI Inputs for Triggers” pane, select which controller you would like to use. Now click “OK” to save.


Assign Commands to MIDI Controller:

Now that your controller is connected to ADD, you need to assign triggers and commands to it. Go to the Menu bar and select “ADD > Midi Input Mapping” to get a list of triggers and commands to map to your controller.


To assign a trigger or command to a MIDI key or pad:

  1. Select a command to program and click “Learn” to go into Learn Mode.
  2. Now click a key/trigger on your MIDI Device.
  3. Click “Learn” to exit Learn Mode.
  4. Click “Save” to save all changes.

To Clear commands from your MIDI Controller:

  1. Select the command you wish to clear.
  2. Click “Clear”
  3. Now click “Save”

Or you can simply click “Clear All” to clear all commands from your MIDI Controller.


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