Yamaha MODX, Linux and DAW-Integration

General

  • Use MIDI Port 1 for transmission of notes, controllers and time syncing
  • Use MIDI Port 2 as a control port to connect a DAW (MODX acts as a Mackie Control Unit)
  • If possible, select a Mackie Control Unit as a controller using MIDI port 2
  • Set MODX settings for Performance/Remote to (Ableton) ‘Live’ (Works best for MIDI learning functions)

DAW Remote functions

Transport Control Mode

Works as expected

Track Control Mode

The four turning knobs above the sliders do not send values from 0 to 127, try to configure a Mackie Control unit, if possible

Plugin Control Mode

Works as expected

DAW configurations

Ardour

  • Choose a “Mackie Control Unit” as a Controller, connect it with MIDI port 2

Tracktion Waveform

  • Choose a “Mackie Control Unit” as a Controller, connect it with MIDI port 2

Qtractor

  • Set MODX settings for Performance/Remote to ‘Live’ (Works best for MIDI learning functions)
  • Activate “Dedicated Control Port” under View/Options
  • Connect MODX MIDI 1 with Qtractor
  • Connect MODX MIDI 2 with Qtractor’s control port
  • Teach shortcuts to Qtractor
  • Remove “Latch” option from shortcuts for buttons

Midi learning

  • Configure MIDI Elements under “View/Controllers”
  • Configure sliders with “Logarithmic” option
  • Learning MIDI commands for Transport control

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