I wonder if any of you might be able to help me with my little problem? And I apologize if this issue has been addressed elsewhere on the forum, but I couldn’t find a solution to this problem with this software.
The goal is quite simple: I want to use my M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 midi controller keyboard to control Pro Tools 2022.9.0 (PT) using the M-Audio Keyboard protocol within PT, as the latest version of PT doesn’t seem to like or play with HUI for some reason. I want to be able to use the dozens of rotary encoders/knobs (relative), sliders and buttons on the midi controller to control simple things like:
- Transport controls (Play, stop, record, fast foward, rewind, etc.)
- Note on/off
- Sustain pedal
- volumes for each track (9 at a time as there are this many sliders, if possible)
- …and eventually, various instrument and effects plugin controllers.
I have figured out issues 2 & 3 from my list above, but I am struggling to with the others.
I have the play button starting and stopping playback in Pro Tools (PT), which is great. Except for the fact that it takes two presses of the ‘play’ button to get it to play, if playback is stopped, and stop if playback is occurring. Ideally, I’d like to press the button once for each operation. How I am doing this is to set up the Play button on my controller to trigger the key stroke which is the Space button on my PC keyboard and is the keyboard shortcut to Play/Stop playback in PT. This can be seen from the second image below. I hope the images show my settings and routings well enough to shed light on this?
Does anyone know how this could be done so that I don’t have to press the button twice?
By the way, the Keystation controller has 2 midi inputs in PT and 1 output. I don’t know why this is but I’ll upload some images of this too, in PT.
The second issue is concerning the volume sliders for each track channel. I’m just not sure how I can set this up. However, I did note that a previous reply from Steve Caldwell seemed to be on the right track with another member who had a slightly similar issue using a file Steve uploaded called ‘CC10-Encoder-toHUI-Fader1.bmtp’ which seemed to feature functionality that might apply to my little problem. If Steve happens to be around to help with this, that would be great
I’ll upload some images to give an idea of how I’ve set things up. I’ll also upload my project file for troubleshooting if anyone can help.
I’m sure I’ve probably missed something to say or upload, so if anyone can think of anything at all, I’d be very grateful for the help.
BMTP is an amazing program and I can’t wait to fully unleash much more functionality as quickly as I can.
Thanks a lot.