The MIDI Control Center (MCC) is one of Arturia's many utility software. It has been specially designed to manage different aspects of our MIDI controllers, such as:
- The device settings, with all the parameters regarding the DAW you use, the pads, the different velocity settings, the aftertouch, and much more...
- The firmware updates
- The device memories
- The local templates
The MIDI Control Center also allows you to access the MIDI Console.
We will explain some of those aspects in the following sections, starting with the templates.
Using the MIDI Control Center application, you can create custom templates (User Maps) in which you can configure the Type and Value of the MIDI message sent by each control of the unit. Once created and saved, you can store them on the unit memories and recall these to use the associated parameters.
To create a new custom template (User Map), we've put together a very short tutorial on how to do it on a KeyLab mkII. Please follow these easy steps:
- 1. Click on New. It will automatically create a local template named by default "New Template".
- 2. Select the control of your choice, such as the Modulation wheel.
- 3. Set the control parameters to your convenience, such as the Min Value and Max Value.
- 4. Save your changes made on the template.
- 5. Drag & Drop your template to a User memory of your choice, or use the "Store To" Tab.
- 6. Recall the concerned memory from the keyboard to use the associated parameters by first pressing the User mode button to set your KeyLab MKII into User mode.
- 7. Then, turn the center knob to scroll through the 10 Presets. When you find the one you want, click the center knob to select it.
Our teams in Arturia often work on new features for our MIDI controllers, and they also fix issues that you might face when using our products. As a consequence, we often release new firmware updates.
If you want to learn how to update the firmware of your product, please refer to the following article: How to update my device firmware?
MIDI Console can be accessed when the MIDI Control Center is open.
It is very useful since it displays MIDI messages sent from your MIDI controller to your computer, and parameter changes sent from your computer to your MIDI controller .
You'll probably want to access the MIDI Console when trying to identify an issue with the MIDI messages sent from your MIDI controller.
Here is how to reach the MIDI Console:
- First, open the MIDI Control Center
- Then, click on the SYNC button. If it is greyed out, please go to the next step.
- Click on View, and then on MIDI Console for it to be displayed (like shown below).
You can now test your device, check if the messages are sent, and if the values seem normal.
If the SYNC button wasn't greyed out and that you had to click on it to access the MIDI Console, please note that all the changes you're making in the MIDI Control Center are immediately saved in the working memory of your MIDI device. We advise you to click again on the SYNC button once you're done checking the MIDI Console if you don't want the changes made in the MCC to be immediately saved in your MIDI controller.