Setting up Palette as a MIDI controller

To enable Palette as MIDI controller for your DAW there are a few steps required in the PaletteApp before you can start using it as a controller.

Create a MIDI profile. The first step in getting your Palette to act as a MIDI device is to open up the PaletteApp and open a MIDI profile.

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Set the MIDI Channel. By clicking on the core module when on a MIDI profile, you can change what MIDI channel the current profile is set for. You can select MIDI channels from 1-16.

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At this point, you can start setting up the modules for different MIDI functions or keyboard shortcuts. 

The buttons can send note data such as the piano note D6, first set the note, then choose the octave.

The dial can send CC data when turning left/right and send note data when pressed.

The slider can send CC data when making adjustments.

Once you have the MIDI layout setup in Palette you can create multiple banks by making more profiles and using different MIDI maps for each layout. You can cycle through the MIDI profiles by setting a button/dial for profile switching.

The next step is to configure Palette as a working MIDI device for your DAW.

To quickly jump to the correct section, click on any link below

  1. FL Studio
  2. Ableton

 

FL Studio

1) Open/restart FL Studio 11 or higher.

2) Navigate to "Options" tab and then click on "MIDI Settings" option. 

3) Click on "Palette Multi-Function Device" from the list of MIDI controllers.

4) Click "Refresh device list" on the bottom left-hand side if you do not see Palette among the controller list. Apply the change by closing the window.

5) Wait a few seconds for FL Studio to detect Palette. Making an adjustment with the MIDI mapped controls should trigger MIDI events in FL Studio. You can map controls in the DAW following this guide.

 

Ableton

To connect Palette to Ableton Live follow the instructions below:

1) Setup Palette with MIDI controls through the PaletteApp.

2) Launch/Restart Ableton Live 9 or higher.

3) Go to "Live" then into "Preferences" and then into "MIDI Sync".

4) Use the settings from the image below to configure Palette to Ableton correctly.

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5) Moving a mapped dial or slider should now show a flashing yellow light in the top right box.

6) You will need to arm the track you plan on recording MIDI data.

 7) You can map your Palette controls to Ableton in more ways following this guide.

 

 

 

 

If attempting to connect your Palette kit as a midi controller did not work, contact us directly at support@palettegear.com 

 

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