There are five main sections of a module settings window. See the illustration below for reference, and jump to a section using the links above.
Mode & Function Selection
Each module can be set to one of many different assignment modes. The available assignment modes are listed along the left side of the module settings window.
These modes include:
- Application (Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc.)
- Keyboard Mode
- Media & OS Mode
- MIDI Mode
- Joystick Mode
- Function Switching
Selecting functions varies by mode, so it will be covered for each mode separately, in each respective section.
Application Mode is the default assignment mode for our app integrations. In this mode, there is an expanding list of functions.
It is labelled as [App Name] mode for any of these integrations—for example, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC, or Capture One Pro. (see illustration above, top left).
For example, in Lightroom Classic, selecting Library Selection will reveal a list of functions related to selecting photos in the Library module (see illustration above).
Black menu items indicate a function while gray menu items indicate an expanding menu.
Many application mode functions support Sensitivity (Dials) and Range (Dials, Sliders). Select "Advanced" after choosing a function to expose these controls (see here for more details)
Keyboard mode assignments are available in every profile type.
Keyboard mode allows three shortcuts to be assigned to dials: Right Turn, Left Turn, and Press. One shortcut can be assigned to button presses.
Due to nearly universal support for keyboard shortcuts, Keyboard mode can effectively control any application.
Keyboard mode assignments can be made to dial and button modules, but not sliders.
Sliders support other versatile assignment modes (Media/OS, MIDI, and Joystick), however, and are most often used to handle media volume and brightness in profiles that otherwise use Keyboard mode assignments.
Read More: Keyboard Mode
Media & OS Mode
Media & OS mode assignments are available in every profile type.
- Media & OS mode allows you to directly address system volume, brightness, and playback controls from any profile.
For example: You can have a play/stop button that addresses your default Media Player inside a Photoshop profile.
- Sliders are often used in Media & OS mode to augment dials and buttons assigned to keyboard mode.
For example: A Safari profile where a dial switches tabs, a button creates a bookmark, and a slider controls system volume.
Read More: Media & OS Mode
MIDI mode assignments are available only in MIDI profiles.
- Dials support the assignment of a MIDI CC Number (dial turn) and a MIDI Note (dial press).
- Buttons support the assignment of a MIDI Note.
- Sliders support the assignment of a MIDI CC Number.
- MIDI Channel is assigned to the Core module and applies to the entire MIDI profile.
Read More: MIDI Mode
Joystick Mode (Beta)
Joystick mode assignments are available only in joystick profiles.
- Dials support the assignment of an axis number (dial turn) and button number (dial press).
- Buttons support the assignment of a button number.
- Sliders support the assignment of an axis number.
Read More: Joystick Mode
Function Switching assignments are available in every profile type. They are global and will overwrite module assignments in all profiles.
- Dials support the assignment of the "Cycle Profiles" function. Turning a dial will move back and forth between PaletteApp profiles, while pressing will select the first profile (the leftmost profile tab).
- Buttons support the assignment of the "Next Profile" and "Previous Profile" functions.
- The "Skip profiles of other applications" option is global. It allows you to switch between profiles for your active application only. See Profile Skipping for more info.
Read More: Profile Switching
Advanced settings define how each dial or slider module behaves when turned or moved. Many dial functions support Sensitivity and/or Range, while many sliders support Range.
Sensitivity modulates how quickly a given adjustment is applied, while range defines the Min and Max points of that adjustment.
When applied a slider module, range also can enhance precision.
Example: Imagine two sliders both controlling exposure; one has a range of ±5 stops while the other has ±1. The second slider will be far more precise for a given amount of movement.
Here's a demonstration of how these work in Application Mode with Premiere Pro CC:
In Application Mode
- After selecting an application mode function, you'll see the "Advanced" drop-down appear below the function name.
- Select "Advanced" and the available range and/or sensitivity options will appear. These vary depending on the function selected.
- Select the circular arrows at the right to reset either to its default.
In Keyboard Mode
- Sensitivity is always present at the lower centre of the Dial Settings window when keyboard mode is selected.
- Sensitivity modulates how many times your assigned keyboard shortcut is sent per dial rotation.
- Range cannot be used with keyboard mode assignments due to technical constraints.
Custom Color & Name
All modules have the ability to change to one of 14 LED colors. Simply select one of the color swatches from the bottom left corner (see illustration below, lower left).
To set a custom label name, a function must be assigned first (see below, bottom left). After the module has a function, the label icon changes and you can change the label.
Clear & Done
There are two buttons here: Clear All and Done (see illustration above, bottom right).
Removes all settings and reverts your settings back to default for the selected button, dial or slider. If you are uncertain of which module settings you have open, simply move the settings window until you see your layout. The module will be highlighted with a green label.
Closes the settings window. All settings are saved immediately after any changes so you can close the settings window from the Done button or the red close button at the corner.