GETTING YOU CONNECTED…
… we are just updating this section, so things might still be a bit messy …
In Konkreet Performer, there’s no configuration needed – it will automatically connect to any available MIDI inputs. The config screen shows the current connection status:
- MIDI over WLAN – You just need to set up the connection on the laptop side first. (See our Ableton Live over WLAN tutorial for a more detailed set-up example).
- MIDI over cable – we’ve been using an Apple Camera Connection Kit + E-MU’s Xmidi 1×1 Tab
- Virtual MIDI – tested using NLog PRO, Korg iMS-20 and Korg iElectribe.
For step-by-step instructions on how to connect MIDI, check out our tutorials.
- Make sure your iPad and your computer are both on the same wireless network.
- In Konkreet Performer’s main performance screen, double-tap the upper right button to access the Preferences Screen.
- In the Preferences Screen, in the top section marked OUT, enter your computer’s hostname (e.g. mycomputer.local.) or IP address (e.g. 192.168.0.2). Leave the port number as 10000 for now.
- We recommend using hostname rather than IP address, it’s much more convenient especially when on the move and changing wlan network often: your laptop’s IP address may change, but hostname stays the same.
- Avoid using a hostname containing any spaces: mypc.local. is good. my pc.local. is bad. Sometimes the iPad’s auto-correction feature likes to sneak spaces in, so worth double-checking!
- Don’t worry about the OSC In address and port for now, these are not essential for making music.
- A standard wifi network will work fine, but for lowest latency performance we recommend creating an Ad-Hoc direct computer-to-iPad connection. More details on Ad-Hoc for Mac OS X, Windows XP or Windows 7.)
- Double-tap the upper right button again to return to the performance screen and you’re done! Performer should now be able to send OSC messages to your computer.
MIDI & OSC Mappings
To open the MIDI & OSC Mapping view, double-tap on the Mapping button on the performance screen (on right-hand edge, just below the Preferences button).
- Bank Label – each bank can be given a custom name
- MIDI/OSC mode selector for current bank. When in MIDI mode, the MIDI channel for this bank can also be set.
Just touch the element (master, node, ribbon) you want to edit.
Each row shows (from left to right):
- Enable/Disable button for sending this message
- The event name
- For OSC: the address pattern
- For MIDI: the MIDI message type & MIDI message value
- Range button – to adjust or invert the parameter range
- Single-shot button – to send a single-shot message (useful when MIDI learning with other software)
Each node can also be given a custom label.
- Indicator bar shows current value
- Drag Min and Max bars to adjust range
- Range is 0.0 to 1.0 for OSC, 0 to 127 for MIDI
- Double-tap range area to invert it
- The range button icon will glow bright white whenever the range is not at default
Bank Button Messages
Tapping the bank up/down buttons also sends out fixed OSC messages:
- Bank up [/bank/up] – issues a 1 when bank up button is touched
- Bank down [/bank/down] – issues a 1 when bank up button is touched
- Bank value [/bank/value] – the absolute bank number from 1 to 8
Tips for mapping the bank buttons: here