21.2 MIDI Note Input

MIDI Notes is a common language of the well-established MIDI standard that can be used to control console features such as Programming buttons, Playback buttons, Touch Screen Soft Keys, and Comment Macros. Each of these feature categories uses a specific MIDI map to associate notes with console functions.

To bring MIDI Notes into the console:

  1. Connect a MIDI device to the MIDI In port on the back of the console. (If you are using a USB Midi device such as a USB keyboard or an external USB Midi Widget to send Midi Notes into the console then connect the USB connection of your external USB midi device to one of the USB ports on your console. Please note that only generic "USB MIDI Class" devices are supported by the consoles. USB midi devices that require proprietary drivers may work with Hog 4 PC as long as the specific driver is installed on the Windows machine but these types of USB devices that require specific drivers will not work with Hog 4 OS consoles.)

  2. SetupControl Panel : Navigate to the midi tab of the control panel. If you are using the console's built in midi input port to bring Midi notes into the console then make sure USB LTC Midi Midi 1 is listed and selected as the midi input device. If you are using a USB Midi device such as a USB keyboard or external USB Midi widget to bring Midi notes into the console then select that device from the input drop down menu.

  3. SetupNetwork : open the Network window.

  4. Select the console in the list.

  5. Settings : open the Settings window.

    MIDI Note Input pane in console_settings window
  6. Select the MIDI Note Input tab and click on the MIDI Notes In checkbox button.

21.2.1 Assigning MIDI Note Input to Playback Bars

To assign MIDI Note information to playback bars:

  1. Connect a MIDI device to a MIDI input on either the console or a USB MIDI input device connected to the console.

  2. SetupNetwork : open the Network window.

  3. Select the console in the list.

  4. Settings : open the Settings window.

  5. Select the MIDI Note Input tab in the Console Settings window.

  6. In the desired MIDI Channel assignment field, select a Playback Bar to associate with the MIDI Channel.

Any incoming MIDI Note information for the specified MIDI channel will use the following mappings for the selected playback bar and its associated functions:

MIDI Note Input Mapping for Playback Bar

21.2.2 Assigning MIDI Note Input to Programming Keys

To assign MIDI Note information to programming keys:

  1. Connect a MIDI device to a MIDI input on either the console or a USB MIDI input device connected to the console.

  2. SetupNetwork : open the Network window.

  3. Select the console in the list.

  4. Settings : open the Settings window

  5. Select the MIDI Note Input tab of the Console Settings window.

  6. In the desired MIDI Channel assignment field, select a Programming Keys to associate with the MIDI Channel.

Any incoming MIDI Note information for the specified MIDI channel will use the following mappings for the associated Programming Keys:

Midi Note Input Mapping for Programming Keys

21.2.3 Assigning MIDI Notes Input to Encoders and Wheels

To assign MIDI Note information to the console's encoders and wheels (not supported on Hog 4PC):

  1. Connect a MIDI device to a MIDI input on either the console or a USB MIDI input device connected to the console.

  2. SetupNetwork : open the Network window.

  3. Select the console in the list.

  4. Settings : open the Settings window

  5. Select the MIDI Note Input tab of the Console Settings window.

  6. In the desired MIDI Channel assignment field, select Encoders to associate encoder messages with that MIDI Channel.

Any incoming MIDI Note information for the specified MIDI channel will use the following mappings for the associated encoders and wheels (not supported on Hog 4PC):

Midi Note Input Mapping for Encoders and Wheels

21.2.4 Assigning MIDI Note Input to Monitor Soft Keys

To assign MIDI Note information to monitor soft keys:

  1. Connect a MIDI device to a MIDI input on either the console or a USB MIDI input device connected to the console.

  2. SetupNetwork : open the Network window.

  3. Select the console in the list.

  4. Settings : open the Settings window

  5. Select the MIDI Note Input tab of the Console Settings window.

  6. In the desired MIDI Channel assignment field, select Soft Keys to associate with the MIDI Channel.

Any incoming MIDI Note information for the specified MIDI channel will use the following mappings for the associated Soft Keys:

Midi Note Input Mapping for Soft Keys

21.2.5 Assigning MIDI Note Input to Comment Macros

To assign MIDI Note information to comment macros:

  1. SetupNetwork : open the Network window.

  2. Select the console in the list.

  3. Settings : open the Settings window.

  4. Select the MIDI Note Input tab.

  5. In the desired MIDI Channel assignment field, select Comment Macros to associate with the MIDI Channel.

    Assigning a midi channel to Comment Macros
  6. Click on the Configure MIDI config icon button button to open the MIDI Notes window.

    Midi Note Input Mapping for Comment Macros
  7. Assign a comment macro in the macro field to a specific MIDI Note value.

21.2.6 Using Midi Note Controller Messages to Control Faders

You can control the front panel faders of your console including the Grand Master fader by sending Midi controller event messages to the console. (Not supported on Hog 4PC).

Since the Hog 4OS listens for Midi controller events on all midi channels a midi channel assignment for faders is not neccesary.

The Hog 4 console's front panel faders are hard-coded to the following midi controller events (event values 0<127 = Hog 4 fader values 0<100):

Midi Controller Assignements for Faders