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How to connect any MIDI controller to MA Lighting GrandMA2.
If you want to start fresh, open RD/ShowCockpit and create a new project.
On the Elements section, click the Add button to add an MA2 element to the project:
Click the toggle button on the left side of the GrandMA2 element to enable it.
Use the Add button again to add your MIDI device element through External Control > MIDI. Currently, RD/ShowCockpit has native support for the following MIDI devices:
In case your device is not listed above, you will need to use the Generic MIDI driver and map your device controls manually. If you selected one of the devices above, you can skip to Step 5.
After adding the element, make sure that right device is selected under both Input Device and Output Device options.
Finally, click the toggle button on the left side of the MIDI device element to enable it.
In case you selected the Generic MIDI driver, now you need to "teach" this driver what controls (faders, buttons and encoders) your device has. For the officially supported MIDI devices, controls are automatically mapped, so you can skip to Step 5.
Double-click the Generic MIDI element to open its window - you will start by mapping the Faders. Click on Enable Learn on the top-right to start listening to MIDI input.
You can now close the Generic MIDI window by clicking Back to Elements or clicking on any menu button.
Open the Mapping section on the Main Menu.
This section is divided into 3 columns, from left to right:
Select the MA2 element on the Functions column and select a function (for example, "Executor Fader"). When you select the function, the button will be highlighted and the second column will have the parameters for the function. In this case, you can select which playback fader you want to control.
Select the Generic MIDI element on the Controls column, open the Faders list and click on one of the faders to assign the function.
If you now move your fader, the mapped Executor Fader on MA2 should act accordingly.
Repeat the process for all desired controls.