This section explains how to assign knobs or sliders on a MIDI controller to control specific parameters on specific tracks. If you have a control surface with groups of faders such as a Tascam US-428 or CM Labs MotorMix, see External devices.SONAR‘s Remote Control function lets you use a MIDI device to remotely control knobs, buttons, and sliders in the Track and Console views. For example, you can:If you set up remote control for a grouped control, the remote control works all controls in the group.The type of MIDI message used to work a control is selected in the Remote Control dialog box. The options are as follows:
Message option Message effect on buttons
1. Right-click on the control and choose Remote Control from the pop-up menu.
4. Set the MIDI Channel field to the channel that your controller sends out.
5. Click OK.You can now work the control from your MIDI device. If you click the Automation Write button on the track strip of the track you are recording on, you can record your external controller’s knob or fader movements.
Right-click on the control and choose Disable Remote Control from the pop-up menu.
Right-click each knob or fader in SONAR that is sending unwanted controller data to your MIDI device and choose Disable Control from the pop-up menu.
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