• ScottB601
    Posts: 6
    Joined: Feb 6th, 2010
    Using Motif XF as a controller for Logic?
    I have an M-Audio Axiom Pro 49 that I use as a portable controller for Logic 9, allowing me to play all of Logic’s software instruments - I'm a victim of overtech here because the Axiom automatically set itself up to be used to play software instruments. I’ve searched WWW and here and can’t find a definitive answer. Can the XF be used reliably as a controller for playing the software instruments in Logic 9? I want to turn XF local control off, press a key, and have it trigger the same key in a software instrument or two within Logic. Not interested right now in using it as a control surface.....just as a controller keyboard. Does this involve the mLAN thingie with firewire? Can it be done USB? Should I use MIDI? Thanks in advance. I've found lots of posts on using a DAW to play the XF, but I can’t find any that speak of using the XF to play the DAW. When I play the XF, I play the XF. When I play Logic's software instruments, I play those. I'm not interested in having my computer play my XF... Thanks again!
  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Using Motif XF as a controller...
    Hi Scott, I'm not too familiar with the XF... If it has a USB port then simply connect it direct to your Mac and turn off local control mode. Then create a software instrument in Logic with an Instrument of your choice and the XF should act as a MIDI Controller, send MIDI Note data to Logic (check it is doing so in the Transport Display) and trigger the Instrument. :) R
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