RD/MPCTools

Extension Toolkit for Martin M-Series Software


Plug in your devices!

Use a MIDI Device and map any function in M-PC to faders and buttons.


 

Get the most out of it!

Use a Joystick to have direct access to Pan and Tilt

Made by Users to Users


MIDI

Connect multiple MIDI devices. Map MIDI faders/buttons to M-PC Functions!

Hotkeys

Map your keyboard Keys to M-PC functions.

Joystick

Support for Joystick control of Pan/Tilt. User-assignable functions for each joystick button




Download - It's FREE



Donation

If this application turns out to be useful for you and would like to support my efforts, please consider donating what you think the program is worth via PayPal, so I can continue adding new features and bug fixes!

Note: minimum of $25 to get a license.





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Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost?

RD/MPCTools is completely FREE for personal and commercial usage.
Bear in mind this was not easy to develop and if you think it’s useful to you, please consider supporting the development by donating using the form above.

How can I support the project?

If you find this application useful, please consider a donation.

Does RD/MPCTools work with device A or B?

RD/MPCTools supports any MIDI controller that is able to output CC (Control Change) or NoteOn/NoteOff Messages. Please refer to your device’s manual on how to do that.

I won't be putting any effort in making something for a specific controller. Updates will be always targeted for a generic MIDI device.

What is a "Device Space"?

Each deviceSpace has its own bank. You then associate devices with deviceSpaces the way you want. If you want 2 devices synchronized, you select the same Device Space for both; if you want them working on independent banks, you have to choose different Device Spaces for each. Note: deviceSpace 0 is the MAIN one, and is the one shown at the bottom of M-PC.

I am not getting any feedback. Why?

Feedback for faders and buttons is provided by M-PC for MainPlaybackButtons, MainPlaybackFader, Programmer keys and F-Keys. If you are assigning any other function to your fader or button, don't expect any feedback, because M-PC is not sending any.

I can't control main playback faders 11-20. What am I doing wrong?

Nothing wrong! That's normal. It is a known limitation with no solution (the M-Series software doesn't have faders for playbacks 11-20).
If you need more faders, use the Submaster section or use multiple main playback banks at the same time.

Can I control multiple banks with a single MIDI controller?

Sure! Here is a simple example:
- Create a new device in MPCTools
- Map the first 10 faders (learn + assign)
- In the M-PC tab, select a default bank and a different deviceSpace (e.g. 1).
- Create a new device in MPCTools
- Map 10 different faders (learn + assign)
- In the M-PC tab, select a default bank and a different deviceSpace (e.g. 2).

What is the Fixture Finder?

Fixture finder is a way for you to search fixtures with similar DMX footprint (# of channels and their order). If you have some sort of Chinese knock-off and you are in a hurry, you can check if there are fixtures in the library that have the same channels in the exact same order that you can use.

I found a bug! How can I reach you?

Good! Please contact me right-away and tell me about that unintentional “feature” :) I’ll try to fix it as soon as possible.

Windows Defender is detecting virus in MPCTools

Unfortunately, Windows Defender is wrongly identifying MPCTools as virus. Although I'm in contact with Microsoft, I am unable to solve this issue as fast as I wish. Meanwhile, take a look at this thread in the Martin forum. The only solution for now is to disable Windows Defender to install and then add MPCTools folder as an exception.

Can I contribute?

Of course! Developers and creative minds are welcome to help with their ideas and their work. If you want more technical informations or would like to request a feature, contact me.




The Author

Ricardo Dias
Entroncamento, Portugal
Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer


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