RD/MPCTools is a free Windows application developed to extend the functionalities of Martin M-Series Software. By using this application, you will be able to use several different devices (MIDI, Joystick, Trackball, etc) to control various functions on the console, simplifying the way you interact with the software in real-time.
In order to run RD/MPCTools correctly, this need to be installed:
- .NET Framework 4.5
If you followed all the steps described earlier, then launch the executable file: MPCTools.exe
If a windows pops up with a security alert, check both marks and click the “Allow Access” button to enable network access for the application.
In the main window of the application, you can see the overall status about the Loopback Interface and MIDI connections. You can also click the top-right corner button to open the Settings window.
Connecting your MIDI Device(s)
With RD/MPCTools, you can connect multiple MIDI devices. In this manual, we explain how you should proceed to add each device.
- Have your device connected and with the proper drivers installed
- Launch RD/MPCTools
- Open the MIDI tab
- Click the New button
Give your device a name and set the input and output connections
Now, you will have to define which faders and buttons are available, by clicking the button that says, by default, “0 Fad / 0 But” – a window will open and you shall use the Learn function available on the bottom
- When you are done click Close
Click the Function Assignments button, this will open a window where you can:
- Select a fader/button on the left
- Select an event (OnButtonDown, OnButtonUp, OnFaderMove, etc…)
- Select a function for that fader/button
- Set any needed parameters
- Click Assign
- Repeat step 8 for every fader/button
- When you are done, click Close, to return to the MIDI window
- Connect MIDI to open a connection to your MIDI device(s)
If you move the faders in the BCF, you should see the virtual faders moving in M-PC. If everything is ok, the intensity levels of the corresponding cuelists should also change. If not, please check everything from the beginning, because something is missing.