Most MIDI controllers can be easily plugged into Live via USB and need very little configuration. In Live’s preferences, we can set a MIDI controller as a Control Surface, allowing us to move knobs on the MIDI controller and have it instantly move controls inside Live.
In this next video, we’ll learn how to quickly setup the Akai MPK Mini controller (or any similar MIDI Controller) as a Control Surface to move Live’s macro controls. Having a MIDI controller to record automation can save a lot of time while producing, instead of having to click and draw everything with a cursor…
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For a deeper look at MIDI and Remote Control options in Live’s preferences, check out this article!