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Sonicwarper works with Traktor Pro - an industry-leading DJ software by Native Instruments (we are not related
Before we start, connect your iPad (running Sonicwarper) and the computer (running Traktor) to the same Wifi
network. You can do so using the computer-to-computer network method or connecting them to the same router
We recommend using the computer-to-computer network method because it is more stable. Note: you will not be
able to connect to your router (i.g. Internet) using this method.
Follow the instructions at the links below to find out how to create a computer-to-computer network for your
Our example assumes an OSX machine (i.e. Mac). You can follow along using a Windows machine with the
third-party software - rtpMIDI.
- Open the "Audio MIDI Setup" application (Applications > Utilities).
- Open the MIDI Studio within the Audio MIDI Setup application (Window > Show MIDI Studio).
- "MIDI Studio" screen - access the MIDI network; double-click the Network icon. You should see the "MIDI
Network Setup" screen.
- "MIDI Network Setup" screen - create a new Session; click on the “+” icon under the “My Sessions” section.
Name it “Session 1″.
- "MIDI Network Setup" screen - enable the newly created session; EITHER click on the checkbox beside
"Session 1" in the "My Sessions" list OR select "Session 1" in the "My Sessions" list and click on the
"Enabled" checkbox in the top-right section.
- "Sonicwarper main screen" - tap "Settings".
- "Sonicwarper - Settings" screen - turn "Accept Incoming MIDI Messages" on.
- "MIDI Network Setup" screen - you should see your device in the "Directory" section; select it, and click
- "MIDI Network Setup" - you should see your device in the "Participants" section. Your device is now ready
to send and receive MIDI messages. Note: multiple devices (e.g. multiple iPads running Sonicwarper) can be
connected to the same MIDI network session.
(Note: we only need to perform the following steps the first time we set up.)
- Download the MIDI mapping file that maps the MIDI communication channels between Sonicwarper and
- Open Traktor Pro.
- "Traktor" - go to Traktor > Preferences > Controller Manager. You should see the following screen.
- "Traktor - Controller Manager" screen - click “Add..” > Import TSI > "Import Other...". Select the MIDI
mapping file you've downloaded.
"Traktor - Controller Manager" screen - set both the In-Port and Out-Port to the MIDI Session we’ve set up.
As a reminder, the MIDI Session we’ve set up is called “Session 1″.
We're done. To test if outgoing signals are working, play a track and see if we have visual feedback on
See the other sections (e.g. How Looks Work, How Behaviors Work) to learn how
to configure the behavior of your Sonicwarper.