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Setup

Setup

Sonicwarper works with Traktor Pro - an industry-leading DJ software by Native Instruments (we are not related to NI).

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 (i.e. network).

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 platform:

Our example assumes an OSX machine (i.e. Mac). You can follow along using a Windows machine with the third-party software - rtpMIDI.

  1. Open the "Audio MIDI Setup" application (Applications > Utilities).
  2. Open the MIDI Studio within the Audio MIDI Setup application (Window > Show MIDI Studio).
Access MIDI Studio
Access MIDI Studio
  1. "MIDI Studio" screen - access the MIDI network; double-click the Network icon. You should see the "MIDI Network Setup" screen.
Access MIDI Network Setup
Access MIDI Network Setup
  1. "MIDI Network Setup" screen - create a new Session; click on the “+” icon under the “My Sessions” section. Name it “Session 1″.
  2. "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.
  3. "Sonicwarper main screen" - tap "Settings".
Tap Settings in Sonicwarper Main Screen
Tap Settings in Sonicwarper Main Screen
  1. "Sonicwarper - Settings" screen - turn "Accept Incoming MIDI Messages" on.
Accept Incoming MIDI Message
Accept Incoming MIDI Message
  1. "MIDI Network Setup" screen - you should see your device in the "Directory" section; select it, and click "Connect".
Connect to Your Device
Connect to Your Device
  1. "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.)

  1. Download the MIDI mapping file that maps the MIDI communication channels between Sonicwarper and Traktor.
  2. Open Traktor Pro.
  3. "Traktor" - go to Traktor > Preferences > Controller Manager. You should see the following screen.
Traktor Controller Manager
Traktor Controller Manager
  1. "Traktor - Controller Manager" screen - click “Add..” > Import TSI > "Import Other...". Select the MIDI mapping file you've downloaded.
Select MIDI Mapping File
Select MIDI Mapping File
  1. "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″.
Set In/Out Port
Set In/Out Port

We're done. To test if outgoing signals are working, play a track and see if we have visual feedback on Sonicwarper.

See the other sections (e.g. How Looks Work, How Behaviors Work) to learn how to configure the behavior of your Sonicwarper.