Automatically assign MIDI controller knobs, sliders, and other controls with Logic Pro X 10.2.2

Logic Pro X 10.2.2 allows you to select which of your connected devices will have their controls automatically assigned to Smart Controls and other functions in Logic.

Logic Pro X 10.2.1 or later can automatically assign knobs, sliders and other controls on certain supported MIDI devices to operate Smart Controls and transport functions in Logic. 

The first time you connect a supported hardware device via USB, Logic asks if you want to have it auto-assign the controls on any compatible device that is connected.

Clicking Auto Assign will assign controls automatically so that you can use your MIDI controller to adjust Smart Controls and operate the transport if those buttons are present on the device.  Clicking No skips the auto-assignment and leaves the task of assigning controls to you. 

If you turn on Show Advanced Tools, you can change the setting for each device any time. Open the Preferences window (Logic Pro X > Control Surfaces > Preferences > MIDI Controllers). This window shows each detected device listed by Manufacturer and Model Name. Checking the Auto checkbox for a device enables the auto-assignment feature.  If a device is listed, but the text is dimmed, it has been previously detected, but is not currently connected, or powered up.

Devices configured using this auto-assignment feature don’t appear in the Control Surface Setup window, but their settings will be visible in the Controller Assignments window.

If you press the Reset Warnings button in the Notifications window  (Logic Pro X > Preferences > General > Notifications), the dialog appears the next time your supported devices are connected.

If you connect a supported device using USB, and Logic does not detect it, check with the manufacturer to make sure the latest firmware is installed.

MIDI devices Logic automatically configures as control surfaces

The following devices automatically configure: 

Akai Professional

  • MAX49
  • MPD24
  • MPK25
  • MPK49
  • MPK88
  • LPD8
  • LPK25
  • MPK mini

Alesis

  • PhotonX25
  • Q25
  • QX49

Apogee Electronics

  • GiO

Arturia

  • Arturia MINILAB
  • KeyLab 61
  • The Laboratory
  • The Player

BEHRINGER

  • BCF2000
  • UMA25S
  • UMX 61

Central Music Co

  • CME UF MIDI Device

E-MU Systems, Inc

  • E-MU Xboard49

EDIROL

  • PCR

Evolution Electronics Ltd

  • Keystation Pro 88
  • MK-249C USB MIDI keyboard
  • MK-449C USB MIDI Keyboard
  • USB Keystation 49e
  • USB Keystation 61es
  • USB X-Session Old
  • USB X-Session

Focusrite A.E. Ltd

  • Launch Control
  • Launchpad Mini

 

Frontier Design

  • TranzPort

Infinite Response

  • VAX77
  • VAXMIDI

Kenton Electronics Ltd

  • Kenton Killamix Mini

KESUMO, LLC

  • QuNeo
  • QuNexus

KORG INC

  • KONTROL49
  • microKONTROL
  • nanoKEY
  • nanoKEY2
  • nanoKONTROL
  • nanoKONTROL2
  • nanoPAD
  • nanoPAD2
  • padKONTROL
  • taktile-25
  • taktile-49

Livid Instruments, Inc

  • OhmRGB

M-Audio

  • Axiom 25 #1
  • Axiom 25 #2
  • Axiom 49
  • Axiom 61
  • Axiom A.I.R. Mini32
  • Axiom AIR 25
  • Axiom AIR 49
  • Axiom AIR 61
  • Axiom Pro 25
  • Axiom Pro 49
  • Axiom Pro 61
  • KeyRig 49
  • Keystation
  • MidAir
  • Oxygen 25
  • Oxygen 49
  • USB Axiom 25
  • USB Axiom 49
  • USB Axiom 61
  • USB O2
  • USB Oxygen 8 v2
  • USB Trigger Finger

Monome

  • Monome 64

Native Instruments

  • KOMPLETE KONTROL S61

Nektar

  • IMPACT LX49

Novation

  • Nocturn Keyboard
  • SL MkII
  • Novation DMS
  • ReMOTE SL

Roland

  • A-500S
  • A-PRO
  • A-Series Keyboard
  • EDIROL PCR-1
  • EDIROL PCR-A
  • EDIROL PCR-M
  • EDIROL PCR

SAMSON

  • SAMSON Graphite 25
  • SAMSON Graphite MD13

Waves Audio LTD

  • GTR Ground

Supported devices must be connected to the computer via USB. If you use a MIDI interface to connect a device, it can’t be automatically be detected or configured in Logic. 

 

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