MIDIMO SUPPORT

QUICKSTART GUIDE

Getting Started with Midimo

Midimo is an exciting new way to interact with your music!  3-axis motion control: Roll (Roll device left and right), Tilt (Tilt device forward and back) and Pan (Turn device side to side)  brings a new dimension to production and performance.

To get started:
  1. Prepare your Mac or other iOS device to receive a connection from Midimo
  2. Enable pairing in Midimo
    • For more detailed instructions, find your software under “Pairing with iOS Apps” or “Mapping Midimo with your DAW” menus
  3. Use the “Mute All” button to temporarily disable MIDI output from Midimo
  4. Set your sensitivity to 1 for the axis you are mapping
  5. Enable mapping in your software of choice
  6. Solo or enable the axis (Roll, Tilt or Pan) you want to map
  7. Move your device
  8. Now you can use Midimo to control your software!
Do not connect your device from the Bluetooth menu (like you would with Bluetooth headphones) – this will prevent Midimo from making a Bluetooth MIDI connections

Quickstart (iOS)

Quickstart (Mac)

System Requirements:

  • Midimo requires an iOS device running iOS 14.3 or newer
  • Pairing Midimo with Bluetooth requires either an iOS device running iOS 14.3, or a Mac computer running Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) or newer

Enable Pairing in Midimo

  1.  Tap the Bluetooth icon in the top left corner of the app
  2. Tap the name field to give your phone a recognizable name
  3. Tap “Advertise MIDI Service” to enable Bluetooth MIDI from Midimo. You may have to allow Midimo to control your Bluetooth settings
  4. You are now able to pair Midimo with your Mac or other iOS device!

* Bluetooth MIDI Advertising may time-out if your screen turns off. Ensure your screen is on and “Advertise MIDI Service” is still checked on before attempting to pair Midimo

Pair with Mac via Bluetooth

  1. Open the “Audio MIDI Setup” Application
  2. If the “MIDI Studio” window is not visible, open it using the Window menu or by pressing CMD+2
  3. Click the Bluetooth icon in the top bar of the MIDI Studio window (Do not click “Advertise” on your Mac – this will prevent you from seeing your device)
  4. If Midimo is advertising MIDI service, you should see your device name appear in the “Bluetooth Configuration” window. Click “Connect” to connect
  5. Midimo will now be available as a control surface for your software!
  6. To disconnect, re-open the “MIDI Studio” window inside the “Audio MIDI Setup” application, Click the Bluetooth icon in the top bar of the MIDI Studio window, click “Disconnect” beside your device name.

Pair with Mac via WIFI

  1. Ensure your device is on the same WiFi network as Midimo
  2. Open the “Audio MIDI Setup” Application
  3. If the “MIDI Studio” window is not visible, open it using the View menu
  4. Click the globe icon in the top bar
  5.  Click the + icon below the “My Sessions” Section
  6. Change the Session name to something easily recognizable – this name will appear in your software as the MIDI device
  7. Click the checkmark beside your session name, or the Enable box in the “Session” section of the window
  8. Select your device name from the Directory view, and click Connect
  9. Your device should now appear in the Participants window
  10. You can now use Midimo with your computer via WIFI connection!

Pair with Mac via USB

  1. Connect your device to your Mac via USB
  2. Open the Audio MIDI Setup utility
  3. Open the Audio Devices window (Window Menu or CMD+1)
  4. You should see your device appear in the Audio Devices window
  5. Click “Enable” beside your device name
  6. Open Midimo
  7. You should now be able to use Midimo with your Mac!

Pair with FL Studio Mobile

  1. Tap “Settings” in FL Studio Mobile
  2. Tap “Manage Bluetooth MIDI Devices”
  3. Tap the name of your device
  4. Tap the “Pair” button on both your device running FL Studio Mobile, and your device running Midimo
  5. Choose your device name, or “Any available” to enable MIDI mapping
  6. Move a control you’d like to map in FL Studio Mobile
  7. Tap “CTRL” beside the transport controls
  8. Tap “Link to MIDI CC”
  9. Set your sensitivity to 1 for the axis you are mapping
  10. In Midimo, solo or enable the axis (e.g. Roll, Tilt, Pan) you wish to use for control
  11. Move your device
  12. To map additional parameters do the following:
    • Mute all axis outputs in Midimo
    • Follow steps 6 through 10 to map additional parameters
  13. You have now mapped Midimo to FL Studio Mobile!

Pair with Synth One on iOS

  1. Tap the Bluetooth button above the left-hand side of the keyboard
  2. Tap the name of your iOS device running Midimo
  3. Tap “Pair” on both your device running Synth One and your device running Midimo
  4. Tap “MIDI Learn” Above the middle of the keyboard
  5. Tap the parameter you wish to map
  6. Set your sensitivity to 1 for the axis you are mapping
  7. In Midimo, solo or enable the axis (e.g. Roll, Tilt, Pan) you wish to use for control
  8. Move your device
  9. To map additional parameters do the following:
    • Exit mapping mode
    • Mute all axis outputs in Midimo
    • Follow steps 4 through 7 to map additional parameters
  10. Tap “MIDI Learn” again to exit MIDI mapping mode
  11. You can now use Midimo to control Synth One!

Pair with Nanostudio 2 on iOS

  1. From the main screen in Nanostudio 2, tap the “Settings” menu item on the left
  2. Tap “MIDI” to open the MIDI I/O menu
  3. Tap “Bluetooth” to bring up the Bluetooth MIDI Device Menu
  4. Tap the name of your Midimo device to connect
  5. Tap the Mixer button (3 vertical lines with horizontal bars icon) at the top left to bring up the Mixer
  6. Double-tap the name of the mixer channel that contains the instrument you’d like to control
  7. In the “MIDI CONTROLLER MAP” view on the right hand side, tap “Learn” on the control you wish to map. Nanostudio 2 only allows you to map specific parameters found in this view
  8. Set your sensitivity to 1 for the axis you are mapping
  9. In Midimo, solo or enable the axis you wish to use for control
  10. Move your device
  11. You should now see a number in the 2nd column
  12. To map additional parameters do the following:
    • Mute all axis outputs in Midimo
    • Follow steps 7 through 9 to map additional parameters
  13. You can now use Midimo to control Nanostudio 2 on your iOS device!

Pair with Djay Pro AI

  1. Tap the Djay Pro logo at the top of the screen
  2. Tap the cog icon to open settings
  3. Tap “MIDI Devices” to open the MIDI device settings 
  4. Tap “Bluetooth MIDI Devices” to open the Bluetooth device menu
  5. Tap the name of your Midimo device to connect
  6. Tap the back button labeled “MIDI Devices”
  7. Under “MIDI DEVICES”, tap the name of your device
  8. In Midimo, solo or enable the axis you wish to use for control
  9. Move your device
  10. You will now see an entry for that axis appear
  11. Tap the CC # to open the mapping menu
  12. Under Target, choose the target section to map (Mixer, Deck 1 etc)
  13. Under Action choose the parameter you want to map
  14. Tap “Save” when you are done
  15. Repeat steps 8 through 13 to map additional parameters
  16. You can now use Midimo to control Djay Pro AI on your iOS device!

Main View Controls

Midimo has some controls to make mapping your software, and modifying your performance easy! – Use these to ensure the correct parameters are sending values when mapping your software.

  1.  Pan Reset: hold phone flat to reset pan center point
  2. Toggle Switch: Toggle whether a specific axis sends MIDI data
  3. Solo Button: Temporarily disable the MIDI output from other axes. This is useful when mapping software to ensure only the correct axis gets assigned to a parameter
  4. Sensitivity: Control how responsive an axis is to movement. Higher sensitivity will result in less motion required to move a mapped parameter

MIDI Mapping Controls

Change MIDI Parameter Values

You can change what MIDI Channel and CC number each axis sends values on. This may be useful, for example if you have many different MIDI devices controlling the same computer.

  1. Tap the cog icon in the top right corner to open the options
  2. Tap MIDI to open the MIDI settings
  3. Here each axis has a channel and CC setting. Drag to change these as needed.
  4. (OPTIONAL) Tap “Reset to Default” to reset all channel and CC settings to their default parameters

* Note: Some software and hardware have default CC mappings, for example CC#7 often controls volume and CC#1 controls the mod wheel. This can also apply in software such as Garageband where generic mappings are not possible.

“Mute All” Button

If you need to quickly mute all MIDI output, Midimo has a “Mute All” function to achieve this. Simply swipe down on the main control section, this will reveal the “Mute All” button. Pressing this button will immediately stop all MIDI output from Midimo. To re-enable MIDI output, simply tap the “Mute All” button again. You can hide the “Mute All” button, and reveal the main control section by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

Mapping in Ableton

  1. Open Ableton Live preferences using CMD+, or the “Live” menu
  2. Select the “Link Tempo MIDI” tab
  3. Under “MIDI Ports”, make sure you see your Midimo device name followed by (Bluetooth)
  4. On the “In:” entry, check “Remote”. “Track” can also be selected, although it does not affect Midimo
  5. Close the Preferences window
  6. Click “MIDI” in the top right corner of the window, or press CMD+M to enter MIDI Mapping Mode
  7. Click the parameter you want to map
  8. Set your sensitivity to 1 for the axis you are mapping
  9. In Midimo, solo or enable the axis (e.g. Roll, Tilt, Pan) you wish to use for control
  10. Move your device
  11. To map additional parameters do the following:
    • Mute all axis outputs
    • Follow steps 8 through 10 to map additional parameters
  12. You can now control that parameter in Ableton Live with Midimo!

Mapping in FL Studio

  1. Under “Options”, choose “MIDI Settings”
  2. In the “Input” section, click on your Midimo device name, and click the Enable button
  3. Use the “Port” control to assign Midimo to a MIDI Port inside FL Studio
  4. Close the MIDI Settings window
  5. Right click the parameter you want to map, and choose “Link to Controller”
  6. Ensure “Audio detect” is selected under the “MIDI Controller” section
  7. Set your sensitivity to 1 for the axis you are mapping
  8. In Midimo, solo or enable the axis (e.g. Roll, Tilt, Pan) you wish to use for control
  9. Move your device
  10. The window should disappear, this means your parameter is mapped
  11. You can now control FL Studio with Midimo!
  12. To map additional parameters do the following:
    • Mute all axis outputs
    • Follow steps 7 through 9 to map additional parameters

Mapping in Logic Pro X

  1. Ensure “Show Advanced Tools” is selected in your Logic preferences Advanced Tab
  2. Select “MIDI” and “Control Surfaces” in the Advanced preferences
  3. Confirm your phone is connected to Logic by clicking on the MIDI tab in preferences and checking the Inputs
  4. In Midimo, ensure “Roll Tilt and Pan” are all set to off before assigning any parameters.
  5. Click the parameter you want to map
  6. Open the “Logic Pro” Menu
  7. Select “Control Surfaces”->”Learn Assignment for …”
  8. Click the “Learn” button
  9. Set your sensitivity to 1 for the axis you are mapping
  10. In Midimo, solo or enable the axis (e.g. Roll, Tilt, Pan) you wish to use for control
  11. Move your device. Make sure to move the device until the control change message includes “Lo7”
  12. Under the Format option, select “Unsigned”
  13. Under the Mode option select “Direct”
  14. Click the “Learn” button again to leave mapping mode. If by accident a duplicate assignment happens, make sure to delete it.
  15. Click a new parameter and follow steps 4 through 13 to map additional parameters
  16. You can now use Midimo with Logic Pro X!

Mapping in Cubase

  1. Click on the menu item “Studio”->”More Options”->MIDI Device Manager
  2. Click Install Device
  3. Select “Define New” and click “OK”
  4. Give your device a name – this will appear in Cubase when mapping parameters
  5. Activate the MIDI channels you want to use by clicking the associated numbers
  6. Click “OK”
  7. Choose your device name in the “Output” dropdown menu
  8. Close the Device Manager
  9. Click on the menu item “Studio”->”Studio Setup”
  10. Select the Generic Remote option in the Device menu
    a. Create this device if needed using the “+” option above the Device menu
  11. The top spreadsheet allows you to name controls, and configure which MIDI channel and CC number is associated with
  12. The bottom spreadsheet allows you to assign those controls to parameters inside Cubase
  13. Once you have configured your mappings, click Apply, then OK to finish.
  14. You can now control Cubase with Midimo!

Mapping in Reason

  1. Open the preferences window using the “Reason” menu or CMD+,
  2. Click “Control Surfaces” to open the control surfaces menu
  3. Click “Add manually”
  4. Under “Manufacturer select “”
  5. Under “Model” choose “MIDI Control Surface”
  6. In the “Name” field, give your device a recognizable name like “Midimo”
  7. Under “MIDI Input” choose your device name, and click “OK”
  8. Ensure “Use with Reason” is selected under your new device, then close the preferences window
  9. Right click the parameter you want to map and select “Edit Remote Override Mapping”
  10. Under “Control Surface”, choose the name you put in step 6
  11. Check “Learn from control surface input”
  12. Set your sensitivity to 1 for the axis you are mapping
  13. In Midimo, solo or enable the axis (e.g. Roll, Tilt, Pan) you wish to use for control
  14. Move your device
  15. Click “OK”
  16. To map additional parameters do the following:
    • Exit mapping mode (if applicable)
    • Mute all axis outputs
    • Follow steps 9 through 14 to map additional parameters
  17. Midimo is now controlling Reason!

Mapping in Reaper

  1. Open preferences via the “REAPER” menu or CMD+,
  2. Select “MIDI Devices” under the “Audio” menu item
  3. Under the “MIDI inputs to make available” section, right click your device name then select “Enable input” and “Enable input for control messages”
  4. Click “Apply” and close the window
  5. Under the “Actions” menu, open “Show action list…”
  6. In the “Filter” field, search for the parameter name you want to map
  7. Select the parameter name in the main section
  8. Click the “Add” button
  9. Set your sensitivity to 1 for the axis you are mapping
  10. In Midimo, solo or enable the axis you wish to use for control
  11. Move your device
  12. Click “OK”
  13. To map additional parameters do the following:
    • Mute all axis outputs
    • Follow steps 4 through 11 to map additional parameters
  14. You can now control Reaper with Midimo!

Mapping in Studio One

  1. Open the preference window using the “Studio One” menu or CMD+,
  2. Click the “External Devices” button
  3. Click “Add…”
  4. Choose “New Control Surface”
  5. In the “Device Name” field, Enter a recognizable name like “Midimo”
  6. In the “Receive From” and “Send To” fields, choose your device. It should appear with the device model number followed by “Bluetooth” e.g. “iPhone11,6 Bluetooth”
  7. Click “OK”
  8. Open the Console Editor from the “View” menu
  9. Click “External” on the bottom left side of the window
  10. Under “External Devices”, find your device and choose “Edit” from the dropdown menu
  11. In the new window that opens, click “MIDI Learn” and move the parameters in Midimo you would like to use as controls
  12. Click the control you want to use for mapping
  13. Right click the parameter you want to map
  14. Click “Assign X to ControlX on Midimo”
  15. To map additional parameters do the following:
    • Mute all axis outputs
    • Follow steps 12 through 14 to map additional parameters
  16. You can now control Studio One with Midimo!

Mapping in Other DAWs

Midimo is compatible with any DAW that supports generic remote mapping. Some DAWs, like Garageband for Mac and iOS do not support generic remote mapping, however they do support certain controls via preset MIDI CC numbers. Check your DAW’s manual for details.

Midimo also works with non-musical software (eg. Resolume and Isadora) that support control via MIDI CC. 

Using Midimo with Hardware Synthesizers

Midimo can be used with Hardware synthesizers and similar equipment by using tools such as the WIDI Master from CME. To use Midimo and WIDI Master together do the following:

  1. Plug in WIDI Master to your hardware
  2. Enable Bluetooth MIDI Advertisement in Midimo
  3. You should be prompted to connect to WIDI Master by your device, tap “Pair” to connect.
  4. You may need to disable and re-enable Bluetooth MIDI Advertisement for the connection with Midimo to be completed. Once you do this, Midimo should indicate that it is paired with WIDI Master
  5. Use the MIDI Channel and CC number settings to configure what parameter each axis (Roll, Tilt or Pan) is controlling. Refer to your hardware manual for more details on which MIDI CC numbers control which parameters.

FAQs

1. The wrong control is being mapped to a given parameter:

  • Make sure you turn off (mute) all Midimo axis outputs (Roll, Tilt and Pan) before mapping a parameter

2. I am having problems connecting Midimo via Bluetooth to my Mac.

  • Check the age /compatibility of your Mac device. Older Macs (pre-2013) d0 not have the required BLE Bluetooth connectivity.  Midimo requires a Mac computer running Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) or newer 

3. My software is not pairing with Midimo. 

  • Below is our list of known compatible Software. We cannot guarantee that Midimo will work with other applications that are not on this list.

Known Compatible Software for iPad:

  • FL Studio Mobile
  • Synth One
  • Nanostudio 2
  • Garageband (Limited Controls Available – See the section on “Other Software”)
  • Djay Pro AI

Known Compatible Software for Mac:

  • Ableton Live
  • Logic Pro X
  • Studio One
  • Cubase
  • FL Studio
  • Reaper
  • Reason
  • Resolume Arena
  • Isadora
  • Garageband (Limited Controls Available – See the section on “Other Software”)