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Logic Studio apps Mainstage: Novation (AutoMap) vs M-Audio (HyperControl)?

Discussion in 'MainStage' started by mk3, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    Hello, all -

    Any recommendations on which controller is better integrated with Mainstage?
    In particular, between the Novation line with Automap and the M-Audio line with HyperControl. The Novation installs a software layer on the computer; I assume that HyperControl does also. I've been searching online, and many have described experiences with Logic, but very little info about Mainstage compatibility, stability, and integration.


    Novation controller:
    http://www.novationmusic.com/products/midi_controllers/sl_mkii

    Novation AutoMap:
    http://www.novationmusic.com/products/software/automap

    M-Audio Axiom Pro controller:
    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/AxiomPro61.html

    M-Audio Axiom 2 controller (older design without HyperControl)

    Thank you for any advice!

    Cheers,
    mk3
    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Axiom61New.html
     
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  3. mmm42

    mmm42 Senior member

    MainStage supports HyperControl directly (automatic mappings, display support), no additional software needed.

    Novation is not supported by MainStage because it is not a class compliant MIDI device. It will only see what their software offers via MIDI, which probably means no display support.
     
  4. musicalm

    musicalm New Member

    Can you explain what a class compliant MIDI device is and what to look for to get best compatibility with MainStage (and Logic)?
     
  5. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    Thank you for the reply...Yet Novation does list instructions on using Mainstage with AutoMap:
    http://www.novationmusic.com/answerbase/en/article.php?id=558

    I am rather confused now. I will also send Novation an email directly to inquire.
    ZM
     
  6. mmm42

    mmm42 Senior member

    MIDI class compliant: any USB MIDI device that doesn't require a driver to fully function.
     
  7. mmm42

    mmm42 Senior member

    When asking Novation: ask them if their devices listen to value changes in MainStage: do they update their values, when they are changed with the mouse in the workspace? Do they display the name of the mappings?
     
  8. musicalm

    musicalm New Member

    Thanks!
     
  9. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

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