Setting up

If you want to use eyoControl with a MIDI instrument, or are not sure whether you should be using the native iPad wireless MIDI connection or eyoControl Server, please check the Connectivity page.

Setting up eyoControl/miniyo-T using the native iPad wireless MIDI (Mac OS X 10.4 or above, Windows XP/Vista/7)

  • Set up a local WIFI connection in order for your iPad to be able to access the machine where eyoControl Server is installed. This might involve enabling sharing of your WIFI connection.
  • Download eyoControl or miniyo-T on the AppStore and install it on your device.
  • Launch eyoControl/miniyo-T. In the app’s Preferences, make sure “Use native MIDI” is switched ON.
  • Mac OS X users, configure MIDI networking on your Mac:
    • - go the your Utilities folder (“Go/Utilities” menu in the Finder) and launch the “Audio MIDI Setup” application.
    • - make sure the MIDI window is visible, if not enable it using the “Window/Show MIDI Window” menu item.
    • - from the MIDI window, double-click the “Network” icon, the “MIDI Network Setup” window appears.
    • - in the “My Session” top-left area, click the “+” button to add a new session (or reuse an existing one if any). You can change the name of the created session by double clicking on it or editing the “Local Name” field on the right of the window. This name will appear in your DAW as a MIDI port.
    • - in the bottom-left “Who may connect to me” section of the MIDI Network Setup window, select “Anyone” or “Only computers in my Directory”.
    • - if using eyoControl, launch any controller from the Library view: you should see your iPad identification appearing in the bottom-left “Directory” section of the MIDI Network Setup window on your Mac.
    • - on the Mac, select the line identifying your device in the MIDI Network Setup window and click the “Connect” button: your device’s identification now appears in the “Participants” section (top-right) of the MIDI Network Setup window. You device is now connected to your computer through this network session.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7 users, configure MIDI networking on your PC:
    • - download the rtpMIDI software (free) from Tobias Erichsen and install it. Follow the setup instructions on Tobias’s website or the summary given in the below steps.
    • - launch rtpMIDI.
    • - in the “My Session” top-left area, click the “+” button to add a new session (or reuse an existing one if any). You can change the name of the created session by editing the “Local Name” field on the right of the window. This name will appear in your DAW as a MIDI port.
    • - in the bottom-left “Who may connect to me” section, select “Anyone” or “Only computers in my Directory”.
    • - if using eyoControl, launch any controller from the Library view: you should see your iPad identification appearing in the bottom-left “Directory” section of rtpMIDI on your PC.
    • - on the PC, select the line identifying your device in the rtpMIDI window and click the “Connect” button: your device identification now appears in the “Participants” section (top-right). Your device is now connected to your computer through this network session.
  • Launch your DAW software and configure it to use the network MIDI session, now visible as a MIDI port. Some DAW require MIDI ports to be enabled before being used, or assigned to a control surface if using eyoControl Surface/Transport or miniyo-T. Using Surface/miniyo-T, some DAW may require tapping the “INIT” button (within Surface’s main page or miniyo-T Preferences) to recognize the controller. Please refer to the controller’s page for details, as well as the DAW support in Surface page. Instrument controllers such as Pad or Keys can be used as regular MIDI instruments.
  • From the eyoControl Library page, tap on a controller image and you can now use this controller with your DAW. The controllers will all use the same networking MIDI session though, so if using alternatively Surface and an instrument controller, you may have to re-assign MIDI ports appropriately in your DAW. There is no such issue when using eyoControl Server, as each controller is assigned an independent MIDI port (more details can be found on the Connectivity page).

Setting up eyoControl using eyoControl Server (Mac OS X 10.5 or above only)

  • Download the latest version of eyoControl Server and install it on your laptop/desktop Mac computer.
  • Set up a local WIFI connection in order for your iPad to be able to access the machine where eyoControl Server is installed. This might involve enabling sharing of your WIFI connection (can be configured through the system’s Preferences panel). Also make sure a firewall is not blocking the communication ports of eyoControl Server.
  • Download eyoControl for iPad on the AppStore and install it on your iPad.
  • Run eyoControl Server.
  • Launch eyoControl on the iPad. In the Preferences view (top-right corner button on the main eyoControl Library view), make sure “Use native MIDI” is switched OFF. In the Preferences view, also set up a name in the “Name of this instance of eyoControl” field so it appears in eyoControl Server when a controller is connected. Return to the eyoControl Library view.
  • Launch your DAW software. Some controllers such as Surface require a special configuration, refer to the controller’s page for details, as well as the DAW support in Surface page. Instrument controllers such as Pad or Keys can be used as regular MIDI instruments. Just assign in your DAW the MIDI ports created by eyoControl Server for the connected controllers to the tracks you want these controllers to be assigned to. For example, the eyoControl Server virtual MDI port 2 will show up in your DAW as “eyo In 2″ and “eyo Out 2″ (in and out MIDI ports).
  • From the eyoControl Library page, tap on a controller image and you can now use this controller with your DAW.

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