Cheaper remotes typically don't feature a display, therefore it's difficult to see what a knob's function is. MultitrackStudio features a Remote Control Bar at the bottom of the screen. It can be made visible using the Studio menu's Remote Control window.
The Remote Control Bar has eight sections (or more, depending on the number of mixer sections or effect knobs the remote control uses). These sections show the names of the mixer sections that are controlled by the corresponding remote control channel strips. The vertical line on the right can be moved to align the bar with the remote. The name of the current View is shown on the righthand side. This typically indicates the function of the remote's rotary knobs (Pan, Effect Send 1 etc.).
If an effect window is currently visible the names of the effect knobs will be shown, provided the remote is set up to control effects.
Mapping Mixer SectionsSongs can have more mixer sections than the available number of remote control channel strips. Traditionally remotes have bank up/down and/or section up/down buttons so any number of mixer sections can be accessed. These buttons can be used with MultitrackStudio.
In addition MultitrackStudio lets you freely map mixer sections to remote control channel strips in any order. There are several ways to do this:
- Click the Remote Control Bar and use the selector window that pops up.
- Drag cells within the Remote Control Bar.
- Drag a mixer section to the Remote Control Bar.
- Drag a cell from the Remote Control Bar to the Garbage Bin to unmap.
- Use remote control knobs. A very convenient setup can be achieved with rotary knobs which also have a push function:
- Map the rotary function to Selector Up/Down actions.
- Map the push function to Section Map and Selector Accept actions.
Mapping Effect ControlsControls of the currently visible effect window can be mapped to Effect Knob actions. There will be multiple pages if the number of controls exceeds the number of knobs. The page name is displayed on the right. You'll typically want to switch pages using the remote control, but it can done using the mouse too: either click the name on the right and select a page from the list, or use the mousewheel.
Controls can be mapped dynamically just like mixer sections, the only difference is that you can't drag an effect control to the Remote Control Bar.
Tip: tweak an effect control using the mouse, and then click the Remote Control Bar. The effect control is now highlighted in the selector window, and you can click OK to map it.