M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro - Logic Pro X & Arsenal Setup

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The M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro is a very versatile hardware sequencer that works with any music recording or DJ software that supports MIDI. The following guide will cover the basic setup with Logic Pro X, as well as take a brief look at some the more advanced Mackie/HUI control assignments.

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents:

Trigger Finger Pro Hardware Setup

  1. Plug in the USB, and Power on the Trigger Finger Pro.

  2. Turn the top encoder to PRESET 04: Logic & Arsenal.

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  3. Press the menu button below LOAD to load the selected preset.

  4. Press the menu button below EXIT to exit the Preferences.

    If you wish to use the standard preset feel free to skip the Advanced section below, and go directly to software setup & preferences.

Advanced Mixer, and Transport Assignments

The Trigger Finger Pro gives you the ability to completely customize the assignments, and functions of the Transport controls, Cursors (DAW Control), and Mixer section (Control Bank). Lets take a look at a few of those settings.

  1. Press the CTRL button to open Mapping Assignments.

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  2. Turn the Top Encoder (2) to cycle between Knobs, Faders, Buttons, and Advanced

  3. Press the menu button (1) below MAPPING:Arsenal/Mackie. This will allow you to assign the Knobs, Faders, and Buttons of Banks A, B, C, & D to control Arsenal, HUI, Mackie, MIDI depending on your desired setup. For Logic Pro controls you will want to select Mackie.

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Mapping Assignment Controls

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    • The Menu Button (1) below TOGGLE: ALL will change all Banks A, B, C, D to the same setting (Arsenal, HUI, Mackie, MIDI).

    • The Encoder Knob (2) will switch between Knobs, Faders, Buttons, and Advanced

    • The Mixer knob (3) will change the individual assignment of its corresponding Bank (A,B,C,D). 

Assigning Transport Controls

The Transport buttons can be assigned to control various functions including None, MIDI R/T, MMC, MIDI + MMC, MIDI CC, Mackie, and HUI. For Logic Pro we will be using the Mackie setting. When the Logic & Arsenal preset is loaded the Transport, and Cursors are automatically configured to Mackie. If you wish to change this see the steps below.

    1. Press the CTRL button.

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    2. Turn the CTRL TYPE Encoder Knob until it reads ADVANCED in the top left corner.

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    3. Press the menu button below TRNSPRT: until it reads Mackie (Logic), or your desired setting.

Logic Pro X Control Surface Setup

  1. Open Logic Pro X.

  2. From the top menu click Logic Pro X > Control Surfaces > Setup...

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  3. At the top of the Control Surface Setup window click New > Install... 

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  4. Select Mackie Control (Logic Control) from the list, then click Add.

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  5. Show the Inspector window by clicking View > Show Inspector from the top menu or by pressing "I" on the keyboard.

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  6. Set the Input, and Output ports both to Mackie.

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    Note: The Trigger Finger Pro, Arsenal port should only be used when running Arsenal as a standalone sound module, and not inside your DAW.

  7. Close the Control Surface Setup window.

Loading Arsenal as a Plug-in

  1. Add a New Software Instrument Track. This can be done a number of ways within Logic Pro X.

    • From the top menu click Track > New Software Instrument Track.

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    • Click the + symbol above the track section, and choose Software Instrument

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    • Press Option + Cmd + N, and choose Software Instrument.

  2. In the channel strip for the Instrument track click the instrument drop down list.

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  3. From the drop down tree select AU Instruments > M-Audio > Arsenal

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Further Product Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Numark product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Numark technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.

www.m-audio.com/support

 

 

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