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Connecting your pad controller

Instructions on how to connect, select, and map a pad controller to Melodics.

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Written by Rhys
Updated over a week ago

Most MIDI pad controllers should work fine with Melodics™. If your controller isn’t working correctly, or we can’t see it, try the following.

First, make sure you have PADS selected as your instrument in Melodics. Click the ‘switch instrument’ button in the top left to switch to pads.

Here is a list of supported devices which do not need mapping. Just plug in and play. Go to the settings tab and select your device from the ‘selected device’ dropdown menu.

If your pad controller is not on our supported devices list or is not appearing in the ‘selected device’ dropdown menu, you’ll need to create a manual mapping. Hit the ‘map your controller’ button in settings. Follow the instructions on screen: choose the layout of your pads and then map each pad sequentially.

Help! Melodics can’t see my pad controller.

Does Melodics say it couldn’t find a connected MIDI pad controller? Try the following.

  • Ensure that the USB cable is connected properly.

  • Try a different USB cable or different USB port on your computer. Avoid using a USB hub or USB extensions.

  • Restart your computer.

  • Close all other applications that are running in the background.

  • Factory reset your pad controller. You may need to refer to your user manual to find how to do this, or check out this guide.

  • Ensure you have any necessary drivers installed for your pad controller.

Some pad controllers will need specific drivers to be installed. Check the manufacturer’s website for the latest drivers and updates.

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