Advanced Control Room assignments

Setup instructions for User named channels and channel width above 8.

ControlPilot adapts dynamically to all assigned Control Room channels that are on the bank of first 8 channel pairs, for example “Main” on Out 1/2, “Speaker B” on Out 3/4, “Phones 2” on Out 5/6 and “Phones 1” on Out 7/8, even if they have a user-defined name. If you made any changes to control room assignment or user-defined names, it is best to close and re-open both TotalMix and ControlPilot apps to refresh.

Channel Layout in TotalMix FX app

If you have output channel pair numbers that are higher than 8, you need to hide the un-assigned channels in-between:

  • In TotalMix, select menu Options > “Channel Layout”, click on “Outputs”, select the channels to hide and select “Hide channels” in “OSC Remote 1” checkbox. Exclude as many channels as you need to fit your control room channels into the bank of 8. This setting is per each controller and does only affect the data that TotalMix send to ControlPilot.
Manual assignment of channel names in ControlPilot.

If, additionally, you have user-named channels above the first bank of 8 channels, you need to use Custom Channel Names option “Assign channels manually”:

  • Select each appropriate default Control Room name from ControlPilot’s “Custom Channel Names” picker menu. If Channel assignments are incorrect, channel mutes and volumes might not work as expected.
Preferences in TotalMix FX app

Generally, if you changed Control Room assignments while running ControlPilot, it is best to restart TotalMix and the app to have all values refreshed.

For the same reasons, avoid accidentally changing assignments while recalling snapshots. You can set in TotalMix’s Preferences “Snapshots: Do not load” to “Control Room”.