With the Alesis VX49 USB/MIDI controller keyboard, you can load up your favorite VST software synthesizers, samplers and drum machines as if you were working on a standalone keyboard workstation. The included VIP software scans your instrument plug-ins, indexes all of their presets, maps out the controls, and allows you to switch sounds and tweak parameters on the fly, without ever touching your mouse. This article walks through how to setup the Alesis VX49 with Logic Pro X.
On the VX49 itself, on page 3 of the GLOBAL menu (SHIFT + BROWSER), set the Clock Source setting to External. This will set the VX49 to wait for Logic Pro X MIDI Clock signal and synchronize the timing of the arpeggiator/NoteRepeat.
While in the GLOBAL menu, go to page 1 and change the Transport Format to MCC. This will help for the next section about MIDI mappnig controls.
Save the Changes in page 4 of the GLOBAL menu. Now your VX49 is ready to control Logic Pro X.
If you would like to manually MIDI map the controls on your VX49 controller yourself rather than adding the mapping file as suggested in the previous section, you can do so by following the steps suggested below.
This menu allows you to map the faders and knobs of your VX49 controller to continuous controls in Logic Pro X such as volume and pan, as well as any parameter in Logic Pro X's effects and instruments. Many 3rd party effects and instruments will also work in this same way.
NOTE: Logic Pro X stores these controller assignments globally. If you close and re-open the software or start a new project, your controller assignments will remain.
You can obtain the included software for the Alesis VX49 by registering the product on the Alesis website. Here you can create your account, and then register your keyboard to have immediate access to your software downloads. The page will look like the picture shown below.
Logic Pro X will auto scan on your computer for any plugins locate in the:
(AU): Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plugins > Components
(VST): Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plugins > VST
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