Quick start guide: useful information about your controller
Your controller is a plug-and-play device and has a default configuration you might want to change for it to fit your specific needs. Know more about it with the following information:
- You can use a power source (5V / 3A / 2.0mm / center positive) for high LED power mode, which gives you brighter LEDs. Otherwise, USB will work just fine, in low LED power mode.
- Avoid using alcohol-based products to clean the wooden case . Use specific wood cleaner products for the best results.
Default Controller Configuration
- Encoders and analogs send progressive CC messages on channel 1. The default is absolute encoders (0-127) and speed default in acceleration mode.
- Buttons and encoder switches send progressive NOTE messages. If there are more than 128 components (buttons + encoder switches) they will continue in channel 2, and channel 3 if there were more than 256 components. Both are configured as momentary switches (non-latching) by default.
- Encoder feedback LEDs update locally and remotely (MIDI and USB). If a matching message is received, it will update its value and feedback.
- Button feedback LEDs are set to “Remote” by default, so they have to be updated remotely (through controller MIDI and USB). they won’t turn on unless they receive their message. If you want to change this, you can set the button feedback mode to “Local” in Kilowhat.
- For all the components, the status LED on Yaeltex’s logo will light up yellow if they are sending messages, indicating outgoing activity.
- Rainbow LED animation at start-up can be disabled in Kilowhat.
- Single bank.
- Kilowhat will detect your controller automatically and ask you to select from a list, but sometimes the " Refresh ports " button in the settings tab will help.
- You can get the configuration present in your controller, load one from a file, or load the default configuration for your model.
- Enable the Auto-Select feature in the preferences, and move the knob or press a switch, and Kilowhat will select the corresponding card for you.
- If you update the component’s MIDI port, message, channel, or parameter, this will be automatically copied to the feedback configuration for the same component. If you specifically edit the feedback configuration, it won’t update the components.
- Configurations are hardware-specific, they can’t be shared with other models.
- To change the MIDI channel or feedback color for all components in a bank, use the bank tab.
- Save your configurations often, or send them to your controller, so you don’t lose your work if there’s trouble with your internet connection, or the app itself.
- Kilowhat user manual
- Kilowhat overview video
- Encoder configuration modes video