Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
MOTÖRing up, part 4.

MOTÖRing up, part 4.

I just published the latest in my video series on getting your Behringer MOTÖR keyboard working well with Pro Tools as a recording controller. If you’re not familiar with the series, check out this earlier post for a link to the first YouTube video, and then go from there. This video shows the useful Flip control. But why is it important?

Well, for one thing, it lets you quickly select any tracks in the currently selected group — without going left and right, one at a time — and do things like arm record, solo, or mute.

And not only that, but in a later video you’ll be able to use it while working in MIDI-capable plugins, so you can use a control of choice — whether that’s encoder knobs or faders!

But to do that, for the first time we need to cover banks or layers on the controller. These let you make use of not just 8, but 32 controls each of faders, encoder knobs, and pads. In this case, we’re going to make use of extra pads, so I show how these banks or layers work. Then we’ll program the Flip control. Finally, I show you how the Flip control can change your workflow.

Here’s the video so you can check it out.

I’ve got more videos like this coming soon. The next video will show how to use Modes on the keyboard to work with send levels, and edit MIDI-capable plugins assigned on inserts. It’s a doozy!