The Tweaker Editor features several handy tools to test your MIDI and hardware settings, including MIDI input tools and MIDI output tools.
- To view the Tools window, simply click on the Tools button located in the lower right hand corner of the Tweaker Editor window.
The view MIDI input tool shows you messages sent by the Tweaker. While this window is open, move any of the controls on the Tweaker and watch as the incoming messages are displayed in real-time.
- Make sure to set the correct port from the pull down menu. The default value is Tweaker Port 1, which is the USB port on the Tweaker. If you are using the MIDI connections, or if you have more than one Tweaker connected, make sure you change the default value.
The MIDI Output Tools let you send messages to the Tweaker. This is most commonly used to test the LED’s.
- Try this for a bit of fun: under Send Many Notes, change the interval to 100 (default is 1000), press go, and watch the LED’s trigger on the Tweaker.
What just happened? You just sent note on and note off messages to every control on the Tweaker sequentially. The min value represents the first note and the max value represents the last note in the range. In our case, note 0 is assigned to the first button in the grid, and the last note is note 70, which is the last drum pad. The interval is how quickly each note is triggered.
You might have noticed that the LED rings did not trigger using the Send Many Notes tool. That’s because the rings are not controlled by note messages, but rather control change (cc) messages. To test the LED rings, use the Send CC Ramps tool instead.