Pro Tools Setup for Impact LX+
First you will need to set the Impact LX+ keyboard to USB Port Setup Mode 3
- Hold 'Shift/Mute' and press the 'Patch>' button (Setup). The display will say 'S.E.t.'
- Press key A2 (13th white key from the left on LX25/49/61+, 22nd white key on LX88+). The display will say '0.0.0.' or '0.0.2.'
- If you are using an LX25+, press key C3 (labeled 'Enter). Skip this setp if you are using a different LX+ controller.
- Press key C3 on LX+ (labeled with a '-') (C1 on the LX25+) until the display says '0.0.3.'
- Hold 'Shift/Mute' and press the 'Patch>' button (Setup) to exit Setup Mode
Now it's time to launch Pro Tools.
With Pro Tools open go to the 'Setup' menu and select 'Peripherals', as shown in Image 1.
In the Peripherals menu, go to the 'MIDI Controllers' tab, then configure following settings:
- Type = 'M-Audio Keyboard'
- Receive From = 'Impact LX+ MIDI 2' in OSX, 'MIDIIN2 (IMPACT LX+) [Emulated]' in Windows
- Send To = 'Impact LX+ MIDI 1' in OSX, 'IMPACT LX+ [Emulated]' in Windows then
If everything is configured correctly, you should see the Impact LX+'s MIDI ports configured as shown in Image 2 for Windows and Image 3 for OSX.
Now your Impact LX+ is configured in Pro Tools.
The Impact LX+'s transport buttons perform the following functions:
- Loop - Used in conjunction with other buttons to activate loop functions
- << - Rewind
- >> - Fast Forward
- Stop - Stop playback
- Play - Start playback
- Record - Arm the transport for recording
The [Loop] button provides additional options and gives access to the following functions:
- Loop+Play = Loop Playback
- Loop+Record = Loop Record
- Loop+Stop = Undo
- Loop+RW = Go to start
- Loop+FF = Go to end
Note: The loop button has no function when pressed by itself
Mixer Mode Functions
- Faders 1-8 = Channel Volume for the selected bank
- Fader 9 = Master Volume
- Buttons 1-8 = Mute, Solo or Record Arm
- Button 9 = Select function for buttons 1-8
- Pots 1-8 = Assignable
Controlling Instrument Parameters
It's possible to assign the Impact LX+'s control pots to instrument parameters in Pro Tools. Many of the AIR instruments and third-part plug-ins have a 'Learn' function.
For example, if you right-click on a parameter in the 'XPand 2' plug-in you will see menu with assignment options, as shown in Image 4. Select 'Learn CC' then move a control pot on your Impact LX+ keyboard. That parameter should now be controlled by the pot.
If you encounter the warning shown in Image 5, it is because the Impact series keyboards are not M-Audio keyboards. Simply click the 'Don't show this again' option and then click 'OK'.