There are a lot of hardware choices for controllers, computer components, audio interfaces, etc. for use with any music software--including P5. This is a page of articles for integrating hardware with P5.
When setting up a new system or installing P5 and using the first few times you may notice that the volume is very low or non-existent in your speakers. You may have tried ASIO vs WDM and experimented with volume settings and such but have not found a solution to the problem. You should try these two suggestions:
- Make sure you are using the most current stable drivers available for your audio device. Drivers are generally available for free download from the audio device manufacturer's website.
- Check the audio justification setting and cycle through different values--this may resolve the issue for you.
M-Audio Axiom Keyboards
- Axiom ACT MMC Article by Douglas McIntosh describing a method to get the Axiom controllers to work with ACT and MIDI Machine Control Commands to control sequencer transport controls.
M-Audio Trigger Finger
- Trigger Finger Article by Tom Brockway (b rock) on programming the M-Audio Trigger Finger controller for use with P5.
Novation X-Y Pad
- Novation X-Y Pad Article by Tom Brockway (b rock) on programming the Dimension synth's vector mixer using an X-Y pad from a Novation controller.
- Qwerty Controller Article with a tip on how to use the hidden Qwerty easter egg in Project5 Version 2.0.1 to allow your computer QWERTY keyboard to act as a MIDI controller.
- External Synths Prior to Project5 Version 2.5, the older 2.0 and 1.x series did not have a built-in method to control external hardware synths, but there is a work around.
- External Sync in Project5 2.5 Setting up hardware device properties to synchronize tempo with P5 2.5 as the master source.
- External Sync in Project5 2.5 - Tap Tempo Devices Some external hardware device may not respond to MIDI clock messages for synchronization but may instead use a tap tempo method.
- MIDI FX Inside Hardware Synths Complete illustrated instructions and routing for using MIDI FX processing within a hardware synthesizer structure. Special sections on sending the processed MIDI (and audio) back into Project5 for recording.
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