M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro - FL Studio & Arsenal Setup
The M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro is a very versatile hardware sequencer that works with any music recording or DJ software that supports MIDI. The following guide will cover the basic setup with FL Studio, as well as take a brief look at some the more advanced Mackie/HUI control assignments.
Table of Contents:
- Trigger Finger Pro Hardware Setup
- Advanced Mixer, and Transport Assignments
- FL Studio Options
- Loading Arsenal as a Plug-in
- Additional Resources
- Further Product Support
- Plug in the USB, and Power on the Trigger Finger Pro.
- Turn the top encoder to PRESET 02: Live & Arsenal (Same setup as FL Studio).
- Press the menu button below LOAD to load the selected preset.
- Press the menu button below EXIT to exit the Preferences.
If you wish to use the standard preset feel free to skip the Advanced section below, and go directly to software setup & preferences.
The Trigger Finger Pro gives you the ability to completely customize the assignments, and functions of the Transport controls, Cursors (DAW Control), and Mixer section (Control Bank). Lets take a look at a few of those settings.
- Press the CTRL button to open Mapping Assignments.
- Turn the Top Encoder (2) to cycle between Knobs, Faders, Buttons, and Advanced.
- Press the menu button (1) below MAPPING:Arsenal/Mackie. This will allow you to assign the Knobs, Faders, and Buttons of Banks A, B, C, & D to control Arsenal, HUI, Mackie, MIDI depending on your desired setup. For FL Studio controls you will want to select Mackie.
Mapping Assignment Controls
- The Menu Button (1) below TOGGLE: ALL will change all Banks A, B, C, D to the same setting (Arsenal, HUI, Mackie, MIDI).
- The Encoder Knob (2) will switch between Knobs, Faders, Buttons, and Advanced.
- The Mixer knob (3) will change the individual assignment of its corresponding Bank (A,B,C,D).
Assigning Transport Controls
The Transport buttons can be assigned to control various functions including None, MIDI R/T, MMC, MIDI + MMC, MIDI CC, Mackie, and HUI. For FL Studio we will be using the Mackie setting. When the Live & Arsenal preset is loaded the Transport, and Cursors are automatically configured to Mackie. If you wish to change this see the steps below.
- Press the CTRL button.
- Turn the CTRL TYPE Encoder Knob until it reads ADVANCED in the top left corner.
- Press the menu button below TRNSPRT: until it reads Mackie (FL Studio), or your desired setting.
- Press the CTRL button.
- From the top menu click Options >MIDI Settings
- Enable the input Trigger Finger Pro and set the Controller type to (generic controller).
- Enable the input MIDIIN2 (Trigger Finger Pro) and set the Controller type to Mackie Control Universal. Mackie Control will allow you to control FL Studio's transport section, faders, and knobs with the Trigger Finger Pro.
- Click Channels > Add One > More...
- Find Arsenal listed below VST 1 & 2 Plugins, make sure there is a "F" in the box to the left to enable the plugin. Close the plugin list.
- Click Channels > Add One > Arsenal.
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