Lesson 6

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Configuring a Controller

You first need to make Wwise aware of which external MIDI device you intend to use as a control surface.

  1. From the Wwise menu bar, choose Project > Control Surface Devices.

  2. Click Add to add a new device.

    You can now give a name to the controller you intend to use.

  3. Name your device My Controller, and click OK.

    A new entry is created. By default, the device type is set to MIDI, meaning that the device transmits or receives conventional MIDI messages, which is what you want for basic parameter control. You now need to associate the actual hardware device for the entry you just named. Since you’re only going to be transmitting MIDI information from the controller to Wwise, you only need to set the device using the drop-down menu in the Receive From column.

  4. Click the drop-down menu in the Receive From field and select your controller.


    For demonstration purposes, an M-Audio Axiom 25 hardware controller was used; however, your controller is probably different. Choose what's appropriate for you. If no controller appears, it's because your computer and / or Wwise has not recognized that they are connected.

    Once your selection has been made, you should see that the Status column indicates that the device is connected and you’re ready to proceed.

  5. Click Close.