How to Setup a MIDI Keyboard in Studio One
Studio One makes it really easy to setup a MIDI keyboard. If the keyboard you are using has the profile included in Studio One, all you have to do is select the profile. But, if a profile for your MIDI controller is not included, you can still use it in Studio One by setting it up manually and using MIDI Learn to program any knobs, faders, and buttons.
In the video below we will be setting up a keyboard manually (M-Audio Axiom 61) and after we are done we will be able to play any virtual instruments, use the Play, Stop, and Record buttons, and use our faders and knobs.
At this point you can use the keys on your keyboard to play virtual instruments. However, if your keyboard includes faders, knobs, and transport controls (play, stop, record, etc…) you will need to set that up.
Setup Faders, Knobs, and Buttons
Click the arrow next to ‘Control’ and select your keyboard
When you are done, de-select MIDI Learn and close the window.
Now you can use your keyboard to play virtual instruments, and use the buttons, knobs, and faders.
You can right-click many things in the Studio One interface and use MIDI Learn to map that control to a fader or knob, for example, you could map the Master volume to a fader on your keyboard.
Watch the video to see all of this in action.