The Complete Lightroom and MIDI tutorial – My MIDI2LR Setup (final installment)

Feb 1, 2019

Carsten Schlipf

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The Complete Lightroom and MIDI tutorial – My MIDI2LR Setup (final installment)

Feb 1, 2019

Carsten Schlipf

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In the final part of this series, I am giving you my configuration for the Behringer X-Touch Mini that I’ve shown you in the previous part. Of course, everyone has different workflows and the biggest advantage of generic MIDI controllers is that you can personalize all functions. So have a look at my configuration, play around with it and then change it to your needs.

I believe that when creating a good configuration it is important to focus on your top most important functions. Those that you use most of the time. For everything else you still have a keyboard and a mouse.

But let’s get started…

Installing Midi2Lr

Installing MIDI2LR is pretty simple. It is available for MacOS and Windows. Just download MIDI2LR from the list of latest releases. Do not select the debug installers (containing the word ‘debug’ in the file name). Run the installer and you’re done. I am using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and the latest version works great. For earlier versions like Lightroom 6 you might have to download an earlier version.

On the next start of Lightroom, you will see the fresh MIDI2LR window with no mapped commands.

The MIDI2LR window on the first startup of Lightroom after its installation.

When you have connected your MIDI controller already, pressing a button, moving a fader or turning a knob will start listing the related MIDI command (cc for knobs and faders, note for a button as explained in the previous part) and you can start mapping this to a Lightroom function. But we will add my provided configuration now.

Configuration

  1. Download my configuration package for the Behringer X-Touch Mini for MIDI2LR.
  2. Extract the downloaded ZIP file behringer-midi2lr-config.zip to a location, where it can stay permanently.
  3. If not done yet start Lightroom. In the MIDI2LR main window click on Settings. There change the profile folder and select the subfolder midi2lr\profiles from the location to where you have extracted the ZIP file in the previous step.
MIDI2LR Settings dialog

Next, we have to load additional MIDI2LR presets:

  1. From the Lightroom menu bar select File > Plug-in Extras > MIDI2LR > Load presets.
  2. From the location, where you have extracted the ZIP file, select the file midi2lr\presets.txt.

You’re done. If everything has gone right, you should be able to

  • press the first button of the second button row to open the library module.
  • press the second button of the second button row to open the development module with the basic module settings.
  • turn the first knob to adjust the exposure of the current picture.

Next, I recommend to print out the overlay. You can cut out it already and put it on the controller or just print it out and place it next to the controller while getting used to all the functions. If you want to explore in detail what you can do right now, just skip the next chapter and scroll down to ‘Function Mappings’ below.

Overlay

In the overlay subfolder of the downloaded ZIP file, you will find two overlay versions: Black and White

Black overlay
White overlay

Just use the one that you like more. Each overlay is available in 4 different formats:

  • AI: If you have Adobe Illustrator I recommend to use this file. The print output should already ensure that it is printed in the correct size.
  • PNG: If you do not have Adobe Illustrator I recommend to print the PNG file version. When printing make sure that the width of the output image is set to 25.3 centimeters. Then the overlay should fit perfectly on the Behringer X Touch Mini.
  • SVG: Alternatively you can also use the SVG file. The main reason why I have provided this is to enable you to edit the overlay if you want to customize some assignments and you do not have Adobe Illustrator. You can edit this with the free editor Inkscape for example. Similarly, as for the PNG make sure that the print size is set to a width of 25.3 centimeters.
  • PDF: If all fails you can try to print it as PDF. When printing, make sure to choose ‘Actual Size’ or a similar option in the print dialog if available.
Select ‘Actual size’ in the PDF print dialog (screenshot: Adobe Reader)

You can print this on a stronger paper. I printed it on standard paper and then I have used a laminating machine using 100 microns laminating pouches to cover it in plastic to protect the overlay and make it stronger.

The dials are also used a lot for color adjustments. I recommend marking these with adhesive marker dots in the color of the adjustment that is controlled by that knob (got this idea from Dan Marker-Moore’s video). For example, I have bought these markers from Amazon with a diameter of 5mm. While you need just one marker for each knob and it seems to look like a lot of waste at first glance, for me it turned out that these stickers are very handy for many other use cases as well (e.g. marking Eneloop batteries that I have bought at the same point in time with the same color).

Printed and laminated overlay and adhesive marker dots

The most tedious task is to cut out the rectangular holes for the buttons. Have fun! ;-)

Apply strips of double-sided adhesive tape between the buttons.

Apply strips of double-sided adhesive tape between the buttons.

You’re done!

Function Mappings

Finally here is an overview of all Lightroom function mappings that are applied with my configuration. The overlay should help you to memorize all these functions. However, in some situations there are additional advanced functions that are not shown on the overlay.

Some basic principles that I’ve tried to apply wherever possible:

  • Functions are assigned in the similar order as they appear in the Lightroom UI.
  • Where applicable bank A adjust luminosity, bank B adjust colors and tones.

The six left buttons of the second row are common for all profiles. These allow you to switch between the basic profiles. First button switches to the library and the next 4 buttons activate different development profiles plus another one for activating the Tone Curves (everything written in UPPERCASE activates a profile).

In the pictures below you can see some filled out buttons. These are the buttons that you have to press in order to activate these functions or in more detail: load the respective MIDI2LR profile. In case there are multiple filled colors you need to press these in the order from bottom to top: first the common profile selection on the second row, then the sub-profile on the first row.

The fill color represents the text color on the overlay. For example, all library functions are printed in red text.

Library Profile

The library profile offers typical functions for culling like assigning ratings or color labels by pressing the knobs with the respective color and assigning ratings.

Profile file Library.xml

Development Profiles

Most of the development profiles make use of the layers as you can see below. Functions in black are common for both layers. Functions in green are active when the layer A is selected. Functions in orange are active when the layer B is active.

Profile file Basic.xml
Profile file Crop.xml
Profile file SpotRemoval.xml
Profile file Gradient.xml
Profile file Radial.xml
Profile file Brush.xml
Profile file Colors-Hue.xml
Profile file Colors-Saturation.xml
Profile file Colors-Luminance.xml
Profile file Colors-Gray.xml
Profile file Effects.xml

 

Profile file Detail.xml

I am pretty sure that at the beginning you will need some time to get accustomed to all the functions. In general, I have tried to make the assignments as intuitive as possible by aligning the assignments with the order of the functions in Lightroom.

Again: in the end, these assignments are optimized to my typical workflows. You might prefer other functions. Then just change the mappings to your liking. My configuration shall serve just as starting point. Always keep in mind that there is no need to squeeze all available Lightroom functions on a MIDI controller. After all the keyboard and the mouse is still there and allows you to use the lesser used functions or those like tone curves that are simply easier to use with the mouse.

USB cable

One last thing. The USB cable that ships with X Touch-Mini has a straight connector. I recommend to replace this with an angled one. This will save a lot of space on your desktop.

More space on your desk with an angled USB connector

Final Words

All this wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the MIDI2LR developer. Once you get used to using a MIDI controller with Lightroom I am very confident that you will not want to miss it anymore. Please consider how much time and cost it saves you. And then consider to donate a share of the saved costs to the MIDI2LR developer through his website. The developer Rory Jaffe is doing a great job and is very responsive on the MIDI2LR forum whenever you experience a problem.

Of course in case you experience a problem with my configuration, please leave a comment and I will give my best to help you. Also I am eager to learn more about what you have changed from my layout and what works better for you.

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Carsten Schlipf is a photographer and a hacksmith based in Germany. You can read more of his thoughts on his web site. This article was also published here and shared with permission.

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90 responses to “The Complete Lightroom and MIDI tutorial – My MIDI2LR Setup (final installment)”

  1. Andy Smith-Dane Avatar
    Andy Smith-Dane

    I love my midi controller! I went for the bigger option of the Behringer BCF2000 and love the motorised faders, they move to whatever the setting is for the image as I scroll through so the sliders show the actual value and the adjustments are absolute rather than relevant. Has made editing weddings so much easier!

    Should probably do my own blog post on it sometime!

    Andy | http://www.andydanephotography.co.uk

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Looking forward to see your setup. The BCF2000 is a great controller for Lightroom. Too bad that it is no longer available. Today I think the Behringer X Touch Compact is a good successor.

  2. Voss Avatar
    Voss

    And this plugin works with any midi controller? I might finally have a permanent use for an Arduino pro micro I’ve had laying around!

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      It should work with any MIDI controller that supports USB. However as explained in my previous part not all controllers work equally well.

  3. Marko Avatar
    Marko

    Nicely done. I once thought of those controllers but the very high price of the once out there stopped me. Besides, with a keyboard, a mouse and a 11″ tablet (not to mention the occasional 24lbs Maine Coon) things get very messy on the desk.

    However, with a reasonable price of around $90 CDN, it is something to think about. Thank you for all the hard work and the free goodies you shared with us.

  4. René Köhler Avatar
    René Köhler

    Hi, combination of library+library section doesn’t work for me. :(
    Please advise.

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Sorry, I don’t understand what you mean.

  5. Wally Zubak Avatar
    Wally Zubak

    Need a little info with this In LR at the MIDI2LR options screen you have something at every spot, can you give me a short explanation of what happens here. I know that the profiles are from the way you set up MIDI2LR but I never had anything else there. I have searched the web and found nothing.

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Sorry for the late answer. I don’t monitor this page too much.If anyone has questions, please comment on my page here: https://www.aperturized.com/essays/2019/01/lightroom-with-midi-controllers-my-midi2lr-setup/

      As for your question – I do not get what you mean. Can you elaborate a bit more?

  6. Renner Boldrino Avatar
    Renner Boldrino

    I do not know what happens. I have already re-done all the steps and still the same error appears. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4290de6daf52b7a4d3abfd65c7a62fbfab596ace809381e966f70eb29f5521d6.png

    1. Maurizio Avatar
      Maurizio

      Just use the presets file, inside the profiles folder.

  7. Wally Zubak Avatar
    Wally Zubak

    Any chance of getting the overlay in a PSD format for us that don’t have AI.

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      You should be able to import the SVG file into PSD.

  8. TheKingOfSnake Avatar
    TheKingOfSnake

    Love these, and thank you. Have you considered making an overlay that covers the pots, too?

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      The overlay covers these as well. The top line of my overlay relates to these.

  9. Grayson Morgan Avatar
    Grayson Morgan

    Hello! I am trying to get this up and running on my X-Touch Mini and I seem to be having an issue. After loading the default folder settings, and importing the presets.txt file, MIDI2LR seems to only see the “basic” profile (this is my guess, read on for details). When I click the first button on the bottom row, I get “Shadow Saturation 0/100”. Please advise as I would really love to speed up my workflow with these awesome resources that you have made available! Thanks.

    Grayson Morgan ||| http://www.graysonmorgan.com

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Looks like you X-Touch Mini has been configured to different notes. See my troubleshooting section at https://www.aperturized.com/essays/2019/01/lightroom-with-midi-controllers-my-midi2lr-setup/ on how to reset this.

  10. Alex Furer Avatar
    Alex Furer

    Hey Carsten, Thank you very much for providing this elaborate setup and even including the labels! I am using it as inspiration whilst setting it up slightly different. Because my workflow is a little different for instance I do a lot of panoramas and hdr panoramas I set up some stuff to deal with the culling on those and I don’t use star ratings as I leave this to the client which syncs directly into Lightroom from Evlaa.

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Yes, I noticed this as well. When you hit the B/W button it does however change the color panel to grayscale. But it does not switch the image to B/W. This worked in the past and seems to have been introduced by a recent update.

  11. seadog Avatar
    seadog

    These are great! Thanks for building out a different UI flow than Dan’s. Although I loved his step-through tutorials, I find your layout much easier to grasp. After checking your diagrams a few times, I was able to navigate my X Touch Mini without any labels needed. Great for increasing the feel of editing by touch, and super helpful for the community. A million thanks!

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Thank you very much

  12. Winston Mattis Avatar
    Winston Mattis

    I use LR5 and LR6 will they work

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      LR6 – yes.
      LR5 – maybe. You will have to use an older version of MIDI2LR, but I haven’t tested my setup with that.

      1. Rory Avatar
        Rory

        LR5 no. It doesn’t support the commands that MIDI2LR uses to communicate with LR.

  13. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
    Carsten Schlipf

    Thank you very much for sharing and the great tip with the series.

    One minor drawback: Previosuly the B/W button was able to toggle between Color and BW. SetTreatmentBW is just one way. But at least it works.

    I have also used your action series to set the BW treatment, when you open the Gray color profile and back to color when you use the Hue/Saturation/Luminance color profiles. Works great. Thank you so much for the tip!

    I am updating my configuration and it can be downloaded from my site in a few miuntes: https://www.aperturized.com/essays/2019/01/lightroom-with-midi-controllers-my-midi2lr-setup/

  14. Alex Furer Avatar
    Alex Furer

    Strange, I see your reply in my mail but not here. I am very glad I was able to help and thanks for updating your scripts. I am sure it will enlighten many more peoples workflow! You really did a great job with your documentation and making it available for free! Kudos!

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      I guess my response has been marked as SPAM. So there is a new version available from my website, which uses the suggestions from Alex to work around this issue. Thank you very much for the tips, Alex!

      1. Alex Furer Avatar
        Alex Furer

        My pleasure! Thank you for your effort and work!

  15. Bryan Avatar
    Bryan

    Hi, thanks so much for the layout profiles!

    Quick question. Is there a way to change the increments that the adjustments in let’s say something like exposure go up and down?

    when I use the knob to adjust temp or exposure, I feel like the values go up too high as I turn the knob. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Personally I don’t have an issue with the increments for exposure, but yes, temperature is hard to control using MIDI2LR. What can help is experimenting with the Limits option: https://github.com/rsjaffe/MIDI2LR/wiki/Plugin-Options-Dialog#Limits

    2. Justin O'Brien Avatar
      Justin O’Brien

      Reduce the range of the temps and the increments wont be so large. You likely don’t need to use the far ends, most necessary temp adjustments will be in a small range. MIDI2LR by default limits this range, but the profile provided by the author expands it back to full.

      Go to file, plugin extras, midi2lr general options, other tab and set the limits on top.

  16. Brian de Cambra Avatar
    Brian de Cambra

    Hi Carsten – many thanks for your sensational package, perfect. I became aware of MIDI2LR only 2 days ago and with your package I am already editing with the XTouch Mini (did not know about these). Your directions and templates were great and although I was a little confused by the number of options in your profile, I am now getting the hang of using the XTouch with my left hand and my mouse with my right hand, very efficient. I also made up a very basic triangular shaped rest (using core flute) that allows me to have the XTouch tilted up on an angle making it very easy to see your template etc.
    Also checked out your Website, really nice and some great images.
    Also many thanks to the MIDI2LR developer Rory Jaffe for a brilliant job, you guys are clever and generous.
    Many thanks – Brian

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Thank you very much!

  17. Sameer Avatar
    Sameer

    Hi Carsten. My XTouch Mini is on the way. One question. Does the MIDI2LR recognize double press on the encoders? Can you program a double press?

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Not that I know, but I like the idea. Alternatively maybe a long press. You should post the idea on the Midi2LR Google Group.

  18. Adam Pace Avatar
    Adam Pace

    Maybe dumb question..is there a way to flip left and right between photos on here? or do you guys just go back to the keyboard for that?

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      There are no dumb questions…

      Yes – I use the keyboard for this as the cursor keys are very easy to use.

      But Midi2Lr can do this and actually Next and Previous photo are mapped in the library profile. Look at the second last column of the buttons in the library profile:
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d887b215002328a04a392c0c1b5175a33ff517eb59c2332cc156a039c8e3407.png

      If you want this in the other development profiles as well, you will have to free up some buttons and map these like in the library profile.

  19. Pieurre Avatar
    Pieurre

    Hello and a big thanks to this super work :)

    If you want i have translate the overlays into french (black and white). I can send you the ai / svg / png / pdf files !

    Pierre (from France)

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Bonjour Pierre. Merci beaucoup!

      Unfortunately this is pretty much where my capabilities in French end. So I will not be able to maintain and support these in case of changes. But in case you have a place, where you can upload your translated overlays I will happily link these on my blog.

      1. Pieurre Avatar
        Pieurre

        ok. I have not a place where i can upload this :/ . If you want you can just put a link of my contact ?

        Bye

        1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
          Carsten Schlipf

          Yes, sure. I could do that. Please use the contact link on my website to send me the details: https://www.aperturized.com/pages/contact-me/

          Note however that if I put your email address there it could result in lots of SPAM :-(

      2. Lalit Avatar
        Lalit

        Bonjour,

        Est-ce que vous pourriez partager le AI SVP afin de faire un heureux ? ;-)

        Bonne journée !

  20. Truman Beric Avatar
    Truman Beric

    Hi there,

    I’ve been reading your article for the last 10 days or so and couldn’t wait to receive my X touch mini. I just received it today. Unfortunatly I can’t make it work.. I donwload the Midi2LR plug in, set up your profil but the X touch led’s didn’t stay enlightened for more thant a minute. I fugured that it was because I bought a bad usb cable so I changed it. I’m not sure what’s wrong, shoud the button stay lighted when pressed or not ? I’m beggining to think that my X touch has a problem. Nothing happens whenever I’m in Lightroom and pushed a button though I charged you set up profil inLightroom and Lightoom sees Midi2LR in the plugin menu.
    I’m running LR 6.14, do you have any idea what could be the issue ?

    Thank you

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Hi Truman. It’s perfectly normal that the buttons do not stay lighted when you press them. They only light up shortly while you press them.
      The buttons only stay lighted when set to ‘toggle’ mode. But this mode does not work with Midi2lr.
      As you are running LR 6.14 you might have to use an older version of Midi2lr. Have you installed the most recent version, which is for Lightroom Classic CC?

      1. Truman Beric Avatar
        Truman Beric

        Hi there, thank you for your response. Since yesterday I did understood why the buttons don’t (have to) stay lighted but what worries me is that the X Touch Mini doesn’t stay “on” for more thant 30 seconds to one minute. For whatever reason it shut itself off, and when it does I mean that if I press a button the button doesn’t lit, I have to take the Usb cable out and put it again in for the buttons to response to pressure…. and that only last for 30 seconds then the x touch is off again .

        1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
          Carsten Schlipf

          Glad that you found the issue. Nevertheless I find it strange that your X Touch Mini shuts down. I never experienced that. In my case at least the layer buttons stay lit all the time, as long as the computer is on. Even if I do not start Lightroom.

      2. eff_k Avatar
        eff_k

        Hi Carsten!
        Thanks for sharing your knowledge and all the information!

        I am trying to get my X Touch Mini to work with MIDI2Lr. But unfortunately, the buttons seem to be in toggle mode (the buttons stay lighted when I push them. So I have to push them again to ‘re-activate’ them). Do you know ho to turn this mode off and change it to the right one? I even installed the Behringer Editor software, changed the behavior of the buttons as well as the encoders from ‘toggle’ to ‘momentary’ – but without any effect (I don’t know if or how to safe the setting onto the X Touch Mini).
        Another strange thing: There are two buttons that get lighted simultaniously when I push one of them. Or might it be that my X Touch Mini is broken (I bought it used)?

        I tried it on two computers, one Mac and one Windows. But I am having the same issued on both of them.

        I would appreciate any help! Thank you very much :-)

        1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
          Carsten Schlipf

          You are on the right track. My assumption is that you forgot to dump the changes.

          After you opened the X-Touch Editor on the Global tab you first need to select FROM HARDWARE – Get A to get your current layer A settings from the controller. Then you change the setiings on the other tabs. Then you must not forget to click on TO HARDWARE – Dump A to write these changes back to the controller. I guess you have missed this step.

          After you have done this for Layer A, you need to repeat these steps for Layer B.

          Hope this helps.

          1. eff_k Avatar
            eff_k

            Hey Carsten!

            Thank you for your answer. It was also the right one :-) I loaded the default settings in the Behringer Editor and dumped them to both banks. After that, the X Touch worked as it should. So thank you very much for your help!

            Btw, I also checked on the problem with the two buttons getting activated by pushing one of them: In the BUTTONS settings there is also an option to choose the note that is assigned to a button. In my case, those two buttons had the same note assigned. That’s why they got activated when I pushed one of them. Setting the Behringer to default settings, also solved this problem :-)

            Now I have to dig deep into your templates and your workflow ;-)

  21. brumd Avatar
    brumd

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! Even though I ended up with an entirely different setup which fits my workflow, almost none of the buttons/dials are the same, it wouldn’t have taken me much more time without your useful info and (example) profiles.

    It is already speeding up my workflow: quickly applying sharpness/noise to low/mid/high ISO images, changing settings of gradient/radial filters, zooming in and out in steps, changing between the panels that involve color (no more scrolling down to the Calibration Panel to give that Shadow Tint a tweak!), finally the Manual Lens Distortion back with the other Transform controls.

    This is going to save me many many hours! Thanks again.

    What would have been helpful is a small tutorial on how to create your own profiles from scratch. I figured it out eventually, but some things aren’t that obvious at first, since it involves the steps in the General Options menu where you assign keyboard shortcuts, chain-of-events, profiles etc.
    I wasn’t able to find a step-by-step tutorial that explained that clearly. So maybe, if you ever feel like it, (or someone else, I might do it myself, but I don’t really have a blog-space set up), that could be a Part 4 of your series :).

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      There is a documentation in the midi2lr wiki on how to create your own profiles.

  22. Stereo Reverb Avatar
    Stereo Reverb

    What i do on mine is attach a small thin strip of velcro above certain knobs (in this case, the hook portion of the strip above the Shadows and Blacks). I also have the fuzzy portion of the velco wrapped around the knob itself for Highlights.

    This way, i know exactly which function is what by touch alone, as well as the surrounding knobs, without ever taking my eyes off the screen. This drastically speeds up editing, as i can control exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, darkness, and temp, extremely quickly.

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Awesome idea. I was always looking for a controller with a 4×2 layout of the knobs as with the 8×1 layout of the x-touch mini I always needed to look at the knob, when reaching for one of the inner ones. Will have to try our idea.

  23. Ron Macaluso Avatar
    Ron Macaluso

    I can’t get the xml files to load in the MIDI2LR options profiles

  24. Ron Macaluso Avatar
    Ron Macaluso

    I can not get the xml files to load in the MIDI2lr options profile when I copy and go to paste , paste is grayed out

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Sorry, I don’t understand, which copy and paste options you are talking about.

  25. David Blacher Avatar
    David Blacher

    Hi again!

    Your setup ist great, but I’m having some troubles using it on my Laptop when I try to increase/decrease the brush size.
    I have a german keyboard and that seems to cause problems which could be resolved using the “TranslatedStrings” file. Did you have to adjust anything to get it working? Or could you point me towards a tutorial for this issue? Would really appreciate your help. Thanks!

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      It’s a bit unfortunate to have two forums. One here and one on my own blog. So I would like to encourage everone to ask questions on my own blog.

      There you will find something that could be related to your issue. A French guy mentioned issues with his keyboard layout as well. The problem is that some actions are emulated through keyboard shortcuts, where these differ in Lightroom depending on the keyboard layout. You will have to adapt the shortcuts to the ones you have to use on your keyboard.

  26. Mario Avatar
    Mario

    Hello and thank you for the excellent work!
    Is it possible to keep the buttons illuminated when choosing a setting? for example when I choose colors + saturation.

    thanks

      1. Steph Lafrenière Avatar
        Steph Lafrenière

        Hello Carsten, i went to your blog but couldnt find this?

        1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
          Carsten Schlipf

          Unfortunately I had to change the CMS and with this all comments got lost.

          The answer is no. Midi2Lr can only handle push buttons, not switches. So although ypu can change the button mode to a switch and keep the button lit, it does not work with Midi2Lr.

  27. Tankooni Avatar
    Tankooni

    Wow, this is awesome. I’m really excited to give this a shot. It really feels like this will take some of the tedium out of the editing process for me.

  28. bpelt Avatar
    bpelt

    Great work. If you are looking for a solution that is a bit easier to setup, checkout LrControl, my Lightroom plug-in for connecting to MIDI. Using the X-Touch mini is just plug-and-play and it is easy to configure as well. http://peltmade.com/lrcontrol/

  29. ari rahadyan Avatar
    ari rahadyan

    thankyou so much for the tutorial but now in 2020 the configuration file doesnt exist and cannot be downloaded.Please fix these, sorry to bother you. Your overlay profile is amazing i wanna download it

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Please go to my blog and download it from there.

  30. Service Client Someone Shoes Avatar
    Service Client Someone Shoes

    Hello, is there a way to copy and paste all settings from one photo to the other ?
    Thanks,
    Eudes

  31. Eudes METIVIER Avatar
    Eudes METIVIER

    Hello, is there a way to copy and paste all settings from one photo to the other ?
    Thanks !
    Eudes

  32. Eudes Métivier Avatar
    Eudes Métivier

    Hello,
    So great to have this tool.. Would it be possible to do previous and next through photos in development mode ? As I’m not able to find it. Would be perfect to do it with a knob.
    Thanks.
    Eudes

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Yes, that is possible. Just assign the Page Up and Page Down keys to a function.

  33. Hugo Figueroa Avatar
    Hugo Figueroa

    Thank you for this excellent work. It is really easy to set it up. REALLY HELPFUL!!!

  34. Alberto Photoroom Avatar
    Alberto Photoroom

    i cant find the load presets option, am l missing something ?

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      There is no button. This is a menu entry.

  35. Torgeir Tennebekk Avatar
    Torgeir Tennebekk

    This is great. Lots of functions worked as they should. However i am not able to adjust Sauration and luminance in color mode. Only HUE. Is there a way to change between these that I haven’t found? I get a fault message when pressing the four upper left buttons. Also, Are the knobs supposed to light up permanently when i change between functions?

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Please have a look at the troubleshooting section on my website.

  36. Cal Avatar
    Cal

    Hey mates,
    If you want you can just print it on photo paper (A4 photo works fine). I used the PNG file and made sure the size was actually 24.9 and nos 25.3.

    Cya

  37. Milo Avatar
    Milo

    Hi Carsten, love your work!
    Is it possible for you to update to include new sliders introduced in lightroom cc classic 10 or + ?
    thanks

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Thank you very much. In the meantime I have switched to Capture One and I am no longer using Lightroom.

      However it’s pretty easy to change the functions yourself.

  38. Zyèd ZyDon Avatar
    Zyèd ZyDon

    damn! good job. thank you

  39. Ruben Santamarta Martinez Avatar
    Ruben Santamarta Martinez

    Thank you very much, Carsten, for sharing such a nice information!!

    Do you know whether it is possible to use two identical Behringer X-Touch Mini but assigning different functions? If it is possible, do you know how to do it? I have two of them but my Mac cannot distinguish them…

    Thanks for your answer!

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Haven’t tried this yet, but on YouTube I saw one guy, who did that. But I cannot remember whether he was using Mac or Windows. But you should be able to find it there easily, if you search for “lightroom midi2lr behringer”.

  40. letztes_wort Avatar
    letztes_wort

    Thanks for the good job. Works like charm. Instead of putting color stickers on the knobs I am using color caps. Too bad that there is no different blue knob so both are identical. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ae1c4fae63c0ef6170523db458265b32ff972f269374843c211eb4fe4fbab83.jpg

  41. jolkak2009 Avatar
    jolkak2009

    Thank You,… ???

  42. Yassine Lemonnier Avatar
    Yassine Lemonnier

    Thanks a lot !

  43. DB Cooper Avatar
    DB Cooper

    I want to use the xtouch mini.

    I have loaded the profile.txt with File – plug in extras – import configuration. When I check the general option in the Plugin extras all your profiles are loaded. But pushing a button or turning a knob does nothing. Looking at the assignment table non of the note are being used. What am I missing?

    I can map different profiles on my Native Instruments Maschine Jam without any problem.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6e1875cd8fb7856714f6d1974a4b9b4b6d17e1af0babc19dbce8662a9a7c6539.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f20389f1bac059f30c77c8eb9a4784f1fb99c446703cc062986c2e1b9ce29390.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc77a1bbf1be17741ba66e722488f7c0d445983061b0222c705e9b1531fc25f9.png

  44. Peter Avatar
    Peter

    Hi!
    Is there any chance to get your config?
    Can you reupload your settings? It will be very helpful for me :)

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      I have zero control over this article. Please go to my original post on my blog at https://aperturized.com/lightroom-and-midi-33-my-midi2lr-setup.html

  45. lum Avatar
    lum

    does anybody have an updated profile for the latest version of Lightroom classic?
    Im having some trouble configuring it like the template :/ feels like im gonna throw the towel.

    send help pls

  46. Patrick Mc Laughlin Avatar
    Patrick Mc Laughlin

    Thank you very much for this! :)