Pro Tools

To connect Wave to Avid's Pro Tools, navigate to Setup → Peripherals... → MIDI Controllers. Create a new controller in one of the four slots. Type should be "M-AudioKeyboard". Receive from "Wave, Bluetooth". Send to "Wave, Bluetooth". #Ch's "8".


There are several different ways to use Wave within Pro Tools.

Mapping to Pro Tools' native Transport Controls and Parameters.

    1. Pro Tools has dedicated CC signals for a few native Transport Controls and Parameters.
    2. In Softwave make sure every function you want to use to control Pro Tools' native Transport Controls and Parameters has a dedicated CC number (→ see Functions)
    3. You can use Tilt, Pan, Roll and Vibrato for the following (→ see Functions):
      CC number Function
      CC 17 to CC 24 Pan for tracks 1-8
      CC 33 to CC 40 Faders on tracks 1-8
      CC 41 Master Fader
    4. You can use the Click Function for the following
      CC number Function
      CC 12 Mute selected track
      CC 13 Solo selected track
      CC 14 Move bank left
      CC 15 Move bank right
      CC 49 to CC 56 Slider Buttons (Mute on tracks 1-8)
      CC 57 Flip button
      CC 109 Mode button
      CC 110 Prev track
      CC 111 Next track
      CC 113 Loop button
      CC 116 Stop
      CC 117 Play
      CC 118 Record
      Additionally you can use Key Commands for Transport Control (→ see Functions).



  1. You can use the Momentary Click Function for the following
    (→ see Click Function)
    CC number Function
    CC 114 Rewind
    CC 115 Fast Forward

Mapping to a Virtual Instrument Plugin

  1. In Softwave make sure every function you want to use to control Pro Tools' native Transport Controls and Parameters has a dedicated CC number
    (→ see Functions)
  2. As there are quite a lot of CC signals already taken by Pro Tools' native Transport Controls and Parameters you need to use one of the following CC signals:
    CC number Function
    CC 0 to CC 11 Customizable
    CC 16 Customizable
    CC 25 to CC 32 Customizable
    CC 42 to CC 48 Customizable
    CC 58 to CC 63 Customizable
    CC 65 to CC 73 Customizable
    CC 79 to CC 108 Customizable
    CC 112 Customizable
    CC 119 Customizable
  3. In Softwave solo the function you want to map.
  4. Create an →Instrument Track← in Pro Tools.
  5. Open the virtual instrument of choice, e.g. Xpand!2 which comes with Pro Tools.
  6. Right-Click the parameter you want to control and select "Learn MIDI CC".
  7. Now De-Solo the function in Softwave. The function should be mapped to Pro Tools.
Important 1

You won't be able to control the parameter with Wave unless you arm the Instrument Track.

Important 2

Not all Virtual Instrument Plugins allow for MIDI Learn. This completely depends on the developer of the plugin. If nothing happens when you Right-Click a parameter in the plugin you can not assign MIDI to it.



Mapping to an Audio Plugin

  1. In Softwave make sure every function you want to use to control Pro Tools' native Transport Controls and Parameters has a dedicated CC number (→ see Functions).
  2. As there are quite a lot of CC signals already taken by Pro Tools' native Transport Controls and Parameters you need to use one of the following CC signals:
    CC number Function
    CC 0 to CC 11 Customizable
    CC 16 Customizable
    CC 25 to CC 32 Customizable
    CC 42 to CC 48 Customizable
    CC 58 to CC 63 Customizable
    CC 65 to CC 73 Customizable
    CC 79 to CC 108 Customizable
    CC 112 Customizable
    CC 119 Customizable
  3. In Softwave solo the function you want to map.
  4. Create an →Audio Track← in Pro Tools.
  5. Open the plugin you want to map to.
  6. Now create a →MIDI Track← in Pro Tools.
  7. On the "Input" choose "Wave, Bluetooth".
  8. On the "Output" choose the plugin you put on the Audio Track.
  9. Open the plugin.
  10. Right-Click the parameter you want to control and select "Learn MIDI CC".
  11. Now De-Solo the function in Softwave. The function should be mapped to Pro Tools.
Important 1

You won't be able to control the parameter with Wave unless you arm the MIDI Track.

Important 2

Not all Audio Plugins allow for MIDI Learn. This completely depends on the developer of the plugin. If nothing happens when you Right-Click a parameter in the plugin you can not assign MIDI to it.

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  • Mapping my Wave to Pro Tools transport control through my Maschine Mk3 and Widi Master allowing for control over my x32 interface and Pro Tools simultaneously has solved years of frustration in workflow between mending the gap between control surface/midi instrument combination. Sampling records, electronic drumkits, virtual instruments, there's a lot of physical movement and volume changes to say the least. Being able to freely move about my control room, control Pro Tools, control my mixer, (hopefully gain control over Maschine Mk3) allows for so much freedom in creation!. 

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