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  • Thierry91
    Newcomer - Level 1

    Hello, X-Touch how such a beautiful machine is not an editor? I'm looking for a way to map keys for cubase 10.5 so if you have any ideas i'm okay, because currently i have 73 keys out of 92 working. X-Touch on cubase 10.5 and Windows 10, I am in Mackie Controle USB mode, thank you for your help.

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    • Thierry91
      DaveMorrison The X-Touch has no programmability (aside from the different modes). The only place you can change a function is within the DAW. Look at how you can customize controls form within Cubase.
      • September 1, 2020
    • Thierry91
      Thierry91 It's a shame such a beautiful device not to be able to fully exploit it. I also wanted to take the X-touch Extender so I'm afraid it won't work and I can't do anything? And we can find someone to update the sysex for cubase on windows even paying? I programmed the keys with the generic periphery but it's the same with the button that works, no problem but the others don't work, not recognized.
      • September 2, 2020
      • X-touch
        DaveMorrison The X-Touch works very well with some software. Logic Pro X can use every button on the X-Touch and all the modifier keys. Cubase still has good support. Have you looked as custom shortcut keys within Cubase to. provide additional functionality?
        I also have and extender. It works well with Logic and is nearly useless when controlling my X32 mixer.
        • September 2, 2020
      • X-touch
        Thierry91 Yes I tried a manual manipulation in generic perephiric, but the key which does not work, it answers unknown. moreover when I do this the button does not light up anymore. I have no x32 unfortunately lack of space. That's why I would like to know if the extender will work.
        • September 2, 2020
    • Thierry91
      Thierry91 Sorry for my English, I take google translate because I speak French
      • September 2, 2020
    • Thierry91
      Thierry91 Shéma graphique
      • September 2, 2020
    • Thierry91
      DaveMorrison There are forum members who make vinyl overlays for the X-Touch so that the button label will match the button function. A search for "x-touch overlay" will reveal several good results.
      • September 2, 2020
      • X-touch
        Thierry91 Yes cool but the buttons that don't work will be useless. I tested on Studio One so other buttons work and no other lol. I wonder if this is not from Cubase. So I deduce that it must be possible to improve it.
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        • September 2, 2020
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    I have a X Touch and the Ethernet Port is not working to be able to connect to our XR18. I updated it to the newest firmware after we discovered that it wasn't working. The activity light blinks on for a brief second after plugging in a cable and then immediately turns back off.


    Any ideas?

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    • jeremycables
      DavidKnighton Hello jeremycables,
      Please click on the SUPPORT tab and enter a TECH SUPPORT ticket into our system. This item may require service.
      • April 17, 2021
      • X Touch Ethernet not Working
        jeremycables I have done that. Waiting on a response.
        • April 19, 2021
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    I have an XTouch Compact in MC mode with Logic Pro X on Monterey OS running thru Rosetta. Whenever I touch a fader on the XTouch Compact, either the instrument plugin or the FX plugin will pop open on my monitor. How do I stop this from happening??? I know there's a preference in Logic that let's you turn off Touching fader selects track, but I don't want it turned off. I want to be able to have track selection follow whichever fader I touch, but I don't need to open up the instrument plugin every time either. Please tell me this is possible to do, otherwise a HUGE flaw. Does this occur with the regular XTouch or Xtouch one as well?

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    • thomearl
      NicJonesMT Hi Thomearl.
      Can you please click support at the top of the page and submit a technical support ticket. Please ensure you provide a detailed description of your setup and software option and we will then be able to assist you further.
      • May 8
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    Greetings, Just getting started with my X touch Compact. I plug it into my new PC laptop ... My computer sees it but X touch editor doesnt?



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    • Manofc
      PedroRodrigues Hi Manofc regarding setting up your unit please be aware that X-TOUCH COMPACT has 16 endless encoder, searches have a detent and push function (not illuminated), and a13-segment amber L E D ring. The top row of 8 knobs are typically used in Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)applications for fine control of parameters such as level or pan control of channel s 1to 8, and the 8-knob son the right can be used for individual level and EQ adjustments.
      Select buttons – these 3 x 8 buttons are typically used for DAW mixer channel applications such as solo or mute of channel s 1to 8 .
      Faders – these touch-sensitive motorized 100 mm faders are typically used for fine control of level functions in DAW applications. There are 8 channel faders and 1 master on the right. The faders can also be used for draw bar control of virtual organs. For this use, the value range can be inverted in the X - TOUCH editor software (min = 12 7, max = 0). Typical drawbar organ printing (16’, 5 1 ⁄3’, 8,etc.) can be found next to the fader numbers (1,2,3..).
      Select buttons – these 9 buttons are typically used for lighting applications (spot light on/off),and sample triggering (notes on/off).
      MC button – this select button can also be used to switch the unit between Mackie Control mode and standard mode. See the “Getting Started” section for more details.
      Select buttons – these 6 buttons are typically used for DAW transport applications (e.g. p lay, rec, stop). They can also be reconfigured using the X - TOUCH editor software.
      Layer A and B buttons – these 2buttons allow se lection between preset layer A (mixer control) and B (instrument control), in standard mode. In MC mode, there are different assignments. Presets can be saved or loaded to and from the computer using the X-TOUCH editor software.
      LED section – these L EDs show the status of the X - TOUCH COMPAC T : INTERFACE USB – lit when the unit is connected correctly to the USB port of a live computer MIDI IN – lit when MIDI data is received MIDI OUT – lit when MIDI data is sent out FOOTSW – lit when the foot switch is in operation FOOT EXP – lit when the expression pedal is in operation MODE MC – lit when the unit is in Mackie Control mode
      USB HUB – these 2 USB type A connectors are used for connecting external USB hardware such as a USB mouse, a keyboard, USB MIDI controllers such as the X - TOUCH M I N I, and USB M I DI keyboards. The Hub communicates directly to the computer and not to the X - TOUCH COMPACT. Each connector can supply 5V USB power. The hub is only active when the X - TOUCH COMPACT is powered on, and in USB mode, connected to a live computer via the USB MIDI connector.
      USB MIDI – this USB type B connector is used to connect to a computer’s USB port for MIDI data transfer (send/receive), and USB Hub communications. The X - TOUCH COMPACT will operate in USB mode when connected to a live computer via the supplied USB cord. I t can also operate in stand-a lone mode with no USB connection

      MIDI OUT – this 5-pin DIN connector sends MIDI data to external MIDI devices. In USB mode, the X - TOUCH COMPACT only sends MIDI data received directly from the host computer. In stand-a lone mode, it sends M I DI data from the X - TOUCH COMPAC T, merged with any MIDI IN signals.
      MIDI IN – this5-pin DIN connector receives MIDI data from external M I DI devices. In USB mode, the X - TOUCH COMPACT routes any incoming MIDI data only to the host computer. In stand-a lone mode, it routes it to the MIDI OUT connector (thru data) and sends it to the X - TOUCH COMPACT (parameter feedback).
      Foot Control Expression Pedal – this ¼ " connector is used for a standard swell pedal for continuous MIDI data control. The editor software allows control over the MIDI data assignment and control behavior.
      Foot Control Foot Switch – this ¼ " connector is used for a standard sustain pedal for momentary or toggle MIDI data control. The editor software allows control over the MIDI data assignment, switch behaviour and polarity.
      The X-TOUCH COMPACT is a very useful helper to expand software DAW/instrument control with 39 handy illuminated buttons,16 rotary push-encoders, and 9 touch-sensitive motorized 100 mm faders. It can also be used as a stand-alone trigger controller for mobile/ live performance. It has predefined standard MIDI assignments in 2 selectable preset layers: A (mixer control) and B (instrument control),and an MC(Mackie Control) mode. Editing (if required) can be done using the free X-TOUCH editor software. Alternatively, your DAW or soft instrument can “learn” the assigned X-TOUCH COMPACT functions.
      The X-TOUCH COMPACT is a USB Class Compliant MIDI device, and so no driver installation is required. This application is the only way that the MIDI functions of the unit can be edited, and the firmware updated.
      To switch between standard operating mode and MC (Mackie Control) mode, press and hold down the MC button in the bottom left corner, and then turn on the unit’s power switch.
      Keep holding down the MC button until the MC MODE LED lights continuously to show that the unit is in MC mode. The unit will stay in the current mode even when the unit is turned on or off. Repeat this procedure to change back to standard mode, only this time, make sure the MC MODE LED turns off instead.
      The X-TOUCH COMPACT will detect if a computer is connected to the USB MIDI socket: If it is, then USB Mode is active. If not, then it will automatically switch to Stand Alone Mode.
      For more information on how to set up this unit please follow the link below

      Thank you
      • January 28, 2021
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    Hey ! 


    I'm a VJ and I'd like to buy a Behringer X Touch for my lives showq, but I don't know if this product is compatible with Resolume Arena ? 

    Does anyone here use this controller for video ? 

    Tx ! 

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  • gmaudio
    Newcomer - Level 1
    I have recently bought an X touch which I'm using to control Logic Pro x via USB, this works very well. I have been trying to connect it to my XR18 via ethernet. I can connect it directly though it usually takes a few attempts to get it to connect but if I try to route it through a network switch so I can run X Air Edit at the same time using the same settings it will not connect. All ethernet cables have been tested, firmware is up to date and I have tried this with a switch and with a router both with no success. I am able to connect it using 2 midi cables. Any suggestions would be appreciated
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    • gmaudio
      RexBeckett What settings are you using for the XR18 Setup -> LAN? Does your network switch have a DHCP Server function?
      • June 22, 2020
    • gmaudio
      gmaudio Hi, XR18 is set to DHCP server, I have tried this with both a router with DHCP Server function and with just a switch that doesn't, X Air edit on MacBook pro connects with either option.
      • June 22, 2020
    • gmaudio
      RexBeckett Did you set the XTouch to DHCP mode? Does it find the XR18 IP address? Are you running XTouch firmware V1.5 (or later)?
      • June 22, 2020
    • gmaudio
      gmaudio Yes DHCP mode, it displays correct IP for XR18, I updated X touch firmware to V1.5 when I got it.
      • June 22, 2020
      • X Touch ethernet connection with XR18
        RexBeckett If it finds the XR18, it sould connect and synchronize to the mixer settings. You could try setting the XTouch to a fixed IP address that is in the same subnet as the XR18. It shouldn't make any difference but...
        • June 22, 2020
    • gmaudio
      NicJonesMT Hi GM Audio

      We actually have a video on our KB channel on setting X-Touch and XR18 (In Wlan mode). What I would recommend is to check out the video and then apply the relative steps (Mainly the X-Touch setup) to your system.
      • June 24, 2020
      • X Touch ethernet connection with XR18
        gmaudio Thanks but this video is showing WLAN mode, I am trying to connect both X touch and a MacBook running X-Air Edit over LAN with no success. I currently have connected have X-Air Edit Connected successfully over LAN and the X-Touch using Midi cables and this works OK. I just want to get to the bottom of why it won't connect via LAN
        • July 1, 2020
      • X Touch ethernet connection with XR18
        NicJonesMT The setup Procedure is pretty much the same, except when connecting directly via LAN, you need to take the IP address for the X-Touch from the X-Air Edit application.

        If you click setup it should be in the bottom right hand corner.

        If you are still having issues then please can you open a technical support ticket by clicking "Support" at the top of the page.
        • July 3, 2020
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 2

    Hi I have been running the Xtouch with 2 x extenders, with firmware 1.15. I'm always mixing and usually have a lot of tracks to mix, I got these xtouch not to mix with a mouse. I mix on Logic 10.4.8 and the xtouch's are connected via ethernet, because when connected via USB I face a lot of problems when the 2 extenders are connected. 

    Here is my dilema, sometimes when I move a fader, example track 4 and suddenly another random fader moves either another track or a bus and and I have to go looking for which other random fader moves, this throws the mix off all the time. This really hinders my work flow and I have to go back to the mouse (which is the reason I needed a DAW controller to avoid using the mouse) for stability. I believe there is a new firmware update 1.22 (which I have not updated yet). I thought I would ask on how to fix this issue? Thanks for your time

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    • alakkis
      NicJonesMT Hi Alakkis.
      Can you please click support at the top of the page and submit a technical support ticket.
      Please provide as much detail on your setup as possible and screenshots of your control surface setup menu in Logic.
      • Sep 9
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    Does anyone know how to preogram the function buttons using Pro Tools?

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  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    I'm connecting the X-touch Extender to an Akai Force and using it in MIDI mode. Is there anyway that I can change the internal MIDI Recieve parameters? I want to the button light on/off to respond to CC messages instead of Note on/off with Velocity. For example, I want to turn on the button light for the first mute button. Can I change it from responding to Note-On Velocity 127 to CC 1 Value 127? Basically I can't send back the correct message to turn the light; the Midi Learn on the Force only lets me send CC to a MIDI track. Mapping inputs is no problem, but the button lights don't toggle the way you would expect. With some guidance I could update the firmware with to change the internal params.

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    • cbarnes
      DaveMorrison The Extender has no programmability. The assignments are fixed for whichever mode you are in. If the Akai can't send the message the X-touch expects to see, you would need some device in between to translate.
      • October 23, 2021
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1


    Can the X-Touch select which side the X-Touch Extender is on?

    It seems by default to cascade to the right.  Can it be switched so that the Extender flows from the left side, so that track 1 is on the Extender, and Track 9 is on the X-Touch, and plug-in parameters flow similarly?




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    • BenH
      NicJonesMT Hi Ben.
      It is dependent on how you setup your control surfaces in your DAW.
      So for example if you are using Cubase, you need to set the Extender as the 1st device.

      Some DAW's also have a "Channel Offset" Option which you can use aswell, but this is DAW dependent.

      What I would recommend is contacting the DAW developer to see if they can assist you with any additional settings.
      • March 16, 2021
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