Using Standalone MIDI Mode with KONTROL S61 MK3 in Mainstage

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Using Standalone MIDI Mode with KONTROL S61 MK3 in Mainstage


I have a question regarding the use of the KONTROL S61 MK3 in standalone MIDI mode with Mainstage. Whenever I launch Mainstage, the keyboard automatically switches to DAW mode. I'm wondering if there is a command or setting to switch to standalone MIDI mode, and if this feature is currently available or if it's something that might be considered for a future update.

I rely on this basic function for my live performances and it's crucial for my setup. Your guidance on how to achieve this or any information on future updates would be greatly appreciated.


  • PoorFellow
    PoorFellow Member Posts: 1,123 Guru
    edited October 22

    Manual is here and there is both an on-line and a download and the manual got a section on MIDI Mode here !

    Quote :

    You can manually switch your keyboard to MIDI mode at any time:  Press SHIFT + SETTINGS (MIDI) to enter MIDI mode:

    Automatic Switch To MIDI Mode :

    You keyboard will automatically switch to MIDI mode in the following situations:

    • If you close the stand-alone Kontakt or Komplete Kontrol application.
    • If your keyboard is controlling a Kontakt or Komplete Kontrol plug-in loaded on a track in your DAW, and you switch to another track without any Kontakt or Komplete Kontrol plug-in loaded.
    • If there is no USB data connection between your keyboard and your computer. You can then use your keyboard as a stand-alone MIDI controller.

    As soon as a Kontakt or Komplete Kontrol instance is found on your computer (running as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in on the track currently selected in your DAW), your keyboard automatically switches from MIDI mode to Plug-in mode and lets you control this instance.

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