Using a Midi Keyboard to Control Wirecast // Show and Tell Ep. 13

If you are interested in a robust way to control Wirecast with a hardware panel, you are definitely in the right place.

In this guide, we'll explain how to use a Midi controller (a Korg nanoKONTROL2, in our case) seamlessly with Wirecast.

Things to purchase

Things to download

Follow all the links to download what you need:

(Feel free to download the original TTFN work here if you want to start from scratch).

Video

Here's everything you need to know in video form...

Workflow

You can see below how this process works. This is also why it's important to keep all the programs opened at all times. MidiPipe, TTFN Midi and Wirecast have to talk to each other throughout operation so be sure to not close them!

Always keep in mind

  • There will be a slight delay while everything is processed. I've found it to be a very minimal wait, but depending on your hardware, things might take a short while from when you press the button to an action being completed.
  • The controller we use has too many buttons for our needs. You may want to look into something a little smaller with fewer buttons. This will make for much clearer operation, especially if someone is volunteering to use it.
  • Our original blog post can be found here, in case you want to check it out!

The ultimate table(s)

Here's the all-important table that lists everything you need to know!

Main Controls

Wirecast Action Assign Type Button Behavior CC/Note Number Off Value On Value
Recording Start/Stop Control Change Toggle 44 0 127
Take/Cut Control Change Momentary 45 0 127
Auto On/Off Control Change Toggle 46 0 127
Streaming Start/Stop Control Change Toggle 49 0 127
Smooth On/Off Control Change Toggle 22 0 127

General Switching

Wirecast Shot Name Assign Type Button Behavior CC/Note Number Off Value On Value
Shot 1 Control Change Momentary 33 0 127
Shot 2 Control Change Momentary 34 0 127
Shot 3 Control Change Momentary 35 0 127
Shot 4 Control Change Momentary 36 0 127
Shot 5 Control Change Momentary 37 0 127
Shot 6 Control Change Momentary 38 0 127
Shot 7 Control Change Momentary 39 0 127
Shot 8 Control Change Momentary 40 0 127
Shot 1b Control Change Momentary 23 0 127
Shot 2b Control Change Momentary 24 0 127
Shot 3b Control Change Momentary 25 0 127
Shot 4b Control Change Momentary 26 0 127
Shot 5b Control Change Momentary 27 0 127
Shot 6b Control Change Momentary 28 0 127
Shot 7b Control Change Momentary 29 0 127
Shot 8b Control Change Momentary 30 0 127
Lower Third 1 Control Change Toggle 2 0 127
Lower Third 2 Control Change Toggle 3 0 127
Lower Third 3 Control Change Toggle 4 0 127
Lower Third 4 Control Change Toggle 5 0 127
Lower Third 5 Control Change Toggle 6 0 127
Lower Third 6 Control Change Toggle 7 0 127
Lower Third 7 Control Change Toggle 8 0 127
Lower Third 8 Control Change Toggle 9 0 127
Lower Third 9 Control Change Toggle 10 0 127
Lower Third 10 Control Change Toggle 11 0 127
Logo 1 Control Change Toggle 41 0 127
Logo 2 Control Change Toggle 31 0 127
Video Intro Control Change Momentary 47 0 127
Video Outro Control Change Momentary 48 0 127

If things didn't quite work for you, get in touch with us and we'll help you out! Head over to our contact page and leave us a message!

John Barker

London