Using a MIDI keyboard to control Wirecast
Show and Tell • 11th April, 2017
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:
My tweaked version of TTFN Midi (zipped file)
Korg KONTROL Editor (for making your own custom layout)
MidiPipe (this passes the Midi commands to the TTFN application)
(Feel free to download the original TTFN work here if you want to start from scratch).
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!
The ultimate table(s)
Here's the all-important table that lists everything you need to know!
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.
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!