X-TOUCH COMPACT Controls
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Quick Start Guide
Step 2: Controls
(1) Push encoder knobs – these 16 endless
(8) LED section – these LEDs show the status of
encoders each have a detent and push
the X-TOUCH COMPACT:
function (not illuminated), and a 13-segment
INTERFACE USB – lit when the unit is
amber LED ring. The top row of 8 knobs are
connected correctly to the USB port of a
typically used in Digital Audio Workstation
(DAW) applications for fi ne control of
parameters such as level or pan control
MIDI IN – lit when MIDI data is received
of channels 1 to 8, and the 8 knobs on the
MIDI OUT – lit when MIDI data is sent out
right can be used for individual level and
FOOT SW – lit when the foot switch is
(2) Select buttons – these 3 x 8 buttons
are typically used for DAW mixer channel
FOOT EXP – lit when the expression pedal is
applications such as solo or mute of channels
1 to 8.
MODE MC – lit when the unit is in Mackie
(3) Faders – these touch-sensitive motorized
100 mm faders are typically used for
(9) AC IN – securely connect the supplied AC
fi ne control of level functions in DAW
power cord here.
applications. There are 8 channel faders and
1 master on the right. The faders can also be
POWER – press in to turn on the unit,
used for drawbar control of virtual organs.
press out to turn it off .
For this use, the value range can be inverted
USB HUB – these 2 USB type A connectors
in the X-TOUCH editor software (min = 127,
are used for connecting external USB
max = 0). Typical drawbar organ printing
hardware such as a USB mouse, a keyboard,
(16', 5 1⁄3', 8' etc.) can be found next to the
USB MIDI controllers such as the X-TOUCH
fader numbers (1, 2, 3..).
MINI, and USB MIDI keyboards. The Hub
(4) Select buttons – these 9 buttons are
communicates directly to the computer
typically used for lighting applications
and not to the X-TOUCH COMPACT. Each
(spotlight on/off ), and sample triggering
connector can supply 5V USB power. The hub
(notes on/off ).
is only active when the X-TOUCH COMPACT is
powered on, and in USB mode, connected to
(5) MC button – this select button can also
a live computer via the USB MIDI connector.
be used to switch the unit between Mackie
Control mode and standard mode. See the
USB MIDI – this USB type B connector is
"Getting Started" section for more details.
used to connect to a computer's USB port for
MIDI data transfer (send/receive), and USB
(6) Select buttons – these 6 buttons
Hub communications. The X-TOUCH COMPACT
are typically used for DAW transport
will operate in USB mode when connected
applications (e.g. play, rec, stop). They can
to a live computer via the supplied USB cord.
also be reconfi gured using the X-TOUCH
It can also operate in stand-alone mode with
no USB connection.
(7) Layer A and B buttons – these 2 buttons
allow selection between preset layer A
(mixer control) and B (instrument control),
in standard mode. In MC mode, there are
diff erent assignments. See MIDI Maps on
pages 19 to 21. Presets can be saved or
loaded to and from the computer using the
X-TOUCH editor software.
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-alone mode, it sends
MIDI data from the X-TOUCH COMPACT,
merged with any MIDI IN signals.
MIDI IN – this 5-pin DIN connector receives
MIDI data from external MIDI devices.
In USB mode, the X-TOUCH COMPACT routes
any incoming MIDI data only to the host
computer. In stand-alone mode, it routes
it to the MIDI OUT connector (thru data)
and also sends it to the X-TOUCH COMPACT
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
behavior and polarity.