Before we jump ahead to launch our DAW, lets do some tweaks in our system to ensure the plug-in can work with maximum efficiency.
- Open Audio MIDI Setup in macOS and add new external MIDI device.
- Device name: Pulse+ (or Pulse)
- Manufacturer: Waldorf
- Model: Pulse+ (or Pulse)
- Enable channel 1 for receiving and transmitting data.
- Click apply and close.
Now lets do some wiring, so the DAW sees your Pulse+/Pulse as a device in DAW.
- Take the arrow pin (upwards ie MIDI out) from the External MIDI Device and drag it to your MIDI interface input port which you’ve wired.
- Now do the same thing from MIDI Interface out port to External MIDI Device input.
Once you’ve done the cabling, your setup should be ready. Here is mine!
First run / Plug-in scan
Ok, all the wiring is done (phew!) so we can safely open our DAW and start the plug-in scanning process.
If the plug-in scan fails, please open the Editor LOG file and check if it ends to reading a patch file like this:
PATCH LIBRARIAN: loaded file /Users/janikervinen/Documents/Mystery Islands Music/Waldorf PulseX Editor/Patches/Soundset X.pls
If that is the case, move the Soundset X.mid or .pls to another location and try to scan the plug-in again. If it fails again, redo the process until the scan is successful.
In our next step, we will take a look at the DAW settings in detail, before starting the ultimate tweaking!
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