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Control Device

Device - Use any external controller in MIDI or OSC (+ DMX and ArtNet on Smode Station)

A Control Device allows Smode to send or receive controller commands, like notes (a pitch and a note velocity), a button triggered on or off, a fader moved, ect... Via learning, these external events and values can be connected to any element parameters allowing documents automation.

To add a control device, go inside the preferences (F11):

You can then check the incoming messages from your device through the Devices Panel:


  • Message History Size Message history size of the control device. This allow to made the message rate computation more or less precise depending of the latency needs
  • Message Count And Rate Message count and rate of the control device (Read Only)
  • Last Received Message Last received message of the control device (Read Only)


Keyboard - Use the keyboard as a controller

MIDI - Use a MIDI Device as controller

DMX - Use DMX Device as controller

ArtNet - Use ArtNet Device as controller

sACN - Use sACN Device as a controller

OSC - Use an OSC Device as a controller

Kinesys - Use a Kinesys Device as controller

Posital - Posital Control Device

Blacktrax Device - Blacktrax Tracking System

Trackmen - Camera tracking device

Mouse - Mouse control device

Oculus Device - Use an Oculus Headset and Controllers


Mentioned: Devices Panel.