• Open Studio One > Options > External Devices and make sure your MIDI controller shows up on the list. If it’s not there, add it as a new device. Try with your MIDI keyboard first to make sure everything works as expected.

  • Once the controller appears on the list, add a new audio track and insert the VST2 version of the Plugin on it. If you open the Plugin window, the controller should appear on the top right. If it’s not there, select it from the drop-down list:

  • Create a new instrument track. Set the input as your midi controller and the output as the Plugin. 

    If you can't add your controller as a "New Instrument", follow this:

    • Go to Studio One > Options > External devices, press “Add…” and select “New Keyboard” from the top of the list.

    • On “Receive from” select your foot controller and check if it appears on “Send to”. If it shows up there, select it too. Press “Ok”.

    • Open your mixer (F3) and double click on the “New keyboard”, it should appear under external devices. Enable “MIDI Learn” and press every control of your foot controller. Now they should appear on the keyboard window. Disable MIDI Learn.
      If everything went right, you should be able to select the new keyboard as an input on the MIDI track while being able to send messages from your MIDI controller through the device.


  • After you're done with that, open the Plugin window again and check if the MIDI learn function works as expected. Right-click over any parameter (for example Stand by/Active amp) and select “Enable MIDI Learn”. Press a note of your keyboard twice to assign the key to the parameter, right-click on the Plug-In and select “Disable MIDI Learn”. You should be able to toggle between on/off using the note of the keyboard. If it doesn’t work, try again but this time click on the parameter after selecting “Enable MIDI Learn”.
  • Now let’s assign some presets. Pick a preset from the menu and right-click over it to select “Enable MIDI Learn”. Press a note twice and disable MIDI Learn. If you did this correctly, a MIDI icon will appear next to the preset:



  • Do the same with another preset to make sure everything works as expected. From here you can continue to assign notes to presets from the mappings window. Keep in mind that there may be an offset of notes/MIDI messages between the DAW and the Plugin (example: C2 on the Plugin = C0 on the DAW, PC0 on the Plugin = PC1 on the DAW).