Alesis V Mini - Setup with Pro Tools

 

Vmini Ortho RGBThe Alesis V Mini is a powerful, intuitive, and portable MIDI controller that lets you take full command of your music software. This article walks through how to setup the Alesis V Mini with Pro Tools.

 

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What You Need to Know

Alesis V Mini comes with the AIR Xpand!2 plugin download, which is a VST and AU format plugin only. In contrast, Pro Tools works with AAX type plugins only.  

However, over 20 plug-ins are included with Pro Tools, including a specific AAX version of Xpand!2, so you do not need to install XPand!2 separately. The Pro Tools version will download and install automatically.

 

Pro Tools Setup
  1. Connect the V Mini to your computer using a USB cable

    Note: V Mini is class-compliant device which means that it will work with any modern Mac or PC without the need to download any drivers.

  2. Launch Pro Tools.
     
  3. Choose Setup > Peripherals

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  4. In the Midi Controllers tab, in Row#1, adjust the settings as follows:

    Mac and Windows :

    Type to M-Audio Keyboard
    Receive From to V Mini
    Send To to V Mini (Emulated)

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  5. Press OK.
 
Adjusting the Pro Tools Plugin Sources
  1. Once you have your project open, go to Track > New. 

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  2. Change your Track type to Instrument Track.

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  3. Make sure your Instrument track is ARMED, by select the red button.

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  4. If you do not see Inserts A-E, click on the icon on the top left corner and check Inserts A-E.

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  5. Once Insets A-E are available, select at an empty slot, then choose plug-in > Instrument > Xpand!2.

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  6. Now you are ready to use Pro Tools with your V Mini.


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Additional Resources

 

Further Technical Support

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