Setup Guide for AC-7 Wireless DAW Control Surface

The information for setting up this iPhone app on XP with Reaper is very limited. Here is a quick guide.

Installation:

  1. So far I’ve only got this to work on XP because I don’t know of a midi loopback driver with Windows 7 support that has multiple inputs and outputs.
  2. Install DSMIDIWiFi.
  3. Install Midi Yoke (the loopback driver).
  4. Reboot (otherwise the new midi drivers won’t be visible).

First time setup:

  1. Open DSMIDIWiFi and select the following:
    Input: “In From MIDI Yoke: 1
    Output: “Out To MIDI Yoke: 2
  2. Open AC-7 on your iPhone and just leave it running.
  3. Open Reaper and do the following:
  4. Go to Options -> Preferences
  5. Under Audio – Midi Devices enable the following:
    Midi Input: “In From MIDI Yoke: 2
    Midi Input: “In From MIDI Yoke: 1
    (Note the numbers are opposite from the settings in DSMIDIWiFi)
  6. In that same preference window, click Control Surfaces (bottom left).
  7. Add a new control service, when prompted, choose “Mackie Control Universal”.
  8. Configure the inputs and outputs as follows:
    Midi Input: “In From MIDI Yoke: 2
    Midi Input: “In From MIDI Yoke: 1” (Same as before)
  9. Apply the changes. The software should function now.

Further use (before opening Reaper in the future):

  1. Open DSMIDIWiFi and select the following:
    Input: “In From MIDI Yoke: 1
    Output: “Out To MIDI Yoke: 2

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