The UMPC MIDI Remote enables integration with Digidesign Pro Tools® software via MIDI by emulating Avid PRE®. It automatically discovers up to 16 Lucidity Preamp channels and can work either in standalone mode or in conjunction with the UMPC Front Panel.
UMPC Firmware v1.0 currently supports THAT5171 digital preamp controller. Compatibility with THAT5173, PGA2500, and PGA2505 is underway.
Pro Tools® Integration
The Remote emulates MIDI protocol of Avid PRE® and when properly configured in Pro Tools® it serves as a bridge between the DAW and supported digitally controlled preamps. When used with Lucidity Preamps the Remote gracefully interpolates 3dB coarse steps into smaller 1dB steps for smoother gain changes.
UMPC MIDI Remote can be configured to run either in standalone mode or in conjunction with the Front Panel controller. When in standalone mode the Remote scans for available preamp channels on startup and automatically parses MIDI messages according to its current hardware configuration.
The PCB can be used to inexpensively prototype your own MIDI-enabled designs. With essential MIDI hardware on-board, such as the DIN5 connectors, the input optocoupler, ATMega48/88/168 microcontroller, and SPI headers you can turn it into a MIDI interface for your custom project.
The Dual Mode is an experimental feature that allows you to use a single MIDI Remote board to emulate two Avid PREs on consecutive odd-even MIDI channels. If you have more than 8 Lucidity channels in a single chassis connected to the Remote it enables the Dual Mode automatically.
Avid, Digidesign, PRE, and Pro Tools are trademarks or registered trademarks of Digidesign and/or Avid Technology, Inc.