Pro Tip

If you plan to record to a pad, ensure your fader positions and processing are correct before entering the pad edit mode.

Pro Tip

You can set up several different ‘Back Channel’ routings on different pads, allowing you to communicate with different guests individually for different segments of your podcast or livestream depending on which pad you activate.

Setting Up Custom MIDI Triggers

The pads can also be used to send MIDI messages to software on a computer. This can be used for a wide variety of functions, depending on the software you are using, from vision switching on streaming software to triggering samples in a DAW. By default, each pad sends an ‘On’ Control Change (CC) message to MIDI Channel 1: pad 1 on bank 1 sends CC #0, the one below CC #1, and so on down the first column, and then the second up to CC #7; this continues across the pad banks, with pad 1 of bank 2 activating CC #8, the pad below CC# 9, and so on.

Alternatively, you can set the pad to send any custom MIDI message by clicking ‘Custom’. You can then adjust the type of message (Control Change [CC] or Note), the control number or note, the MIDI channel the message is sent to, and the value. You can also set the pad to send just an ‘On’ message, just an ‘Off’ message or to send both ‘On’ and ‘Off’ messages – in which case the ‘On’ message is sent when the pad is pressed, and the ‘Off’ message is sent when the pad is released.

RØDECaster Pro II custom MIDI trigger setup screen

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