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    Hardware controller
    Lightning is completely controlable via MIDI. If you have a hardware controller connected to your computer, just right-click (or CTRL+Click) a slider or button and choose 'MIDI Learn'. Move the fader or button on the hardware controller and there you go.

    Sequencer
    If you want to control Lightning from a sequencer, it can be a burdon to make it Learn the midi controllers first. The easiest way to do this is to goto: MainMenu > Utility > Load Default Midi Controllers. It loads the following controllers:

    ParameterMidi     ChannelTypeController/Notenumber
    Channel 11ControlChange0
    Channel 21ControlChange1
    Channel ...1ControlChange...
    Channel 641ControlChange63
    Preset 11ControlChange64
    Preset 21ControlChange65
    Preset ...1ControlChange...
    Preset 241ControlChange87
    Master fader1ControlChange100
    Channel master fader1ControlChange101
    Preset Master fader1ControlChange102
    Scene Master fader1ControlChange103
    X fader1ControlChange104
    Channel 1 Bump1Notenumber0
    Channel 2 Bump1Notenumber1
    Channel ...1Notenumber...
    Channel 64 Bump1Notenumber63
    Preset 1 Bump1Notenumber64
    Preset 2 Bump1Notenumber65
    Preset ...1Notenumber...
    Preset 24 Bump1Notenumber87
    Go Button1Notenumber103
    Back Button1Notenumber104


    Configuring MIDI for interapplication operation.
    If you want multiple applications to communicate with each other through MIDI, you should enable a IAC midi bus. This is already present in OSX, but you have to activate a MIDI bus. To activate this, type 'MIDI' in Spotlight (CMD + SPACE). It should show the Audio/MIDI Configuration, select this. If necessary, click 'Window', then 'Show MIDI Window'. Doubleclick 'IAC Driver' and set it online. Be sure there is at least one Port or Bus available.

    Lightning automatically recognized the new MIDI port. But some software has to be restarted or configured to work with new MIDI Port. MIDI Configuration Screenshot QLab Default Preferences