No matter what music software you
use, Automap offers an instant controlling solution
for all your plug-ins. It supports VST, AU and Pro
Tools (TDM/RTAS) plug-in formats (TDM/RTAS support
is currently Mac only. PC will follow soon). It
allows hardware controllers to interact with plug-in
instruments and effects. Opening up any Automappable
plug-in instantly maps parameters to physical
controls on Novation's SL- and Nocturn controllers.
These can be re-assigned using an ultra-quick
'learn' mode, which simply involves clicking the
on-screen parameter and touching the desired
hardware controller. In addition to DAW control
templates on board the SL range (mixer, transport
etc) Automap 3 comes with full HUI implementation
for control of HUI compatible DAWs such Logic, Pro
Tools and Digital Performer.
- Automatic plug-in mapping:
All automatable VST, AU or Pro Tools format
plug-ins need just be opened in any DAW for
- Heads-up transparent GUI:
Automap provides a transparent control map
across your computer screen, so you can see at a
glance how every parameter is assigned.
- Learn and Clear modes: Make
and delete assignments directly from your
computer screen using lightning-fast click and
- Automatic Mixer control: A
growing number of supported DAWs allow
comprehensive control of the mixer via the
Automap software (Non-supported DAWs can be
controlled using separate dedicated Automap
- Plug-in and Mixer map browsing
facility: Get to the right software
fast. Control maps are automatically placed into
categories depending on type (instrument, mixer
etc.) for quick and easy browsing and selection
with hardware or software.
- MIDI integration: 16
standard MIDI control maps (totaling 2048
separate controls) can be created to be used
alongside plug-in and mixer maps - ideal for
software with a MIDI learn facility.
Automap 3 is available in two forms,
Automap 3 Standard and
Automap 3 PRO. Automap 3 Standard is a free
download and Automap 3 PRO (which has extra features
listed below) is available to download for £19.99.
Automap 3 Pro has
the following benefits over Automap 3
- Multiple device support:
Automap 3 Pro supports multiple devices, so
numerous Novation controllers can be used side
- Keystroke Assignments:
Automap 3 Pro can assign almost any computer
keyboard shortcuts to hardware controls. For
example arrow key functions can now be assigned
to hardware controls, allowing you to flick
between tracks using buttons on your SL/Nocturn.
You could also zoom in and out, open windows or
create and jump to markers in your DAW.
- Drag and Drop: With 'PRO'
you can drag and drop control mappings and
control map groups in the GUI, allowing you to
re-assign knobs, faders and buttons by simply
grabbing them with the mouse and dropping them
on the new controller.
- XY Pad Control: Fully Auto-mappable
XY Pad control, expression pedal, control pedal
and drum pad control. The Automap server can now
assign parameters to all these controllers using
the ultra-quick learn facility.
- Autoview Mode: Optional
Autoview mode means that the GUI only becomes
visible when a controller is touched, then it
disappears again allowing you to get back to