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MIDI Codes

Here we document what MIDI packets you can expect from the Numark Total Control surface, as well as what packets you can send to do various things.

Messages sent by the Numark Total Control will be sent over MIDI channel 1. Messages sent to the Numark Total Control may be sent over any MIDI channel. (In testing, it appears to react to all MIDI channels equally.)

The Numark Total Control does not have labeled controls. That is to say, all labels are on removable/swapable face cards. In the tables below, we refer to an individual control like “CxR,” where C is the number of columns from the left and R is the number of controls from the top of the column.

Total Control Layout

Buttons, Knobs, and Sliders

Numark Total Control will send either 0x90 (Note On) messages or 0xB0 (CC) messages for every control on the control surface.

Some CC controls are absolute and others are relative. Absolute controls will report an absolute position from 0 to 127. (Unsigned 7-bit.) Relative controls will report a change in position from -63 to 63. (Signed 7-bit. Signed values are calculated using Two's Compliment.)

Button presses will result in two events, one for press and one for release. Oddly, although Numark Total Control sends a Note On message for button presses, it does not send a Note Off message for button release. Instead, button presses are Note On messages with a velocity of 127, and button releases are Note On messages with a velocity of 0.

Leftmost Column

Control Type Decimal ID Relative or Absolute Comment
1×1 (Press) Note 48 N/A N/A
1×2 (Press) Note 56 N/A N/A
1×3 (Press) Note 64 N/A N/A
1×4 (Slide) CC 11 Absolute Vertical slider. (Left pitch)
1×5 (Press) Note 51 N/A N/A

Second Column From The Left

Control Type Decimal ID Relative or Absolute Comment
2×1 (Turn) CC 0 Relative N/A
2×2 (Press) Note 49 N/A N/A
2×3 (Turn) CC 2 Relative N/A
2×4 (Press) Note 57 N/A N/A
2×5 (Press) Note 65 N/A N/A
2×6 (Press) Note 73 N/A N/A
2×7 (Turn) CC 25 Relative Left jog wheel.
2×8 (Press) Note 59 N/A N/A

Third Column From The Left

Control Type Decimal ID Relative or Absolute Comment
3×1 (Turn) CC 1 Relative N/A
3×2 (Press) Note 50 N/A N/A
3×3 (Turn) CC 3 Relative N/A
3×4 (Press) Note 58 N/A N/A
3×5 (Press) Note 66 N/A N/A
3×6 (Press) Note 74 N/A N/A
3×7 (Press) Note 67 N/A N/A

Forth Column From The Left

Control Type Decimal ID Relative or Absolute Comment
4×1 (Turn) CC 13 Absolute N/A
4×2 (Turn) CC 16 Absolute N/A
4×2 (Press) Note 80 N/A N/A
4×3 (Turn) CC 18 Absolute N/A
4×3 (Press) Note 85 N/A N/A
4×4 (Turn) CC 20 Absolute N/A
4×4 (Press) Note 83 N/A N/A
4×5 (Press) Note 75 N/A N/A
4×6 (Slide) CC 8 Absolute Vertical slider. (Left volume)

Center Column

Control Type Decimal ID Relative or Absolute Comment
5×1 (Turn) CC 23 Absolute N/A
5×2 (Turn) CC 22 Absolute N/A
5×3 (Turn) CC 15 Absolute N/A
5×4 (Turn) CC 26 Relative N/A
5×4 (Press) Note 79 N/A N/A
5×5 (Press) Note 72 N/A N/A
5×6 (Slide) CC 10 Absolute Horizontal slider. (Crossfade)

Forth Column From The Right

Control Type Decimal ID Relative or Absolute Comment
6×1 (Turn) CC 14 Absolute N/A
6×2 (Turn) CC 17 Absolute N/A
6×2 (Press) Note 82 N/A N/A
6×3 (Turn) CC 19 Absolute N/A
6×3 (Press) Note 81 N/A N/A
6×4 (Turn) CC 21 Absolute N/A
6×4 (Press) Note 84 N/A N/A
6×5 (Press) Note 52 N/A N/A
6×6 (Slide) CC 9 Absolute Vertical slider. (Right volume)

Third Column From The Right

Control Type Decimal ID Relative or Absolute Comment
7×1 (Turn) CC 4 Relative N/A
7×2 (Press) Note 53 N/A N/A
7×3 (Turn) CC 6 Relative N/A
7×4 (Press) Note 61 N/A N/A
7×5 (Press) Note 69 N/A N/A
7×6 (Press) Note 77 N/A N/A
7×7 (Press) Note 60 N/A N/A

Second Column From The Right

Control Type Decimal ID Relative or Absolute Comment
8×1 (Turn) CC 5 Relative N/A
8×2 (Press) Note 54 N/A N/A
8×3 (Turn) CC 7 Relative N/A
8×4 (Press) Note 62 N/A N/A
8×5 (Press) Note 70 N/A N/A
8×6 (Press) Note 78 N/A N/A
8×7 (Turn) CC 24 Relative Right jog wheel.
8×8 (Press) Note 68 N/A N/A

Rightmost Column

Control Type Decimal ID Relative or Absolute Comment
9×1 (Press) Note 55 N/A N/A
9×2 (Press) Note 63 N/A N/A
9×3 (Press) Note 71 N/A N/A
9×4 (Slide) CC 12 Absolute Vertical slider. (Right pitch)
9×5 (Press) Note 76 N/A N/A

LED Lights (Status Indicators)

Most buttons, knobs, and sliders on the Numark Total Control are designed to light up in one way or another.

LEDs are lit by sending a 0x90 (Note On) message with a non-zero velocity to the appropriate note number. LEDs are turned off by either sending a 0x80 (Note Off) message (any velocity) or by sending a 0x90 (Note On) message with a zero velocity.

Unfortunately, the Note Number mapping for LEDs is completely different from the Note Numbers documented above, so we document the LED Note Numbers in another set of tables below.

While most testing was done on MIDI channel one, the Numark Total Control seems to respond to LED commands on any channel.

Leftmost Column

Control Decimal ID Comment
1×1 (Press) 53 N/A
1×2 (Press) 54 N/A
1×3 (Press) 55 N/A
1×4 (Slide) 52 Left pitch slider, center position indicator.
1×5 (Press) 60 N/A

Second Column From The Left

Control Decimal ID Comment
2×2 (Press) 51 N/A
2×4 (Press) 50 N/A
2×5 (Press) 56 N/A
2×6 (Press) 58 N/A
2×8 (Press) 61 N/A

Third Column From The Left

Control Decimal ID Comment
3×2 (Press) 49 N/A
3×4 (Press) 48 N/A
3×5 (Press) 57 N/A
3×6 (Press) 59 N/A
3×7 (Press) 62 N/A

Forth Column From The Left

Control Decimal ID Comment
4×2 (Turn) 80 EQ knob, center position indicator.
4×3 (Turn) 81 EQ knob, center position indicator.
4×4 (Turn) 82 EQ knob, center position indicator.
4×5 (Press) 63 N/A

Center Column

Control Decimal ID Comment
5×5 (Press) 86 N/A

Forth Column From The Right

Control Decimal ID Comment
6×2 (Turn) 83 EQ knob, center position indicator.
6×3 (Turn) 84 EQ knob, center position indicator.
6×4 (Turn) 85 EQ knob, center position indicator.
6×5 (Press) 79 N/A

Third Column From The Right

Control Decimal ID Comment
7×2 (Press) 68 N/A
7×4 (Press) 70 N/A
7×5 (Press) 72 N/A
7×6 (Press) 74 N/A
7×7 (Press) 76 N/A

Second Column From The Right

Control Decimal ID Comment
8×2 (Press) 69 N/A
8×4 (Press) 71 N/A
8×5 (Press) 73 N/A
8×6 (Press) 75 N/A
8×8 (Press) 77 N/A

Rightmost Column

Control Decimal ID Comment
9×1 (Press) 64 N/A
9×2 (Press) 65 N/A
9×3 (Press) 66 N/A
9×4 (Slide) 67 Right pitch slider, center position indicator.
9×5 (Press) 78 N/A

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