Setting up Touché/Lié in FL Studio
Unfortunately, FL Studio doesn't by standard forward the MIDI CCs coming from Touché to our companion app Lié. Therefore, we have to map the MIDI CCs that Lié needs to function correctly (namely MIDI CC #16, 17, 18 and 19) manually to the four dimensions of movement on Touché.
Good news is that you only have to do it once - and that it is quite easy to do. Please follow the steps below:
Enabling MIDI Input from Touché (SE)
- First, we have to make sure that Touché (SE) is activated as a MIDI input device. Click on "Options" -> "MIDI settings" or just hit F10 to check.
- Find the entry TOUCHE or TOUCHE_SE in the input section, select it and click on "Enable" below. A green power symbol will light up, just as it does for the MIDI keyboard you have probably already connected. You can now close the Settings.
Loading Lié in a track and expose its parameters
- In the browser of FL Studio (most of the times on the left side of your screen), open the "Plugin database". Navigate to "Installed" -> "Generators" -> "VST". Find the plug-in "Lie" in the list.
- Drag & drop "Lie" to the channel rack to load a new instrument containing the plug-in.
- When Lié's interface is open, click on the tiny arrow in the upper left corner of the window. In the drop-down menu, click on "browse parameters".
- The browser view of FL Studio will switch to "Current project" view and will show all possible parameters of Lié in a long list. You have to scroll down quite a bit until you will find these four entries:
MIDI CC #16 (General purpose controller 1)
MIDI CC #17 (General purpose controller 2)
MIDI CC #18 (General purpose controller 3)
MIDI CC #19 (General purpose controller 4)
Mapping the parameters of Lié to the MIDI CCs that it expects from Touché (SE)
- Before we proceed with mapping these parameters, please push the big encoder on Touché (SE) now, so that the unit's parameters are frozen. Its LEDs will pulsate to indicate that no data is being sent. This will prevent accidental mappings.
- Click on the "multilink to controllers" button in the toolbar of FL Studio. The button will light up and the program is now remembering all the parameters you touch.
- One after another, simply click on all of the four entries we found above (click on MIDI CC #16, 17, 18, 19) For each of the clicks, you will see a text line appearing temporarily over the "multilink to controllers" button, to show that the parameters are saved for later mapping.
- When done, right-click on the "multilink to controllers" button and click on "Override generic links..." to terminate the procedure of remembering parameters.
- It will bring up the "Generic link settings" and ask you which MIDI controller element you want to map to the parameters you clicked on before. This will happen in the exact order you click on the parameters. For each parameter, you will only have to change the field "Ctrl" and click on "Accept" to get to the next one.
For MIDI CC #16, set Ctrl to 16
For MIDI CC #17, set Ctrl to 17
For MIDI CC #18, set Ctrl to 18
For MIDI CC #19, set Ctrl to 19
- Press the big encoder on Touché a second time to defreeze your unit. Now apply gestures on its touch-plate. You will see that they are now received by Lié. Enjoy playing your Touché!
You can easily load up multiple instances of the plug-in. Touché will always control the one that is selected at that moment, just as it is the case with the keyboard you have connected.
Note: Since we used the function "override generic links", the mapping will also work in any new FL studio project that you create.