Manuals

UC-33e Advanced User Guide – 6.45 MB – English

UC-33e Advanced User Guide (single page format) – English

UC-33e Advanced User Guide- Français

UC-33e Advanced User Guide – Greek

X-Session Advanced User Guide – 7.19 MB – English

X-session Getting Started Guide – English

MK- 425C, 449C, 461C Getting Started Guide – English

MK- 425C, 449C, 461C Getting Started Guide – Français

MK- 425C, 449C, 461C Advanced User Guide – Français

MK- 425C, 449C, 461C Advanced User Guide – English

UC-33 Controller Manual – English

UC-33 Memory Banks – English

UC-16 USB Controller – English

UC-16 Memory Banks – English

UC-16 Quick Start Guide – in English

UC-16 Quick Start Guide – Deutsch

UC-16 Quick Start Guide – Français

UC-16 Quick Start Guide – Espagnol

MK-225C, 249², 249C², 361², 361C Manual – English

MK-225C, 249², 249C², 361², 361C Quick-Start Guide – English

MK-225C, 249², 249C², 361², 361C Quick Start Guide – Deutsch

MK-225C, 249², 249C², 361², 361C Quick Start Guide – Français

MK-225C, 249², 249C², 361², 361C Quick Start Guide- Italiano

MK-225C, 249², 249C², 361², 361C Quick Start Guide- Espagnol

MK-225C, 249², 249C², 361², 361C Quick Start Guide – Dutch

MK-249 Manual – EnglishMK-249C Manual – English

MK-361 Manual – English

MK-249, 249C, 361 Quick Start Guide – Deutsch

MK-249, 249C, 361 Quick Start Guide – Français

MK-249, 249C, 361 Quick Start Guide – Italiano

MK-249, 249C, 361 Quick Start Guide – Espagnol

MK-249, 249C, 361 Quick Start Guide – Dutch

MK-125 Manual – English

MK-149 Manual – English

MK-149 Manual – Deutsch

MK-149 Manual – Français

MK-149 Manual – Italiano

MK-149 Manual – Espagnol

MK-149 Manual – Dutch

MK-149 Manual – Danish

MK-149 Quick Start Guide – Danish

MK-261 Manual – in English

MK-261 Manual – Deutsch

MK-261 Manual – Français

MK-261 Manuall – Italiano

MK-261 Manual – Espagnol

MK-261 Manual – Dutch

MK-261 Quick Start Guide – Danish

eKeys 37 User Manual – in English

eKeys49 User Manual – in English

Dance Station Manual – English

Dance Station Manual – Espagnol

Evolution 300 Manual – English

Evolution Audio Pro, Help Text – English

Music Teacher Manual – English

PlayPlanet Quick Start Guide – English

PlayPlanet Quick Start Guide – Deutsch

PlayPlanet Quick Start Guide – Français

PlayPlanet Quick Start Guide – Italiano

PlayPlanet Quick Start Guide – Espagnol

PlayPlanet Quick Start Guide – Dutch

Using the UC-33 with Ableton Live

Controlling the parameters on Ableton Live with the UC-33 is easy. You can get started straight away by opening the preset file for your PC or Mac operating system.

Use preset 21 for these Ableton Live preset templates.

These preset templates are perfect to get you started in Ableton Live. There are two presets for each operating system. ‘Live! UC33 1’ and ‘Live! UC33 2’. The former simply controls all the volume, pan and two sends on the eight tracks. The latter controls this for the first 6 tracks and the first send, and then controls the cross fader, monitor level, master pan and the tempo on the UC-33 controllers 8, 16, 24 and 32 respectively.

Once you want to start controlling more, like any effects or VSTs you may wish to add, just change the UC-33 global channel by pressing ‘GLOBAL CHANNEL’ and using the + and – buttons to move up to the next channel. Then you can assign a fresh set of controllers from the UC-33 sending on a different channel. Then press the ‘MIDI’ button on the top right of Ableton Live, click on the parameter you want to control, and move the controller, or button on the UC-33 that you want to control it.

So you can use all 16 channels on the same preset to control a total of 47 x 16 = 752 different parameters from the same preset!

Using the UC-33 Sonar preset

Instructions for setting up the UC-33 with the Sonar preset (PC only):

Once you’ve downloaded the Sonar 2 preset patch download, copy the zipped contents into a new folder.
1. Ensure Sonar 2 is already installed on your PC.
2. Run the ‘Sonar 2 preset patch.exe’.
3. Run Sonar.
4. Go to the options menu and select ‘Control Surfaces’.
5. Click on the yellow star symbol.
6. From the list select ‘Cakewalk generic control surface’.
7. Select the UC33 as the MIDI input. If it is not listed, ensure it is selected as the main MIDI input.
8. Select preset 14 on the UC33.
9. Select the ‘View’ menu.
10. Open the Console.
11. Select the ‘View’ menu and go to ‘Toolbars’. Click in the ‘control surfaces’ box.
12. A new toolbar will appear, detailing the Generic remote. Click on the properties symbol on the far right of the new toolbar.
13. Select ‘Sonar UC33 Generic preset’ as the preset from the drop down list at the top of the preferences window.

The Sonar preset will control 8 tracks in the Sonar mixing console. Note that the controllers of the console will not move until the UC33 controllers have caught up the position of the controller in Sonar.

Using the UC-33 with Logic

We’ve created a Logic environment setup for the UC-33 which provides immediate hands-on control over the Track Mixer and individual Channel Strips.

The new environment gives control over Volume, Pan and 2 Sends for the first 16 audio channels displayed in the Track Mixer plus full control over 4-band EQs, 8 Sends, Mute, Solo, Pan and Volume for each Channel Strip.

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Here is how to set it up:

  1. Download the Logic setup ( PC, Mac)
  2. Un-zip or un-stuff it.
  3. Import the UC-33 song file into Logic.
  4. On the UC-33 recall preset number 011.
  5. Place the Channel Strip overlay over the UC-33.

You should now be able to control volume, pan, solo, mute, 8 sends and even the 4 bands of EQ for the currently selected track. We have chosen the Parametric EQ algorithm for our setup, though you can use any of the other options with this setup. You will need to make sure to switch on each band individually using the EQ on/off button on the UC-33 channel.

You can also import the Environment into one of your own existing Logic files. From the Environment window in your own setup, go to ‘Options’ – ‘Import Environment’. Choose what part of the Environment you want to install. We recommend ‘Total Replace’. Then select the UC-33 Setup file.

Using UC-33 for Multi-channel Mixing:

You can also use the UC-33 as a multi-channel mixer in Logic.

To change to multi-channel mixer mode press 7 on the UC-33. When the LCD display shows 127 when you press it, the switch in the Logic Environment is switched to the Multi-channel mixer mode. The UC-33 will now control the volume, pan and first two sends of the first 8 audio tracks. To switch back to the Channel Strip mode, just press ‘7’ again (LCD displaying 000 when pressed).

If you want to switch between controlling tracks 1-8 and 9-16 in the Multi-channel mode, press ‘8’ on the numeric keypad (LCD showing 000 for tracks 1-8 and 127 for tracks 9-16). Remember to make sure you are already in the Multi-channel mode or pressing’ ‘8’ will have no effect.

You can always check to see what position the switches are in by opening the Logic environment window.

New improved setups for Cubase VST and SX

Stop and Play Cubase! Instructions for setting up the UC-33 with Cubase

With the new UC-33 SX and VST Multichannel and Channel Strip files, you can go from the Multichannel setting to the Channel Strip setting without having to load new settings in the Devices Setup.

The new stop and play button settings work much better than the previous ones.

First make sure you are using one of the UC-33’s Cubase presets by pressing the PRESET 1 button or by pressing ‘RECALL’ then 10.

Preset 1 Multi-channel mixing channels 1-8 and Channel Strip
Preset 10 Multi-channel mixing channels 9-16

Assigning the stop and play buttons in Cubase with the UC-33:

  1. Download the UC-33 SX Multichannel and Channel Strip or the VST Multichannel and Channel Strip file.
  2. Now import the file to the Generic Remote setting.
    1. Go to ‘Devices’ – ‘Device Setup…’ and select ‘Generic Remote’.
    2. In the right hand side of the window appearing, click on ‘Import’.
    3. Navigate to where the downloaded UC-33 SX or VST Multichannel and Channel Strip file is and double click on it.
  3. Make sure the assignable stop and play buttons on the UC-33 are set with LSB and MSB of 64:
    1. Press the stop button.
    2. Press the CONTROL ASSIGN button, then quickly press the ‘DATA LSB’ button, then 64. Then quickly press the ‘DATA MSB’ button then 64. If the ‘CONTROL ASSIGN’ mode stops and you haven’t managed to enter both the LSB and MSB values, you can press the ‘CONTROL ASSIGN’ button again and finish the data entry.
    3. Press the play button
    4. Repeat b.Now remember to save your new prest by pressing MEMORY then 01 or 10.
  4. Open the small Generic Remote window by going to ‘Devices’ – ‘Generic Remote’. You can now easily switch bewteen the 1-8 multichannel setting and the channel strip setting by selecting them from this window. You can also change the fast forward and rewind buttons to work on a press and release function if you prefer. Thus you hold down the button for as long as you want the fast forward or rewind to be moving, then on release it stops. Note that with this setting you will not be able to switch the Hi-Mid and Hi EQs on and off with the UC-33 in the Channel Strip mode.
    1. Select the rewind button by pressing it or using the CONTROL SELECT feature.
    2. Press CONTROL ASSIGN then 146.
    3. Either while the LCD display is still flashing, or after pressing CONTROL ASSIGN again, press PROGRAM 016 then MSB 64.
    4. Repeat c. for the fast forward button, pressing 017 in stead of 016.

Evolution Upgrade Its USB Controller Range

New improvements to the Evolution range provide unique advantages to Mac and PC computer music makers

January 16th 2003, Los Angeles – Evolution Electronics, the UK based manufacturer of USB computer music products, announce a number of upgrades to its successful range of controllers which enhance control, save time and increase productivity for musicians.

The new series will feature a number of internal technical improvements including a more powerful processor. The most significant benefit to the user is the ability to store ten favourite controller setups in memory – in addition to the ten locations for other keyboard settings.
This also ensures that performance parameters and program changes can be activated without affecting the current controller setup or vice versa.

The 10 controller memory locations will come pre-programmed with useful setups for popular music software applications and instruments.

To avoid difficult and invisible programming operations, a new crystal clear multi-purpose LCD display replaces the old 3 digit LED design. The new display shows all current controller information and generally makes operation of the keyboards easier.

A totally new design of rotary knob will also be introduced across the whole range. The new design is much wider with deep vertical grooves which provide superior grip for the extreme control demanded by today’s computer musicians.

The new series will be available Q2 2003.

About Evolution Electronics:

Evolution Electronics is a UK based manufacturer of affordable software and hardware products for the
computer musician. Founded in 1985 by Richard Watts, the company released the EVS-1 synthesizer in 1986, a synth that quickly achieved cult status. After years of successful design work for a string of well know companies, Evolution released the MK-149 keyboard, its first own brand computer music product. Today the Evolution range consists of 9 own brand products distributed in 39 countries around the world.

Evolution Take Control To The Extreme

The new UC-33 provides computer music enthusiasts with the hands-on control they’ve been waiting for

January 16th 2003, Los Angeles – Evolution Electronics, the UK based manufacturer of USB computer music products, announce the immediate launch of the UC-33 hardware controller which provides essential hands-on control for any computer music or MIDI setup, eliminating the frustrations of using a mouse. With an SRP of US$330, the UC-33 is the affordable answer to controlling popular plug-ins, virtual instruments and host applications such as Cakewalk Sonar, Propellerhead Reason, Native Instruments B4 and Cubase SX.

After the success of the UC-16, the world’s first USB MIDI controller unit, Evolution continue to lead the way with the impressive UC-33. The UC-16’s big brother offers instant and simultaneous control of up to 47 different parameters provided by 24 assignable rotary knobs, 9 full-size
assignable ALPS faders with light indicators and 14 assignable buttons.

The UC-33 comes with 33 presets allowing instant recall of setups for a whole range of industry standard software. No time consuming setting up procedures are required to get started. Specially designed overlay templates are also included, instantly transforming the UC-33 into a B4, Pro 53 or channel strip mixer.

Creating individual setups is extremely straight forward. Each of the 47 real-time controllers are programmed using a numerical keypad which makes assigning fast and precise. A crystal clear LCD display shows the current status for each controller providing an instant overview of the setup.

All of the UC-33’s 47 controllers can transmit on separate MIDI channels allowing control of multiple plug-ins and mixer channels. There is even a Drawbar mode which reverses the polarity of the 9 assignable ALPS faders making the real-time control of classic organ instruments even more realistic. The UC-33 also has RPN/NRPN and pre-programmed Sys-Ex messages, which make it possible to gain real-time access to parameters beyond immediate reach on SoundBlaster, XG and GM compatible soundcards.

Setups can be stored in 33 different memory locations for recalling at any time and a blank overlay template is included allowing the user to label the unit themselves.

The UC-33 connects to a PC or Mac using the included USB cable. This also provides power, keeping cables to a minimum and eliminating the need for a power supply. In common with all Evolution products, the UC-33 is Class compliant, so no drivers are required when using Windows XP or Mac OS X. Drivers for earlier operating systems are of course included.

The UC-33 can also be used as a USB MIDI interface. The MIDI Input and Output interface directly with host applications, adding an extra interface to a users’ setup.

Of course, the UC-33 can be used with a conventional MIDI setup, for live performances or as a remote controller for an existing studio rack. Used in this configuration, the UC-33 sends MIDI controller data straight from the MIDI Out to a MIDI rack. Even complex live setups are easy to control from a single unit due to the UC-33’s powerful programming features.

For situations when multiple UC-33’s are needed, the UC-33 has been designed to operate perfectly alongside itself and any other Evolution controller. For example, one unit can control the mixer environment of a host application while another unit controls a selection of plug-ins.

The UC-33 will be available Q2 2003 with an SRP of (US)$330.00

“Evolution puts the power of music software back in the hands of the musician.”

What does Class Compliant mean?:

A Class compliant product conforms to the USB standard’s
classification of device categories. In the case of Evolution products, class being USB MIDI. Other USB classes cover devices such as a QWERTY keyboard or mouse. Windows XP and Mac OS X already support class compliant products. As all Evolution products are Class compliant, this means that Evolution products install automatically under these operating systems, negating the need for any drivers.

About Evolution Electronics:

Evolution Electronics is a UK based manufacturer of affordable software and hardware products for the
computer musician. Founded in 1985 by Richard Watts, the company released the EVS-1 synthesizer in 1986, a synth that quickly achieved cult status. After years of successful design work for a string of well know companies, Evolution released the MK-149 keyboard, its first own brand computer music product. Today the Evolution range consists of 9 own brand products distributed in 39 countries around the world.

Evolution Launch World’s Smallest USB Keyboard

February 6th 2003 – Evolution Electronics, the UK based manufacturer of USB computer music products, announce the immediate launch of eKeys, a brand new USB music keyboard and software package that gives everyone, from total beginners to wannabe producers, the exciting opportunity to start playing and making music on their PC or Mac.

With an SRP of just £39.99 including VAT, eKeys, the world’s smallest USB keyboard, provides a fantastic range of creative and entertaining musical environments, covering traditional keyboard playing through to remixing and producing.

For PC and Mac users who have always wanted to create music but have never known where to begin, the MusicPlanet software is a great start. It contains hundreds of professionally recorded samples which can be played and mixed together to create an array of musical compositions, from a chart-topping pop hit to a classical piano masterpiece to a pre-school nursery rhyme.

PC users can also learn to play the keyboard with the super friendly Music Teacher software which comes complete with a range of lessons and games to make learning the keyboard fun and easy.

Then there’s the powerful music production software Sound Studio II VST, which turns any home PC into a professional recording studio with integrated digital audio recording and playback facilities plus VST plug-in support. Users can record and arrange MIDI tracks then record digital audio patterns, such as vocal riffs, drum loops, and ambient background sounds over the top.

‘The eKeys package is all about making music creation easy, fun and accessible to everyone,” said Richard Watts, Evolution’s CEO. “eKeys couldn’t be any easier and quicker to use straight out of the box. Simply plug it in and you’ll be remixing a dance track, creating a pop song or having fun with wonderful sounds, all in a matter of seconds.”

The eKeys keyboard connects to a PC or Mac using its USB cable. This also provides power which eliminates the need for a power adapter. In common with all Evolution products, the eKeys keyboard is Class compliant, so no drivers are required when using Windows XP or Mac OS X. Drivers for earlier operating systems are of course included.

Evolution Give Logic and Cubase Users Even More Control

Evolution have just released a Logic environment setup for their popular UC-33 USB/MIDI controller surface. This new setup provides Logic users with immediate hands-on control over the Track Mixer and individual Channel Strips. It’s available as a free download from www.evolution.co.uk

The new environment gives control over Volume, Pan and 2 Sends for the first 16 audio channels displayed in the Track Mixer plus full control over 4-band EQs, 8 Sends, Mute, Solo, Pan and Volume for each Channel Strip.

UC-33 owners can use the Mixer Channel Strip plastic overlay, one of four overlay skins which Evolution supply with the unit, instantly transforming the UC-33 into the Channel Strip Mixer. There’s no fiddly time consuming labelling required; it’s ready for action at the touch of a button, making the UC-33 a highly attractive controller to the thousands of Logic users out there.

Great news for Cubase users too! There are also new and improved UC-33 setup files for Cubase SX and VST which are available to download from the Evolution web site. With the new UC-33 SX and VST Multichannel and Channel Strip files, you can switch from the Multi-channel setting to the Channel Strip setting without having to load new settings in the Devices Setup. The new setup also provides precise control over all parameters within the Dynamic Parametric insert effect. Cubase users can use the Mixer Channel Strip overlay to instantly label up the UC-33.