MK Transport 2


New to Lemur?
This knowledgebase assumes that the user has a basic familiarity with Lemur.

If you are new to Lemur it is highly recommended that you read the Lemur User Guide through chapter 8. You don’t need to go crazy with it and learn how to program– MIDI Kinetics has taken care of all that for you!

Important information regarding Lemur memory limits
Please refer to this blog post regarding current Lemur memory limitations, especially if you plan on running multiple MK products on a single tablet.

Quick Routing Reference

MK Transport Routing Diagram – Cubase.pdf

MK Transport Routing Diagram – Logic.pdf


Software Updates: Transferring Settings to a New Version

/ MK Transport / Upgrades

All MIDI Kinetics controllers come with a folder called User, which contains all your settings. Just replace the new User folder with your old one.

main article: Software Updates: Transferring Settings to a New Version


Before you start

1. Disable Anti-alias Canvas Objects

Before attempting to sync any MIDI Kinetics controller to your tablet, be sure to disable Anti-alias Canvas Objects in Lemur’s More Settings page. It may cause a crash.

2. Set Lemur skin to Flat

All MIDI Kinetics controllers are designed using the Flat Lemur skin. It offers the most consistent user experience. You can set the Lemur skin in Lemur’s “More Settings” page.

1. Product Registration and Activation with MK Connect

/ MK Transport / Installation

Please see MIDI Kinetics Connect for instructions on how to register and activate your MIDI Kinetics product.

2. DAW Setup

/ MK Transport / Installation

To begin, tap the MK Logo to open preferences, and load the key map for your DAW.

Then continue with the instructions for your DAW:

• Open Cubase, go to the Devices menu, and select “Device Setup…”.

• Click on the + button and create: 1 Generic Remote and 1 Mackie Control.

• Select the Generic Remote and import the MK Transport Cubase Generic Remote.

• Assign both remotes to the desired MIDI port that is connected to Lemur. MK Transport is bidirectional— connect both the input and output.

• In MIDI Port Setup, make sure you have excluded the input port from your All-MIDI Inputs.
You don’t want to accidentally record MK Transport’s commands onto one of your tracks!

• Click OK and you’re done.

• Open Logic, go to the Logic Pro X menu: Control Surfaces, and choose “Setup…”.

If you don’t see this command, make sure that Logic’s “Advanced Controls” are enabled. Go to Preferences: Advanced, and enable Control Surfaces.

• Click on New and choose “Install…”

• Select “Mackie Designs : Mackie Control : Logic Control” and press Add.

• Assign it to the desired MIDI ports that are connected to Lemur.

A few more things…


Logic’s Mackie Control implementation does not include an assignment for Count-In— an essential command for anyone who records their own music. It can easily be added.

• Go to the “Logic Pro X” menu, and choose “Key Commands” and “Edit…”

• In the upper right text field, type “Count-in”.

• Choose it from the list, then click “Learn New Assignment…”

• Now just press the Count-In button on MK Transport. Logic will learn the MIDI command.


By default, Logic’s “Add Marker” function automatically snaps markers to the bar. This is not very useful…

• Just like before, in the Key Commands area type “marker”.

• Choose “Create Marker without rounding”’.

• Click “Learn New Assignment..” and press the Add Marker button on MK Transport.

Previous/Next Frame

The ability to navigate frame-by-frame is an absolute must for media composers. Unfortunately, the Mackie Control’s previous/next frame buttons are tied to the current state of the Shuttle. Let’s change that.

• Again, in the Key Commands area type “frame”. You will see two commands: “Rewind One Frame” and “Forward One Frame”.

• Choose “Rewind One Frame”. Press “Learn New Assignment” and hit the Previous Frame button on MK Transport.

• Now do the same for “Forward One Frame”.

Now these commands are always available.

High-Res Routing Diagrams

MK Transport Routing Diagram – Cubase.pdf

MK Transport Routing Diagram – Logic.pdf


Basic Operation

/ MK Transport / Operation

Please refer to the MK Transport 2 walkthrough video.

Additional topics will be added to this online Knowledgebase at a later time.

Creating Layouts

/ MK Transport / Operation

When designing your layout, look at the Lemur Editor– not your tablet.

If your tablet is synced to the Editor, you may notice that the panels appear in different positions. This is because Lemur is using 2 different container sizes to calculate the relative positions of your panels: its static reference size (in the Editor), and its current real time size (on your tablet, which you may have moved).

Always design your interface using the Editor as a reference– not your tablet.

When you re-sync they will match. If you want to force this to happen just disconnect and reconnect.

Do not delete panels.

When you are creating your layout, be careful to not accidentally delete any panels. Panels can be hidden in preferences.


Simply tap MK Transport’s menu bar and they will disappear. This is a (tricky) programming issue that will be resolved in a future update.
The preferences window always remembers its last position.

This is a nice feature because it is allowed to have a different location than the main window.



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