NM2 Manual 📖

Welcome to the official NM2 Manual! 👋🛸

Table of Contents

THE BASICS

Getting Started 💡

On/Off

Turning NM2 on

You turn NM2 on by pressing button #1 (top left).

Turning NM2 off

You turn NM2 off by pressing and holding button #1 for 10 seconds until the LEDs stop illuminating.

LED Indication

The LED's on NM2 are used to indicate various states that the device is in.

LED #1 (left) - Power/Charging

When charging, LED 1 will turn blue. 

When completed, LED 1 will turn off (if the device is sleeping), or go red (if the device is powered on).

LED #2 (right) - Input

When NM2 is on and receiving a button press, LED #2 will illuminate green or blue.

If LED #2 is green, that indicates the device is not connected via bluetooth and is only sending USB MIDI.

If LED #2 is blue, that indicates it is connected to bluetooth and sending both USB & bluetooth MIDI.

USB & bluetooth MIDI

NM2 can connect via both USB & bluetooth MIDI.

bluetooth MIDI

Bluetooth MIDI will immediately start broadcasting after turning on NM2.

USB MIDI

USB MIDI is constantly sending via the USB C port. You are able to send both bluetooth and USB MIDI simultaneously.

Battery/Charging

NM2 comes equipped with a 700 mAh battery, rechargeable via the USB C port.

DEFAULT MIDI VALUES

Hardware ⚙️

Buttons

Layout

① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥

⑦ ⑧ ⑨ ⑩ ⑪ ⑫

⑬ ⑭ ⑮ ⑯ ⑰ ⑱

Default MIDI Values

① Channel 1, Note 60

② Channel 1, Note 61

③ Channel 1, Note 62

④ Channel 1, Note 63

⑤ Channel 1, Note 64

⑥ Channel 1, Note 65

⑦ Channel 1, Note 66

⑧ Channel 1, Note 67

⑨ Channel 1, Note 68

⑩ Channel 1, Note 69

⑪ Channel 1, Note 70

⑫ Channel 1, Note 71

⑬ Channel 1, Note 72

⑭ Channel 1, Note 73

⑮ Channel 1, Note 74

⑯ Channel 1, Note 75

⑰ Channel 1, Note 76

⑱ Channel 1, Note 77

Encoders

Layout

① ②

Default MIDI Values

① Channel 1, CC 1

② Channel 2, CC 2

X/Y Tilt

Default MIDI Values

➡️X: Channel 3, CC: 74

⬆️Y: Channel 4, CC 75

BLUETOOTH OR USB?

How To Connect 👈

To iPhone/iPad?

Via Bluetooth MIDI

  1. Turn NM2 on by pressing button #1 (top left).
  2. NM2 will automatically broadcast its bluetooth signal.
  3. On your iPhone/iPad, determine whether the app you'd like to use natively supports bluetooth MIDI.
  4. If it does, find the bluetooth MIDI setting within the app and connect to NM2.
  5. If it doesn't, download MIDImatic from the Apple Appstore.
  6. Open MIDImatic and connect NM2. You can map the buttons, knobs, and tilt here before proceeding if desired.
  7. Open the app you'd like to use, and that's it! NM2 is connected.

Via USB MIDI

  1. Turn NM2 on by pressing button #1 (top left).
  2. Connect a USB C cable to the backside of the device.
  3. Plug in directly to the iPhone/iPad you wish to control.
  4. Most apps will recognize NM2 immediately. If not, ensure that NM2 is selected as the input within the app.

To Mac?

Via bluetooth MIDI

  1. Turn NM2 on by pressing button #1 (top left).
  2. NM2 will automatically broadcast its bluetooth signal.
  3. Open Audio MIDI Setup on your Mac via Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup. 
  4. From the Taskbar choose Window > Show MIDI Studio
  5. From the MIDI Studio Taskbar choose MIDI Studio > Open Bluetooth Configuration
  6. From this window find NM2 from the discoverable devices section and press connect.
  7. Open the app you'd like to use, and that's it! NM2 is connected.

Via USB MIDI

  1. Turn NM2 on by pressing button #1 (top left).
  2. Connect a USB C cable to the backside of the device.
  3. Plug in directly to the Mac you wish to control.
  4. Most apps will recognize NM2 immediately. If not, ensure that NM2 is selected as the input within the app.

To Android?

Via bluetooth MIDI

  1. Turn NM2 on by pressing button #1 (top left).
  2. NM2 will automatically broadcast its bluetooth signal.
  3. On your Android, determine whether the app you'd like to use natively supports bluetooth MIDI.
  4. If it does, find the bluetooth MIDI setting within the app and connect to NM2.
  5. If it doesn't, download MIDI BLE Connect or MIDI Connector from the Google Play Store.
  6. Open one of the apps in step 6 and connect NM2.
  7. Open the app you'd like to use, and that's it! NM2 is connected.

Via USB MIDI

  1. Turn NM2 on by pressing button #1 (top left).
  2. Connect a USB C cable to the backside of the device.
  3. Plug in directly to the Android you wish to control.
  4. Most apps will recognize NM2 immediately. If not, ensure that NM2 is selected as the input within the app.

To Windows?

Via bluetooth MIDI

  1. Turn NM2 on by pressing button #1 (top left).
  2. NM2 will automatically broadcast its bluetooth signal.
  3. On your Windows device follow the steps to download loopMIDI and MIDIberry.
  4. After the downloads are complete, open loopMIDI and add a port via the plus sign in the bottom left corner. After this is complete you can close loop MIDI and it will keep running in the background.
  5. From your Windows settings go to "Bluetooth & other devices", select "Add Bluetooth or other device" and connect to NM2 from the dropdown menu. For Windows 11 please ensure Advanced Mode is turned on.
  6. Open MIDIberry and select NM2 as the input and loopMIDI as the output. Leave MIDIberry open.
  7. Open the app you'd like to use and connect to the loopMIDI port within the apps MIDI settings, and that's it! NM2 is connected.

Via USB MIDI

  1. Turn NM2 on by pressing button #1 (top left).
  2. Connect a USB C cable to the backside of the device.
  3. Plug in directly to the Windows device you wish to control.
  4. Ensure that NM2 is selected as the input within the app.
  1. Turn NMSVE on via the switch on the backside of the device.
  2. The green LED will illuminate prompting you to select a channel by pressing the corresponding button (button1 = channel 1, button 2 = channel 2, etc...).
  3. NMSVE should now be flashing its blue connect LED - meaning that it is searching for a device to connect to (once connected the LED will go solid).
  4. On your Windows device follow the steps to download loopMIDI and MIDIberry.
  5. After the downloads are complete, open loopMIDI and add a port via the plus sign in the bottom left corner. After this is complete you can close loop MIDI and it will keep running in the background.
  6. From your Windows settings go to "Bluetooth & other devices", select "Add Bluetooth or other device" and connect to NMSVE from the dropdown menu.
  7. Open MIDIberry and select NMSVE as the input and loopMIDI as the output. Leave MIDIberry open.
  8. Open the app you'd like to use NMSVE with and connect to the loopMIDI port within the apps MIDI settings - NMSVE should now function as a regular MIDI device.

CUSTOMIZE!

Web App 💻

The Web App

NM2 is fully customizable via the Web App for use with Chrome/Microsoft Edge on Mac/PC.

Connecting

First, connect NM2 to your desktop via the USB C port. Next, open up the Web App and press "Connect". Choose NM2 from the dropdown list. If the connection is successful, the "Connect" button will read "Ready ✨".

Customizing

The web app gives the user access to changing the MIDI values of the buttons, encoders, and X/Y tilt.

Clicking on the name of each will open a drop down menu with a variety of options.

After changing the desired values, simply press "Apply" and the changes will be made and saved onto NM2.

Buttons

Scale

The scale dropdown is for setting the buttons to correspond to a musical scale. Choosing a scale will automatically set each button at the necessary MIDI note of the scale chosen (2 octaves + 4 notes).

Button

The button dropdown is used to display and change what button is selected when making changes to the Channel, Note, CC, or PC.

Channel

The Channel dropdown sets the MIDI Channel of the button selected.

Note, CC, or PC

The Note, CC, or PC options will set the function of the button selected. Each button can be set to have a specific MIDI Note, MIDI CC (on/off), or MIDI PC as desired.

Encoders (Knobs)

Knob

The knob dropdown is used to display and change what knob is selected when making changes to the Channel and CC.

Channel

The Channel dropdown sets the MIDI Channel of the knob selected.

CC

The CC option will set the CC number of the knob currently selected. Both knobs can be set to have a specific MIDI CC as desired.

X/Y Tilt

On/Off

The checkmark determines whether the selected tilt axis is in an on or off state.

Channel

The Channel dropdown sets the MIDI Channel of the tilt axis selected.

CC

The CC option will set the CC number of the tilt axis currently selected. Both axis' can be set to have a specific MIDI CC as desired.

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