This is not clearly explained in the manual, but I found a nice guy willing to help on YouTube.

Check out the video here. In the Replies is more information on the mapping which I will try to repeat here.

You will need the Controller Editor, which came with your Mikro – you should find it installed or in the Native Access program. On my Windows 10 machine it is here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Native Instruments\Controller Editor. You will need to open this in Administrator mode. I created a link on my taskbar.

First create new template and name it in the controller editor. Here a snapshot of mine (after I set it all up)

Then, select all the pads (shift click from right top to bottom left to select all). Once you do this , go to ASSIGN tab, then the action tab labeled “Press” and set Type to None.

In Superior Drummer 3, I selected the drum set I wanted and set up all the routing. Don’t forget to make sure you have set the MIDI input in your DAW to the MASCHINE Micro MK3 and also make sure your drums trigger on channel 10 if you chose to do that. Then once you are happy with your drum setup, save it as a project in your Superior Drummer. You can probably make this a default but I haven’t done that yet.

Now this is the lame but necessary part. You need to decide how you want your drums to be laid out in your head or write it down. You will need to go back and forth between SD3 and Controller Editor and change the values for each pad that matches the note values in SD3. In the Controller Editor you do this under ASSIGN>Hit tab, note. Use the format C0, NOT C-0, or you will be sorely disappointed.

In SD3 you find these notes by unfolding the “midi mapping tab on the right side of SD3. If you don’t see it, it is under the show pop down menu. make sure to unfold hamburger menu in midi mapping and view “show keys”

Now, select the individual drum with mouse to identify the value and punch that in to the controller editor.

Remember you can change the articulations of each drum but you will need to save it under: Mini in/EDrum Settings > Save as under user presets.

Make sure your MIKRO is in MIDI mode. It should show up in the little window on your MIKRO.

I did a couple of other steps as well. I set the MIDI channel to 10 on all of the pads and changed the color values. Here’s an example.

You should make sure the final template is save in the controller. You can call it up anytime you need it.

I use Sonar as my DAW (Free from Bandlab now!) – I’ve set up a nice template that has everything set up the way I like to start. If you do this you should have very little setup to do after you initialize everything.

A big thanks to Broken Bird Productions

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Here is my colorful MIKRO setup

Here’s my current drum setup in Superior Drummer

This has been the bane of my existence, but I came across a post that showed how to do it. I am capturing it here for any poor lost intrepid souls.

If you have a tempo map that you spent hours, yea, days to perfect, you can move it to a new project. I wanted to do this so that I could update an old project to a new template. Here’s what I found out:

Load the MIDI file containing your source tempo map into Sonar as a new project.  Then open up the tempo map to make sure it’s actually in there.

Then Select All and then hit ALT-CTRL-C (Copy Special) and make sure that only “tempo changes” is ticked. Hit OK.  Now the clipboard should now contain the tempo map

Then open up the project that you wish to merge this tempo map with.  Move the NOW to the start of the project.  Hit ALT-CTRL-V (Paste Special).  Make sure that the Tempo Changes is the only event type ticked.  (All other event types should be greyed out as the clipboard should only contain tempo change events)

Note, you may need to open  up the tempo view before doing the Paste to make sure there are no existing tempo changes that would confuse the project.

Hit OK

Open up the tempo view and your tempo map should be present there as pasted.

All of a sudden I started having this problem, not able to connect to my Windows machine downstairs (authentication error).

I did the Disabled = 1 registry hack and I am back!

Source: windows 10 – RDP Crashes After Entering Password – Server Fault

Windows 10: Adding and Keeping custom columns in File Explorer

Every so often I get the crazy urge to clean up my photo, music or video content and when I do I love to see specific columns in File Explorer.  For Photos, its Date Taken and maybe even Camera Model.  For Music, its Album Size and Protected (to sort between music I’ve purchased or not)


The problem I had was keeping those settings for those folders.  I did some searching and found articles and notes on changing the registry etc, but finally found that you just need to make a few simple changes: Setting the Media template and saving the customizations to that media template.


First,  Select the parent folder and set it to Music, Pictures, Documents, Video or General (whichever you want to customize)

Let’s stick with Music for this example:


Right click on the parent folder and select Properties ->Customize.

Select the template you want to use.

Make sure to select “Also apply this to all subfolders”

Click OK to exit.

Next, customize the folder view with the columns that you want:

Right client anywhere in the red box area…

Select More if you don’t see the attribute you want to add on the quick list.

For Example – I’ve added Protected and Size.

For music I’ve also sorted by # so all tracks will appear in order.


Once you have that setup the way you want it, go to View on the File Explorer menu and select Options -> Change Folder and Search options:

Under view click Apply to Folders.  This will apply the changes you made above to all folders marked as Music.

Repeat customizations for Pictures, Documents or just General folders.

Hope that Helps!

Here is a link to the RX Audio Cookbook for spectral audio correction:

Here’s a copy on the home page as well.

Welcome to the iZotope RX Audio Cookbook

The iZotope RX Audio Cookbook is designed to help you find solutions or ‘recipes’ for solving common audio problems. Each recipe includes step-by-step directions, before and after audio examples, illustrations and tips for solving stubborn problems.

As you work through the Cookbook, be sure to send us your feedback.

Recursive chmod all *.sh files within the current directory

This is when the dadgum hosting provider migrates your site without fixing the executables.
Terminal – Recursive chmod all *.pl files within the current directory
find ./ -name “*.pl” -exec chmod +x {} \;

Just another tip I found on the web.

Remoting into desktop for UBUNTU. I did something and the menus no longer showed up when I would try remote connection.

This helped me to have my top bar of applications show up again.

cd /home/”youruser”
echo “gnome-session –session=ubuntu-2d” > .xsession
sudo /etc/init.d/xrdp restart

The tip was here:

Just upgraded to the latest version of Windows. Internet was connected but could not browse.

Searched a bunch of pages – tried a bunch of things.

What worked is this: A Clean Restart

– Hold down Shift
– Click Start
– Click the power button and select Shut down
– Keep Shift held down till the computer completely powers down
– Reboot

et Voila – the internet browsing works.

What an annoying problem.

This is the solution.

Had my Sprint gold 64gb S6 since the 12th and have noticed that when I turn off WiFi and get close
to a place I’ve connected before it will automatically connect to it if anybody can help me
figure how to get it to stop this?

This is the Sprint Connections Optimizer. To turn off,
you go to Settings>>Mobile Networks>>Connections Optimizer,
where you can uncheck “Connections Optimizer”

Also, be sure to deselect connecting to partners wifi automatically.
I noticed my S6 was still connecting automatically to Xfinity the
other day because this was still checked.