MIDI Hand Controller User Manual

MIDI Hand Controller User Guide

Everything you need to know about the MIDI Hand Controller app

The app uses real-time image detection and recognition to convert hand moves and gestures into MIDI messages.
It is like a contactless XY-pad – a device used in MIDI controllers for adjusting two parameters at the same time.
The app does not produce or manipulate sound directly. Its purpose is to control other software or hardware that understands MIDI.


External MIDI receivers


The application works in two wireless modes: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The app can connect via Bluetooth both as a peripheral and as a host.
In addition to physical wireless MIDI instruments, the application also works with Mac computers (and PCs, but only in the Wi-Fi mode).
This allows you to control the parameters of VST plugins installed in your DAW on the computer.


All USB-MIDI class-compliant devices connected to the iOS device (preferably via a powered USB hub) are visible to the application.


The application has an Audiobus port of the MIDI Sender type and is visible in the MIDI screen as INPUT.

Other iOS apps

The MIDI Hand controller works with all Core MIDI compatible applications, including GarageBand.


Connection to external controllers

Mac and PC

A detailed tutorial on how to establish MIDI connections (wired and wireless) with Mac and PC computers can be found here:
MIDI Controller - Connection Guide

In addition, it is worth reading the guides available on the Apple website:
Audio MIDI Setup User Guide: Bluetooth
Audio MIDI Setup User Guide: Wi-Fi

MIDI BT devices

For a list of available Bluetooth devices, see Settings → Wireless MIDI Connection → Bluetooth MIDI Devices.
To connect to a given device, just click on its name.

USB MIDI devices

All MIDI devices wired via USB do not require any additional configuration. They are visible in the application settings in the MIDI Outputs section, where they can be activated and deactivated.


In the MIDI screen:

Other iOS apps

The app sends MIDI events via the virtual MIDI port. The list of active and inactive MIDI ports is available in the application settings in the MIDI Settings → Outputs section.

If other applications provide their own MIDI virtual port, it will also be visible here. To prevent sending duplicate events, avoid having more than one active port.

Background mode

The app will recognize your hand and your hand gestures only if it is in foreground mode, i.e., active and visible!
In the background mode, the camera will be automatically suspended, preventing the application from working properly.
For this reason, other music applications that are controlled by the MIDI Hand Controller should run in the background mode.


If you have any trouble, please contact our support team. We will be happy to help you.