To physically connect DLC to your computer, plug a standard CAT5 Ethernet cable into the port located above the DLC Network sticker on the rear of the console, and the other end into your computer (or router/switch).
DLC Connect Application (Mac)
To achieve communication between DLC and the Mac, the DLC Connect app is needed. This creates the necessary MIDI ports for your DAW to connect to DLC. This app can be downloaded from our website at:
Once downloaded, drag the DLC Connect icon into the Application folder. Macintosh HD > Applications It is possible to open the application automatically on login, making it quicker to get set up each time the computer is booted up. Open the app, then right click on the app icon in the dock, navigate to options, then select Open at Login. Alternatively go to: System Preferences > Accounts > [Account Name] > Login Items Tab > Add New Applications (+ Button) > Browse and select DLC connect.
Networking Background Knowledge
On a network, devices must have a unique “address” to ensure they can communicate, this is known as an IP address. You will need to decide whether your network will automatically assign IP addresses to connected devices, or if you will manually assign them yourself. If connecting DLC to your computer directly, you will most likely want to set the IP addresses manually, however if connecting DLC to a larger network, typically the IP address will be automatically assigned using “DHCP” (you will commonly have used this without realising when connecting to things like WiFi networks).
Setting Manual IP Addresses
If you aren’t using DHCP to automatically set IP addresses, you must set them manually on the DLC and Mac to ensure the two devices are communicating correctly. System Preferences > Network > Ethernet Tab > Configure IPv4 Manually
Choose a unique IP address by changing ‘X’ to a number between 1-254 using the format: 192 . 168 . 100 . X. This ‘X’ number must be different on the DLC module and the computer.
Set the Subnet Mask to 255 . 255 . 255 . 0
We recommend leaving Router settings blank.
On the DLC Module, press the Setup button. The OLED displays will show the first page of the console setup. Using the Page Keys underneath the first encoder, page to the right and ensure that Use DHCP is set to NO in the next menu.
Page right again to reach the IP address screen and use the encoders to set the IP address to: 192.168.100.X (ensuring that ‘X’ is different to that of the computer).
On the following pages, set the Subnet Mask to: 255.255.255.0, Then set the Port to: 1212
Press the Setup Button again to exit setup and save these settings.
Setting Automatic IP Addresses Using DHCP
If you have connected DLC to a network using DHCP to automatically assign IP addresses, then you will need to set DLC to use DHCP. On the second page of the Setup Menu, ensure that the Use DHCP option is set to YES, and that your Mac is configured to use DHCP in the Network System Preferences (by default your Mac should be set to use DHCP). Press the Setup Button again to exit setup and save these settings.
Once network settings have been finalized, reboot the console and the computer. On rebooting, DLC Connect should open and the console should be listed. Highlight the console within the app, and click the connect button. Your DLC module should now be connected to your Mac and ready for configuration as a HUI control surface and analogue automaton platform. The DLC connect app icon in the menu bar will display the connectivity status, with a black icon indicating DLC is connected, and a greyed out icon indicating DLC is disconnected.