How to setup RAVEN with Pro Tools on macOS

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How to setup RAVEN with Pro Tools

The following article explains how to set up the Slate RAVEN with Pro Tools

You will be guided through the following steps: 

  1. Registering the RAVEN Passcode. 
  2. Redeeming the iLok Code.
  3. Setting up V-Control Pro
  4. Syncing the RAVEN with Pro Tools and V-Control Pro
  5. RAVEN Internal Mixer Setup
  6. System Preferences configuration

Registering the RAVEN passcode. 

Each RAVEN comes with a passcode in the box. Go to and type in email address and passcode.  Users will be automatically logged in to the RAVEN area of their Slate account.

Click the "Installers" option and download/install the correct RAVEN installer for the type of touch screen.

Redeeming the iLok license code. 

After registering the RAVEN software, users will receive and email with an iLok Activation Code. Open the iLok License Manager and click the "Redeem" tab and paste the iLok code. Now, select the iLok USB Dongle

Setting up V-Control Pro with Pro Tools.

After the installation, open V-Control Pro and Pro Tools. Open the MIDI Input devices and check V-Control Pro 1-3 so they will show up in the MIDI Controllers area.

Navigate to the Peripherals menu and setup HUI and V-Control Pro for ports 1-3 in the MIDI controller tabs.


Syncing Pro Tools with V-Control Pro

After V-Control Pro has been added as a controller device in Pro Tools open the RAVEN application and choose "Launch" next to  "Pro Tools" from the RAVEN Dashboard.


The STOP button on the RAVEN should now be pressed down and all the transport functions will control Pro Tools.


RAVEN Internal Mixer Setup.

Go to the file menu and select Import Session Data and select the RAVEN Windows Configurations template from /Documents/Pro Tools/Session Templates/Raven Templates or use the attached template. Check the box for Windows Configurations to import just the window location template.

Select the RAVEN MIX or Edit Windows Configurations to instantly align the Pro Tools mixer


Check out this article on how to easy sync Pro Tools and Raven using Window Configurations.

Please Note: On El Capitan or OS X Sierra, be sure to hold down OPTION while clicking the GREEN maximize button to fit the Pro Tools Mix window to the Raven screen.


System Preferences Configuration 

In System Preferences select the Security and Privacy tab and add Pro Tools, V-Control Pro, RAVEN, UPDD, Automator into the Accessibility tab of System Preferences. This will give these applications admin access for the selected programs.



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