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Lightroom Controlling Softwares - Software for older Lightroom versions


For Windows

Paddy for Lightroom

Paddy was the first Lightroom plugin that allowed us to connect Adobe Lightroom with a MIDI controller, actually this plugin started the new-wave several years ago. 

You can download the Paddy free from here.

Unfortunately the development of Paddy has stopped recently so it is compatible only up to Lightroom 5. (Despite the fact that there is a line on Paddy’s website saying that the LR6/CC version is in the pipeline, unfortunately it’s there for months now and after discussing with the developer we were told that he should have had to study another programming language to continue the project but due to the lack of time he could not deal with it.) Originally the Paddy was made for Behringer BCF2000 and BCR2000 controllers, but you can use it with other controllers too, moreover you can even configure a gamepad or joystick as well as your keyboard with Paddy.



Besides MIDI2LR, Knobroom was the other popular and widely used Lightroom plugin for MIDI controllers. I say ’was’ because the development of Knobroom also seems to have stopped for a while, however it is compatible both LR6/CC and earlier versions.

You can download Knobroom free from here.

Knobroom has no dedicated GUI, you can configure it (do the mapping) in Lightroom’s Plugin Manager. Because of this it may be not so convenient as the MIDI2LR. Knobroom is designed mainly for the Novation Nocturn MIDI controller but you can use it with other controllers too, you only need to know which slider/knob creates what CC-code. Moreover Knobroom’s ‘stock’ of Lightroom features is not so widespread as MIDI2LR’s, however it is fair enough, you can find many LR features in it.

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