Now that you have an idea on how the controller is setup, it's now time to setup MPC Tools to actually supply feedback to the controller. The feedback comes from two places, "GO" and "Pause/Back" button from each fader. Feedback from the GO button only applies when you are fading from cue to cue. When you have stopped transitioning and are sitting in a cue, the feedback comes from the Pause/Back button.
In most cases, you would probably want your feedback to come from the Pause/Back button. In MPC Tools, set your button for "MainPlayback Button Up" to your desired Fader (1-10) and behavior to click.
Now that your buttons are set to their playbacks you need to set the feedback. Click the button you wish to edit, and go into Advanced Options, turn Custom Feedback On. Now, which line to choose. Decisions, Decisions?!!?
Initialization : is the color your button has when MPC Tools launches.
On: Provides feedback when the program button is lit.....ie. sitting in an active cue.
Off: Same an ON, but sets the value when the fader is inactive.
Are you all ready to go?! Well not quite, you may recall that we mapped your buttons to Pause/Back so that we could have feedback anytime a cuelist is active, but that button doesn't let us activate the fader. Here, you also have a couple options. The first is to make a controller button a "Modifier Key" and use that to trigger the Go/Toggle function. This gives each button a dual purpose. If you use Go, then you would need to use Macros to turn off the cuelists when you're done with them, or program yet another button to act at the release. The second option is to program 3 or 4 buttons from each fader to your controller to map out each other necessary functions, this gives you complete access to all of the necessary functions, but would limit you to maybe 8 mainplaybacks.
And finally, you can only have 1 Mainplayback Bank visible at any given time, which can make it difficult to navigate your buttons. The workaround that I've seen many people use is to use the Playback Button page as a layout. The top row is bank 1, the second row is bank 2...etc.... This offers visible feedback of what cuelists are running, the labels, what cue you're sitting in, as well as color labels making it easier to see and sort everything.