Installing a Midi hardware instrument controller and getting it functioning in Pro Tools is a very common question and support topic. We wanted to cover the basics of installing a midi device, including troubleshooting and verification.
Waves have just announced a new hardware controller platform called "Icon" for their eMotion LV1 Live mixing console system (not a totally original name to chose but maybe this is deliberate for some kind of familiarity reference?).
It's a rather interesting development when you consider the LV1 was initially intended for control via touchscreen, perhaps this is a response to the users who (like me) prefer the more tactile feeling of hardware controllers over touch screens?
Using third party audio interfaces with Pro Tools is incredibly popular these days, Hooking them up is easy but configuring them up correctly requires a little inside knowledge that wont be printed in the manual.