- What is a Profile?
- Profile Types
- How to Create a Profile
- Assigning Functions in a Profile
- Saving & Managing your Profiles
- Naming Profiles
- Profile Switching
- Profile Sharing & Community Profiles
What is a Profile?
Profiles are a critical part in successfully setting up your Monogram Creative Console. A profile defines how each Monogram module controls the targeted application.
You can use up to 15 profiles within Monogram Creator. When working between multiple applications, Monogram Creator will automatically switch to a corresponding profile as you switch applications.
A profile can be created for any application on your computer. When talking about profiles, generally speaking, we can divide them into integration profiles and non-integration profiles
Refer to profiles made for a Monogram native integration, like Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro, Capture One, or similar.
What makes these profile types unique is that their functionality has been developed through the use of APIs, which allows Creative Console to communicate directly with the integrated application.
To learn more about which apps have native integrations, please see our workflow pages.
Refer to profiles that don’t have direct integrations, but are still functional with Creative Console through universal standards like keyboard mode, MIDI mode, and joystick mode.
These profiles can be created for any application on your computer that doesn't have a native integration with Monogram. An example is an Excel or Numbers profile.
Finally, the Universal profile type allows you to create a default profile that is chosen whenever a dedicated profile does not exist for the app in use. This profile type, by nature, is a non-integration profile.
How to Create a Profile
To create a new profile, select the plus (+) sign at the top of the application and then select your application of choice from the list.
Once you select your chosen application, you'll see one of two views presented when creating a profile:
Quick Start Profiles
If you are using an integration (such as Adobe Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro, Capture One, etc.) you will be presented with a window that asks if you would prefer to use a Quick Start Profile or start from a blank profile.
Quick Start profiles are provided for all integrations, and allow a starting point based on common creative workflows. For example, if you select Photoshop as your target application, you will see a recommended profile for Photo Retouching and Digital Painting workflows.
You will be presented with an empty profile (no pre-assigned modules) whenever you create a non-integration profile, such as our Universal profile.
Assigning Functions in a Profile
Please read: Assigning Functions to Modules to learn more about how to finish setting up your console by assigning functions to the modules within your profile.
Saving & Managing Your Profiles
At the right side of every Monogram profile you will see 6 icons that represent: Open, Save, Share, Upload Image, Reset, Rotate.
Icon 1: Open Profile
Command + O (macOS)
Control + O (Windows)
Icon 2: Save Profile As...
Command + S (macOS)
Control + S (Windows)
Icon 3: Upload & Share Profile
Select this icon to upload your profile to our Online Community Profiles page.
Icon 4: Customize Profile Icon
Upload your own image (.png or .jpeg) for the icon display image on the Monogram Core. We recommend a square aspect ratio with a resolution of at least 240x240.
Icon 5: Reset Modules
Select this icon to clear all assignments and revert the current profile to a blank state without closing it.
Icon 6: Rotate Console
If the orientation of your hardware is not in the same direction as what’s shown in the software, select the rotate icon to turn your virtual console 90 degrees clockwise in each click.
To rename your profile, double click on the profile tab (with the current profile name), located at the top of the application window.
When working between multiple applications, Monogram Creator will automatically switch to a corresponding profile as you switch apps.
You can also create multiple profiles for a single application. This effectively offers you multiple functions per module in your most-used applications.
Switching between these profiles as you work allows you to always use a relevant profile for the task at hand—for example, you may create three Premiere Pro profiles made specifically for Editing, Audio Mixing, and Color Grading.
Using the Core Module keys to switch Profiles
- In your desired profile, select one of the Core Module keys to open the Key Settings window
- Select Profile Mode
- Select Next or Previous Profile
- Select Done (note: hold the Alt/Option key while clicking to copy this assignment to all profiles for the same application).
- Repeat steps 1-4 for the second Core Module key
Once you've followed the steps above, you may press and hold a Core Module key to display a preview of the active profile, or quickly press and release a key to switch to the next or previous profile.
Profile Sharing & Community Profiles
We have a collection of profiles on our website that have been submitted by our users around the world.
Help us grow our collection of community profiles by submitting your profiles to your Community Discussion Forum.
There are two ways to submit your profile to our community:
- Post directly to our Profile Exchange
- Upload & share profile through Monogram Creator