Switcher Connections

Learn how to change your Switcher Connection settings.
To edit details of a Switcher Connection, tap on the connection from the MixEffect Home screen. Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen to change the following settings:
  • Name
  • IP Address
  • Notes
  • Default Section
  • OSC
  • Companion Feedback
  • SuperSource Macros


The name of the Switcher Connection is displayed at the top of the MixEffect Home screen when you are connected to that switcher. It's also used when instructing MixEffect to connect to a particular switcher using the Connect OSC message.

IP Address

This is the IP address of your ATEM switcher. If you find that you are unable to connect to your ATEM, make sure that the switcher's IP address matches that in your Switcher Connection. Refer to the Connection Help page if you run into any problems.


These are notes that you can write about your Switcher Connection.

Default Section

The Default Section is the section page that you will go to when you first connect to a switcher. It will also be the destination you go to when tapping on the switcher image from the detail page.
You can change this section by editing the switcher and closing a new default section in the drop-down list.
NOTE: The section list may contain sections that are not supported by your switcher. Make sure your switcher supports the feature backed by your choice or you may see a blank screen.


You can control MixEffect from Companion or any app that supports sending of Open Sound Control (OSC) messages. Refer to the documentation in the OSC section for more details.
  • Enable OSC Server: Turn this on to activate the OSC Server for the selected switcher connection.
  • IP Address: MixEffect will display the IP addresses you can use to send OSC messages to MixEffect.
  • Port: The port number that the OSC server will be listening on.
NOTE: In order to use OSC, you must have enabled OSC support it in MixEffect Settings > Automation.

Companion Feedback (Deprecated)

MixEffect 1.3.0 and higher can send feedback to devices such as Companion. This allows Companion to know, for instance, which source is on Program and which source is on Preview. It requires a new version of the native Companion module for MixEffect, which is still in development. The following settings can be changed in this section:
  • Enable Companion Feedback: The global toggle to enable MixEffect to send feedback for the selected switcher connection.
  • Companion IP Address: The IP address of the device receiving the feedback.
  • Companion Port: The port on the device that is receiving the feedback.

HTTP Server

MixEffect 1.6.2 and higher can send a JSON feedback object to devices to Companion via an HTTP Server. This feedback system will replace the Companion Feedback system, which has now been deprecated and will be removed in a future version of MixEffect.
  • HTTP Server Port: Default port is 8080.
The URL to access the JSON feedback object is IP_ADDRESS_OF_MIXEFFECT:8080/feedback.
If you are implementing a polling system, please keep your requests to 500ms or longer.

SuperSource Macros

If you have an ATEM switcher that supports SuperSource, you can instruct the switcher to run a macro when entering or existing a MixEffect SuperSource preset. This powerful feature allows you to configure exactly how your switcher should be configured when transitioning between presets. Learn more about this feature in the Macros section of SuperSource.

Reset Layout

From the Switcher Connection detail page, you can tap the Reset Layout to revert the Switcher Section navigation back to the defaults. You may want to do this in case you have removed some switcher sections and want to get them back (i.e. HyperDeck).