Virtual midi ports
Any software that can supply virtual midi ports can be used as long as ports with the predefined names are configured. loopMIDI was used during the development of the plugin and has proven to be very stable and easy to configure.
1. Download "loopMIDI".
2. Install the program and check that it would start when logging in.
3. Configure MIDI ports with the suggested names "StreamDeck2Daw" and (if you want bidirectional Control Change communication) "Daw2StreamDeck" (case sensitive - these names are used as the default names in the plugin, but any names can be used). A port is created by first entering the name in the field "New port-name", then clicking on the plus sign in the lower left corner. If a port with the wrong name is created, just mark the port in the list and click the minus sign in the lower left corner.
4. That's basically it, but I'd recommend to make one last configuration. Right-click the loopMIDI icon in the notification area (looks like a MIDI connector) and select "Start minimized", otherwise the loopMIDI window will open every time you log in to Windows.