This document is a following procedure that shows the steps to follow in order to make Tangent control panels work properly in Mistika Boutique. Currently,  all tangent control panels are supported, with additional features such as self-mapping capabilities working with the Tangent Mapping software. These are the models available:

  • Arc: the most cutting edge control panel, aimed for high-end users at the color grading industry. There’s almost one button for each functionality in Mistika Ultima and Boutique. 

  • Element: a multi-purposing work station, a fully featured panel that is compact, fully featured and stylish. In order to take the most of Mistika Boutique, the mapping for this panels consist of two BT units, one KT, one Kb and one Mf unit.


  •  Wave and Wave2: now with the Wave2 new mapping, the updated version with more control quality that bridges the gap between the Ripple and the Element panels.

  • Ripple: the most affordable control panel. Designed for the occasional colourist, editor, and student. Ripple provides the essential 3 trackerballs that speed up primary grading.


  • Element VS: the element-Vs is a fully featured set of Element panels in the form of a tablet app. The virtual versions of each of the Element panels have exactly the same controls and layouts as the real thing so you won't be missing any features. There’s an explanatory video online that explains  how to setup the Tangent Element - VS app with Mistika Boutique, the app is free for 1 hour a day while you learn how the panels work.



First of all, go to the Tangent official page and download the latest driver available for your operative system. 

Once the driver is installed, open Mistika Config Tool, go to Tangent tab and activate the one you are using, for example, arc tangent: 

In case you are using the panel control with USB interfaces, be sure that parameter is also checked: 

Besides, if you are using the Element panels,  in case Mistika does not detect them, you will need to write the serial number in each of the units, like in this screenshot:

Click "Ok" and you can exit the Mistika Set-Up window.  Afterward, open Mistika Boutique. By now, they should be activated and ready to go. However, in case they are not working,  please do the following instructions:

  1. If the software doesn't recognize the tangent color control panel open Tangent Mapper.  Go to File>New Control Map. If “mistika” does not appear below “Select an application”, open the scroll bar and click on “Add new application”. You have 10 seconds to select the Mistika Boutique icon on your desktop. Now, Tangent Mapper should recognize mistika.

  2. Finally, go to FIle > Manage Control Maps. Check if mistika if selected as the main application. Below, click on “Default” and click on “Select”.  

After following these steps, any tangent control panel should be ready to work with Mistika Boutique’s mapping. 

If you want to personalize your own mapping or you need to import the Wave2 mapping, it is explained below. 

Note: Be sure that none of your installed softwares capable of color grading with Tangent color panels has on their set up preferences the possibility of using them because that may cause some conflicts between the software.