Cubase & fader controller options

CoffeeLover

Member
CC121 is definitely not discontinued.
they sell out like hot cupcakes
i ordered one at thomann.de that is on its way as we speak.
Vintage King are expecting few units into their shop.
send them a line and they will reserve one for you.
 

JamieLang

Active Member
I'm stuck with a Presonus Faderport (2018 v2) now. Didn't even occur to me that the Mackie Control protocol wouldn't autobank (to follow my channel selection) in Cubase.... To me this was the most basic feature assumption - it's absolutely useless without it. I thought, maybe I could just use the fader as a MIDI controller and map that in cubase. But Presonus hasn't implemented that on this single fader unit.

A well built piece of junk!! :(
And more surprising to ME...is they KNOW that--their original Faderport DOES follow DAW focus. I was looking at buying the v2 until I read they stopped that and started using MCU. I mean I get it--they did it thinking they only had to have one (MCU emulating) driver for the One/8/16...and while for the 8 and 16 that's defensible, for a SINGLE FADER to use that...defeats most of the purpose of a single fader unit.
 

jpb007.uk

iMovieShout Studio
Apologies if this is not the correct thread, but I'm trying to figure out how to assign an external controller fader to a Cubase fader, in such a way that when I enable or disable a track it doesn't change the fader assignment of the controller.

So, using Studio Setup - Generic Remote, I have the following setup (see attached), where VOL_Front is a physical external fader and sends a MIDI message to Mixer device, Mixer 5.1 Front.

The issue:-
Picture 1 (Before) attached shows it correctly assigned, then I enable an instrument track, and then Cubase automatically re-assigns the fader mapping it to some other Mixer control - which in this case is
Rear 5.1
Picture 2 (After)

Does anyone know how to prevent Cubase from automatically re-assigning the mapping?
OR is there some other way to create a permanent fader assignment to a MIDI message?


I'm using Nuendo 10.3 and Cubase Pro 10 - both of which have created the same issue !!


Many thanks in advance for any help or advice,
Jon
 

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jpb007.uk

iMovieShout Studio
Anyone?? I'm guessing this is a big issue for anyone that uses any kind of external MIDI controller devices for mixing and fader control etc.
But so far no replies.

I have placed a request and feature request with #Steinberg, but n response after 7 days.

Would appreciate any thoughts :)
 
I can't believe I've just bought a 12 year old device - an Alphatrack - connected it up to Windows 10 Cubase 10 and it's all working. And it's following tracks in Cubase like a new-born lamb...
I love my alphatrack. I’ve had it and been using it since 2004! But I can’t get it to Properly work with Cubase 10.5. What did you do to make it work? Do all of the functions work? I get fader, Mute, solo, but no pan, marker, track readout, and my absolute favorite, the knob to Scroll through tracks. Help!
 

composerlarkin

New Member
Apologies if this is not the correct thread, but I'm trying to figure out how to assign an external controller fader to a Cubase fader, in such a way that when I enable or disable a track it doesn't change the fader assignment of the controller.

So, using Studio Setup - Generic Remote, I have the following setup (see attached), where VOL_Front is a physical external fader and sends a MIDI message to Mixer device, Mixer 5.1 Front.

The issue:-
Picture 1 (Before) attached shows it correctly assigned, then I enable an instrument track, and then Cubase automatically re-assigns the fader mapping it to some other Mixer control - which in this case is
Rear 5.1
Picture 2 (After)

Does anyone know how to prevent Cubase from automatically re-assigning the mapping?
OR is there some other way to create a permanent fader assignment to a MIDI message?


I'm using Nuendo 10.3 and Cubase Pro 10 - both of which have created the same issue !!


Many thanks in advance for any help or advice,
Jon
Unfortunately, if you assign a control to a specific vst mixer channel in generic remote editor, say to channel x, if you add channel a before it, it will move to controlling channel y. These assignments get pushed down the list of channels. It's very strange, but been around for ages. A work around I have used is to have the channels that you want to permanently control at the very start of your mixer (top of the transport/far left of your mixer). However, If they are output channels, or if any channels get created to the left/before them, this could prove troublesome. So the way around that is to create a new audio channel, and route the quick controls on them to specific channels in your mixer. E.g. quick control 1 to volume of 5.1 Centre out. Quick control 2 to 5.1 Centre mute, etc. Then have that channel with your quick controls on it hidden and at the very top/left of your session. Hope that makes sense.
 
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pmountford

pmountford

Active Member
But I can’t get it to Properly work with Cubase 10.5. What did you do to make it work? Do all of the functions work? I get fader, Mute, solo, but no pan, marker, track readout, and my absolute favorite, the knob to Scroll through tracks. Help!
I've only just upgraded to Cubase 11 from 10. The fader and readout is really all I use on it but will check and let you know when back in the studio.