Owners of the Frontier Alphatrack who are using C7 64bit in Mac OSX will be aware that Frontier (who seem to have closed down) never released a 64bit OSX plugin for Cubase 64bit.
This means that the unit can only be used if set to Protools HUI mode, where, thankfully some of the basic functions can be used, even if not as smoothly as the native mode.
In my workflow there are two main problems I find with this:
- Selecting a track in Cubase does not automatically bring up the track on the Alphatrack
- The final 7 channels in the project are not accessible from the Alphatrack. This is likely to be due to the “groups of 8” protocol in the HUI and can be worked around by inserting 7 empty tracks at the bottom of the project page.
I am trying to find a way to create my own remote device to work around these problems and would like to know whether there is any way to determine the midi messages Cubase sends out to a remote controller when selecting a track, for example, and whether these messages can be edited. Perhaps there is some document with all the midi message protocols that I have missed?