First of all, English is not my native language. I hope you still understand my problem.
I just purchased Steinberg CMC-QC controller and I’m a bit disappointed. I want to control all kind of plugins with it, but it’s almost not possible. I will tell you why:
With the CMC-QC I have an EQ-mode and a Quick Control mode. The EQ-mode works fine. Let’s talk about the QC-mode. I made a track preset where I assigned the QC to low- and highcut and panning. So, if I create a new track I can control all these parameters right away. You can save QC presets, so I made one which I control the magneto II in the channel strip. If I want to control magneto II, I just load the preset and I’m ready to go. But this only works because magneto II is in the channel strip! If I make a QU preset for let’s say Multiband Compressor, the preset only works when the plugin is on the same insert slot. If the MB Comp is on slot 1 and I assign all QC, but on another track the MC Comp is on the slot 3, it doesn’t work.
How could we solve this problem? I could make QC preset for each slot. So in the end I would have 8 QC presets for MB Comp for each insert slot. This would be okey if we could make FOLDERS for the QC presets! But we can’t. It’s always a list of all presets. So, it would get messy very fast.
So, there is the “Remote Control Editor” for each plugin and VST instrument. BUT you can only use the RCE with a controller that supports Mackie control. And not with a normal generic remote device. The CMC-QC has also a midi mode. But it’s only a generic remote device. So in my opinion, the CMC-QC is pretty useless. You can use it for the EQ, Pan and the channel strip ant that’s it. I want a feature, where I can assign all my midi parameters to a plugin. And if this plugin is activated, I can control it. If I select another plugin, I can control those parameters and so on. I heard in other DAWs this is possible.
Am I right, if i want to use the Remote Control Editor I need a controller whith supports mackie control. And my CMC-QC will not work for that? That’s very sad.
What do you think about it?