Controlling VST instruments & effects with BCR2000

I’ve acquired a Behringer BCR 2000 - intention was to use it as a controller for VST instruments and plug-ins. I have a Mackie Control for main Cubase functions

I’m running Cubase 6.5 64 bit on Win 7 Ultimate 64bit.

Has anyone any experience of how to make this work? I’m trying to follow the instructions in the Behringer manual, using the “learn” function to build a preset for instruments/effects, which i will then save.
However, this doesn’t seem to work.

I’ve searched the forum, and the web, and there doesn’t seem to be much about using this control surface with Steinberg software.

I’m a MIDI novice, so perhaps I have a fundamental misunderstanding and it isn’t possible to do what I am trying to do? Or maybe it’s something to do with my having 64 bit Windows?

Any help or advice would be very gratefully received.

The manual has a decent section on Generic Remote setup, which is probably what you need. It is not a great description but it might at least get you started. Then, with more specific questions, I am sure others will be happy to help.

Setting up MIDI controllers can be confusing because you need to understand what the controller is sending (which is most likely editable by the user) AND what Cubase does with the messages.