My project studio includes the following hardware devices:
- -Behringer X-Touch control surface
-Behringer Motor61 keyboard controller
-Roland A500Pro keyboard controller
-Icon Global Q-Con Pro control surface
I need to be able to set up all four devices as Mackie Control devices in order to use the FULL functionality of each. However, when I do this, the devices don’t function properly. Here are the issues:
- -Many of the buttons that work fine when a given device is the ONLY Mackie Control device, don’t work when all four are Mackie Control devices (or even if more than ONE is)
-Switching between banks of faders is either impossible or very quirky
-Transport controls don’t work.
I can use any of the devices with full functionality as long as that device is the ONLY one set up as a Mackie Control device; the others have to be set up as Mackie HUI or something else, in which case I don’t have all the functions available for those devices. I have tried this in a different DAW and have no problem with all four being set up as Mackie Control devices and they work perfectly.
I should mention that Cubase ALLOWS multiple Mackie Control devices to be set up, and gives no warning or other information about any possible issues when setting up a new Mackie Control device if there is already one set up. For that reason, this seems more like a bug or an oversight, rather than expected behavior.
At this point I’m willing to accept that I’m doing or not doing something that’s causing this situation, rather than assuming that Cubase could have such a glaring limitation and Steinberg not address it! I spoke to someone at Steinberg who said this is expected behavior (that Cubase cannot ‘handle’ more than one Mackie Control device at a time) and the there are no plans to address it, but I find that hard to believe; I’d rather assume that I was told that by someone who didn’t really know what they were talking about.
I’d welcome any thoughts at all anyone might have on this situation!