Greetings. I have Cubase Pro 11 and use a Novation SL MkII keyboard controller. I’ve tried to get it to work with Cubase with some limited success. I can use Novation’s Automap (v4), switch to the ‘Mixer’ setting and essentially use it out-of-the-box to control various aspects of the Cubase mixer. However, I have very hesitant to jump back into Automap for VST instruments/FX, as past experience has produced mixed results, probably due to the software wrapper that Automap layers over VSTs. I do not want to take that route again. Besides Novation discontinued Automap support and development about six years ago.
There may be a work around using Novation’s ‘Advanced’ mode instead of ‘Automap’ mode, which allows one to set up MIDI controller assignments and save them as a template.
Has anyone successfully created a Cubase Pro 11 advanced mode template, and does it include MIDI cc mappings for Track & VST Quick Controls, paged layouts for mixer faders, mute/solo, rack activation & assignments, transport controls, inspector pane panel access, Track & VST Quick Control mappings, native Cubase plugin activate & parameter assignments, etc.? Do you have any workflow pointers on developing a template like this?
I have my eye on upgrading to Cubase Pro 12 for OS X, but I want to wait a while longer for bugs to be ironed out. It seems there is no Novation SL MkII script available for CP Pro 12’s MIDI Remote setup. Is this true? Secondly, similar to the first question, how straightforward is it to create a Novation SL MkII MIDI Remote template? I’ve see the videos, and it looks fairly intuitive. However, I assume this means I need to deactivate all things ‘Automap’ in Cubase Studio Setup window. Also, if I do not activate Automap on my Novation SL MkII, will I be able to just as easily assign its several faders/buttons/pads/knobs in the MIDI remote setup window as I’ve seen done with other controllers? Also, will I be able to integrate pages of assignments and access those pages either with the Novation SL MkII’s “P1” or “P2” pairs of buttons?
I appreciate your feedback. Thank you.