I have just purchased this Frontier Alphatrack controller from someone for really cheap after reading some posts, saying it can work through 3rd party plugin. So!
I have tested this unit with my old windows 7 laptop that has Cubase 5.
Everything worked like a charm, really amazing unit, smooth faders, touch-sensitive.
So I tried it on my mac mini that has Mojave osx installed and Cubase 8,10, 11 Pro.
Downloaded the latest driver and plugin from Frontier official website.
Installation failed and it said, “there is no software to install”… I believe this has to do with osx… (maybe far too outdated)
So I decided to purchase newer updated driver file from this website called ‘Synclavier’.
Done. Downloaded and installed.
I see Alphatrack manager app floating on the top menu bar. Good.
But, I open my Cubase Pro, I see no ‘Alphatrack’ remote control on the list…
That is the ‘only’ way I can use it with its full ‘native’ functionality…
Checked both on Cubase 8 Pro and Cubase 11 Pro, no… I see no remote control option of Alphatrack to add, BUT I see alphatrack shown on MIDI lists (which is good, better than nothing).
Now, my question here is,
- is there any way of my Cubase Pro on mac to show Alphatrack remote control on the list, or it cannot be done?!
- if this is impossible, what would be the best alternative solution…?! because I see other options too! Protools, Logic, Live and etc.
Anyone who is still using alphatrack as daw controller on mac in 2021… please I would be appreciated if you could share your experience and wayarounds !
[SOLVED] For Mac Users on 64bit Cubase, YOU cannot use it in NATIVE mode. UNLESS you map your own Generic Remote (but cannot function 100% natively)
IF any out there willing to teach me on how to assign and create my own Generic Remote template for this Alphatrack! please message me I would be thrilled
[NEWER UPDATE] If your mac can let your Cubase to boot up in 32bit mode, IT WORKS. I have just tried to boot my Cubase 8 Pro in 32bit mode, my Cubase ‘read’ the Alphatrack component file. Just letting anyone know who wants it some time to time Run your DAW in 32 bit mode… I know, too much cons… but at least