I’ve been using Cubase for quite a while now, but I’ve recently started fiddling with using midi to control other things than just what notes my instruments play.
I used to do some DJing in the past so I have a Reloop Digital Jockey here. I’m trying to map different buttons, sliders and the jogwheels with mixed success.
The buttons are easiest and work as they should, with the exception of 1 thing: there is a huge delay (actual delay differs, sometimes more than a second) between me pressing play and Cubase starting to play. The weird thing is, in the transport bar I can see cubase receiving the midi signal straigh away, and also the play button on the transport bar is pressed as soon as I press it on my controller. The actual processing of the command seems to take ages however, any clues on what might cause this?
Then the jogwheel. I’m trying to use one as an actual jogwheel, to move the vertical timebar back and forth to the desired location. I’ve tried assigning it to time, time2, jogActive, jogLeft etc, but none of these work. I can however use it for ‘buttonpress’ commands like fastforward which works fine with the exception of the aforementioned delay. I couldn’t find any documentation on the actual meaning of all available parameters either, currently It’s just a guessing game. Any ideas on how I set this up properly?
I’m also trying to use the crossfader for horizontal zoom which I haven’t experimented with much yet, but the little things I tried didn’t work yet. Some advice on that respect would be helpful as well.
Attached is a screenshot of the current setup (crossfader isn’t in yet.)
This is Cubase Essential 5 on Windows7 64.
Thanks in advance,