When adding a generic remote template for the CMC-AI or CMC-TP controller, the template is not properly loaded after restarting Cubase. A workaround to get it (temporarily) working again is to re-import it manually, re-select the midi-input and output device in the Generic Remote template configuration, or tag the ‘learn’ option in the template configuration. This somehow triggers Cubase’s awareness of the template, and then it will function until Cubase is restarted.
The reason I need a Generic Remote template for my CMC-AI controller is that I use it to assign some controls to the arrow buttons, which are otherwise unutilized outside of the browser function of the buttons. Also, I want one button on the CMC-AI controller to open a plugin window, and the integrated CMC-AI remote template doesn’t allow for this.
- Navigate to Devices -> Device Setup
- Press + sign to add a Generic Remote template
- Choose the CMC-AI controller as midi input and output
- Assign any parameter to any of the F1-F4 buttons on the CMC-AI
- Export the template and save it somewhere on your disk
- Press Apply in the Device Setup screen and close the window
- Test your template, it should function as expected
- Restart Cubase (saving/not saving the project makes no difference)
- The template no longer works
I have not been able to reproduce this issue with other midi controllers. I tried this with the NI Kore 2 controller and the Akai LPK controller, and they both worked fine. You’d think getting a Steinberg controller would function better in their own daw than some 3rd party controller…
Cubase 6.5 (22.214.171.124) 32-bit
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit