For an upcomming recording project I will use an Allen Heath SQ5 mixer for monitoring and as an audio interface.
To avoid mistakes on my side, i would like to automatically activate a mutegroup (all microphone input channels) on the mixer, when Cubase is in playback mode. When clicking Record Button in Cubase, the mutegroup shall be disabled (so that the musicians can hear the monitoring signal in their headphones).
In the past I have already created my own MIDI Remote configration for a DIY controller. So I am basically familiar with MIDI Remote.
What makes this complicated for me is:
There is one ‘function’ (the mutegroup) which shall be enabled/disabled by two different actions (play and record) from Cubase. Is there a possiblity to create two buttons of the same function (mutegroup) to assign ‘play’ to one and '‘record’ to another?
I will have access to the SQ mixer in a view days to give it a try. But time is very limited, so I want to prepare before.
Any thought/idea is highly appreciated. Thank you!
You can make 2 (virtual) buttons: Play and Record. If any of them is enabled, you can send the MIDI Message (SysEx). But in fact, if you hit Record, the Play button is going to be switched On automatically too. So you can bind the SysEx message to the Play button only.