I guess that you already made the necessary settings on your BCF2000 for your foot controller when you plugged it. This is dependent of the way the different controllers (including the two pedals connections) should be defined on your remote device. Once done, there are two possible paths to follow.
A. Using the ‘Generic remote’.
The BCF2000 most be configured in Cubase ‘Device setup’ window as a ‘Generic remote’ . It’s the first thing to do, as this device is not in the list of the predefined Remote devices and the BCF should appear in the ‘Remote devices’ used, one way or another.
Once done if it wasn’t, check that there is a line for the foot controller assignments in the top pane of the ‘Device setup’ window : If needed, add a line for it Then check that the options displayed are set accordingly to your BCF settings : status (‘Controller’), MIDI channel, address (MIDI CC number), parameter values range, flags…
Then, in the bottom pane, things get more complicated. The problem is that, by default, the only inserts controls available are switches : things like bypass, on/off, edit… It’s inherent to the way inserts work. So, as you want to use your foot controller as a continuous one, you have to define which parameter of which insert has to be controlled and this depends of the inserts used in your projects.
This is done by :
- Choosing in the ‘Device’ column : ‘Mixer’ or ‘VST mixer’,
- Choosing in the ‘Channel/Category’ one the track/VSTi on which the insert is applied,
- Choosing in the ‘Value/Action’ one the insert itself and the continuous parameter of it to be controlled.
Quite tedious, I admit… The best thing to do, actually, is to use templates as frameworks to avoid having to redefine the parameter controlled each time you start a new project and do the assignments for it.
B. Uising the Quick Controls’
This way is maybe more easy at first, using the ‘Quick controls’ option in the ‘Device setup’ window. I usually use these only for specific VSTi parameters, and not for the inserts applied on it, but to each his own… You first have to define, as if you were using a generic remote, the status, address, range and so on in the ‘Device setup’ window.
Then, after enabling the quick controls in the track inspector, choose the insert and the involved parameter to be controlled for one of the eight available.
Probably more straightforward and easier to set from one project to another, but basically, the same problem as for the generic remote remains : all is dependent of which track and which insert(s) are used on it for a specific project.