I am using latest C6 x32 on Win7 x64. I have a Mackie Control Unit (lastest firmware) and 4 Mackie Extenders (latest firmware). 3 of the extenders are attached to the MIDI ports of the Mackie Control Unit, while the remaining Extender is attached to an ESI M4U XL 4-port MIDI USB interface. All Mackie units have been set up properly in C6.
When I start C6, the display of one of the Extenders (it is always the same unit) shows “…U…N…S…”. I have to shut down C6 and restart; after this, said Extender will work correctly, but another Extender (always the one linked to the ESI), which worked correctly upon the first startup, will still display “Connection terminated // Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH 2011”, so it will not come up with the proper display (like channel names and “Left / Right” for pan).
I have to shut down C6 for another 4-5 times and restart, and after the 4th or 5th time the unit which was not initialized properly during the first startup of C6 will now work correctly and show the right display content. It does not matter for this procedure if I switch this Extender off and on between C6 restarts.
I was told that this did not happen with C5, but I have never checked by myself. I tried to swap the Extenders, but this did not help.
Everybody will understand that starting C6 for a total of 5-6 times until it is ready to go is quite annoying. If I shut down C6 after working, and restart, the Mackie units will work correctly right from the start. If I shut down the computer (but not the Mackies), and then start up again, I will have to go through the same Mackie initialization process again.
Anybody who has the same experiences?