Mackie/MCU Diagram (jpeg) with Equivalent labels, Note Numbers and Note Names (For Reference)

I don’t know if this is of any use to anyone, now or in the future. But i’ve been working on trying to get MCU emulation running on Komplete Kontrol S mk2 keyboards.

To help me with the mapping i sketched over the standard template for Cubase, and included the standard MCU labels, MIDI Note numbers and MIDI note names - so i can cross reference within the one image.

It only covers the function controls on the right, because faders, v-pots etc. are more standard and follow MCU protocol as labelled on the device itself.



The very same diagram is available for example here.

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I started using that sheet and it was causing me confusion lol, hence why i mocked something up for Cubase.

It’s based around Digital Performer is the main problem, i.e. if you want to know the MIDI Note (G#5) for ‘Instrument’ mode it’s shown as Save or Cancel on that sheet. So you’d have to cross reference the end column to an image of the MCU and Cubase template to see the equivalent.

Plus, depending on different hardware the octaves may differ when the only reference is note names. i.e. middle C = Note 60, But could be called C3, C4 or C5 depending on manufacturer.

i.e. two differing articles on what the ‘standard’ is:-

So i added MIDI Numbers too, really helps if you’re trying to emulate an MCU controller - as it fits in with coding conventions better, because it’s an absolute value that directly relates to the MIDI Data being communicated.

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