MCU Functions Expanded in 7.5

I must be missing something. I’m looking at generic remote, and cannot find any functions for channel strip. I’d like to map at least LF and HF filters. Where are those available for generic remote?

No, frustrating!
I asked Steinberg to update the Generic Remote Parameters for the new Channel Strip in Cubase 7 but till now nothing…

Book marking, thx HughH and others.

I noticed in a thread that you can use Generic remote control to add commands to the buttons of the MCU.
This means you can have one button to do two things. This opens up many ideas in my head but I can’t find the right commands in the generic remote editor (in Device manager).

I want to add “Open all channel inserts-GUI” to the IFX-button (Middle-right of the six Assignment buttons upper left). Can’t find the command. Anyone?
Would be nice to have them all on the screen while tweaking…

I’ve added “Edit VSTi” to one of the function buttons which opens the vsti-GUI. Would be great to be able to edit the quick controls too, so if you know the command/function to bring them up on the MCU display it would be great.
Btw, I could maybe do it the opposite way - [shift+Master], which bring you the VSTi QC, also opens the vsti GUI…

One thing I added so far which I find pretty useful:
When controlling Channel strip parameters on the MCU - pressing left knob toggles show/hide channel strip in the mixer. (May need mixer focus - cannot test right now though)

Do you guys have any funtions in mind to add on the already assigned buttons?

Really like the new MCU functions !

If you turn off “Set Remote Control Focus for VST Quick Controls” - the little button to the lower right of the Instrument on the VST Instruments panel - and make sure “Remote Control Focus follows Track Selection” on the drop down menu (upper right - same panel) is Off then Shift/Master will take you to the Track Quick Controls.

Switching the “focus” button on and off will instantly take you back and forth between Track and VST QCs.

Hugh

I’m updating a file which I had done for Nuendo 6/Cubase 7, for Cubase 7.5 implementation

This might help some people adapt to the new pages…

It’s not 100% finished yet, but will do so over the next few days…

Any comments or omissions, let me know!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/akzkz6p5y2k3p8g/MACKIE%20MCU%20PRO%20CONTROL%20ASSIGNMENTS%202014.pdf

Thanks for putting this PDF together!

Could someone make an xml script (like our mighty Msterna’s) to move 24 ch’s at once with the “bank +” button, not by 8? I have a 24 track Tascam US2400 and this feature would be really useful for me (and for others maibe - I also wrote in the issues report area). I tried for no good to edit his xml… Thanks in advance

Finally!! Thank you Steinberg for the MCU group buttons fix!!
Also the fact that the bank buttons now have the bank function by default instead of channel and having to shift click everytime you reopen a session is great!! Thx!

Did they go back to the old functions on every button or is it just the the bank up/down that were changed?
I like the new functions.

Just the Bank buttons … everything else was an upgrade so it stayed the same :slight_smile:

I’m playing around with the new functions and I really love it! Especially the EQ control, much better now.

I’ve found one annoying thing in the channel strip control though: page 1 allows you to switch the modules on and off BUT this is not the same as bypassing the modules. So there’s no visual indication in Cubase at all to show if the module is on or off. I think it would make much more sense if the on/off function actually bypassed the module. As it is now, it can lead to confusion when a module is not bypassed and still turned off, with nothing to indicate that state.

Anyone having problems getting shift-smpte to activate the meters?
Just replaced my P&G MCU for a new ALPS one and it still doesn’t work.

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Question for MCU users:

To my knowledge Control+Tab is a windows command which makes the focus cycle through any open widows such as project page to mix console1 to an open VSTI to project page etc.

Unfortunately I can’t find any Key Command for this in Cubase, therefore it’s not possible to assign this to an assignable function button on the Mackie?

Am I overlooking something here? It would be nice to simply press an assignable button on the Mackie (or in my case Qcon Icon) to cycle through the open windows.

I would love to have a way to make my MCU bring to front what I’m tweaking (Plugin, Send ect).
When I’m on plugin mode, pressing the 1st knob on the left (where you choose what plugin slot you want to tweak) should bring the plugin to front!!
Please Steinberg put that in next update.

That could be quite handy. Even just a popup window with the EQ when you tweak it (digital console style) wound be great!

I’ve noticed something lately: Often when I load a project, I cannot control anything from the buttons on my MCU Pro. I need to sort of “wake it up” by touching one of the faders. I’m using two extenders, and touching the faders on any of them will wake them all up. The units receive data fine, but only start transmitting after the fader touch.

There are way too many factors involved unfortunately. I built a new computer at the same time as installing 7.5, and I also switched from WinXP to Win7, so any of these factors could cause it. But I’m wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same thing perhaps?

Same thing with me. 2 or 3 select buttons - then “play” twice.
It used to be worse.
Have no idea what causes it


Hugh

When did you start noticing this?

I saw now that it’s the same in 6.5.5 (64 bit) so maybe it’s hardware or OS related rather than Cubase. Never had this problem with the previous computer. I could wake it up by moving the jog wheel though which I prefer to moving faders.

I’ve also had problems with the scribble script not loading correctly. I have to go to device setup and reset the affected unit to fix it. After that it works flawlessly.