[Middle click] ControllerMate and Karabiner on Catalina

In order to install Cubase 12, I had to update the Operating System of my Mac to Catalina, on which ControllerMate no longer recognizes Karabiner Elements. The only way I can now simulate middle click drag is by using MIDI. Here’s what I’ve done:

1 ) I’ve created two Bome Midi Translator Pro translators.

  • The first translator is triggered when pressing shift+control (at which point a MIDI note message is sent).
  • The second translator is triggered when shift is released (at which point another MIDI note message is sent).

2 ) In ControllerMate, simulating the middle click looks like this:

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And allows me to do this in Cubase 12 (using only the mac’s keyboard and touchpad):

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