MIDI Remote Mapping for Show/Hide VST Instrument Window

Hello everyone,

I am looking for some advice on a specific feature in Cubase. My goal is to assign a button on my MIDI keyboard to show and hide the VST instrument window in Cubase, specifically the window that pops up when you press the ‘e’ button next to the VST in the track insert section.

I understand that typically, for MIDI mapping, you can right-click on a control and select ‘Pick for MIDI Remote Mapping’, but it seems that this option isn’t available for the ‘e’ button that controls the visibility of the VST instrument window.

Here is an image for reference:

Does anyone know if there is a way to achieve this?A

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance.

I don’t know if it suits you, but one way is to use the “selected track” approach, and assign 3 buttons in the Inserts Viewer section: previous plug-in, next plug-in, and Edit Plug-in.

So that it goes like this:

Pay attention to the first 3 buttons down the bottom of the remote.

What I’m doing in the video is:

  1. Push Editbutton → DJ-Eq opens.
  2. Push Next Plug-in button, push Edit button → Step Filter opens.
  3. Push Previous Plug-in, push Edit → DJ-Eq closes.
  4. Push Next Plug-in, push Edit → Step Filter closes.

The downside is that you can’t easily keep track of which slot you are on.

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If it’s static which i suppose that SPAN is on master bus and in every project is on the same place, the only way you can open it via midi controller is through old “generic control” where you can set each plugin to be opened by midi parameter(i am not currently on Cubase to show you precisely how it’s done but you will figure it out) unfortunately new MIDI remote control hasn’t that option and few people complained on that one.
Also saving that as template will take care that on every future project opening of the plugin via MIDI is consistent.