For many years I have used Track Quick Controls to receive MIDI from a Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol keyboard. On the Track Quick Controls page in Studio Setup, I have the MIDI Input set to All MIDI Inputs, because the keyboard sends MIDI CCs via two MIDI ports: KOMPLETE KONTROL - 1 (for CCs originating from the keyboard’s built in controls) and KOMPLETE KONTROL - EXT 1 (for CCs originating from an external controller that plugs into the keyboard’s MIDI In port). And I have not specified a MIDI Output, as it is not applicable.
On the Track Quick Controls page, there is a warning that “The Setup provided on this page will be discontinued. Please use MIDI Remote in the lower zone of the Project window.” OK, so it looks like, instead of Track Quick Controls, I will eventually have to use a MIDI Remote mapped to Focus Quick Controls. However, for a MIDI Remote, there appears to be no way to specify All MIDI Inputs or multiple specific input ports, only a single input port. Furthermore, the MIDI Remote Manager also insists that an output port is specified, and I do not know what I should put for that.
To be honest, it’s easiest to just create two separate MIDI Remotes for each MIDI Port. It’ll give you more flexibility then too as you could have one controller focused to a different element or page if wanted. Or just leave them both on focused/track controls.
@Martin.Jirsak, thanks. As I’m an experienced programmer, I expect I could make a script myself. However, I’m in no rush: so long as Track Quick Controls is still supported, it is completely adequate for my needs. So, for now, I shall wait for Native Instruments or another user to provide a script.
If a Steinberg staffer were to be able to reply with an assurance that Quick Controls will not be removed from Cubase till an easy way to specify multiple or all input ports for a MIDI remote (or equivalent functionality) is implemented, I would mark their contribution as the solution.
MIDI Port selection on the MIDI Remote was really not thought out well at all, to start with you couldn’t even change the port via the interface once created.
In fact, I’m not entirely sure how you do it now, just seems really cumbersome to me. Just needs a basic MIDI port selector, and include ‘all’ as an option to ensure that the previous options are covered.