the SLII yes, it even has a dedicated button to turn it on and off, and you don’t have to use the software. And yes, the Automap software/protocol was mostly a PITA and far too “invasive”, although I appreciate their attempt.
It can operate just a normal MIDI controller, and actually, has a ton of flexibility with plain ol MIDI and 32 templates - you don’t really need Autopmap.
yes but it’s old and its hard to find a definitive answer. i am trying to simplify my setup and was never a fan of the HUGE “deep” keyboard controllers with the pads and sliders and encoders so I have NEKTAR GX49 on the way (only 7" from key bottom to top!) and will use the NOCTURN for my encoder needs for quick control as well as custom button assignments for things like editor opening and the such.
ive gone ahead and ordered a used nocturn and will see how i get on if it fails to do what i need I will sell at a loss (as i do with all gear, lol). i do NOT want to “wrap” anything with automap… i have done that before and its a real mess… i just want to treat the nocturn like a behringer x touch mini and have the encoders, buttons working “normally” within cubase
I don’t think you - have - to install automap to get the drivers I’d imagine you just plug in the Nocturn. Pretty sure I didn’t have to with SLII? Can’t remember, but eitherway no, you don’t have to install the Automap Wrappers.