I’m working in rather large projects (200-300 tracks) and I want to control the mixer/volume faders of the submix group audio channels (i.e. strings, woods, brass, etc.) via 8 pre-defined, “locked” hardware midi faders (i.e. Korg NanoControl, etc.).
Trying to achieve this, I set up a Generic Remote, where I have the option to assign specific hardware midi faders to specific audio channels. The problem with this is, that when I add or delete, say, 1 audio track before (in regard of the channel number) the submix group channels - which I constantly do -, the channel numbers are reassigned, and the fader will then control a different channel. Meaning, when I assigned the hardware/midi fader to control, say, “audio channel 200”, after adding a channel before, it will then control “channel 201”, whereas, when i delete one, it will then control “channel 199”.
Hence the question if it is possible to lock hardware/midi to audio channels using another protocol than Generic Remote (Mackie, Eucon, etc.), since with this it doesn’t seem to be possible.
Hardware-wise, I don’t think I would need anything more than a Korg Nanocontrol (which, I read, also uses a “slimmed down” version of the Mackie protocol), but - especially if it’s not possible with this - I’m also open for any further recommendations.
I know, a workaround would be to move the bus channels to the very start of my projects so they would have fixed channel IDs 1-8, but for a number of reasons I’d much rather like to keep them at the end of my project.
Thanks in advance!