Here are some explanations. It can look a bit complicated but it’s not that much…
First you have to setup a remote for the Quick Controls. The DM2k will “control” the QC via CC numbers.
On your DM, go to Remote layers. I guess the first one should be the Nuendo one, go to “Remote 2”. In upper right box, select “User Defined”, press Enter. Ok for now, you’ll have to go back to this layer later to setup the CC numbers.
Still on the DM, go to “Setup” (Display Access area), “Midi Host”. There you’ll have to setup the midi channel which will be used for the remote communication from DM to Cubase. Go to “Remote 2” (the one you selected), and select the USB midi channel you want to choose. It depends on your current configuration. The usual “Nuendo” remote requires 4 midi channels. Speaking for myself, I use USB-1 for Studio Manager; USB-2 to 5 for Nuendo and I selected USB-7 for Remote 2. Ok for the DM for now.
On Cubase, go to Device Setup, Remote Controls, Tracks Quick Controls
Select midi In & Out (the midi channel the DM will use to communicate with Cubase). As I choosed USB-7 on DM in my setup, I selected DM2000-7 in this box
Midi status : controller. Midi channel : 1, 2, 3 etc…8
Address : you have to choose CC numbers, choose whatever you want, the easiest is 1 to 8.
Max value : 127. Flags : “R,”
(you can have a look to the image below, but I did it complicated, didn’t think to simply use CC 1 to 8…)
Back to the DM now with the damned 16 bytes CCs… You’ll need to go there :
Go to “Table 3”, here you are. Don’t worry, it’s simpler than it looks, you just need to look at columns 1 (decimal) and 3 (hex). Decimal column lists the CC numbers, Hex lists the relative value. It just means than instead of entering the usual CC numbers in the DM, you’ll have to enter the Hex values. BTW if you choose CC 1 to 8, it will be 01 to 08 !
On Table 2 you can find the correspondance for midi channels. Here they are :
So, on the DM, still on “remote 2” display, you’ll see that you can choose between 3 different controllers : switch (“On”), “encoder” or “fader”. Let’s say you’ll setup faders.
Select a track on your DM (the first of a group of 8). Look at the bottom, “Fader” area:
First box on the left is the midi channel (Hex numbers are on Table 2 on the midi chart)
Second box is the CC number
3rd box is the physical controller (fader, switch etc)
4th, I don’t remember but whatever it’s “End”, you can find some details on DM manual
So, 1st track, box1: 50 / box2: 01 / box3: FAD / box4: END
Select next track now and go on:
2nd track, box1: 51 / box2: 02 / box3: FAD / box4: END
8th track, box1: B7 / box2: 08 / box3: FAD / box4: END
If ever you want to have a switch instead of a fader (it’s one or the other), go to the “ON” area and have for the 8th track i.e. box1: B7 / box2: 08 / box3: SW / box4: - (no need to have “End”)
Here you are, you have configured the DM2k and your Quick Controls remote, it’s all done. You can export your remote setup in Cubase for safety.
Now you can go to your usal workflow in Cubase, configure your Quick Controls in your tracks, don’t miss to check the QC blue box, I miss it so many times…
Let me say it works like a charm and it’s a very convenient way to command the QC, thanks to the DM’s nice faders.
One last thing, what is really powerful there is that you can duplicate this 8-track setup on 3x8-track on 1 DM’s layer and thereby label the controls directly on your console and command 3 different QC setups, having the controls clearly showed. I’m talking about adhesive labels on DM’s white stripe but don’t miss that you can input short names in the “User Define” display too and have the controls names on each track display ! And as there are 4 available banks, you could have up to 12 different labelled QC!! The main limitation is the 8-QC in Cubase finally…