Steinberg CC121

I read somewhere were to put it… but I can’t seem to find it now.
Do you have a short answer?
Thanks in advance

I added your wish. I hope you can accept the limitations (TalkBackDim and Reference Level). This is a great idea and I will use it a lot from now on. Thanks.
See the main post with the update.

Hi Marco, I get a ‘script archive can’t be imported’ error when I try to overwrite the previous version?

I made a mistake at the export of the scripts. I just noticed that Cubase exports everything from the script folder, incl. my temporary stuff.
I added clean exports on my main post.
Try to import the clean one. If this doesn’t work:

  • delete the CC121 script in the Midi Remote Management and the Scripts tab.
  • delete this folder in your documents folder. on my system : c:\Users\xxxxx\OneDrive\Dokumente\Steinberg\Cubase\MIDI Remote\Driver Scripts\Local\Steinberg
    You also might see an old CC121 script of mine in the MIDI Remote Management with author marco…These should all be gone with the clean imports.
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Hi Marco,

Don’t worry, I got it to work. Very nice. Thanks!



Thank you for this. Question: why did you have to sacrifice the TalkBackDim and Reference Level?

because it is fixed to -19dB and you can’t change it… (only in the JS file). A binding is required to detect a knob move. As I want to have a working zoom also when non-audio tracks are selected, I need to bind it to permanent parameters like in the Control Room. I tried others, but the MIDI Remote didn’t allow me to fix these parameters to specific values (center, 0.5).

Thank you, this is great! One thing in my case could be change - the order of controls in EQ mode - this always pissed me off in CC121 - that the default order of knobs in CC121 (from up) is Q factor - Frequency - Gain - when in EQ in Cubase the order is different (from up) is Gain - Frequency - Q Factor (see atached). Can I change the order of knobs by myself in your script - or there is no possibility to edit your script when it is loaded to Cubase?

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I was able to use the Custom Page to change the order of knobs - however I dont know how to add “Next subpage” to change one rows of knobs to select “EQ type” - same at it is in standard EQ page.

I see what happens…by overwriting the defaults, the subpage assignments get lost.
Are you familiar with Notepad.exe? You can change the position of the subpage directly in the JS file.
In the MIDI Remote Management you can open the path of the script. Open the Steinberg_CC121.js in notepad.exe and change on lines 230…233 Q1…Q4 with the knobs where you want the EQ Type. e.g. with .F1. , .F2., etc.

Restart Cubase.
If you’re on Mac, I can’t help…just use a standard text editor I guess.
Good luck


Will try. Thanks! Anyway good job! :clap:

Let me know if you are able to do this as it has always bothered me as well!

I did it. I have switched all "G"s with "Q"s in the script - and now in default mode I have the order on CC121 - same at it is in EQ i Cubase so from the bottom Gain - Frequency - Q Factor. When EQ Type button is switch the upper knob change the EQ type. Hopefully I didn’t mess up other features of this script :wink: Finally I got what I needed!!! Attached please find the my corrected script file.

EDIT. I removed the attachment, because as far as the default mode is working perfect, but I screw up the second page with Low and High pass :wink: Need to fix it.

Ok. I fixed it. This is the correct script of original MarcoE’s - with one modification: in the default EQ mode (page 1) - the order of knobs are the same as in Cubase EQ, so from up - Gain, Frequency, Q Factor. :smiley: (3.9 KB)


Fantastic, Guys!

thank you @Starnaf, Good idea to swap it and it seems many people want to have it that way.
Don’t worry, I added a version with GFQ (swapped G/Q) to the main post.

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Great idea. Thanks!

To use this API script, do I have to uninstall the Steinberg driver? Also, am I still able to program the function buttons?

It works in parallel to the standard CC121 implementation. No need to uninstall anything. It just “reimplements” the EQ section of the CC121. You’re still able to configure the function buttons in the Studio Settings. Just import the script and it will show the CC121 automatically in the MIDI Remote section. If you’re not happy with it, just remove it within the MIDI Remote Manager and you’re back to the default. You can’t “destroy” your setup.
See also here: Is it possibile to change CC 121 from Track Quick Controls to focus Quick Controls? - #11 by MarcoE

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the order of controls in EQ mode - this always pissed me off in CC121 <

Big time!!!

It’s mindblowingly stupid that the software doesn’t match up with the hardware. I was in contact with support about that once and the reply was that ”it wasn’t a problem”. :roll_eyes:

Yeah, for them maybe. :see_no_evil: