I would like to control zoom in and out (or nudge left/right) with one single rotary knob of my Arturia Keylab 88 MKII (or any other midi controller which is not able to send two different CC commands with one single encoder).
I know how to assign input events to Cubase commands in the Generic Remote dialogue and I also read these two threads:
However, I guess I’m missing something obvious but I’m just not able to make it work.
The Arturia Keylab actually can do quite much, so I’m quite certain it should work somehow:
I can set the Arturia’s knob to send “Con Ctrl” or “NRPN/RPN” and for “Con Ctrl” I can choose between absolute or relative values. For zoom and nudge I need infinite values, so first I tried Arturia’s “Con Ctrl” and relative mode. The Cubase Midi Monitor shows me it sends:
Value1: CC 19
Value2: 65 for clockwise rotation and 63 for counter-clockwise rotation.
This doesn’t help since a Cubase Generic Remote slot only ‘listens’ to CC addresses (Value1) and not Value2.
In mode “NRPN/RPN” the Arturia is always sending CC38 for Value1 with absolute Value2 values within 0 - 127. I don’t know how I could use this (and LSB/MSB?) for my use case.
So I was thinking of a Midi Transformer that takes my “Con Ctrl” Value2 63 and 65 and translates them to different CCs which are then mapped in the Generic Remote to zoom in and zoom out. I had no luck with the Cubase Global Midi Transformer: Midi Monitor shows me the Global Midi Transformer transformation to two different CCs works but it seems the Generic Remote reacts to incoming Midi before the transformer since zooming did not work.
My next step would be searching for a Midi Transformer software (e.g. Bome Midi Translator but maybe there is a free and still usable one) which hopefully can translate Value2 63 and 65 to 2 different CCs. But this seems to me quite cumbersome considering that Cubase and Arturia Keylab are two very sophisticated products. So I guess I’m missing something simple that might make this work more easily?
Any help is very appreciated