A quick rundown through the years showing "unique features" that the manufacturer (supposedly) thought they were introducing into the market with their product in that year. it is amazing to think that in the last 20 years, the Mackie MCU standard has remained the defacto standard and that the original product (the first Control Surface... Continue Reading →
SSL Nucleus 1 Resources
Just in case this helps someone. I found that the SSL Nucleus 2 software takes care of most of the installation of the Nucleus 1 under Windows (ie Control Surface and Soft Keys) but that as a result of the Nucleus 2 using "Dante" you need to go back to the older (ie Nucleus 1)... Continue Reading →
Automating Softube Plugin Instruments for the Novation FLKey series of keyboards
At the time of writing, Softube has two magnificent Plugin Instruments that were crying out to be added to the automatic automation that can be achieved using Python scripting in FL Studio for this set of keyboards. Model 72 (MiniMoog Model "D" from 1972) https://youtu.be/UPVMgBd8TK4 Quite possibly the best emulation of a MiniMoog which also... Continue Reading →
FL Studio 20 – Steinberg FD Control Surface
So via the wonders of Scripting, it is possible to get great use out of products that were never really intended for consumption by FL studio. The Steinberg FD Control Surface is such a product and actually makes good sense if you are a musician with a laptop and a penchant for small spaces! The... Continue Reading →
Automating adding plugins for the SSL UC1 Every track at once by using a single button!
SSL UF8 ELGATO STREAMDECK The UF8 has a great keyboard macro feature that is both able to communicate directly with your DAW and also utilise DAW keyboard shortcuts. the latter is used here to add the SSL Channel Strip to each track. The 360 software allows you to add an assortment of command types to... Continue Reading →
My Control Surface doesn’t have an extender available – what options do I have?
Nowadays a lot of manufacturers recognise that over time musicians and producers alike are going to want to move up from the initial 8 mixer tracks that come as a part of their control surface and move up to 16, 24 or 32 tracks. But what if your Control Surface manufacturer doesn't make an extender... Continue Reading →
Euphonix / AVID MC Mix Control Surface with FL Studio
After installing the Eucon Client service and the "EU Control" it was relatively easy to get the Mix working over an ethernet connection to my PC (literally just an ethernet cable from the back of my PC into the back of the Mix). The Control software for the mix and other AVID/Euphonix devices I should... Continue Reading →
“Rude Solo” to “Rude Selected Track” \\:-)
So the original Mackie Controllers all have a "rude solo" light which is described in the manual as follows: "If you work on a mixer that has a SOLO function with no indicator lights, and you happen to forget you're in SOLO, you can easily be tricked into thinking that some-thing is wrong with your... Continue Reading →
An unusual MCU /EMAGIC (Mackie Control Universal) project?
Using an old EMAGIC MCU as an extender
Mackie MCU – Updating Firmware (PC)
I have an original Mackie MCU (not the pro) that was displaying "version 2.0" on booting. I wanted to utilise the latest firmware (version 2.12 which is available here) There are lots of ways to do this but this worked for me first time: Download the free Midi-Ox software and install it on your PC... Continue Reading →