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Logic Express 9 Control Surfaces Support Copyright © 2009 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Your rights to the software are governed by the accompanying software license agreement. The owner or authorized user of a valid copy of Logic Express software may reproduce this publication for the purpose of learning to use such software. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes, such as selling copies of this publication or for providing paid for support services. Note: Because Apple frequently releases new versions and updates to its system software, applications, and Internet sites, images shown in this manual may be slightly different from what you see on your screen. Apple 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014 408-996-1010 www.apple.com The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Shift-Option-K) for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringement and unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws. Apple, the Apple logo, Apple, FireWire, and Logic are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is accurate. Apple is not responsible for printing or clerical errors. Other company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective companies. Mention of third-party products is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products. Intel, Intel Core, and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corp. in the U.S. and other countries. Contents Preface 7 7 8 8 An Introduction to Control Surfaces What Are Control Surfaces? About the Logic Express Documentation Additional Resources Chapter 1 11 11 12 15 16 18 26 31 32 32 35 35 Basic Control Surface Setup Getting Started Connecting Control Surfaces Adding Control Surfaces to Logic Express Creating Control Surface Groups Configuring Your Control Surface Setup Setting Control Surfaces Preferences Modal Dialog Display Control Surface Usage Tips Control Surfaces Supported by Logic Express About Control Surface Plug-ins About Software and Firmware Chapter 2 37 37 38 41 59 61 Customizing Controller Assignments Assigning Controllers to Logic Express Parameters Controller Assignments: Working in Easy View Controller Assigments: Working in Expert View Assigning Buttons to Key Commands Controller Assignments Storage Chapter 3 63 64 64 67 70 82 85 87 87 Mackie Control Setting Up Your Mackie Control in Logic Express Mackie Control: Display Zone Mackie Control: Channel Strip Controls Mackie Control: Assignment Zone Mackie Control: Fader Bank Zone Mackie Control: Function Key Zone Mackie Control: Global View Zone Mackie Control: Modifier Buttons 3 4 87 89 90 97 98 99 99 100 Mackie Control: Automation Buttons Mackie Control: Utilities Buttons Mackie Control: Transport Zone Mackie Control: Cursor Key Zone Mackie Control: Jog/Scrub Wheel Zone Mackie Control: Programmable User Modes Mackie Control: Connecting Foot Switches Mackie Control: Assignment Overview Chapter 4 113 113 114 114 116 116 118 118 118 119 119 120 M-Audio iControl Setting Up Your M-Audio iControl Editing Plug-in Parameters Using the M-Audio iControl M-Audio iControl: Assignment Buttons M-Audio iControl: Arrow Up and Arrow Down Buttons M-Audio iControl: Channel Strip Controls M-Audio iControl: Mixer View and Channel View M-Audio iControl: Jog Wheel M-Audio iControl: Transport Controls M-Audio iControl: Using Locators and Cycle Mode M-Audio iControl: Master Fader M-Audio iControl: Assignment Overview Chapter 5 123 123 124 125 125 127 127 127 135 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport Setting Up Your Euphonix Device with Logic Express Euphonix: Changing the Track Display Euphonix MC Professional: Setting Up Soft Key Assignments Euphonix: Choosing Automation Modes Euphonix: Understanding the Fader Strips Euphonix: Opening and Closing Plug-in Windows Euphonix: Getting to Know Knobsets Euphonix: Other Features Specific to Logic Express Chapter 6 137 CM Labs Motormix 137 Setting Up Your CM Labs Motormix 137 CM Labs Motormix: Assignment Overview Chapter 7 147 147 147 148 Chapter 8 151 JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk 151 Setting Up Your JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk 152 JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Assignment Overview Frontier Design TranzPort Setting Up Your Frontier Design TranzPort Frontier Design TranzPort: LCD Frontier Design TranzPort: Assignment Overview Contents Chapter 9 159 JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100 159 Setting Up Your JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100 160 JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100: Assignment Overview Chapter 10 161 JLCooper MCS3 161 Setting Up Your JLCooper MCS3 161 JLCooper MCS3: Assignment Overview Chapter 11 165 Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 165 Setting Up Your Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 165 Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Assignment Overview Chapter 12 171 Mackie Baby HUI 171 Setting Up Your Mackie Baby HUI 171 Mackie Baby HUI: Assignment Overview Chapter 13 175 Mackie HUI 175 Setting Up Your Mackie HUI 176 Mackie HUI: Assignment Overview Chapter 14 189 189 189 190 196 197 200 201 Mackie C4 Setting Up Your Mackie C4 Mackie C4: Using V-Pots and V-Select Buttons Mackie C4: View Modes Mackie C4: Function Buttons Mackie C4: Assignment Buttons Mackie C4: Modifier Buttons Mackie C4: Parameter, Track, and Slot Buttons Chapter 15 203 203 203 209 Radikal Technologies SAC-2K Setting Up Your Radikal Technologies SAC-2K Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Assignment Overview Resolving Issues with Radikal Technologies SAC-2K Chapter 16 211 Recording Light 211 Setting Up the Recording Light 211 Changing Recording Light Parameters Chapter 17 213 Roland SI-24 213 Setting Up Your Roland SI-24 214 Roland SI-24: Assignment Overview Chapter 18 219 Tascam FW-1884 219 Setting Up Your Tascam FW-1884, FE-8, and FW-1082 with Logic Express Contents 5 219 Tascam FW-1884: Assignment Overview 6 Chapter 19 229 Tascam US-2400 229 Setting Up Your Tascam US-2400 230 Tascam US-2400: Assignment Overview Chapter 20 237 Tascam US-428 and US-224 237 Setting Up Your Tascam US-428 or US-224 237 Tascam US-428 and US-224: Assignment Overview Chapter 21 243 Yamaha 01V96 243 Setting Up Your Yamaha 01V96 244 Yamaha 01V96: Assignment Overview Chapter 22 253 Yamaha 02R96 253 Setting Up Your Yamaha 02R96 254 Yamaha 02R96: Assignment Overview Chapter 23 259 Yamaha DM1000 259 Setting Up Your Yamaha DM1000 260 Yamaha DM1000: Assignment Overview Chapter 24 271 Yamaha DM2000 271 Setting Up Your Yamaha DM2000 272 Yamaha DM2000: Assignment Overview Contents Preface An Introduction to Control Surfaces You can use hardware control surfaces to control and automate transport, mixing, recording, and other tasks in Logic Express. All Logic mixer controls, such as level and pan, can be adjusted onscreen—using your mouse and computer keyboard. This is not, however, an ideal method for precise real-time control. You can enhance your creative flow and achieve greater flexibility and precision by connecting a hardware control surface to your computer. Control surfaces are ideal for creating a dynamic live (on-stage) performance when used with a portable computer, MIDI keyboard, and audio and MIDI interfaces. In the studio, you can record control surface automation (even when Logic is not in record mode). Track automation appears in Logic’s Arrange window and in the Piano Roll Editor. When you move a fader on the control surface, the corresponding fader in Logic’s Mixer moves with it. EQ or other parameters can be altered by turning rotary knobs on the control surface, with assigned parameters updating instantly in Logic. As communication between Logic and your control surface is bidirectional, adjustments to parameters onscreen are immediately reflected by the corresponding control on the control surface. This preface covers the following: • What Are Control Surfaces? (p. 7) • About the Logic Express Documentation (p. 8) • Additional Resources (p. 8) What Are Control Surfaces? Control surfaces are hardware devices that feature a variety of controls, which can include faders, rotary knobs, buttons, and displays. Control surfaces typically allow you to select parameters for editing, or to select particular tracks/channel strips or banks (of channel strips). Many also offer a Jog Wheel, which allows you to move the playhead precisely, transport buttons, such as Play, Rewind, and so on, and other controls. 7 Some simple control surfaces only provide (non-motorized) faders and knobs. More sophisticated units include motorized faders, rotary encoders, LED rings, and programmable displays. The additional feedback these control surfaces provide makes them easier to use—without having to refer to your computer screen to know what mode the device is in, or what current parameter values are. Note: When you use a supported control surface with Logic Express, some controls are premapped to common functions. You can map unassigned controls to other Logic Express commands and functions (see Assigning Controllers to Logic Express Parameters). About the Logic Express Documentation Logic Express comes with various documents that will help you get started as well as provide detailed information about the included applications. • Logic Express User Manual: The onscreen user manual is a comprehensive document that describes the Logic Express interface, commands, and menus and gives step-by-step instructions for creating Logic Express projects and for accomplishing specific tasks. It is written for users of all levels of experience. The user manual is available in Logic Express Help (in Logic Express, choose Help > Logic Express). • Exploring Logic Express: This booklet presents the basics of Logic Express in an easy, approachable way. Each chapter presents major features and guides you in trying things out. A PDF version of the printed manual is available in Logic Express Help. You can also open the PDF directly in Logic Express by choosing Help > Exploring Logic Express. • Logic Express Control Surfaces Support: This onscreen manual describes the configuration and use of control surfaces with Logic Express. • Conditional Instruments: This onscreen manual provides comprehensive instructions for using the powerful collection of instruments included with Logic Express. • Conditional Effects: This onscreen manual provides comprehensive instructions for using the powerful collection of effects included with Logic Express. • Conditional Working with Apogee Hardware: This onscreen manual describes the use of Apogee hardware with Logic Express. Additional Resources Along with the documentation that comes with Logic Express, there are a variety of other resources you can use to find out more. 8 Preface An Introduction to Control Surfaces Release Notes and New Features Documents Each application offers detailed documentation that covers new or changed features and functions. This documentation can be accessed in the following location: • Click the Release Notes and New Features links in the application Help menu. Logic Express Website For general information and updates, as well as the latest news on Logic Express, go to: • http://www.apple.com/logicexpress Apple Service and Support Websites For software updates and answers to the most frequently asked questions for all Apple products, go to the general Apple Support webpage. You’ll also have access to product specifications, reference documentation, and Apple and third-party product technical articles. • http://www.apple.com/support For software updates, documentation, discussion forums, and answers to the most frequently asked questions for Logic Express, go to: • http://www.apple.com/support/logicexpress/ For discussion forums for all Apple products from around the world, where you can search for an answer, post your question, or answer other users’ questions, go to: • http://discussions.info.apple.com Preface An Introduction to Control Surfaces 9 Basic Control Surface Setup 1 Regardless of the control surface being used, you first need to connect, add, and configure your device for use with Logic Express. This chapter describes the setup procedures and preferences that are common to all control surfaces. Setup information for specific devices is covered elsewhere in the documentation. Note: Read this chapter first, and then read through the chapter that pertains to your specific device. This chapter covers the following: • Getting Started (p. 11) • Connecting Control Surfaces (p. 12) • Adding Control Surfaces to Logic Express (p. 15) • Creating Control Surface Groups (p. 16) • Configuring Your Control Surface Setup (p. 18) • Setting Control Surfaces Preferences (p. 26) • Modal Dialog Display (p. 31) • Control Surface Usage Tips (p. 32) • Control Surfaces Supported by Logic Express (p. 32) • About Control Surface Plug-ins (p. 35) • About Software and Firmware (p. 35) Getting Started To use one or more control surfaces with Logic Express, you will need: • An installed, authorized copy of Logic Express • For USB- or FireWire-equipped devices (such as a Yamaha 01X), an available USB or FireWire port. Ideally, this should be a direct USB/FireWire connection with the computer, rather than via a USB/FireWire hub. Refer to the documentation provided by the manufacturer of your control surface. 11 • For devices that are only equipped with MIDI ports (such as a Mackie Control), a MIDI interface with free MIDI input and output ports for each device. For example, if you’re using a MIDI interface with 8 MIDI input ports and 8 MIDI output ports—with one Mackie Control and one Mackie Control XT unit—you will need to use two of the interface’s MIDI In ports, and two of its MIDI Out ports. • An installed driver (if required by your control surface) that is supported by the operating system you are using on your computer Important: Your MIDI interface must feature driver software that supports SysEx communication. Consult the documentation that shipped with your MIDI interface (or MIDI interface drivers). The number of devices that can be used simultaneously depends on the number of free ports of the appropriate type (USB, FireWire, or other) available on your system. In a standard setup, you can use a single control surface, or one accompanied by one or more expansion devices. You can also create control surface groups, as described in Creating Control Surface Groups. Using multiple control surfaces allows you to control more tracks and channels, effects, and other parameters simultaneously. For example, the Mackie Control XT devices are basically identical to the channel strip section (fader, V-Pot, and LCD) of the main Mackie Control unit. The Mackie C4 features a number of V-Pots, but no faders. You can add as many XT, C4, or other control surface devices as you wish to your system, provided that enough free MIDI In and Out (or USB or other suitable) ports are available. Connecting Control Surfaces Logic Express supports a variety of control surfaces that connect to your computer using FireWire, USB, and other connection protocols. Be sure to check the type of connection that your device features, and that it is supported by your computer. Before connecting the device, read the installation instructions included with it, and install the latest version of any appropriate firmware or driver software, if needed. For more information, refer to the documentation that came with the device. 12 Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup Connecting FireWire and USB Control Surfaces If your control surface has a FireWire or USB port, you can connect it directly to your computer, using a cable with the appropriate connectors. FireWire and USB devices transmit and receive data through a single cable, if the device supports bidirectional communication. The following diagram illustrates a typical setup using a FireWire or USB cable: FireWire/USB cable Computer Control surface It is recommended that you connect FireWire and USB devices directly to your computer, rather than through a hub. Daisy-chaining devices can result in errors and other problems, due to the amount of data transmitted in real time. Connecting Control Surfaces via Networking Ports A handful of devices are connected via the network (LAN) ports of your Mac computer, using a single, standard (CAT5) networking cable. Most devices connected in this way also incorporate audio I/O and digital audio converters, plus built-in MIDI ports, making the addition of these peripherals a simple, single cable (and driver) installation. As with FireWire and USB, it is recommended that such devices are directly connected to the computer, rather than through a network hub or switch. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 13 Connecting MIDI Control Surfaces If your control surface has MIDI input and output ports, you can connect it to a MIDI interface, and connect the MIDI interface to your computer. MIDI interfaces are typically connected to your computer via the USB or FireWire connection protocols. MIDI uses separate ports for input and output, and you must connect both the MIDI input and output to use the device with Logic Express. The following diagram illustrates a typical setup using MIDI input and output: MIDI interface Out port In port In port Out port Computer Control surface It is recommended that you do not daisy-chain other MIDI devices via MIDI through to the MIDI In or Out ports used by control surfaces. Daisy-chaining can result in errors and other problems, due to the amount of data transmitted in real time. Optional Footswitches and Pedals Some control surfaces allow you to connect footswitches or pedals as additional controllers. If your control surface features suitable connectors, you can connect optional footswitches to remotely control playback and other functions. This frees your hands for other controls, and can also be helpful when using guitars or other instruments that require two-handed playing. Powering Up Once everything is connected, press the power switch on your control surface. Once powered, the displays (such as an LCD, if your device has one) or LEDs are lit. Some LCDs display a welcome message, which includes the firmware version number. On most control surfaces with motorized faders, each fader will slide to its top position, then back to its bottom or center position. This self-diagnostic power-on procedure indicates that your units are functioning correctly. Generally, you can turn on your computer (and MIDI interface, if applicable) either before or after you turn on the control surface, and open Logic Express either before or after the control surface is powered up. Some devices, however, may require the computer to be turned on before or after the device has initialized. Check the device documentation, and manufacturer website. 14 Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup Adding Control Surfaces to Logic Express Some control surfaces (such as the Mackie Control) are detected automatically when you open Logic Express. You can add other devices that are not detected automatically using the Setup window. Installation is easy (and is covered in the setup section of the chapter for your particular device). Some devices may require different or additional steps, but generally, all you need to do is select the device that you want to use with Logic Express, and then add it either by scanning or manually. To add a control surface by scanning 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup to open the Control Surfaces Setup window. 2 In the Setup window, choose New > Install, and then select the device from the list. You can select more than one model by Command-clicking multiple entries in the list. If you select more than one model, Logic Express performs the operation for each model, in turn. Note: If you don’t want to select the models to be scanned, you can simply choose New > Scan All in the Setup window: Logic Express searches for all supported control surface units on all MIDI ports. This process may take a while. 3 Click the Scan button. You can also press Enter, or double-click the device name to initiate the scan. Logic Express scans your system for connected devices, and automatically installs (and connects to) those it finds. 4 When you finish, close the window. Some control surfaces don’t support automatic scanning. Such devices must be added manually to your setup. When you add a device manually, you also need to assign the appropriate MIDI In and Out port parameters. Note: It is preferable to install devices by scanning, whenever possible. Logic Express is able to gather more information about devices through scanning, than via manual installation. To add a control surface manually 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup to open the Control Surfaces Setup window. 2 In the Setup window, choose New > Install, and select the device you want from the list. 3 Click the Add button. 4 Close the Install window when you finish. If another control surface of the selected type already exists in your setup, a warning dialog asks you to confirm the addition of the new device. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 15 You need to manually alter the MIDI In and Out port values (in the Device Parameter area of the Setup window) to match those of the connected unit. Note: You can reinitialize the support of all connected control surfaces by choosing Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Rebuild Defaults. Creating Control Surface Groups If you have multiple control surface units in your system, you can define how they relate to each other, and create control surface groups. A control surface group consists of multiple devices that you combine to create a single, unified virtual control surface. You can create up to 20 control surface groups. Each group can consist of any number of physical devices. The only limiting factor is the number of available MIDI In and Out ports (or USB/FireWire “MIDI” ports, if you are using a USB or FireWire control surface). You can independently determine the default behavior of each device in a group. For more information, see the Device Parameters section. To create a control surface group 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup to open the Control Surfaces Setup window. 2 In the Setup window, drag the icons of the control surfaces you want to group, so that they form a single horizontal row. The order of the icons from left to right defines the order in which tracks and parameters are arranged and displayed on the devices. To use two control surfaces independently 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup to open the Control Surfaces Setup window. 2 In the Setup window, arrange the icons for the control surfaces in separate rows—that is, one above the other. 16 Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup Pictured below is a multiple group example with two Mackie Controls, three Mackie Control XTs, and one HUI: The top row, consisting of the Mackie Control #1, Mackie Control XT #1, and Mackie Control XT #2, forms a single control surface group with 24 channels. Mackie Control #1 controls channels 1 to 8, XT #1 controls channels 9 to 16, and XT #2 handles channels 17 to 24. In the second row, the Mackie Control #2 and Mackie Control XT #3 form a second control surface group, controlling instruments (on channels 1 to 8) and auxes (on channels 9 to 16). In the third row, the HUI forms a single unit control surface group. Each group has individual settings, such as Flip mode, Display mode, Plug-in Parameter Bank Offset, and others. This allows you to access, edit, and automate different sections of the Logic Express Mixer. In the example above, the three units in the top row could be used to control audio and MIDI channel strips. In the second row, Mackie Control #2 could be used to control instrument channel strips 1 to 8, and XT #3 could be used to control aux channel strips 1 to 8. The HUI could be used to edit group definitions. The physical placement of units, and the way you use them, is completely flexible. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 17 Note: In most situations, the placement of your control surface units in relation to each other should be the same onscreen as in the real world. Simply position the icons in your control surface group accordingly. Once you have created a control surface group, you can configure it in the Setup window. For more information, see Control Surface Group Parameters. Configuring Your Control Surface Setup The left side of the Setup window contains two or three parameter areas: Device parameters, Special parameters (if your connected device supports them), and Control Surface Group parameters. You can configure your control surface setup to meet your needs by editing the parameters in these boxes. Important: Any changes to settings (in the Setup window or from the device) are saved in a preferences file, named ”com.apple.logic.express.cs,” located in ~/Library/Preferences. This file is saved independently of the Logic Express Preferences file. 18 Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup Device Parameters The Device Parameters area contains the following items: • Out Port: Choose the MIDI output port from the pop-up menu. • Input: Choose the MIDI input port from the pop-up menu. • Module: Shows the name of the control surface. • Model: Shows the model name of the control surface. • Version: Shows the firmware version for some control surfaces. • Color: Click to choose the color that indicates which tracks are being controlled by this control surface. In the Arrange window, the tracks controlled by this device are colored along the left edge of the track list (if the track control bars are displayed). Each control surface must be connected to an independent MIDI In and Out port (or corresponding USB/FireWire port, designated as a MIDI port by the device driver). When the device is added, the automatic setup or scan procedure sets the appropriate MIDI input and output port settings for the device. If the MIDI port settings are incorrect, you can manually choose them from the Input and Out Port pop-up menus. Special Parameters Some control surfaces (such as the Mackie Control) allow you to define “special” parameters such as fader touch sensitivity. When a device that offers special parameters is connected, the Special Parameters area appears on the left side of the Setup window. For more information about supported special parameters, refer to the documentation for the specific device. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 19 Control Surface Group Parameters If you have created one or more control surface groups, you can configure group parameters in the Control Surface Group Parameters area. These parameters apply to the group associated with the selected device, and allow you to set up each group to meet your needs. This is especially helpful when you have multiple control surface groups. Many (if not all) control surface group parameters can also be changed directly from the control surface, as well as from the Setup window. If you have created multiple control surface groups, the Control Surface Group Parameters area shows the settings for the group that is currently selected in the Setup window. 20 Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup Control Surface Group Display Parameters The parameters at the top of the Control Surface Group Parameters area give you control over aspects of the device displays. • Flip Mode: Choose the functions for the faders and rotary encoders of the channel strips on the device. For control surfaces that contain a fader and a rotary encoder for each channel strip, Flip mode allows you to assign both controls to the same parameter, or swap their assignments. The choices are: • Off: Standard mode, with the fader acting as a volume control. • Duplicate: Assigns both the fader and encoder to the currently selected encoder parameter. • Swap: Switches the fader and encoder assignments, making the fader a pan control and the encoder a channel volume control, for example. • Mute: Disables the fader. This is useful when recording in the same room as the control surface, and you want to avoid the mechanical noise of the faders. Any existing automation still functions normally. • Display Mode: Click to limit the device display to only the name or only the value of the current parameter. This is helpful if there is insufficient space for the display of both the parameter name and value. • Clock Display: If your control surface features a position display, this parameter allows you to determine how the playhead position is represented. Click to switch between Beats (musical values) or SMPTE (absolute time values). Note: The exact elements displayed, and thus their positions, depend on the selected SMPTE or bar/beat display option defined in the Logic Express Preferences. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 21 • Channel Strip View Mode: Choose one of the following view modes: • Arrange: The channel strips on the device correspond to Logic Express channel strips as they appear in the Mixer window. The layout of channel strips matches the way tracks are laid out in the Arrange window. Channel strip 1 in the Mixer window is equivalent to channel 1 on the control surface, channel strip 2 in the Mixer is equivalent to channel 2, and so on. Instruments and channels used by multiple tracks are merged into one channel. This is the default mode of most devices, including the Mackie Control. • All: The channel strips on the device correspond to Logic Express channel strips of certain types, such as MIDI or aux channels, independent of their use in tracks. Control surfaces that support this view mode generally allow you to define which channel types you want to display. The contents of Logic Express’s Mixer window automatically follow the state of the control surface, provided that the View > Link Control Surfaces option is turned on. • Tracks: This view mode is similar to Arrange view mode, but individual channel strips are shown when multiple arrange tracks address the same channel. Typically, this will be an instrument channel, with several tracks routed to it. • Single: This mode shows a single channel (and its routing to auxes and so on). You can determine which parameters the channel strip controllers (on the control surface) will edit. Note: Keep in mind that the View mode is a property of the control surface group, not a global setting. One group can display busses, while the other shows tracks, for example. • Fader Bank for Tracks View: Drag vertically, or enter an integer value to offset which tracks are controlled by the channel strips of the device in Tracks view. For example, if your device has eight channel strips, these might normally be assigned to audio channel strips 1–8 in Logic Express. If you set this parameter to 2, the device channel strips would control Logic Express Mixer channel strips 3–10 (1 + 2 = 3). • Fader Bank for All View: Drag vertically, or enter an integer value to offset which Logic Express channel strips are controlled by the device in All view. This parameter is only available when multiple channel strip types are displayed in the Mixer. When single channel strip types are displayed, there are separate fader bank parameters. (These aren’t displayed in the parameter list.) • Channel Strip Parameter: Choose which function is controlled by the channel strip encoders on the device. The choices are: • Volume: Encoders adjust channel volume. • Pan: Encoders adjust channel panorama position. • Format: Encoders adjust/select channel format. • Input: Encoders adjust/select channel input source. 22 Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup • Output: Encoders adjust/select channel output (main outs/auxes). • Automation: Encoders adjust/select channel automation mode. • Group: Encoders adjust group membership of the track. Editing the parameter allows you to set either “no group” or a single group. Enabling membership of multiple groups is not possible. (This can only be done directly in the Logic Express Mixer.) • Displayed Par.: Encoders adjust the automation parameter selected in the Arrange window. This is especially useful if you set the control surface to Arrange View mode, and your Arrange window shows multiple subtracks with various parameters. • EQ Band: Sets the current EQ band, so that you can edit a particular Channel EQ parameter for all tracks in the EQ Multi Channel View. • EQ Parameter: Choose which parameter of the selected EQ band is controlled by the encoders in EQ Multi Channel View. The choices are: • Frequency: Encoders adjust the frequency of the selected band. • Gain: Encoders adjust the gain of the selected band. For the Low Cut (band 1) and High Cut (band 8) bands of the Channel EQ, this parameter controls the slope. • Q: Encoders adjust the Q factor of the selected band. • On/Off: Encoders bypass the selected EQ band. • EQ Parameter Page: Sets the EQ parameter displayed in EQ Channel Strip view. The Channel EQs feature eight bands per audio channel, with each band offering four parameters. All of these parameters can be accessed with your control surface. If your control surface does not display all EQ parameters at once, you view them by stepping through the parameter pages in sequence. For example, if your control surface has eight channel strips, you can directly control parameters 1 to 8 with knobs or sliders 1 to 8 when you switch to EQ Channel Strip Edit view. You then need to switch by a page to access parameters 9 to 16. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 23 Control Surface Group Send and Plug-in Parameters The parameters in the middle of the Control Surface Group Parameters area let you control different operational aspects when working with Send and Plug-in parameters. • Send Slot: Sets the currently selected Send slot. The default is 1, which sets the first (top) Send on each channel as the Send slot. A value of 2 sets the second send as the Send slot, a value of 3, the third Send slot, and so on. • Send Parameter: Choose the Send parameter controlled by the encoders when in the Send Multi Channel view. The choices are: • Destination: Encoder is used to determine the bus channel number for the Send slot. • Level: Encoder is used to adjust the Send level. • Position: Encoders set Pre, Post, or Post Pan fader modes. • Mute: Encoders mute/unmute the selected Send slot. • Send Parameter Page: Sets the current page for the Send parameters. Up to 32 parameters are available in Send Channel Strip view for a given channel (eight Send slots multiplied by the four parameters listed above). • Split: no. of upper parameters: Sets the number of encoders that belong to Split Upper, for control surfaces that support Split mode. The remaining encoders belong to Split Lower. A value of 0 means that Split mode is off—all encoders are assigned to the Split Upper area. Control surfaces that support Split mode allow the display of two separate parameter sections within one plug-in (or even different plug-ins). They are called Split Upper and Split Lower. • Instrument Parameter Page: Determines which parameter is assigned to the leftmost encoder when editing a software instrument. The next instrument parameter is assigned to encoder 2, and so on. This applies to Split Upper when Split mode is turned on. 24 Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup • Inst Parameter Page (Split Lower): Sets the parameter that is assigned to the leftmost encoder of Split Lower when editing a software instrument (when Split mode is turned on). The next instrument parameter is assigned to encoder 2, and so on. • Insert Slot: Sets the current Insert slot number, both for selecting a plug-in (in Plug-in Channel Strip view) and for editing its parameters. The default is 1, which sets the first (top) plug-in slot on each channel as the Insert slot. A value of 2 sets the second plug-in slot as the Insert slot, and so on. With Split mode turned on, this applies to Split Upper. • Insert Slot (Split Lower): Sets the current Insert slot number for Split Lower when selecting or editing a plug-in when Split mode is turned on. • Plug-in Parameter Page: Defines which parameter is assigned to the leftmost encoder when editing a plug-in. The next plug-in parameter is assigned to encoder 2, and so on. This applies to Split Upper when Split mode is turned on. Note: The plug-in and instrument page parameters are kept separate, as this allows you to quickly switch between editing an instrument and an effect plug-in on a channel, without having to adjust the parameter page every time. • Plug-in Param Page (Split Lower): Defines which parameter is assigned to the leftmost encoder of Split Lower when editing a plug-in (with Split mode turned on). The next plug-in parameter is assigned to encoder 2, and so on. • Track: Defines which track is displayed for Channel Strip views. When Split mode is turned on, this applies to Split Upper. • Track (Split Lower): Sets which track is displayed (in the Split Lower section of the control surface) for Channel Strip views, when Split mode is turned on. • Track Lock: Determines how the control surface responds when a track is selected in Logic Express—in essence, this remotely affects the Track and Track (Split Lower) parameters. When set to “on,” the control surface group continues to display the same track, independent of the currently selected track in Logic Express. When set to Off, the control surface group automatically switches to the selected track, whenever a track is selected in Logic Express. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 25 Control Surface Group Other Parameters The parameters at the bottom of the Control Surface Group Parameters area let you set the Track Name Format, Parameter Page Shift Mode, Relative Change Mode, Mix Group, and Group Parameter Page parameters. • Track Name Format: Determines whether the track name display shows only the track name, or the track name and number. • Parameter Page Shift Mode: Determines whether the parameter is shifted by one page or by one parameter. • Relative Change Mode: Choose the mode for controller assignments that support a Relative Value Change mode (rotary encoders, for example). The choices are: • Coarse: The parameter is adjusted in coarse steps. • Full: Turning the encoder to the right sets the maximum value. Turning it to the left sets the minimum value. The encoder also stops at its default value. For example, when the Pan knob is left of center, turning the encoder to the right initially sets the Pan parameter to center (its default value). A further turn to the right sets the Pan to full right (its maximum value). • Fine: The parameter is incremented or decremented in fine steps—by one tick or other unit. In this mode, the highest possible resolution is used. For example, when editing the Sample Delay plug-in’s Delay parameter, every encoder tick increases or decreases the value by 1 sample, regardless of the resolution value. • Mix Group: Determines which group is edited when in Group Edit mode. • Group Parameter Page: Defines which parameter of the edited group is assigned to the leftmost encoder. Setting Control Surfaces Preferences Various settings that affect the onscreen appearance and performance of control surfaces can be made in the Logic Express Control Surfaces preferences. µ 26 To open the Control Surfaces preferences Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Preferences (or use the Open Control Surfaces Preferences key command). Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup µ To temporarily disable your control surfaces Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Bypass all Control Surfaces. This command is useful for silencing motorized control surface faders when recording in the same room. It is also handy when troubleshooting MIDI data errors, or for reducing MIDI bandwidth requirements. General Preferences General control surface preferences include resolution of relative controls, maximum MIDI bandwidth, and other functions. • “Bypass All while in background” checkbox: Allows you to share your control surface with other applications, when Logic Express is not the active program. • Resolution of Relative Controls slider: Sets the resolution of controls that change values in a relative manner. The default resolution is 128 steps. Choose a higher resolution value to divide the value range into finer increments. • Maximum MIDI Band Width slider: Drag to set the maximum amount of MIDI bandwidth that your control surface can use. This is set to a default of 50%, which should be suitable for most situations. You can adjust the value if you find that your MIDI or automation playback is being affected. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 27 • “Touching fader selects track” checkbox: When this option is selected, touching a fader on the control surface selects the track corresponding to the fader. For this to work, the device must feature touch-sensitive faders. • “Control surface follows track selection” checkbox: When this checkbox is selected, selecting a track in the Arrange window automatically selects the corresponding track or channel on the control surface. • “Jog resolution depends on horizontal zoom” checkbox: When selected, the precision of scrubbing (using the Jog/Shuttle Wheel of your control surface) is determined by the horizontal zoom level of Logic Express. Your control surface must feature a Jog/Shuttle Wheel (or similar control) for this to have any effect. To retain a consistent resolution, regardless of Logic Express window zoom levels, deselect this checkbox. • Pickup Mode checkbox: When selected, the control surface operates in Pickup mode (if this mode is available). Some control surfaces, typically those without motorized faders or knobs, do not show parameter changes—caused by playing back existing automation data—on their interface. Such control surfaces usually offer a Pickup mode. In Pickup mode, the controller must reach (“pick up”) the current value before the value starts to change. This prevents sudden jumps of parameter values caused by playing back automation. Your device may feature a display (usually a pair of arrow LEDs) that indicates the direction or distance you need to move the controller, in order to match the settings shown in Logic Express (also known as NULL). Once you have matched the onscreen values, deactivate Pickup mode and start automating. When Pickup mode is turned off, adjusting a fader modifies the parameter immediately (which can result in parameter value jumps). • Flash Mute and Solo buttons checkbox: When selected, the Mute and Solo buttons on the control surface will blink (flash) on and off when mute or solo modes are engaged. • Multiple Controls per Parameter pop-up menu: Choose the maximum number of encoders used for each parameter, when editing plug-ins or audio instruments. The choices are: • 1: Parameters are always displayed using one encoder per parameter, with the least space available for parameter name and value in the LCD. • 2: On each unit, encoders 1 and 2 are used for the first parameter, encoders 3 and 4 for the second, and so on. • 4: On each unit, encoders 1 to 4 are used for the first parameter, encoders 5 to 8 for the second, and so on. • 8: On each unit, encoders 1 to 8 are used for the first parameter, encoders 9 to 16 for the second, and so on. When multiple encoders are used per parameter, the encoders are divided into groups (1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, for example). The first encoder of each group controls the parameter shown in the display. The remaining encoders are inactive. 28 Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup Using more than one encoder per parameter shows fewer parameters at any given time, but you gain space on the LCD to cater to longer parameter names and values. The more control surfaces you have within a control surface group, the more you benefit from this feature. • “Only when all parameters fit in one page” checkbox: When selected, the defined number of encoders are only used when there are sufficient encoders available to show all parameters, without changing pages. For example, if you have a Mackie Control and two Mackie Control XTs (giving you at total of 24 encoders), a plug-in with 13 parameters will be shown with one encoder per parameter. Eleven encoders will remain unused. A plug-in with 11 parameters will be shown with two encoders per parameter. Two encoders will remain unused (as will the inactive encoders of the subdivisions mentioned above). When deselected, multiple encoders are used for each parameter, which may require scrolling. This would not be the case if only one encoder were used for each parameter. • “Show value units for” checkboxes: The two checkboxes in this section allow you to adjust whether parameter values are appended by the measurement unit, where applicable—“Hz” or “%,” for example. You can set this option separately for instrument and plug-in parameters, and for volume and other channel strip parameters. When selected, applicable values are appended with the appropriate unit. Turn off this option if viewing units makes the display too cluttered. • Controller Assignments button: Click to open the Controller Assignments window. • Setup button: Click to open the Control Surfaces Setup window. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 29 Help Tags Preferences For control surfaces that feature freely programmable displays with more than six characters per line (or segment) of the display, you can change the way help tags are shown. Control surface help tags are similar to Logic Express help tags, showing additional information during use. • “While editing show long names for” checkboxes: The two checkboxes in this section allow you to set how the names and values of parameters are displayed on the LCD of the control surface. • “Parameter name” checkbox: When selected, the upper LCD line displays the full parameter name, rather than an abbreviated form of it, when you edit a parameter. • “Parameter value” checkbox: When selected, the lower LCD line displays the full parameter value when you edit a parameter. If the “Show value units for parameter” checkboxes (see below) are selected, it will be appended by the measurement unit, where applicable (for example, “dB,” “Hz,” or “%”). Note: The following options only have an effect if at least one of the two parameters described above is active. • Display Duration slider: Drag to adjust the time that parameter names and values remain on the LCD display, following selection and adjustments. 30 Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup • “Show info for multiple parameters” checkbox: When selected, the long name information appears in the display until the most recently edited parameter’s display times out. This may cause overlapping text. When unselected, the long name display is only shown for the most recently edited parameter, which can cause screen flicker. • “Show info when selecting tracks” checkbox: When turned on, Selected appears in the upper row of the LCD, and the selected track’s name is shown in the lower row, when you select a track. • “Show info when editing volume” checkbox: When selected, the word Volume appears in the upper row of the LCD, and the edited value appears in the lower row, when you edit a track’s volume. • “Show value units for” checkboxes: When selected, parameter values are appended by the appropriate measurement unit (“Hz” or “%,” for example). You can set this option separately for “Instrument/plug-in parameters” and “Volume and other parameters.” If you can do without value units, the display is less cluttered. Note: This parameter only applies while you are editing the relevant values. Modal Dialog Display All modal dialogs (except File Open dialogs) appear on the LCD display of control surfaces that feature text displays. Examples of modal dialogs include authorization warnings, edit confirmations, or error messages. While a modal dialog is visible, you cannot perform actions in any other window. The modal dialog text appears in the upper row of the LCD. If the dialog text does not fit in the LCD’s upper row, it starts scrolling after three seconds. You can scroll the dialog text manually with the appropriate control. (See assignment tables in the appropriate chapter.) Once you start scrolling the text manually, automatic scrolling is disabled. • If the control surface has an Enter or OK button, pressing it triggers the dialog’s default button, where applicable. • If the control surface has a Cancel or Exit button, pressing it triggers the button labeled Cancel or Abort, where applicable. • All buttons in the modal dialog (push buttons, including Enter, Default, and Cancel, as well as checkboxes and radio buttons, but not pop-up menus) appear in the display’s lower row. Pressing a control surface button below the display triggers the appropriate function in the dialog, if applicable. Once you press an Enter or Cancel button on the control surface or click it onscreen, the dialog disappears, and all controls and displays return to their previous state. When a File Open dialog appears onscreen, the “There is a file select dialog on the screen” message appears on the LCD or other display (if your control surface has one). Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 31 Control Surface Usage Tips You may find that using control surfaces changes the way you use Logic Express. Slight changes to your working methods can help you to use control surfaces more effectively. The following hints may streamline your Logic Express control surface workflow. Customize Your Templates • Set up screensets 1–7 as your most frequently used screensets. You can access these directly on some control surfaces. On a Mackie Control, for example, you can access them with function keys F1 to F7, while function key 8 (F8) closes the topmost window. • It is recommended that you assign a full-screen Arrange window, with track automation view set to On (for all tracks), as one of your screensets. • A full-screen Mixer window is also recommended as another screenset. Make Use of Markers Markers allow you to quickly navigate from location to location in a project. Most control surfaces feature a number of shortcuts that allow you to rapidly move between markers, which is an extremely useful way of moving around in your projects. Markers are also useful for creating or selecting cycle areas and a number of other tasks, such as punch and replace recording. If you tend to follow a particular song structure, or like to work with a particular number of bars (4, 8, 16 bars, and so on) for verse and chorus sections, then set up a number of markers at suitable locations in your templates. Control Surfaces Supported by Logic Express Following is an alphabetical listing of control surfaces directly supported by Logic Express. The list contains cross-references to the relevant device-specific chapters. Note: It is possible that your device may be directly supported in Logic Express via one or more downloadable support files. This is often a driver or plug-in supplied by the manufacturer. (See About Control Surface Plug-ins.) Check the documentation and discs that came with the device, and the manufacturer’s website. Follow any written instructions supplied with the files, if available. 32 Supported devices Manufacturer Notes 01V96 Yamaha The Yamaha 01V96 emulates two HUI units, using two virtual MIDI In and Out connections over its USB cable. See Yamaha 01V96. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup Supported devices Manufacturer Notes 01X Yamaha The Yamaha 01X emulates a Mackie Control. It does not feature all controls available to the Mackie units, however. Refer to the 01X documentation for details. Logic Express recognizes the 01X as an 01X, and displays a custom icon, but communication is as with a Mackie Control unit. See Mackie Control. 02R96 Yamaha The Yamaha 02R96 emulates three HUI units, using three virtual MIDI In and Out connections over its USB cable. See Yamaha 02R96. Baby HUI Mackie The Baby HUI is a stripped-down version of the HUI. See Mackie Baby HUI. C4 Mackie The Mackie C4 is directly supported. See Mackie C4. CM408T (System 5-MC) Euphonix See Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport. CS-32 MiniDesk JLCooper See JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk. DM1000 Yamaha The Yamaha DM1000 emulates two HUI units, using two virtual MIDI In and Out connections over its USB cable. See Yamaha DM1000. DM2000 Yamaha The Yamaha DM2000 emulates three HUI units, using three virtual MIDI In and Out connections over its USB cable. See Yamaha DM2000. FaderMaster 4/100 JLCooper See JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100. FE-8 Tascam Extension unit for FW-1884. See Tascam FW-1884. FW-1082 Tascam A stripped-down version of the FW-1884. See Tascam FW-1884. FW-1884 Tascam See Tascam FW-1884. HUI Mackie See Mackie HUI. iControl M-Audio See M-Audio iControl. KONTROL49 Korg A larger version of the microKONTROL. See Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49. Logic Control XT Mackie/Emagic This is the extension unit for the Logic Control. It only offers the channel strip section, making it less useful without a Logic (or Mackie) Control. See Mackie Control. Logic/Mackie Control Mackie/Emagic See Mackie Control for more details. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 33 34 Supported devices Manufacturer Notes Mackie Control Mackie The original Mackie Control hardware is similar to the Logic Control. The front panel legend is different, however. You should request a Logic Control Lexan Overlay from Mackie. As Logic Express also recognizes the Mackie Control protocol, you may use any firmware version. If your unit has firmware version 1.02 or later, you can freely use either the Logic Control or Mackie Control mode. See Mackie Control. Mackie Control Extender Mackie Mackie-badged version of the Logic Control XT. As Logic Express also recognizes the Mackie Control protocol, you may use any firmware version. If you have firmware version 1.02 or later, you can freely use either the Logic Control or Mackie Control mode. See Mackie Control. Mackie Control Universal Mackie A Mackie Control with Logic Control silk screening (legend) and firmware version 2.0 or later (including HUI emulation). As Logic Express also recognizes the Mackie Control protocol, you may use any firmware version. If you have firmware version 1.02 or later, you can freely use either the Logic Control or Mackie Control mode. See Mackie Control. MC Euphonix See Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport. MCS3 JLCooper See JLCooper MCS3. microKONTROL Korg See Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49. Motormix CM Labs See CM Labs Motormix. Radikal Technologies SAC-2.2 The SAC-2.2/2k’s native mode is directly supported, but it can also emulate a Mackie Control. You should use the native mode. See Radikal Technologies SAC-2K. Radikal Technologies SAC-2k See Radikal Technologies SAC-2K. SI-24 Roland See Roland SI-24. TranzPort Frontier Design Group See Frontier Design TranzPort. US-224 Tascam A stripped-down version of the US-428. See Tascam US-428 and US-224. US-2400 Tascam Logic Express supports the US-2400’s native mode. In contrast to its Mackie Control mode, all controls, including the joystick, are supported. See Tascam US-2400. US-428 Tascam See Tascam US-428 and US-224. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup About Control Surface Plug-ins Supported control surfaces communicate with Logic Express via special plug-in files that are installed along with Logic Express. The plug-in files are located in the /Contents/MIDI Device Plug-ins subfolder of the Logic Express application bundle. To view the bundle contents, Control-click the Logic Express application icon, and choose Show Package Contents from the shortcut menu. Logic Express also checks for control surface plug-ins installed in the (optional) /Library/Application Support/MIDI Device Plug-ins and ~/Library/Application Support/MIDI Device Plug-ins (the “~” denotes your user home directory) folders. When new control surface plug-ins are released independently of a Logic Express update (or supplied directly by the device manufacturer), place them in the folders described above (or as advised in the documentation supplied with the plug-in). About Software and Firmware Most control surfaces depend on Logic Express for their functionality, and cannot be operated if Logic Express is not running. They do not provide any additional functionality that is not available in Logic Express itself. One advantage of this approach is that as new functions are added to Logic Express, or as you create new assignments, your control surface will be able to access and control them. Most control surface units do include a form of software called firmware. Firmware is similar to the low-level boot software found in your computer, mobile phone, iPod, and so on. New behaviors, such as improved control of motorized faders and changes to the display, can be provided by firmware updates. You should periodically check the manufacturer’s website for your device, to check for updates that may enhance use or performance. The firmware is usually stored on an EEPROM (Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) chip. It can often be updated via a simple MIDI dump procedure, in the form of a MIDI file. Should new firmware become available, you can simply download the appropriate MIDI file and play it (from Logic Express) to your control surfaces, which will be updated accordingly. The steps required to perform a firmware update will be outlined in the documentation that accompanies the MIDI file. Read this before attempting any update. Note: Some control surfaces may require that you physically replace the chip for firmware updates. Contact the manufacturer of your device for details. Chapter 1 Basic Control Surface Setup 35 Customizing Controller Assignments 2 You can assign controllers to Logic Express parameters, and edit controller assignments to fit your workflow. This section explains how to assign controllers to Logic parameters, edit controller assignments, and use zones and modes to switch between groups of assignments. This chapter covers the following: • Assigning Controllers to Logic Express Parameters (p. 37) • Controller Assignments: Working in Easy View (p. 38) • Controller Assigments: Working in Expert View (p. 41) • Assigning Buttons to Key Commands (p. 59) • Controller Assignments Storage (p. 61) Assigning Controllers to Logic Express Parameters You can assign any controller that is capable of generating a MIDI message to a parameter in Logic Express. Assigning controllers to Logic parameters lets you use faders, knobs, switches, and other controllers to remotely control Logic functions. These can be used “as is,” or in conjunction with modifier keys. Most supported control surfaces include preset controller assignments that become active when you add the device to your system. You can change existing assignments for supported control surfaces, and create new assignments for both supported and unsupported devices. For example, the default assignments of the F1 to F7 buttons on the Mackie Control open screensets 1 to 7 in Logic Express. You can reassign these control surface buttons to other Logic commands—either alone or in conjunction with the Command, Shift, Option, and Control modifier buttons (on the control surface)—in any combination. 37 You can assign controllers to parameters in Logic’s Controller Assignments window, using the Learn process. The Controller Assignments window has two views: a compact Easy view, where you can assign channel strip and plug-in parameters; and the more extensive Expert view, where you can create and edit any type of controller assignment, including global, automation, and control surface group assignments. Controller Assignments: Working in Easy View Easy view allows you to see and assign controllers to channel strip and plug-in parameters, and to change the track that assignments apply to. µ To open the Easy view of the Controller Assignments window Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Controller Assignments (or use Command-K), and click the Easy View button. The Easy view of the Controller Assignments window contains the following fields and buttons: • Expert View button: Click to open the editor in Expert view. • Back/Forward buttons: Click to move back and forth between assignments. • Link button: When active, the assignment that matches the most recently received MIDI message is automatically selected. • Parameter field: Displays the name of the selected parameter. • Channel Strip pop-up menu: Choose whether the assignment applies to the selected track, or matches the channel strip number entered in the field beside the pop-up menu (as shown in the Mixer’s All view). • “Input message” field: Displays the incoming MIDI message data of the controller being assigned to a function. 38 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments Assigning and Deleting Controllers in Easy View Only one set of assignment parameters is visible at a time in Easy view. You use the Learn process to assign controllers to channel strip and plug-in parameters. The Learn process basically involves moving a controller on your control surface. This sends a MIDI message to Logic Express, thus “teaching” Logic Express which controller you are assigning to the chosen parameter. To assign a controller in Easy view 1 In the Mixer, or in any plug-in window, select the parameter that you want Logic Express to learn as a controller assignment. 2 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Learn Assignment for [parameter name]. (Alternately, you can use the Learn new Controller Assignment key command, default: Command-L, to open the Controller Assignments window, and activate Learn mode.) The Controller Assignments window opens in Easy view, with the Learn Mode button activated. In most cases, the name of the selected parameter is shown in the Parameter field. 3 Move the hardware controller you want to assign to the selected parameter. Moving the controller sends a MIDI message to Logic Express, which appears in the “Input message” field. This memorizes the controller assignment, and you can click the Learn Mode button to complete the Learn process. If you do not click the Learn Mode button, Learn mode remains active, allowing you to make further assignments. 4 To make another assignment, select the parameter you want to assign in Logic Express, then move the controller on the control surface. 5 When you finish, click the Learn Mode button (or press Command-L) to complete the Learn process. To assign a controller using a modifier key 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Learn Assignment for [parameter name] (or press Command-L) to open the Controller Assignments window. 2 Hold down the modifier key you want to use (Command, for example) as you select the parameter you want to assign, while moving the control. 3 Click the Learn Mode button to complete the Learn process. If Logic Express receives a MIDI message from the device while you are holding down the modifier key, the Learn Mode button is deactivated when you release the key, and the Learn process is complete. If you release the modifier key before Logic Express receives a MIDI message, the Learn Mode button remains active, so you can still move a controller to send a MIDI message. In this situation, be sure to click the Learn Mode button when you are finished to end the Learn process. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 39 µ To delete a controller assignment in Easy view Select the assignment you want to remove in the Controller Assignments window (Easy view), and click the Delete button. Assigning a Series of Controllers in Easy View Logic Express includes a shortcut that makes it easy to assign a series of controllers to a series of similar parameters. For example, you can use this shortcut to assign a series of faders to volume; to assign a series of knobs to other channel strip parameters such as pan, solo, or mute; or to assign a series of controllers to a set of plug-in parameters. To assign a series of controllers to a series of parameters 1 In the Mixer, or in any plug-in window, select the parameter that you want Logic Express to learn as a controller assignment. 2 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Learn Assignment for [parameter name]. (Alternately, you can use the Learn new Controller Assignment key command, default: Command-L, to open the Controller Assignments window, and activate Learn mode.) The Controller Assignments window opens in Easy view, with the Learn Mode button activated. In most cases, the name of the selected parameter is shown in the Parameter field. 3 Assign the first controller in the series to the first parameter (assign fader 1 to control volume for channel strip 1, for example). 4 Assign the last controller in the series to the last parameter (assign fader 16 to control volume for channel strip 16, for example). The number of controllers between the first and last in the series must match the number of parameters between the first and last parameter. In the example, the distance between 1 and 16 would equal 15. A “Do you want to fill up in between?” dialog appears. 5 Click OK to automatically fill the controllers between the first and last with the corresponding assignments. Note: You can only use shortcuts for knobs that send a single channel message, where the first data byte is the controller number and the second data byte is the value. Alternatively, the controller number can be encoded in the MIDI channel, with a fixed first data byte. Consult the documentation that came with your device for information on its data structure. 40 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments Controller Assigments: Working in Expert View You can use Expert view to make advanced controller assignments. These include Logic Express parameters other than channel strip and plug-in parameters. For example, you can assign controllers to global, automation, and control surface group parameters in Expert view. You can also extensively edit controller assignments in Expert view, and define zones and modes, which let you switch between groups of controllers. The Learn process opens the Controller Assignments window in Easy view, which shows the basic parameters for the current assignment. To make assignments other than channel strip or plug-in assignments (or to edit other assignment parameters), you need to switch to Expert view. Tip: You can only switch back to Easy view if a track or plug-in parameter is selected. µ To open the Expert view of the controller assignments window Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Controller Assignments (or use Command-K), and click the Expert View button. Control/Parameter list Zone list Controller Assignment Parameter area Input Message area Value area Mode list In Expert view, the Controller Assignments window contains the following fields, menus, and buttons that you use to edit assignment parameters and define zones and modes. • Zone list: Displays the available zones for the device. The first entry “(No Zone)” is for zoneless assignments—assignments that are always active, regardless of the active zone. Select a zone in the list to see its modes (in the Mode list), and its current assignments (in the Control/Parameter list). You can also double-click a zone to rename it. See Getting to Know Zones and Modes. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 41 • Mode list: Displays the modes for the currently selected zone. The first entry “(No Mode)” is for modeless assignments. Select a mode in the list to see its assignments in the Control/Parameter list, and make it the selected zone’s active mode. You can also double-click a mode to rename it. See Getting to Know Zones and Modes. • Control/Parameter list: Select the assignment you want to edit. The left column displays the name of the control, and the right column displays the name of the parameter being controlled (in an abbreviated form). The parameters of the selected assignment appear in the fields to the right of the list. See Controller Assignments Window Expert View Settings. Note: You can select multiple assignments in the list, but only the parameters of the first selected assignment are displayed. When multiple assignments are selected, operations performed via the Edit menu can be applied to all selected assignments. All other operations apply only to the first assignment. • Controller Assignment Parameter area: All aspects of the selected controller assignment parameter are shown, and can be changed, in this area. See Controller Assignment Parameter Area. • Input Message area: The port and MIDI input message can be altered directly. Some fields in this section are merely displays, and cannot be changed. See Input Message Area. • Value area: The range of values, and response, of the controller assignment to incoming messages is determined in this area. Feedback to the display of control surfaces can also be determined here. See Value Area. 42 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments Controller Assignments Window Expert View Settings This section outlines each parameter shown in the fields on the right side of the Controller Assignments window when in Expert view. Detailed descriptions of each parameter can be found in Using the Control Name and Label Fields. Controller Assignment Parameter Area The area at the top right shows the following parameters: • Control Name field: Displays the name of the controller for supported devices. For unsupported devices, Learned is displayed. See Using the Control Name and Label Fields. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 43 • Label field: Displays characters that represent the label for the assignment on the control surface’s display. You can view this much like a scribble strip on a mixer. See Using the Control Name and Label Fields. • Flip Group field: Enter an integer to define a flip group for the assignment. See Setting the Flip Group and Exclusive Parameters. • Class pop-up menu: Choose the class of parameter (parameter type) you want to assign. See Setting Class Pop-Up Menu Parameters. Note: Depending on the chosen class, different fields and pop-up menus for that class appear below the Class pop-up menu. • Parameter/Mode pop-up menu and field: Depending on your choice in the Class pop-up menu, you can choose from dozens of different parameters and modes. The options available change as different classes are selected. • Group/Track/Command/Key field pop-up menu: These options also change depending on your choice in the Class pop-up menu. • Bank Type pop-up menu: This pop-up menu determines the bank relationship of the assigned parameter. This can be as per the Group setting, By One, or By Bank. Input Message Area The area at the center right shows the following parameters. See Editing Input Message Parameters in Expert View for details. • MIDI Input pop-up menu: Choose a MIDI input source (MIDI Port or Caps Lock Keyboard). This can be changed by incoming MIDI messages, shown in the Value Change field. • Value Change field: Displays incoming MIDI messages that cause a value change. • Touch/Release field: Enter an integer value to force incoming MIDI messages to change the touch/release status of the selected parameter. This only applies to control surfaces that offer touch-sensitive controls (where touching or releasing a fader, for example, enables or disables reception of data from the control surface). Value Area The area at the bottom right shows the following parameters. See Editing Value Parameters in Expert View for details. • Min and Max fields: Enter integer values to set the range of incoming MIDI values. • Format pop-up menu: Choose the format used to encode negative values. • Multiply field: Enter a value to scale incoming MIDI values. • Mode pop-up menu: Choose the mode used by incoming values to modify the current parameter value. • Feedback pop-up menu and checkboxes: Choose the display format of the parameter value (on the control surface display, if applicable). 44 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments Assigning and Deleting Controllers in Expert View You can use the Learn process to assign controllers when the Controller Assignments window is in Expert view, just as you would in Easy view. You can also assign controllers to classes of Logic Express parameters that are not accessible in Easy view. To learn a controller for a non-channel strip or plug-in parameter 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Controller Assignments (or use Command-K), and click the Expert View button. 2 Choose a zone or mode (unless you want to make a modeless assignment), and click the plus button in the lower-left corner of the Control/Parameter list. A new, blank assignment appears in the Control/Parameter list. 3 Click the Learn Mode button to start the Learn process. 4 Move the controller (on your control surface) that you want to assign to the selected parameter. Moving the controller sends a MIDI message to Logic Express, thus “teaching” Logic Express which controller you are assigning. The Learn Mode button remains active, allowing you to make further assignments. 5 The incoming MIDI message appears in the Input message field. Once Logic Express has received the message, choose the class of parameter you want to assign from the Class pop-up menu. 6 Assign the parameter by making appropriate choices in the pop-up menus and fields that appear below the Class pop-up menu. Note: A detailed explanation of classes and other assignment parameters can be found in Using the Control Name and Label Fields. 7 When you finish, click the Learn Mode button (or press Command-L) to complete the Learn process. Tip: You can use the shortcut described in Assigning a Series of Controllers in Easy View to assign a series of controllers to a series of similar parameters. Should you accidentally move the wrong controller in Learn mode, you can easily delete an unwanted assignment. To delete an assignment in Expert view 1 Select the assignment that you want to delete in the Control/Parameter list. 2 Choose Edit > Delete (or press the Delete key). Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 45 Getting to Know Zones and Modes You can define a group of controllers as a zone in Expert view, and switch all controls in a zone to different parameters, all in one operation. Using a Mackie Control, for example, you can define the eight rotary encoders as a zone, and switch them between pan, send level, and plug-in parameters. You can also define multiple zones for a control surface: one for the encoders, and a second one that switches the function keys (F1 to F8) to different functions. Each set of zone parameters is called a mode. A zone can contain one or more modes, but only one mode can be the active mode at any given time. A zone can also contain assignments that are always active, regardless of the active mode. (These are known as modeless assignments.) The simultaneous use of modal and modeless assignments allows you to do things such as: • Define a zone that switches between two modes (or functions) by pressing and releasing a control surface modifier button (such as Shift or Option) while using a particular function button (on the control surface). • Define a zone that allows you to use modeless assignments for things like updating the display, Transport functions, and Save and Undo operations. The same zone could contain a modal assignment for all Volume and Pan controls. Switching to another mode would provide access to EQ parameters. In both modal situations, the display, Transport, and Save and Undo functions would be available. A mode can contain any number of assignments. Only the assignments for the active mode are processed by Logic Express. Assignments of inactive modes are ignored. You can switch the active mode for a zone by making special assignments. See Defining Zones and Modes. Zones and modes can be defined across multiple control surfaces, to support the use of control surface groups. 46 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments The following example illustrates one possible arrangement of zones and modes, and shows how you can define them, hierarchically: Zone 1 Zone 2 Modeless Assignment A Modeless Assignment B Mode 3 (inactive) Modal Assignment A Mode 1 (inactive) Modal Assignment A Modal Assignment B Mode 4 (active) Modal Assignment A Mode 2 (active) Modal Assignment A Modal Assignment B Modal Assignment C Mode 5 (inactive) Modal Assignment A Modal Assignment B Modal Assignment C Modal Assignment D Defining Zones and Modes You can only define zones and modes in the Expert view of the Controller Assignments window. To define a zone 1 Click the Add button in the lower-left corner of the Zone list. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 47 A new, blank zone appears in the Zone list. It is highlighted, allowing you to immediately rename it. 2 Enter a name for the zone. If you want to add controllers to the zone, see Assigning and Deleting Controllers in Expert View. To define a mode 1 Click the Add button in the lower-left corner of the Mode list. A new, blank mode appears in the Mode list. It is highlighted, allowing you to immediately rename it. 2 Enter a name for the mode. If you want to add controllers to a mode, see Assigning and Deleting Controllers in Expert View. Reassigning a Controller in Expert View The procedure for reassigning an active controller (an assigned controller in the active mode) is different from that of an inactive controller (one with an assignment in an inactive mode). µ To reassign an active controller Use the Learn process described in Assigning and Deleting Controllers in Expert View to assign an active controller (one with an assignment in the active mode), and choose one of the options shown in the dialog: • Cancel: Deletes the new assignment, retaining the existing assignment. • Keep Both: Retains the new and old assignments. Used typically when one knob controls multiple parameters as a macro. • Reassign: Deletes all existing active assignments for this parameter. Used to reassign a function key (F1 to F8, for example) to a new key command. µ 48 To reassign an inactive controller Use the Learn process described in Assigning and Deleting Controllers in Expert View to assign a controller in an inactive mode. Note that the new assignment becomes part of the active mode in the same zone that contained the previous, inactive assignment. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments This is typically used as follows: Supported control surfaces generally have empty user pages available, allowing for new encoder assignments. You would select a particular user page mode (page 3, for example), and then learn an assignment for the encoder. Using the Control Name and Label Fields The following describes the use and options available for the Control Name and Label fields in the Controller Assignment Parameter area at the top right of the Expert View window. Control Name Field Shows the name of the control. For supported devices, the control surface name is used. For assignments created with the Learn process on unsupported control surfaces, the control name defaults to Learned. You can enter a new name in the field. The control name is for display only, and has no effect on functionality. Label Field For supported control surfaces, shows characters that represent the label for the assignment that appears on the control surface display. Unsupported control surfaces can only send information, not receive it, and cannot display an assignment label. If the field contains fixed text, it can contain any number of characters. When used as a placeholder for dynamically created text, however, the field contains three characters that represent the label. The first character is always @, followed by two additional characters. • Second Character: This character is used to define a type for the event label; for example, track, Insert slot, Send slot, and so on. • Third Character: This character is used to define a value for the chosen event label type, such as the track number or name. For example, “[email protected]#” translates as “Send1,” “Send2,” and so on. The following table shows the possible meaning for the second character. Second character Meaning t Track s Send slot S Number of sends e EQ band E Number of EQs p Insert slot i Instrument The following table shows the possible meaning for the third character. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 49 Third character Meaning # Number of above (track number, Send slot, EQ band, Insert slot) n Name of above p Name of parameter addressed by the assignment P Name of first parameter o Parameter offset, counted from 1 O Maximum parameter offset, counted from 1 b Parameter bank (= parameter offset/bank size), counted from 1 B Total number of banks (= parameter offset/bank size), counted from 1 Setting the Flip Group and Exclusive Parameters The following describes the use and options available for the Flip Group field and Exclusive checkbox in the Controller Assignment Parameter area at the top right of the Expert View window. Flip Group Field Enter the same integer value for two assignments, to define a counterpart for Flip mode (for supported control surfaces that offer Flip mode). By setting a fader and an encoder to the same flip group, for example, they are coupled. To set “none,” enter a value of 0. For unsupported devices, you need to set up two active assignments, both of which use the same flip group. One assignment needs to be absolute (using a fader, for example), the other relative (encoder, for example). Exclusive Checkbox When selected, the assignment deactivates all other assignments that have Exclusive turned off for the same control (on supported control surfaces). This limits the overwriting of a modeless assignment to particular modes. For example, faders normally control volume. To create a mode where faders control the send level, select Exclusive. Setting Class Pop-Up Menu Parameters Choose the class of assignment (the type of destination parameter controlled) from the pop-up menu. Different options appear below the Class pop-up menu when you choose a class. The following section describes the different classes, and the options available for each. Mode Change Choosing the Mode Change class lets you use an assignment to switch from one mode to another. An additional Mode pop-up menu appears below the Class pop-up menu, allowing you to choose between available modes. For example, the assignment buttons on a Mackie Control can be used to choose different modes for the encoders. 50 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments Note: The mode chosen in the Mode pop-up menu is only activated when the Value section: Mode menu is set to Direct. If any of the other Value section: Mode menu options is chosen, the following applies: • Toggle: The assignment toggles between the zone’s first mode and the chosen mode. The mode change assignment must be located in the same zone. • Relative: Useful for stepping up and down through modes in a zone (using two buttons) or for choosing a mode with an encoder. The minimum destination parameter represents this zone’s first mode, and the maximum represents the zone’s last mode. The mode change assignment must be located in the same zone. • Rotate: Useful for stepping through all available modes with a single button. Used with a Jog Wheel, for example: Off > Scrub > Shuttle > Off. The minimum destination parameter represents this zone’s first mode, and the maximum represents the zone’s last mode. The mode change assignment must be located in the same zone. Global Choosing the Global class lets you use an assignment to control global parameters. A Parameter pop-up menu appears below the Class pop-up menu, offering the parameters listed in the following table. Note: All options listed in the table below only work in relative mode, where changes are relative to the starting value/position, and so on. Global options Explanation Playhead This assignment controls the position of the playhead; feedback is sent in the format chosen in the control surface group’s Clock Display parameter. Playhead (Beats) As above, but feedback is sent in beats format. Playhead (Time Code) As above, but feedback is sent in SMPTE time code format. Playhead (Beats, Scrubbing) Moving the controller doesn’t set the playhead position, but initiates scrubbing. The format is defined by the control surface group’s Format parameter. The controller value defines the scrubbing speed. Move Locators Moves left and right locators. Left Locator Sets left locator. Right Locator Sets right locator. Move Punch Locators Moves punch in and punch out locators. Punch In Locator Sets punch in locator. Punch Out Locators Sets punch out locator. Marker Position Edits position of current marker. Marker Length Edits length of current marker. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 51 Global options Explanation Nudge selected Regions/Events Nudges the selected regions or events by the chosen nudge value. (See below.) Any Solo Feedback only. On if any (track or region) Solo button is active. Nudge Value Controls the nudge value used for Nudge selected Regions/Events. Switches between tick, division, beat, bar, frame, 1/2 frame. Scrub Status Sets the scrubbing status for the Playhead parameter (beats, scrubbing). Possible values are set clock, audio scrubbing, shuttle. Automation of all tracks Switches the automation status of all tracks between the following values: Off, Read, Touch, Latch, Write. Alert Text, Alert Button, Alert Icon Used by plug-ins to define special Alert mode. This is mainly of use to control surface developers. Dummy Used to temporarily disable a modeless assignment, by using the Exclusive checkbox. See Control Name Field. Cycle Toggles the Cycle function on and off. Autopunch Toggles the Autopunch function on and off. Go to Marker Allows you to move the playhead to a marker number. An additional number field below the Parameter pop-up menu is used to determine the destination marker number. Group Clutch Sets the automation group clutch; automation groups are disabled when the clutch is enabled. For buttons, sets the group clutch to 1 when the button is pressed, and sets it to 0 when the button is released. Active Sense Used by some control surfaces (such as the HUI) to process incoming Active Sensing messages. Shuttle Speed Sets the shuttle (forward and backward) speed directly. Use this for controllers (usually knobs) that send an absolute, rather than relative, value. Waveform Zoom Sets the waveform zoom level in the key focus Arrange area. Quantize value Sets the Quantize value in the key focus window (if this parameter is available). Division Sets the Division value in the key focus window (if this parameter is available). Horizontal Zoom Sets horizontal zoom in the key focus window (if this parameter is available). Vertical Zoom Sets vertical zoom in the key focus window (if this parameter is available). Channel Strip Choosing the Channel Strip class lets you use an assignment to set a channel strip parameter. A Channel Strip pop-up menu appears below the Class pop-up menu, offering the following parameters. 52 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments Channel strip type Explanation Selected track Normally corresponds to the selected Arrange track. Exception: If the control surface group’s Track Lock parameter is active, the “selected” track is the one that was chosen when Track Lock was enabled. Fader Bank Addresses a channel strip in the control surface group’s current View mode (Arrange, All, Tracks, Single). This is dependent on the current Fader Bank value for this mode (see below). Example: The View mode is All, the All view Fader Bank is five, and the number next to this parameter is two. Thus, the eighth channel strip in the All view is addressed (Fader Bank and No. are 0-based, so add 1). Index Same as the Fader Bank setting, but doesn’t depend on the current Fader Bank value. Audio An audio channel. The numerical value (No.) determines which audio channel is addressed (again: 0-based; to address audio channel 2, use a value of 1). Software Instrument Same as Audio setting, for software instrument channel strips. Bus Same as Audio setting, for bus channel strips. Auxiliary Same as Audio setting, for auxiliary channel strips. Output Same as Audio setting, but for output channel strips. Master The Master channel strip; if it does not exist in the project, the first output channel strip is addressed. If you choose the Fader Bank, Index, Audio, Software Instrument, Bus, Auxiliary, Output, or Master setting in the Channel Strip pop-up menu, the following two parameters become available: • Number field: A 0-based offset, which is added to the channel strip number. The typical use for this field is for sequential controls: Fader 1 uses offset 0, Fader 2 uses offset 1, and so on. • Parameter field: Text description of the addressed parameter. Can only be set by choosing the Logic Express > Preferences > Learn Assignment for [parameter name] menu item. Note that for plug-in and instrument parameters, Parameter Page offsets apply, allowing you to shift the parameter addressing up and down by page. Key Choosing the Key class lets you use assignments to emulate keystrokes on your computer keyboard. You can enter the key to emulate in the Key field, which appears below the Class pop-up menu. This is not case-sensitive. Key Command Choosing the Key Command class lets you use an assignment to perform a key command. You can enter the key command in the Command field, which appears below the Class pop-up menu. Some key commands provide on/off or enabled/disabled feedback. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 53 If you want your key command assignment to be executed repeatedly, select the Key Repeat checkbox at the bottom of the Controller Assignments window. For further information, see “Key Repeat Checkbox” in Editing Value Parameters in Expert View. Click the Show button to open the Key Commands window. The key command shown in the Command field is automatically selected and shown in the Key Commands window. Control Surface Group Choosing the Control Surface Group class allows you to set a property for the control surface group (that the assignment belongs to). When you choose this class, a Parameter pop-up menu appears below the Class pop-up menu. This pop-up menu allows you to choose one of the options described in Control Surface Group Parameters, or one from those listed in the following table. Note that assignments for unsupported control surfaces always belong to the first control surface group. Parameter option Additional info Fader Bank for Current View Maps to the fader bank for the currently used View mode. This way, you need only one assignment per left/right button for all View modes. Filter for All View When this parameter is selected, eight additional checkboxes (for the eight channel strip types) are displayed, when the View mode is All. Depending on the Value mode, these switches define which channel strips are displayed (by using Direct mode) or which are toggled (by using X-OR mode). Fader Bank for: MIDI Channel Strips, Input Channel Strips, Audio Channel Strips, Instrument Channel Strips, Aux Channel Strips, Bus Channel Strips, Output Channel Strips These fader bank parameters are used in All View when only one channel strip type is displayed. This allows you to switch between several channel strip types, while retaining the current fader bank for each type. If you choose one of the fader bank or parameter page settings in the Parameter pop-up menu, the following Bank Type options appear below the pop-up menu. • By One: The fader bank or parameter page is shifted by one channel strip or parameter. • By Bank: The fader bank or parameter page is shifted by the number of displayed channel strips or parameters. • CS Group Setting: The fader bank or parameter page is shifted by the value defined for the Parameter Page Shift Mode control surface group parameter. Automation Group Choosing the Automation Group class allows you to use the assignment to set an automation group parameter. 54 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments When this class is chosen, a Group field appears below the Class pop-up menu. You can determine the edited group by entering a number in the field. Entering a “0” sets this parameter to the group selected for the Automation Group parameter (in the control surface group parameters). A Parameter pop-up menu also appears below the Group field, allowing you to choose the automation group parameter for the assignment. For further information, see the Group Settings section of the Logic Express User Manual. Editing Input Message Parameters in Expert View The parameters in this section let you control different aspects of MIDI input. MIDI Input Pop-Up Menu When you choose a MIDI input (port) from the pop-up menu, all assignments that use the same input are changed accordingly. If the assignment belongs to a supported control surface, the device’s MIDI input also changes in the Setup window. This makes it easy for you to create default assignments for a new control surface. These new assignments can be moved to other computers by copying your com.apple.Logic.cs preferences file. Simply paste this preference file into the Preferences folder of another computer, open the Controller Assignments window in Expert view, and change the MIDI Input parameter of one assignment (as applicable to the MIDI setup on the other computer). Value Change Field Shows incoming MIDI messages that cause a value change in the destination parameter, and lets you edit these MIDI messages. The Value Change field displays the message as a sequence of hexadecimal bytes. The plain language meaning appears below the field. The placeholders for the variable part of the message are: • Lo7: Low 7 bits of the value (LSB or Least Significant Bits) • Hi7: High 7 bits of the value (MSB or Most Significant Bits) For messages containing only a Lo7 placeholder, the value is treated as 7 bit. For messages containing both a Lo7 and Hi7 placeholder, the value is treated as 14 bit. The order of Lo7 and Hi7 is honored, and there may be constant bytes in between. This allows you to define Control Change LSB and MSB portions. For example, B0 08 Hi7 B0 28 Lo7 indicates a 14-bit message. Note: When you enter multiple MIDI messages, always enter each message completely, being sure to repeat the status byte, even if it’s the same. It may help to write out the message to ensure that the correct byte works, as you can’t know what status the previously sent message had. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 55 For messages containing neither Lo7 nor Hi7 placeholders, Logic Express assumes an incoming value of 1. This is typical for pressed or released buttons. Also see “Multiply Field” in Editing Value Parameters in Expert View. Touch/Release Field Enter an integer value to use the incoming MIDI message for status changes of the destination parameter from touched to released, or vice versa. A non-zero value means touched; a value of 0 means released. The messages are shown and edited in the same way as the Value Change field. Note: The Touch/Release setting only applies to the Channel Strip assignment class, and to parameters that can be automated. Editing Value Parameters in Expert View The parameters in this section let you control different aspects of the values for incoming MIDI messages. Min and Max Fields Enter an integer value to set the minimum and maximum range for incoming values represented by Lo7 and Hi7. Typically, the minimum defaults to 0, and the maximum defaults to 127. Some control surfaces (such as the CM Labs Motor Mix) may use the same message, with different value ranges, for different controls. For more specific information, refer to the documentation that came with your device. Format Pop-Up Menu Choose the encoding format for negative values in the 7-bit portions sent over MIDI. The choices are: • Unsigned: No negative values are possible. The full 7- or 14-bit range is treated as a positive number. The value range is 0 to 127 (7 bit) or 0 to 16383 (14 bit). • 2’s complement: If the most significant bit is set, the value is negative. To obtain the absolute value, invert all bits and add 1. The value range is from –128 (7 bit) to 127 or –8192 to 8191 (14 bit). • 1’s complement: If the most significant bit is set, the value is negative. To set the absolute value, invert all bits. Note that this allows two possible encoding values for zero. The value range is –127 to 127 (7 bit) or –8191 to 8191 (14 bit). • Sign Magnitude: If the most significant bit is set, the value is negative. To set the absolute value, clear the most significant bit. Note that this allows two possible encoding values for zero. This results in a value range of –127 to 127 (7 bit) or –8191 to 8191 (14 bit). The appropriate format for a device is usually specified in its documentation. If unavailable, check the control surface manufacturer’s website or contact them for more information. 56 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments Multiply Field Enter a scaling value for incoming values. This is especially useful for button presses that have a value of 1. For example: • To set the automation mode to Write, set Multiply to 4.00, and Mode to Direct. • To decrement a parameter by 1 with a button press, set Multiply to –1.00, and Mode to Relative. Mode Pop-Up Menu Choose the mode used by incoming values to modify the current parameter value. The choices are: • Direct: The incoming value is used as the parameter value. • Toggle: If the parameter’s current value is 0, it is set to the incoming value. All other values set the parameter value to 0. This option is useful for buttons that toggle a value: Mute, Solo, and so on. • Scaled: The incoming value is scaled from its value range to the destination parameter’s value range. This is useful for faders and rotary encoders. • Relative: The incoming value is added to the parameter’s current value. Used by encoders, but also for buttons that increment/decrement by a certain amount (set by the Multiply parameter). • Rotate: The incoming value is added to the parameter’s current value, cycling between maximum and minimum values. This is useful for button presses that cycle between modes: automation mode, for example. • X-OR: The value defines a bit mask (a filter, in other words), which is applied to the parameter’s current value with the “exclusive or” Boolean operation. Useful for enabling/disabling single channel strip types in All view. For On/Off parameters, Mode is set to Toggle by default. It is set to Scaled for absolute controls (faders and knobs, for example), or to Relative for encoders. Feedback Pop-Up Menu Choose the display format for the parameter’s current value (on the control surface display). The choices are: • None: No feedback is sent. • Single Dot/Line: LED rings: only one LED; LCDs: a single vertical line. • Left to Right Bar: A bar from the minimum to the current value. • Bar from Center: A bar from the center position to the current value. • Right to Left Bar: A bar from the current value to the maximum. • Q/Spread: Two equal bars from the center to the current value. • Ascending Bar: A bar from the bottom to the current value. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 57 • Descending Bar: A bar from the top to the current value. • Text Only: LED rings: no feedback; LCDs: no feedback as a graphics element. • Automatic: Dependent on the currently assigned parameter, the most suitable feedback mode is used: Plug-in and Instrument parameters carry this information, Pan displays a Single Dot/Line, and all other parameters display a bar that runs from left to right (Left to Right Bar). Note: Feedback only works for supported control surfaces, and not all settings are available for all controls. Text Feedback Checkbox When selected, a text representation of the current value is sent to the control surface’s display. The control surface display capabilities determine the display position and number of characters that are used. Local Feedback (Fader/Knob) Checkbox When selected, no feedback is sent while the parameter is in Touch mode. This prevents motorized faders from “fighting” against the user. Key Repeat Checkbox When selected, the assignment is repeatedly executed. The Key Repeat Rate slider—set in the Mac OS X Keyboard & Mouse preferences—determines how quickly Logic Express repeats the assignment. The duration that the button/controller must be held for, before the assignment is repeated, is set with the Delay Until Repeat slider in the Keyboard & Mouse preferences. Key Repeat is particularly useful for the zoom function. For example, if you assign a Key Repeat command to the Mackie Control Zoom buttons, holding down the Zoom In button will continuously zoom in the Logic Express window until the button is released. This mirrors the behavior of the Zoom key commands. The alternative is to repeatedly press the (Mackie Control) Zoom buttons to zoom in or out more than one level. Note: The Key Repeat checkbox is only available for key commands, key presses, and relative value changes. If any other assignment class is selected, the checkbox is dimmed. The default key command assignments support the Key Repeat function (if useful or applicable to the control surface or device), making changes unnecessary for use of this functionality. If you want to enable the Key Repeat function for your own assignments, you may need to use the re-learn option for the assigned message. Key Repeat messages must include the Lo7 byte, which provides information on the up (released) or down (pressed) state of the assigned button. 58 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments Logic Express guides you through the re-learning process. The current MIDI message is automatically cleared, Learn mode is activated, and a help tag prompts you to send the desired MIDI message. Releasing the assigned button—after learning the MIDI message—automatically creates the Lo7 byte, and assigns the Lo7 value (for the button release message) to the Min parameter. The Lo7 value for the button pressed message is automatically assigned to the Max parameter. Typically, the value range of 1 to 127 is used for the button pressed message. The zero (0) value is generally used for the button release message. Note: Some control surfaces may use different value ranges (CM Labs Motormix, for example). Assigning appropriate Min and Max values ensures that the Key Repeat function will work with such devices. This, however, means that you need to take care when manually changing the Min or Max value for a key command; in cases where the Min and Max values do not match the button pressed (on) and button released (off ) states, the complete assignment will not work. Consult your control surface manual for further information about the values it uses. Assigning Buttons to Key Commands In addition to assigning controllers to parameters, you can assign control surface buttons—and button or key release messages—to key commands. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 59 To assign a control surface button to a key command 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Key Commands to open the Key Commands window. 2 In the Command list, click the disclosure triangle next to the category whose commands you want to reveal, then select the key command you want to assign. You can also search for the key command in the Search field. 3 Click the Learn New Assignment button. 4 Press the (control surface) button that you want to assign to the key command. This sends a MIDI message to Logic Express. The name of the controller appears in the Assignments field. 5 You can repeat steps 2 to 4 to make additional assignments, if you like. 6 When you finish, click the Close button to exit the window. To assign a button or key release message to a key command 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Key Commands to open the Key Commands window. 2 In the Command list, click the disclosure triangle to reveal the commands for a category, then select the key command you want to assign (or use the Search field). 3 Press and hold down the (control surface) button or key that you want to assign to the key command. 4 Click the Learn New Assignment button. 5 Release the button or key. The name of the button or key appears in the Assignments field. 60 Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 6 When you finish, click the Close button to exit the window. To delete a key command assignment 1 In the Key Commands window, select the key command (with an assignment that you want to delete) in the Command list. 2 Select the assignment for the key command in the Assignments field. 3 Press the Delete key. Controller Assignments Storage The current controller assignments and all Control Surfaces preferences are stored in the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.logic.express.cs file. You do not need to explicitly save controller assignments or related preferences and settings. These are automatically stored (in the location mentioned above) when you quit Logic Express. Chapter 2 Customizing Controller Assignments 61 Mackie Control 3 You can fully control Logic Express with a Mackie Control, and can extend its functionality with several expansion devices, such as the XT and C4 units. The information in this chapter applies to the Mackie Control Universal, the original Mackie Control, the Logic Control, and the Mackie (or Logic) Control Extender (XT). The term Mackie Control is used for all of these devices throughout the chapter. The controls of the Mackie Control are physically grouped into different areas, called zones. Each zone is clearly labeled, and distinguished by different shades of gray on the device. The Mackie Control features and functions described in the following sections are organized by these zones. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Mackie Control in Logic Express (p. 64) • Mackie Control: Display Zone (p. 64) • Mackie Control: Channel Strip Controls (p. 67) • Mackie Control: Assignment Zone (p. 70) • Mackie Control: Fader Bank Zone (p. 82) • Mackie Control: Function Key Zone (p. 85) • Mackie Control: Global View Zone (p. 87) • Mackie Control: Modifier Buttons (p. 87) • Mackie Control: Automation Buttons (p. 87) • Mackie Control: Utilities Buttons (p. 89) • Mackie Control: Transport Zone (p. 90) • Mackie Control: Cursor Key Zone (p. 97) • Mackie Control: Jog/Scrub Wheel Zone (p. 98) • Mackie Control: Programmable User Modes (p. 99) • Mackie Control: Connecting Foot Switches (p. 99) • Mackie Control: Assignment Overview (p. 100) 63 Setting Up Your Mackie Control in Logic Express When you open Logic Express, it automatically detects any powered Mackie Control unit that is connected to your system. You can use the Mackie Control immediately—with the default settings—or you can customize its settings, as described in Basic Control Surface Setup, and Customizing Controller Assignments. Once set up, you can use the Mackie Control to control Logic Express in the following ways, or perhaps take an alternate approach that best meets your working preferences. • With your project open in the Arrange window, select the channel strips you want to control by pressing the Fader Bank buttons on the Mackie Control. See Mackie Control: Fader Bank Zone for more information. • Select the parameters you want to edit, and whether you want to edit multiple channels (Mixer view) or a single channel (Channel view), using the Assignment buttons. See Mackie Control: Assignment Zone for more information. • Start playback, and move the playhead to the position where you want to work, using the Mackie Control transport buttons and Jog Wheel. See Mackie Control: Transport Zone and Mackie Control: Jog/Scrub Wheel Zone for more information. • Edit the project with the channel strip controls. See Mackie Control: Channel Strip Controls for more information. Mackie Control: Display Zone The display zone, located along the top of the Mackie Control, features four displays. Each shows different information: • Main Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) • Assignment display • Time display • Solo LED Mackie Control: Main Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) The main LCD is divided into eight sections (or columns), each with two lines of text. Each section displays information for the channel strip controls directly below it. Depending on the parameters you are editing and whether Mixer view or Channel view is active, the information displayed on the main LCD changes. In general, the upper row of each section displays the (abbreviated) track (or channel) name, and the lower row displays the (abbreviated) parameter name and its value. 64 Chapter 3 Mackie Control In some modes, a long parameter name (or other text) appears briefly onscreen while you are moving the corresponding control. You can set the display and duration of long parameter names in the Control Surfaces preferences. For information on setting preferences, see Basic Control Surface Setup. Note: On the LCD, 8-bit ASCII characters such as curly quotes and umlauts are replaced with the best-possible 7-bit ASCII equivalent. Mackie Control: Assignment Display The Assignment display (also referred to as the mode display), to the right of the main LCD, shows a two-digit abbreviation for the current assignment status. A period (.) appears at the bottom-right corner of the display when Channel view is active. Mackie Control: Time Display The Time display, to the right of the Assignment display, shows the current playhead position, either in musical time divisions (BEATS) or in SMPTE time code format (SMPTE). A small LED to the left of the display indicates the current display format. • When the format is set to Beats, the four segments of the Time display show the current playhead position as bars, beats, beat subdivisions, and ticks. • When the format is set to SMPTE, the four segments of the Time display show the current playhead position as hours, minutes, seconds, and frames. You can switch between formats by pressing the SMPTE/BEATS button directly below the display. You can also set the default format with the Clock Display parameter in the Control Surfaces Setup window. Information on this (and other configuration options) is found in Configuring Your Control Surface Setup. Mackie Control: Solo LED The Solo LED (labeled as Rude Solo on the Mackie Control), located at the right edge of the display zone, is lit when a channel strip is set to solo, or when Solo mode is turned on. It is a helpful reminder in situations where you have soloed a channel strip, and then switched the fader bank, resulting in the Solo LED (of the soloed channel strip) being hidden on the control surface. Mackie Control: Display Buttons These buttons, located just below the left edge of the Time display, affect what you see in the main LCD and Time display. NAME/VALUE Press the NAME/VALUE button to switch between the two parameter display formats (either the parameter name or value is shown) on the main LCD. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 65 Pressing the NAME/VALUE button while holding the SHIFT button cycles through three level meter modes on the main LCD: • Vertical: In this mode, the last character of each channel (in both LCD rows) is overlaid by a vertical bar which shows the channel level. The text characters reappear when the level meter is not visible. • Horizontal with Peak Hold: In this mode, the lower row of the LCD is replaced by horizontal channel level bars. Peak Hold appears as a hollow box, which disappears after a few seconds. Signal overloads (clipping) are indicated by an asterisk, which remains on the LCD display until cleared (see below). • Off: In this mode, no level meter bars are displayed in the main LCD. In all three modes, the SIGNAL LEDs of the channel strips function as per usual, indicating the presence of a signal. Pressing the NAME/VALUE button while holding down the CONTROL button clears any overload (clipping) indicators in the Logic Express Mixer, and in the LCD of the Mackie Control (if the Horizontal with Peak Hold mode is active). Pressing the NAME/VALUE button while holding down the CMD/ALT or OPTION button activates Control Surface Group Settings mode. This mode lets you edit the following control surface group settings, some of which are not accessible with a single button: Control Action V-POT 5 Sets the track name display format. • Name: Displays the track name only. • No: Name: Displays the track number and name. V-POT 6 Switches Channel view to Lock mode. • Off: The standard mode, where selecting a channel strip makes it the active (currently being edited) channel strip. • On: Locks the active channel strip. Selection of another channel strip has no impact on the channel strip being edited. When you switch from On to Off, the channel strip is also updated. V-POT 7 Switches the LCD display format. • Name: The upper line of the LCD displays global info, and the lower line displays parameter names. • Value: The upper line of the LCD displays parameter names, and the lower line displays parameter values. Functionally, this is identical to pressing the NAME/VALUE button. V-POT 8 Switches the Clock display format. • Beats: Clock is displayed in bars, beats, beat subdivisions, and ticks. • SMPTE: Clock is displayed in SMPTE format. Functionally, this is identical to pressing the SMPTE/BEATS button. 66 Chapter 3 Mackie Control You can exit Control Surface Group Settings mode by pressing NAME/VALUE, or by entering one of the Marker or Nudge modes. SMPTE/BEATS Press the SMPTE/BEATS button, located just below the SMPTE/BEATS LEDs, to switch between the two time formats (SMPTE time or beats). For more information, see Mackie Control: Time Display. Mackie Control: Channel Strip Controls Directly below the main LCD display are eight sets of channel strip controls. You can use these to control Logic Express channel strip parameters, plug-in parameters, and other Logic Express functions. Each channel strip of both the Mackie Control and XT units includes the following controls, which are described in the following sections: • V-Pot rotary encoder with button. See Mackie Control: V-Pot. • REC/RDY button and LED. See Mackie Control: REC/RDY Button. • Signal LED. See Mackie Control: Signal LED. • SOLO button and LED. See Mackie Control: Solo LED. • MUTE button and LED. See Mackie Control: MUTE Button. • SELECT button and LED. See Mackie Control: SELECT Button. • Touch-sensitive motorized fader. See Mackie Control: Touch-Sensitive Motorized Faders. Mackie Control: V-Pot The V-Pot is a rotary encoder, with an integrated button (accessed by pressing down on the top of the encoder). You can use the V-Pot to adjust the channel’s send level and pan/balance (in Channel view), or to adjust effect or instrument plug-in parameters. The V-Pot can also be used to scroll through and choose items such as plug-ins, software instruments, and more from menus, and to determine send destinations. The faster you turn the V-Pot, the quicker it changes values, scrolls through menus, and so on. The top of each V-Pot has an integrated push button, which typically sets a default parameter value (if a parameter has more than two possible values) or switches between two parameter values (on/off ). The button can also be used to activate a function you have selected with the V-Pot. For example, you can turn the V-Pot to scroll through a list of effect plug-ins for one of the channel Insert slots. Once the effect you want is displayed in the main LCD, press the top of the V-Pot to select and insert the effect, and open the plug-in window. The button is also sometimes used to switch to a special assignment mode. When a value or name (such as a plug-in) has been preselected, but not confirmed or instantiated, the value (or name) flashes on the main LCD until you press the V-Pot button. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 67 The current value of the parameter you are adjusting with the V-Pot is displayed on the main LCD (depending on the Name/Value setting), and is also indicated by the ring of LEDs encircling the V-Pot. The way that parameter values are displayed on the LED ring varies depending on the type of parameter being displayed. Holding down the CMD/ALT button sets the V-Pots to high-resolution (fine) mode, for parameters where this mode applies. Holding down the OPTION button and turning the V-Pot switches between the minimum, default, and maximum values for the parameter. Mackie Control: REC/RDY Button Pressing the REC/RDY button arms the channel strip for recording. If the channel is currently armed, pressing the REC/RDY button disarms it. Each REC/RDY button features a red LED, which is illuminated when the channel is armed for recording. Holding down the OPTION button while pressing the REC/RDY button of any channel disarms all channel strips. Mackie Control: Signal LED The Signal LED indicates the presence of an outgoing MIDI or audio signal. During recording, it indicates the presence of an incoming signal. Mackie Control: SOLO Button Pressing the SOLO button solos the channel strip, which equates to muting all unsoloed channels. Each SOLO button features an amber LED which is illuminated when the channel strip is soloed. The Rude Solo LED (on the right edge of the display zone) is also lit whenever any channel is soloed. Holding down the OPTION button while pressing any channel SOLO button disables solo for all channel strips. In the Send Destination/Level view (see Mackie Control: SEND Button), the SOLO button controls the Pre/Post mode selection for both Mixer view and Channel view. Mackie Control: MUTE Button Pressing the MUTE button silences the channel. Each MUTE button features a red LED which is lit when the channel is muted. Holding down the OPTION button while pressing any channel strip MUTE button unmutes all muted channel strips. In the EQ Frequency/Gain and Send Destination/Level views, the MUTE button controls the EQ bypass or Send Mute function. This affects both Mixer and Channel views. 68 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Mackie Control: SELECT Button Pressing the SELECT button chooses (activates) the channel for channel-based editing or assignment commands. Each SELECT button features a green LED which is lit when the channel is selected. Holding down the SHIFT button while pressing a channel’s SELECT button sets the channel volume to unity level (0 dB). Note: While holding down the SHIFT button, the SELECT button LED indicates if the channel volume is set to 0 dB. Holding down the OPTION button while pressing the SELECT button of any channel creates a new track—assigned to the same channel strip as the selected track—and switches to Arrange view. Holding down the SHIFT and OPTION buttons while pressing a channel’s SELECT button creates a new track with the next channel strip (the one following the selected track), and switches to Arrange view. Mackie Control: Touch-Sensitive Motorized Faders The motorized fader of each channel strip is generally used to control the channel level, just like a volume fader on a mixing console. You can, however, also assign the fader to control other parameters by using “Flip” mode. Flip mode is activated by pressing the FLIP button, just above the MASTER fader. When Flip mode is activated, you can control the parameter which is currently assigned to the channel’s V-Pot with the fader. This allows more precise control of pans, aux returns, MIDI track parameters, EQs, effects, software instrument, or other channel parameters. You can switch between channels being controlled with the eight faders, by pressing one of the CHANNEL or FADER BANK buttons. See Mackie Control: CHANNEL LEFT and CHANNEL RIGHT Buttons and Mackie Control: BANK LEFT and BANK RIGHT Buttons. The behavior of the faders changes in different modes, as outlined below: • In Flip mode: Duplicates or swaps parameters with the V-Pot on the same channel. • In EQ Frequency/Gain view: Adjusts the gain of the selected EQ band. • In Send Destination/Level Mixer view: Adjusts the send level of the selected send. • In Send Destination/Level Channel view: Adjusts the send level of the send on the selected channel strip. Mackie Control: Master Fader The Master fader controls the level of the primary master channel strip in the Logic Express Mixer. This raises or lowers the level of all output channel strips, without changing their relative levels. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 69 When no master channel strip exists in the project, the Mackie Control Master fader is mapped to output channel strip 1–2. If you use multiple audio systems simultaneously, the Master fader only controls the master channel strip of the first device (matching the order shown in the Audio Preferences window). Mackie Control: Assignment Zone Directly below the Assignment LED are six ASSIGNMENT buttons. Press one of the ASSIGNMENT buttons to select the type of parameter that you want to control or edit with the channel strip V-Pots, faders, and switches. The corresponding LED is lit to indicate the currently active assignment, and the Assignment display shows a two-digit abbreviation of the assignment type. The ASSIGNMENT buttons work in both Single and All views. View modes are discussed in Control Surface Group Parameters. Mackie Control: Assignment Modes Each ASSIGNMENT button has two views: Mixer view and Channel view. These views provide two ways to edit parameters in your project. • Mixer view: Displays, and allows you to edit, a single parameter in multiple channels. • Channel view: Displays, and allows you to edit, multiple parameters for a single channel. The mode display shows a period (.) in the lower-right corner when Channel view is active. Pressing an ASSIGNMENT button once selects it, and switches to the Mixer view, except when switching between Instrument Edit view and Plug-in Edit view. In this case, the mode remains in Channel view. Note: For each of the ASSIGNMENT buttons, the parameters you can edit will change, depending on the active view mode. The NAME/VALUE button also affects what is shown on the main LCD when in the Mixer and Channel views. For more information, see Mackie Control: Function Key Zone. Mackie Control: TRACK Button Pressing the TRACK button selects Channel view, and assigns the channel strip controls to edit channel strip parameters. • Press the TRACK button once to edit a single parameter in multiple channel strips, and to activate Mixer view. • Press the TRACK button again to edit multiple parameters for a single channel strip, and switch to Channel view. 70 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Mixer View Mixer view allows you to edit a single parameter in multiple channel strips: volume, pan, input format, input assignment, output assignment, or automation mode. When you switch to Mixer view, the parameter being edited is briefly displayed on the right side of the main LCD. The mode display shows “tr” (for track), and the upper row of the LCD shows track names. Press NAME/VALUE to display parameter values on the lower row of the LCD. These are shown when you turn a V-Pot, or press its button. You can manipulate the following controls for editing in Mixer view. • Turning the V-Pots changes the associated channel strip parameter. • Pressing the button on a V-Pot sets the parameter to its default value. • The Cursor Left/Cursor Right buttons switch to the next or previous channel strip parameter. The selected parameter is displayed briefly in the upper row of the LCD. Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. Channel View Channel view allows you to edit the most important channel strip parameters for a single channel strip: volume, pan, instrument, Insert slot 1 assignment, Insert slot 2 assignment, Send 1 level, Send 2 level, and Send 3 level. When you switch to Channel view, the mode display shows “tr.”, and the upper row of the LCD shows the name of the channel strip. Press NAME/VALUE to show parameter names in the upper row, and parameter values in the lower row. The following table lists what each V-Pot edits in Channel view mode: Control Action V-Pot 1 Edits volume. The current value is shown in the lower row of the LCD. V-Pot 2 Edits pan. The current value appears in the lower row of the LCD. V-Pot 3 For software instrument tracks, turn to choose the instrument. Press the V-Pot 3 button to confirm your choice, insert the instrument, and open the plug-in window. V-Pot 4 For audio and software instrument tracks, turn to choose the plug-in used on Insert slot 1. Press the V-Pot 4 button to confirm your choice, insert the effect, and open the plug-in window. V-Pot 5 For audio and software instrument tracks, turn to choose the plug-in used on Insert slot 2. Press the V-Pot 4 button to confirm your choice, insert the effect, and open the plug-in window. V-Pot 6 Edits the send level of Send 1. V-Pot 7 Edits the send level of Send 2. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 71 Control Action V-Pot 8 Edits the send level of Send 3. Holding down SHIFT while pressing one of the MUTE or V-Pot buttons switches between mute and bypass. Control Action V-Pot 1 or Mute 1 Mutes (or unmutes) the channel strip. V-Pot 2 or Mute 2 Mutes (or unmutes) the channel strip. V-Pot 3 or Mute 3 For software instrument tracks, mutes (or unmutes) the software instrument used on the channel strip. V-Pot 4 or Mute 4 For audio and software instrument tracks, bypasses the effect plug-in used in Insert slot 1. V-Pot 5 or Mute 5 For audio and software instrument tracks, bypasses the effect plug-in used in Insert slot 2. V-Pot 6 or Mute 6 Mutes (or unmutes) Send 1. V-Pot 7 or Mute 7 Mutes (or unmutes) Send 2. V-Pot 8 or Mute 8 Mutes (or unmutes) Send 3. Track Shortcut Menu Hold the TRACK button to display the Track shortcut menu on the LCD. When this menu is active, the mode display shows “t_ “ (for Track shortcuts). Press one of the V-Pot or Function buttons to make the following changes. 72 Control Action V-Pot 1 or F1 Switches to Mixer view, and selects volume as the parameter edited by the V-Pot. V-Pot 2 or F2 Switches to Mixer view, and selects pan as the parameter edited by the V-Pot. V-Pot 3 or F3 Switches to Mixer view, and selects input format as the parameter edited by the V-Pot. V-Pot 4 or F4 Switches to Mixer view, and selects the input assignment as the parameter edited by the V-Pot. V-Pot 5 or F5 Switches to Mixer view, and selects the output assignment as the parameter edited by the V-Pot. V-Pot 6 or F6 Switches to Mixer view, and selects the automation mode as the parameter edited by the V-Pot. V-Pot 7 or F7 Switches to Mixer view, switches Logic Express to Arrange view, and selects the automation parameter selected in the Arrange window. V-Pot 8 or F8 Switches to Channel Strip Setup view. Chapter 3 Mackie Control Channel Strip Setup View Hold the TRACK button to display the Track shortcut menu on the LCD, and press V-Pot 8 or press F8 to enter Channel Strip Setup view. In this mode, you can edit the following (less frequently used) parameters for the selected channel strip. Control Action V-Pot 1 Edits the channel strip format (mono, stereo, left, right). V-Pot 2 Edits the Spread parameter. V-Pot 3 Selects the channel strip input assignment. Confirm by pressing V-Pot 6. V-Pot 4 Selects the channel strip output assignment. Confirm by pressing V-Pot 7. V-Pot 5 Edits the automation mode. V-Pot 6 Edits group membership. You can only choose one group or Off. To make a channel strip a member of multiple groups, use Group Edit mode. Mackie Control: PAN/SURROUND Button Pressing the PAN/SURROUND button activates Pan Mixer view. Press the button repeatedly to switch between Pan Mixer and Pan Channel views. Pan Mixer View Pan Mixer view allows you to edit the pan parameter for all channel strips. The parameter being edited is displayed briefly when switching to this mode. • The mode display shows “Pn” (for Pan). • The upper row of the LCD shows channel strip names. • Turning the V-Pots changes the current pan parameter. • Pressing the button on a V-Pot sets the parameter to its default value. Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. Mackie Control: EQ Button Pressing the EQ button activates EQ Mixer view. Pressing the button repeatedly switches between EQ Mixer view and EQ Channel view. Note: If no Channel EQ is present on the selected channel strip, a Channel EQ is inserted automatically when you enter EQ Channel view. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 73 EQ Mixer View EQ Mixer view allows you to edit one equalizer parameter for all channel strips: Frequency, Gain, Q, or EQ bypass. The EQ band number, and parameter being edited, are displayed briefly when you switch to this mode. • The mode display shows E1 to E8, indicating the selected EQ band. • The upper LCD row shows channel strip names. • Turning the V-Pots changes the current EQ parameter. • Pressing a V-Pot button sets the parameter to its default value. • Cursor Up/Cursor Down switches to the next or previous EQ band. • Cursor Left/Cursor Right switches to the next or previous EQ parameter. The selected parameter is displayed briefly in the upper LCD row. • Pressing a MUTE button while holding down the SHIFT button switches the current EQ band’s Bypass status. • When Flip mode is turned on, the MUTE buttons display, and switch, the current EQ band’s Bypass status. Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. EQ Channel View EQ Channel view allows you to edit all EQ parameters—in all bands—for the selected channel strip. • The mode display shows EQ (EQ channel strip). • The upper row of the LCD shows the name of the channel strip, EQs, the page number, and total number of pages (for example: “Page 1/2”). Control Action V-Pot 1 Edits the frequency of odd-numbered EQ bands. V-Pot 2 Edits the gain of odd-numbered EQ bands. V-Pot 3 Edits the Q-factor of odd-numbered EQ bands. V-Pot 4 Switches the bypass status of odd-numbered EQ bands. V-Pot 5 Edits the frequency of even-numbered EQ bands. V-Pot 6 Edits the gain of even-numbered EQ bands. V-Pot 7 Edits the Q-factor of even-numbered EQ bands. V-Pot 8 Switches the bypass status of even-numbered EQ bands. The Cursor Left and Cursor Right buttons switch to the next or previous EQ band. The LCD displays two EQ bands. If you have one or more connected Mackie Control (XT) units, each XT can display two EQ bands—up to a total of eight bands. 74 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. Alternate EQ Edit Mode Options Holding down the EQ button gives you access to a further submenu in the LCD. The mode display shows E_ or E_., depending on whether you are in EQ Mixer or EQ Channel View mode. Control Action V-Pot 1 or F1 Switches to EQ Mixer view and selects frequency. V-Pot 2 or F2 Switches to EQ Mixer view and selects gain. V-Pot 3 or F3 Switches to EQ Mixer view and selects Q. V-Pot 4 or F4 Switches to EQ Mixer view and selects bypass. V-Pot 6 or F6 Switches to EQ Channel view. V-Pot 7 or F7 Switches to Frequency/Gain Mixer view. In this mode, you can edit the frequency and gain parameters of a specific EQ band (1 to 8) for all channel strips. • The mode display shows F1 to F8, indicating the selected EQ band. • The upper LCD row shows channel strip names. • The lower LCD row shows the frequency of the selected EQ band. • Turning a V-Pot changes EQ frequency. • Pressing a V-Pot sets the EQ frequency to its default value. • Use the Mute buttons to bypass the EQ. • Use the faders to adjust the EQ gain. V-Pot 8 or F8 Switches to Frequency/Gain Channel view. In this mode, you can edit the frequency and gain parameters for all EQ bands of the selected channel strip. Each pair of channel strips corresponds to one EQ band. • • • • The mode display shows FG. V-Pots 1 to 8 control the frequency of EQ bands 1 to 8. Mute buttons 1 to 8 control the bypass of EQ bands 1 to 8. Faders 1 to 8 control the gain of EQ bands 1 to 8. Note: The faders form a frequency response curve in this mode, if the EQ bands have ascending frequency values. Tip: You can edit another channel strip’s EQ without leaving this view by simply selecting the channel strip in Logic Express, or by pressing the appropriate SELECT button on the Mackie Control. Mackie Control: SEND Button Pressing the SEND button activates Send Mixer view. Pressing the button repeatedly switches between Send Mixer view and Send Channel view. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 75 Send Mixer View Send Mixer view allows you to edit one send parameter for all channel strips: Destination, Level, Position, or Mute. The Send slot number, and the parameter being edited, are displayed briefly on the LCD when switching to this mode. • The mode display shows S1 to S8, indicating the selected Send slot. • The upper LCD row shows channel strip names. • Turning the V-Pots changes the current send parameter. • Pressing a V-Pot confirms the preselected send destination, and sets the other send parameters to their defaults. • Cursor Up/Cursor Down switches to the next or previous Send slot. • Cursor Left/Cursor Right switches to the next or previous send parameter. The selected parameter appears briefly in the upper LCD row. • Pressing a MUTE button while holding down the SHIFT button switches the current send’s mute status. • When Flip mode is turned on, the MUTE buttons display, and edit, the current send’s mute status. Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. Send Channel View Send Channel view allows you to edit all send parameters for the selected channel strip. The mode display shows “SE.” (for send channel strip). The upper row of the LCD shows the name of the channel strip, the text “Sends,” the page number, and total number of pages—“Page 1/4,” for example. Control Action V-Pot 1 Edits the destination of odd-numbered sends. V-Pot 2 Edits the level of odd-numbered sends. V-Pot 3 Edits the position (pre/post) of odd-numbered sends. V-Pot 4 Sets the mute status of odd-numbered sends. V-Pot 5 Edits the destination of even-numbered sends. V-Pot 6 Edits the level of even-numbered sends. V-Pot 7 Edits the position (pre/post) of even-numbered sends. V-Pot 8 Sets the mute status of even-numbered sends. The Cursor Left and Cursor Right buttons shift between pages. The number of sends that can be displayed simultaneously depends on the number of Mackie Control XTs you have. Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. 76 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Alternate Send Edit Mode Options Holding down the SEND button gives you access to a further submenu in the LCD. The mode display shows S_ or S_., depending on whether you are in Send Mixer view or Send Channel view. Control Action V-Pot 1 or F1 Switches to Send Mixer view and selects destination. V-Pot 2 or F2 Switches to Send Mixer view and selects send level. V-Pot 3 or F3 Switches to Send Mixer view and selects position. V-Pot 4 or F4 Switches to Send Mixer view and selects mute. V-Pot 5 or F5 Switches to Send Channel view. V-Pot 6 or F6 Switches to Send Channel Strip 2 view: This mode is similar to Send Channel view, but parameters are arranged in a slightly different way. You can control one parameter for all Send slots used in the selected channel strip. • The mode display shows “SE.” (Send channel strip). • The upper LCD row shows the name of the channel strip, the text “Sends,” the page number, and total number of pages. • V-Pots 1 to 8 edit the displayed parameter. • The horizontal cursor buttons shift between pages. The number of parameters that can be displayed simultaneously depends on the number of Mackie Control XTs you have. V-Pot 7 or F7 Switches to Destination/Level Mixer view. In this mode, you can control one Send slot for all channel strips. Each channel strip corresponds to the channel strip name shown in the upper LCD row. • • • • • • The mode display shows d1 to d8, indicating the selected send. The upper LCD row shows channel strip names. The lower LCD row shows the destination of the selected send. Turning a V-Pot preselects the send destination. Pressing a V-Pot confirms the preselected send destination. The SOLO buttons edit send position—a lit SOLO LED indicates Pre Fader mode. • The MUTE buttons set the send mute status. • The faders edit the send level. V-Pot 8 or F8 Switches to Destination/Level Channel view. You can control all Send slots for the selected channel strip in this mode. Each channel strip corresponds to the (embossed) send number shown below the LCD. • • • • The mode display shows “dL.” Turning a V-Pot preselects the corresponding send destination. Pressing a V-Pot confirms a preselected send destination. The Solo buttons edit send position—a lit Solo LED indicates Pre Fader mode. • The MUTE buttons set the send mute status. • The faders edit the send gain. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 77 If one or more sends are activated on multiple channels, you can switch between them while in the Channel View modes, by simply pressing the SELECT button of the desired channel. Mackie Control: PLUG-IN Button Pressing the PLUG-IN button activates Plug-in Mixer view. Pressing the button repeatedly switches between Plug-in Mixer view and Plug-in Channel view. Note: There is one exception to this behavior: If you are in Instrument Edit view, pressing this button switches to Plug-in Edit view. For more information, see Instrument Edit View. Plug-in Mixer View In this mode, you can view and edit the plug-ins associated with a particular Insert slot for all channels. • The mode display shows P1 to P9, or 10 to 16, indicating the selected Insert slot number. Note: If a software instrument channel is selected, the display shows P1 to P9 and 10 to 15. • The upper row of the LCD shows channel strip names. • The lower row of the LCD shows the currently selected plug-in for the active Insert slot. Muted plug-ins are shown with an asterisk (*) that precedes the plug-in name. • Turning the V-Pots preselects a new plug-in. The plug-in name flashes until confirmed by pressing the V-Pot button. • Turning another channel’s V-Pot cancels any earlier preselection, and starts preselection on the newly selected channel strip. • Pressing a V-Pot button: • Confirms or activates the preselected plug-in (assuming that you’ve made your preselection by turning the V-Pot). • Opens a plug-in window, if none is opened. If a plug-in window is open, and Link mode is turned on, the selection of another plug-in replaces the existing plug-in window. • Switches to Plug-in Edit view. • The Cursor Up/Cursor Down buttons change the currently displayed plug-in Insert slot (1 to 15). • Pressing a V-Pot or MUTE button while the SHIFT button is held down mutes or unmutes the plug-in. Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. 78 Chapter 3 Mackie Control µ To remove a plug-in Preselect the “--” value (by turning the V-Pot fully counterclockwise), then press the V-Pot button of the appropriate Insert slot. The Mackie Control does not switch to Plug-in Edit view, and no plug-in window opens when the “--” value is chosen. If a plug-in window is open, it closes (if Link mode is inactive). Plug-in Channel View This mode shows the plug-ins associated with all Insert slots for the selected channel. • The mode display shows the text “PL.” • The upper LCD row shows Ins1Pl through Ins8Pl. • The lower LCD row shows the plug-in that is currently selected for this Insert slot. Muted plug-ins are indicated by an asterisk (*), which precedes the plug-in name. • Turning the V-Pots preselects a new plug-in. The plug-in name flashes until activated. • Turning another channel’s V-Pot cancels any previous preselection and starts preselection on the newly selected channel strip. • Pressing a V-Pot button: • Activates the preselected plug-in (assuming that you’ve made your preselection by turning the V-Pot). • Opens a plug-in window if none is opened. (If a plug-in window is open and Link mode is turned on, the selection of another plug-in replaces the existing plug-in.) • Switches to Plug-in Edit view. • Pressing a V-Pot button while the SHIFT button is held down mutes/unmutes the plug-in. µ To remove a plug-in Preselect the “--” value (by turning the V-Pot fully counterclockwise), then press the V-Pot linked to the appropriate Insert slot. The Mackie Control does not switch to Plug-in Edit view, and no plug-in window opens. If one was previously opened, it closes (if Link mode is inactive). Plug-in Edit View You can view and edit plug-in parameters in this mode. • The mode display shows P1. to P8., indicating the number of the selected plug-in Insert slot. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 79 • Depending on the NAME/VALUE button, the LCD display changes between the two modes in the following ways: • Name: The upper LCD row shows the channel strip’s name, insert number, plug-in name, current parameter page, and total number of parameter pages. The lower LCD row shows the name of the parameter, which can be edited via the corresponding V-Pot (the one below the parameter name). • Value: The upper LCD row shows the name of the parameter which can be edited via the corresponding V-Pot. The lower LCD row shows the current value of the parameter. If there is sufficient onscreen space, the unit type will be added; for example, Hz or dB. • Turning the V-Pots changes parameter values. • Pressing a V-Pot button sets the parameter to its default value, except when the parameter only has two values (on/off, for example). In this case, pressing the V-Pot button switches between these values. • The Cursor Left/Cursor Right buttons switch to the next or previous parameter page. Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. When using the cursor buttons to switch between parameters, the parameters change in groups of eight (unless the parameters on the last page do not make a complete group of eight). For example, if a plug-in has 19 parameters, and the Mackie Control is controlling parameters 1 to 8: • Pressing the Cursor Right button shifts to parameters 9 to 16. • Pressing the Cursor Right button again shifts to parameters 12 to 19. • Pressing the Cursor Left button shifts back to parameters 9 to 16, not 4 to 11. This way, you always revert to the page positions you expect to find, and are comfortable with. • To switch by a single parameter, rather than by page, hold down the CMD/ALT key while pressing the Cursor Left or Cursor Right button. • The Cursor Up/Cursor Down buttons change the currently displayed Insert slot (1 to 15). If you have a control surface group consisting of several Mackie Control and XT units, the parameters are distributed across their displays. The number of parameters shown depends on the Multiple Controls per Parameter settings in the Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Preferences. See Setting Control Surfaces Preferences for details. Note: When you exit Plug-in Edit view, the plug-in window closes. 80 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Compatibility Mackie Control can edit all plug-ins that can be automated. The plug-in type (Logic Express native, Audio Units) is irrelevant. Some third-party manufacturer plug-ins unfortunately don’t provide parameter names or values as text. In such cases, parameters are named and enumerated as “Control #1,” “Control #2,” and so on, with values displayed as numbers ranging between 0 and 1000. Contact the plug-in manufacturer to obtain a version that supports this feature. Mackie Control: INSTRUMENT Button Pressing the INSTRUMENT button activates Instrument Mixer view, unless the Mackie Control is currently in Plug-in Edit view. In this case, pressing the INSTRUMENT button switches to Instrument Edit view. If you can’t see the software instrument channel strips, use the BANK or CHANNEL buttons in the Fader Bank zone, or switch to All view by pressing the INSTRUMENT button. (This assumes that you have created at least one or more software instrument tracks.) Instrument Mixer View In this mode, you can view and edit the Instrument slots of all channels. • The mode display shows “In” (for instrument). • The upper LCD row shows channel strip names. • The lower LCD row shows the currently selected instrument. Muted instrument names are preceded by an asterisk (*). • Turning the V-Pots preselects a new instrument. The preselected instrument name flashes until activated. • Turning another channel’s V-Pot cancels any previous preselection, and starts preselection on the newly chosen channel strip. • Pressing a V-Pot button: • Activates the preselected instrument plug-in (assuming that you’ve made your preselection by turning the V-Pot). • Opens a plug-in window, if none is opened. If a plug-in window is open, and Link mode is turned on, the selection of another instrument plug-in replaces the existing one. • Switches to Instrument Edit view. • Pressing a V-Pot or MUTE button while holding down the SHIFT button mutes/unmutes the instrument. To remove an instrument 1 Preselect the “--” value (by turning the V-Pot fully counterclockwise). Chapter 3 Mackie Control 81 2 Press the V-Pot button. Mackie Control does not switch to Instrument Edit view, and no plug-in window opens. If a plug-in window is open, it closes. Instrument Edit View You can view and edit instrument parameters in this mode. • The mode display shows “In.” • Depending on the state of the NAME/VALUE button, the LCD changes in the following ways: • Name: The upper LCD row shows the channel strip name, instrument name, current parameter page, and total number of parameter pages. The lower LCD row shows the name of the parameter that can be edited with the V-Pot directly below. • Value: The upper LCD row shows the name of the parameter that can be edited with the V-Pot below. The lower LCD row shows the current value of the parameter being edited. If there is sufficient space on the LCD row, the unit type is shown after the value; for example, Hz or dB. • Turning a V-Pot changes the corresponding parameter. • Pressing a V-Pot button sets the parameter to its default value, except when the parameter only has two values (on/off, for example). In this case, pressing the V-Pot button switches between these values. Compatibility Mackie Control can edit all instruments that can be automated, regardless of the type of plug-in you are using (Logic Express native, Audio Units). Some third-party manufacturer instruments do not provide parameter names or values as text. In such cases, parameters are named and enumerated as “Control #1,” “Control #2,” and so on, with values displayed as numbers ranging between 0 and 1000. Contact the plug-in manufacturer to obtain a version that supports this feature. Mackie Control: Fader Bank Zone This Mackie Control zone contains two sets of left and right buttons (for switching between individual or grouped channels) as well as the FLIP and GLOBAL VIEW buttons. 82 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Mackie Control: BANK LEFT and BANK RIGHT Buttons The Mackie Control provides eight sets of channel strip controls, allowing you to edit eight corresponding channels. The BANK LEFT and BANK RIGHT buttons let you move between “banks” of eight channel strips. For example, if you are editing channel strips 1–8, pressing the BANK RIGHT button moves to channel strips 9–16. Pressing BANK RIGHT again moves to channel strips 17–24. Pressing BANK LEFT returns to channel strips 9–16, then to 1–8 with one more button press. If you are using a control surface group, the BANK LEFT and BANK RIGHT buttons shift the active channel strips by the total number of channels in the control surface group. For example, if you have a Mackie Control and two Mackie Control XT units, the view shifts by 24 channels—the total number of channels in the control surface group. The BANK buttons always change channel strips in groups of eight, unless the last channel strips do not make a complete group of eight. For example, if a project has 19 channel strips, and the Mackie Control is controlling channel strips 1 to 8: • Pressing the BANK RIGHT button shifts to channel strips 9 to 16. • Pressing the BANK RIGHT button again shifts to channel strips 12 to 19. • Pressing the BANK LEFT button shifts back to channel strips 9 to 16, not 4 to 11. This way, you always revert to the channel strips you expect to find, and are comfortable with. Notes on Using the FADER BANKS Buttons When holding down the OPTION button, pressing the BANK or CHANNEL LEFT button jumps to the first set of channel strips in the project. Pressing the BANK or CHANNEL RIGHT button jumps to the last set of channel strips in the project. For example, if your project has 64 channel strips, pressing BANK or CHANNEL LEFT jumps to channel strips 1 through 8, and pressing BANK or CHANNEL RIGHT jumps to channel strips 57 through 64. For views where one type of channel strip is displayed (such as audio, instruments, or busses), Logic Express remembers the last group of eight channel strips shown in the view, and returns to it when you switch back from another view. For example, if you start in a view with audio channel strips 4 through 11 visible, switch to an instruments view, scroll to instruments 6 through 13, and then switch back to the audio channel view, you will return to audio channel strips 4 through 11 (not 6 through 13). Switching to the Instrument Channel view displays instruments 6 through 13. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 83 Mackie Control: CHANNEL LEFT and CHANNEL RIGHT Buttons Using the CHANNEL LEFT and CHANNEL RIGHT buttons, you can move up or down by a single channel strip. Pressing the CHANNEL RIGHT button shifts (the active channel strips) up by a single channel strip, while pressing CHANNEL LEFT shifts them down by a single channel strip. For example, if you are viewing channel strips 1 to 8 and press the CHANNEL RIGHT button, channel strips 2 to 9 are displayed. Notes on Using the FADER BANKS Buttons When holding down the OPTION button, pressing the BANK or CHANNEL LEFT button jumps to the first set of channel strips in the project. Pressing the BANK or CHANNEL RIGHT button jumps to the last set of channel strips in the project. For example, if your project has 64 channel strips, pressing BANK or CHANNEL LEFT jumps to channel strips 1 through 8, and pressing BANK or CHANNEL RIGHT jumps to channel strips 57 through 64. For views where one type of channel strip is displayed (such as audio, instruments, or busses), Logic Express remembers the last group of eight channel strips shown in the view, and returns to it when you switch back from another view. For example, if you start in a view with audio channel strips 4 through 11 visible, switch to an instruments view, scroll to instruments 6 through 13, and then switch back to the audio channel view, you will return to audio channel strips 4 through 11 (not 6 through 13). Switching to the Instrument Channel view displays instruments 6 through 13. Mackie Control: FLIP Button Press the FLIP button (alone, or in combination with a modifier key) to activate or deactivate one of the following modes: Flip, Swap, or Zero. Flip Mode Pressing the FLIP button activates Flip mode. In Flip mode, the current assignments of the eight V-Pots are mirrored by the eight channel faders, so that both control the same parameter. Turning one of the V-Pots causes the corresponding fader to move, and vice versa. When you activate Flip mode, the LED next to the FLIP button illuminates. Pressing the FLIP button again turns off Flip mode. Flip mode offers the following advantages: • You can edit any type of parameter with a fader, which allows more precise editing control. • Unlike the V-Pots, the faders are touch-sensitive. This allows you to overwrite existing controller automation movements with a constant value. 84 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Swap Mode Holding down the SHIFT button while pressing the FLIP button activates Swap mode. In Swap mode, the encoder assignments are swapped with the fader assignments, so that the faders control the parameter previously assigned to the V-Pots, and vice versa. The LED next to the FLIP button flashes when Swap mode is active. When Swap mode is active, pressing FLIP again reverts to Flip mode. Holding down the SHIFT button and pressing FLIP turns off Swap mode, and returns the V-Pot and fader assignments to the state they were in before you activated Flip or Swap mode. Zero Mode Holding down the CONTROL button while pressing the FLIP button activates Zero mode. In Zero mode, the faders are set to the zero position and do not move. This is useful in situations where the Mackie Control is located close to microphones, and you want to make sure that you don’t capture the mechanical noise of the faders moving. When Zero mode is active, pressing FLIP again reverts to Flip mode. Holding down the CONTROL button while pressing FLIP turns off Zero mode, and reactivates the faders. Mackie Control: Global View Button The GLOBAL VIEW button is used in conjunction with the buttons in the Global View zone. These are discussed in Mackie Control: Global View Zone. Mackie Control: Function Key Zone The Function Key zone, located below the Time display and the display buttons, features eight function key buttons, labeled F1 through F8. The eight function key buttons are assigned as follows: Function key Action F1 to F8 Recalls screensets 1 through 8. Holding down the SHIFT button while pressing one of the function keys opens one of the following windows (or closes it, if currently open): Function key Action F1 Arrange window F2 Mixer F3 Event List F4 Score Editor F5 Hyper Editor F6 Piano Roll Editor F7 Transport window Chapter 3 Mackie Control 85 Function key Action F8 Audio Bin Holding down the CMD/ALT button while pressing one of the function keys activates one of the following common commands: Function key Action F1 Cut F2 Copy F3 Paste F4 Clear F5 Select All F6 Select All Following F7 Select Similar Regions/Events F8 Select Inside Locators In modal dialogs, pressing one of the function keys is equivalent to using the computer keyboard number keys: Function key Action F1 1 F2 2 F3 3 F4 4 F5 5 F6 6 F7 7 F8 8 The buttons located directly below the function keys complete the numeric input functions: MIDI Tracks button 9 Inputs button 0 In some other modes, the function keys perform other actions, such as shortcuts to markers. For more information, see Mackie Control: Marker Button. Also see the tables in Mackie Control: Assignment Overview. 86 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Mackie Control: Global View Zone You can use the eight buttons in the Global View zone to display (and edit) specific types of channel strips. Pressing any of the buttons in the Global View zone activates All View mode; when this mode is active, the green LED to the right of the GLOBAL VIEW button is illuminated. When you press one of the buttons in the Global View zone, the corresponding type of channel strip appears in the main LCD. You can edit each channel strip with the corresponding channel strip controls. Pressing multiple buttons (Audio Tracks, Instruments, and Aux, for example) displays all channels of the selected types. µ To view (and edit) multiple All View channel strips While holding down any button in the Global View zone, press another button to add this channel strip type to those currently displayed. If a channel strip type is already displayed, pressing its button removes it from the display. As an example, to display both the audio and output channel strips, hold down the AUDIO TRACKS button, then press the OUTPUTS button. Mackie Control: Modifier Buttons The four Modifier buttons correspond to the modifier keys on your computer keyboard (but function independently from them). You can use these buttons, along with the appropriate key on your computer keyboard (or with the mouse), in place of using the corresponding modifier key. This also applies to modified Mackie Control commands. A generic description of each button follows: • SHIFT: Provides an alternate function or meaning for a button. • OPTION: The function applies to all channel strips. For relative value changes, sets the value to its minimum, default, or maximum, depending on whether you’re increasing or decreasing it. • CONTROL: While held down, the group clutch is engaged, and channel strip groups are temporarily disabled. • CMD/ALT: Allows fine-tuning, or another variation, of the function. Mackie Control: Automation Buttons The Automation buttons activate the corresponding automation modes in Logic Express: Read/Off, Touch, Latch, and Write. You use the Automation buttons in conjunction with the channel strip SELECT buttons, as follows: To set the automation mode for a channel 1 Press the SELECT button on the channel strip that you want to automate. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 87 2 Press the appropriate Automation mode button. 3 Move the channel strip’s fader, turn the V-Pot, or use the Solo or Mute button. The automation modes are outlined below: • READ/OFF: If no automation mode is active, pressing the READ/OFF button switches between Read mode and Off. • Read: The fader reads (follows) any existing automation data, but does not record any new automation data. • Off: Automation is off. The fader neither sends nor receives automation data. Existing automation data is not changed. The fader still adjusts the volume or pan position as usual, when moved. • TOUCH: Writes new data when the fader is touched or the V-Pot is turned during playback. Any existing automation data (of the current fader type) is replaced with new data, for as long as the control is active (while the fader is being touched or the V-Pot is being turned). • LATCH: Similar to Touch mode, but the control remains active, even when the fader is no longer being touched, or the V-Pot is not being turned. When you release the fader, the current fader value replaces all existing automation data, for as long as the sequencer is in playback (or record) mode. Press STOP to prevent existing automation data from being overwritten. • WRITE: Overwrites all existing automation data, or creates new automation data if none exists. Only use this option if you want to destroy all existing automation data. Pressing one of the Automation buttons while holding down the OPTION button assigns the selected automation mode to all channels. When an automation mode has been assigned to all channels, the corresponding automation mode button LED illuminates whenever you hold down the OPTION button. Important: This behavior is slightly different for the Off automation mode. When holding down the OPTION button and pressing Read/Off, the LEDs for the other Automation buttons are unlit, but this does not necessarily indicate that all channel strips are in Off mode—they could still be set to other modes. To ensure that you have set all channel strips to Off mode, press Read/Off twice while holding down the OPTION button. The Read/Off button LED turns on, then off. Mackie Control: GROUP Button Pressing the GROUP button activates Group Edit mode, allowing you to edit various Mixer group parameters. In Group Edit mode: • The upper row of the LCD displays channel strip names. 88 Chapter 3 Mackie Control • The lower row of the LCD displays group parameters. • The Assignment display shows the currently displayed group—G1, for example. • The Time display shows the group name. (If the name is longer than ten characters, the last ten characters are displayed.) • You can switch between group parameters with the V-Pot buttons. • The Cursor Up and Cursor Down buttons select the previous or next group. • The Cursor Left and Cursor Right buttons shift the group parameter display. • The SELECT buttons determine group membership. Pressing a SELECT button adds the channel strip to the group (or removes it from the group, if already a member). An illuminated SELECT button LED indicates active group membership. • The LED next to the GROUP button is illuminated. Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. If Group Edit mode is off, holding down the GROUP button and pressing one or more SELECT buttons allows you to create a new group. Pressing the GROUP button while holding down the SHIFT button creates a new group, opens the Group window, and activates Group Edit mode. Pressing the GROUP button while holding down the TRACK button switches to Mixer view, with the channel strip group parameter shown. It displays the group that the selected channel strip belongs to. Multiple group membership is displayed as in the Mixer window. Turning a V-Pot changes group membership. Note: You can only select one group (or Off ) with this function. Mackie Control: Utilities Buttons The four Utilities buttons activate common Logic Express functions: Save, Undo, Cancel, and Enter. SAVE Button Press the SAVE button to save the current project file. The first time you save a project, a Save dialog appears on your computer screen. Enter a name and location for the file, then click the Save button in the dialog. The main LCD displays this message: “There is a file select dialog on the screen.” The Position/Time display shows “ALERT.” All LEDs are unlit. Once the Save operation has been confirmed in Logic Express, the Mackie Control returns all controls to their previous state (before you pressed the SAVE button). Chapter 3 Mackie Control 89 Once you have named a project and saved it, further presses of the SAVE button store the current project state without presenting a Save dialog onscreen, or showing any alerts on the LCD. This allows you to quickly save incremental changes you make as your project develops. The SAVE LED is illuminated as soon as you make (saveable) changes to your project. Holding down the OPTION button while pressing SAVE opens the Save As dialog on the computer screen. This allows you to rename a project, or save it in a different location. UNDO Button Pressing the UNDO button undoes the last undoable action. As Logic Express supports a nearly unlimited number of undo/redo steps, the green UNDO LED illuminates to indicate that Redo is available, not to indicate an undoable step. The LCD provides a warning that performing a reversible editing step will render all Redo steps unavailable. Holding down the SHIFT button while pressing UNDO performs a Redo. Holding down the OPTION button while pressing UNDO opens the Undo History window. CANCEL Button When an alert appears on your computer screen, you can cancel (or abort) it by pressing the CANCEL button. For information about alerts, see Modal Dialog Display. Pressing the CANCEL button when no alert is visible onscreen does the following: • Opens the Toolbox at the current onscreen position of the pointer. • Alternately, it will perform any function currently assigned to the computer keyboard’s Esc (Escape) key. • If the Mackie Control is currently showing the contents of a folder track, pressing the CANCEL button exits the folder. • The CANCEL button also lets you invalidate a (blinking) parameter value preselection. ENTER Button When an alert appears on your computer screen, pressing the ENTER button activates the default button in the alert. For information about alerts, see Modal Dialog Display. If there is no alert onscreen, and the selected track is a folder track, pressing the ENTER button opens the folder. Mackie Control: Transport Zone The Transport zone features five buttons for the standard transport functions (Rewind, Fast Forward, Stop, Play, and Record). 90 Chapter 3 Mackie Control The Transport zone also incorporates seven small, circular buttons for different recording and playback modes. You can use these buttons independently, or in conjunction with one another, to navigate and edit your projects. Each button has a dedicated LED that indicates its current status. Mackie Control: REWIND Button The REWIND button lets you rewind through your project. Pressing the REWIND button repeatedly while rewinding accelerates the rewind speed. Pressing the FAST FWD button repeatedly while rewinding slows down, stops, and eventually reverses the shuttle direction. Pressing the STOP button halts the rewind process at the current playhead position. Turning the Jog/Scrub Wheel also exits rewind shuttle mode. When one of the Marker modes is activated, pressing the REWIND button moves the playhead to the previous marker. When one of the Nudge modes is activated, the REWIND button moves the selected regions or events backward by the value defined in Large Nudge mode. Mackie Control: FAST FWD Button The FAST FWD button lets you fast forward through your project. Pressing FAST FWD repeatedly while fast forwarding accelerates the shuttle speed. Pressing the REWIND button repeatedly while fast forwarding slows down, stops, and eventually reverses the shuttle direction. Pressing the STOP button halts the fast forward process. Turning the Jog/Scrub Wheel also exits forward shuttle mode. When one of the Marker modes is active, pressing the FAST FWD button moves the playhead to the next marker. When one of the Nudge modes is active, pressing the FAST FWD button moves the selected regions or events forward by the value defined in Large Nudge mode. Tip: You can combine markers with cycle areas by pressing the respective buttons on the Mackie Control. This, in conjunction with navigation between markers (using the REWIND and FAST FWD buttons), moves the playhead, and automatically sets a cycle area between adjacent markers. Try this, and other options, with various button combinations. Mackie Control: STOP Button Pressing the STOP button stops project playback (or recording, if active), and stops all other Transport functions. Pressing the STOP button a second time returns the playhead to the project start point, or the beginning of the nearest cycle area, if Cycle mode is active. Pressing STOP repeatedly switches between these two functions. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 91 Mackie Control: PLAY Button Pressing PLAY starts playback from the current playhead position. Pressing PLAY repeatedly jumps to the beginning of the nearest cycle area, if Cycle mode is active. Pressing SHIFT and PLAY simultaneously works as a Pause command. Mackie Control: RECORD Button Pressing RECORD activates recording on the selected MIDI, audio, or software instrument channel strip (if it is armed for recording). It is possible that the first time you arm an audio channel strip (by pressing the REC/RDY button for the channel), a Save dialog will appear on your computer screen. Enter a filename (and a save location) in the dialog, then press Save. The Mackie Control LCD display shows “There is a file select dialog on the screen.” The Position/Time display shows “ALERT.” All LEDs are unlit. Once you enter the filename (and press Save), all controls on the Mackie Control return to their previous state. After the default audio filename has been entered, you can freely select and arm any audio channel strip, and then press the RECORD button. No alert messages and file save dialogs will appear onscreen. Tip: To minimize the appearance of the dialog, save your project with Assets before you start recording. Saving your project this way bypasses the need to define filenames, and makes handling faster and easier when using Logic Express with the Mackie Control. Mackie Control: Marker Button Pressing the MARKER button activates one of the three marker modes: Small Marker mode, Large Marker mode, and Temporary Marker mode. You can use these modes to create or delete markers, and jump to markers in your project. Note: The Marker and Nudge modes are mutually exclusive; activating one deactivates the other. Small Marker Mode Pressing the MARKER button activates Small Marker mode. In this mode, pressing the FAST FWD or REWIND button moves the playhead to the next or previous marker. Pressing the MARKER button again reverts to the default behavior of the FAST FWD and REWIND buttons. (See Mackie Control: REWIND Button and Mackie Control: FAST FWD Button.) Small Marker mode is useful if you want to jump to markers while using the V-Pots for other purposes. 92 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Large Marker Mode Pressing the MARKER button while holding down the SHIFT button displays three create options on the LCD, assigned to the three rightmost V-Pot buttons. Once markers have been created, press the V-Pot button listed below to create or delete a marker at the current playhead position. Control Action V-Pot 1 to 5 Displays the first five markers by name. Pressing a V-Pot button moves the playhead to the corresponding marker. When the playhead position is inside a marker, the lower line displays INSIDE, and the V-Pot LED ring is lit. V-Pot 6 Cr w/o—Creates a marker, without rounding to the nearest bar. V-Pot 7 Create—Creates a marker, rounded to the nearest bar. V-Pot 8 Delete—Deletes the marker above the current playhead position. A recommended workflow for creating or deleting markers is to use the Jog/Scrub Wheel. Turn the wheel to move the playhead to the desired project position, and then press the appropriate V-Pot to create or delete a marker. • For coarse placement, use the wheel to move the playhead. • For fine placement, press the SCRUB button, then use the wheel to precisely position the playhead. (This technique is only appropriate if creating or deleting an unrounded marker.) For more information about using the Jog/Scrub Wheel, see Mackie Control: Jog/Scrub Wheel Zone. Large Marker mode is terminated by pressing the MARKER button again. Temporary Marker Mode If you want to enter Marker mode temporarily (to quickly perform a few marker functions), hold down the MARKER button and press one (or more) of the V-Pot buttons. This action executes the marker function and then leaves Marker mode as soon as you release the MARKER button. • When in this mode with the MARKER button held down, pressing the function keys F1 to F8 moves the playhead to the first eight markers (if created). For example, to navigate to marker 3, press and hold down the MARKER button and press F3. • To jump between markers, with (or without) the MARKER button held down, simply press the FAST FWD or REWIND button. Mackie Control: NUDGE Button The NUDGE button allows you to move (nudge) selected audio or MIDI regions (or events) in Small, Large, or Temporary Nudge mode. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 93 Note: The Marker and Nudge modes are mutually exclusive; activating one deactivates the other. Small Nudge Mode Pressing the NUDGE button reassigns the behavior of the FAST FWD and REWIND buttons; pressing either FAST FWD or REWIND nudges the selected regions or events by the value defined in Large Nudge mode. Pressing the NUDGE button a second time reverts to the default behavior of the FAST FWD and REWIND buttons. (See Mackie Control: REWIND Button and Mackie Control: FAST FWD Button.) Small Nudge mode is useful if you want to nudge regions or events, but still use the V-Pots for other purposes. Large Nudge Mode Pressing the NUDGE button while holding down the SHIFT button displays eight functions on the LCD, and assigns them to the corresponding V-Pot buttons. These functions allow you to move the selected region or events by various amounts, or to a specific position. The position of the first selected region or event is displayed above V-Pots 3 and 4. If nothing is displayed, either a window that does not allow the selection of regions or events is open, or no regions or events are selected. The functions are as follows: Control Label Action V-Pot 1 Nudge Selects the nudge value used by the REWIND and FAST FWD buttons. These buttons move the selected objects backward/forward by the defined value. V-Pot 2 Pickup Moves to the current playhead position. V-Pot 3 Bar Moves by one bar. V-Pot 4 Beat Moves by the current project denominator value (beats). V-Pot 5 Division Moves by the current project division value. V-Pot 6 Ticks Moves by single ticks. V-Pot 7 Frames Moves by one SMPTE frame. V-Pot 8 Fram/2 Moves by half a SMPTE frame. The cursor buttons emulate the computer keyboard’s arrow keys, allowing easy selection of a region or event. Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons. Pressing the NUDGE button a second time turns off Large Nudge mode. 94 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Temporary Nudge Mode To use Nudge temporarily (for one or two small moves), hold down the NUDGE button and use one or more of the V-Pots. This action executes the selected function, and then exits Temporary Nudge mode as soon as you release the NUDGE button. In Temporary Nudge mode, the cursor buttons emulate the computer keyboard’s arrow keys, allowing easy selection of a region or event. The Nudge value for the REWIND and FAST FWD buttons can also be defined with the function buttons: Function button Action F1 Sets Ticks. F2 Sets Division. F3 Sets Beat. F4 Sets Bar. F5 Sets Frames. F6 Sets Half Frames. Mackie Control: CYCLE Button This button activates and deactivates Cycle mode. By default, the cycle area falls between the first two markers. Subsequent markers can act as left and right boundaries for further cycle areas. To jump between cycle areas defined by the markers 1 Press the MARKER button. 2 Press the CYCLE button, and when active (as indicated by the LED), press the REWIND or FAST FWD button. µ To set the left or right locator to the current playhead position Hold down the CYCLE button and press REWIND or FAST FWD. This also activates Cycle mode. To quickly define a new cycle area 1 Navigate to the desired left locator position with the Jog/Scrub Wheel. 2 Press the CYCLE and REWIND buttons. 3 Navigate to the desired right locator position with the Jog/Scrub Wheel. 4 Press the CYCLE and FAST FWD buttons. Cycle View Pressing the SHIFT and CYCLE buttons activates Cycle View mode. The mode display shows “Cy.” Chapter 3 Mackie Control 95 To return to a regular Assignment mode, press one of the Assignment buttons. Control Action Turning V-Pot 1 Shows and edits the current cycle status (off or on); you can also use the CYCLE button. Turning V-Pot 2 BySel—sets the current cycle area by the selection made in the Arrange window (selected audio or MIDI region). Turning V-Pot 3 Move—moves the current cycle by a bar with each click of the V-Pot. Pressing V-Pot 5 Picks up the current playhead position for the left locator. Turning V-Pot 5 Changes the left locator in bars. Turning V-Pot 6 Changes the left locator in beats (denominator steps). Pressing V-Pot 7 Picks up the current playhead position for the right locator. Turning V-Pot 7 Changes the right locator in bars. Turning V-Pot 8 Changes the right locator in beats (denominator steps). Mackie Control: DROP Button The DROP button lets you activate and deactivate Autopunch mode. To navigate between punch in areas 1 Press the MARKER button. 2 Press the DROP button, and when active (as indicated by the lit LED), press the FAST FWD or REWIND button. µ To set the punch in or punch out locator to the current playhead position Hold down the DROP button and press FAST FWD or REWIND. This also activates Autopunch mode. To quickly define a new punch in area 1 Navigate to the desired punch in locator position with the Jog/Scrub Wheel. 2 Press the DROP and REWIND buttons. 3 Navigate to the desired punch out locator position with the Jog/Scrub Wheel. 4 Press the DROP and FAST FWD buttons. Punch View Pressing the SHIFT and DROP buttons activates Punch view. The mode display shows “Pu.” To return to a regular Assignment mode, press one of the Assignment buttons. Note: Changing a punch locator value with the Mackie Control automatically activates Autopunch mode in Logic. 96 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Control Action Turning V-Pot 1 Shows and edits the current Autopunch status (off or on); you can also use the DROP button. Turning V-Pot 3 Move—moves the current punch area by a bar with each click of the V-Pot. Pressing V-Pot 5 Picks up the current playhead position for the punch in locator. Turning V-Pot 5 Changes the punch in locator in bars. Turning V-Pot 6 Changes the punch in locator in beats (denominator steps). Pressing V-Pot 7 Picks up the current playhead position for the punch out locator. Turning V-Pot 7 Changes the punch out locator in bars. Turning V-Pot 8 Changes the punch out locator in beats (denominator steps). Mackie Control: Replace, Click, and Solo Buttons The REPLACE button activates or deactivates Replace mode. The CLICK button activates or deactivates the (MIDI or Klopfgeist) metronome click. There are independent click settings for play and record. To access the click settings, choose File > Project Settings > Metronome. Press the SHIFT and CLICK buttons to activate or deactivate both External Sync mode and transmission of MMC. The SOLO button behaves as per the Solo key command. Individual channels can be soloed with the SOLO buttons on each channel strip. MIDI or audio regions can be selected, and soloed, along with the selected channels. Each channel features an independent SOLO LED, which is lit when a channel strip is soloed. The RUDE SOLO LED—just to the right of the Position/Time display—is lit whenever any channel strip is soloed. Press the SHIFT and SOLO buttons to activate Solo Lock mode. Mackie Control: Cursor Key Zone This zone contains five buttons, located to the left of the Jog/Shuttle Wheel, which serve a number of purposes. The four cursor buttons—Up, Down, Left, and Right—encircle the central ZOOM button. Mackie Control: Normal Operation When the ZOOM button is not active (its LED is unlit), the four cursor buttons select the current parameter, shift the current parameter page or Send/EQ/Insert slot, depending on the current V-Pot assignment. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 97 When the OPTION button is held down, the Cursor Left and Cursor Right buttons scroll to the first and last page, and the Cursor Up and Cursor Down buttons scroll to the first and last slot. When the CMD/ALT button is held down, the Cursor Left and Cursor Right buttons shift the parameter display by one parameter, rather than one page. In view modes that don’t require page or slot shifts, the cursor buttons emulate the computer keyboard’s arrow keys. As an example, the left and right buttons select channel strips when in Mixer view. In Large and Temporary Nudge modes, the Cursor Left and Cursor Right buttons emulate the computer keyboard’s arrow keys, allowing easy region or event selection. Mackie Control: Zoom Mode Pressing the ZOOM button activates Zoom mode. The cursor buttons are then used to change the vertical or horizontal zoom factor of the window with key focus. In the Arrange window: • OPTION and Cursor Up or Cursor Down changes the zoom factor of the selected track. • OPTION and Cursor Left resets the zoom factor of the selected track. • OPTION and Cursor Right resets the zoom factor of all tracks of the same class (audio, MIDI, and so on) as the selected track. Mackie Control: Computer Arrow Key Emulation To use the cursor buttons as a replacement for the computer keyboard arrow keys, hold down the SHIFT button. When SHIFT and ZOOM are pressed, the cursor buttons enter Permanent Cursor Key mode—they mimic the computer arrow keys without the need to hold down the SHIFT button. The ZOOM button LED flashes when in this mode. You can deactivate this mode by pressing the ZOOM button. Mackie Control: Jog/Scrub Wheel Zone The Jog/Scrub Wheel and SCRUB button can be used to navigate through the project, which is useful for a number of transport tasks. Simply turn the dial to use it. The following Scrub modes change the behavior of the Jog/Scrub Wheel. • Scrub mode off: The Jog/Scrub Wheel moves the playhead. • Scrub mode on: The Jog/Scrub Wheel performs scrubbing, which allows you to hear the data of the selected (or soloed) tracks while scrolling or moving through the project. 98 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Audio tracks are normally played back at their original speed. If you would rather hear them at double speed, choose Logic Express > Preferences > Audio > Drivers, and set Maximum Scrub Speed to Double in the pop-up menu. Note: You can also use the SCRUB button for Pause functionality. • SHUTTLE mode: The Jog/Scrub Wheel shuttles the playhead—turning it increases or decreases the speed at which the playhead moves. The SCRUB button LED flashes when in Shuttle mode. Mackie Control: Programmable User Modes The Mackie Control provides six programmable user modes, which you can use for your own assignments. You can activate each of these modes by holding down the SHIFT button along with one of the Assignment buttons, as follows: • TRACK + SHIFT = User mode 1. • PAN/SURROUND + SHIFT = User mode 2. • EQ + SHIFT = User mode 3. • SEND + SHIFT = User mode 4. • PLUG-IN + SHIFT = User mode 5. • INSTRUMENT + SHIFT = User mode 6. The Assignment displays shows the users modes as u1, u2, and so on. To create an assignment in one of the user modes 1 Activate the user mode you want to use by holding down the SHIFT button and pressing one of the Assignment buttons, as listed above. 2 In Logic Express, use the Learn process to create one or more assignments, as described in Assigning Controllers to Logic Express Parameters. Mackie Control: Connecting Foot Switches You can connect a momentary foot pedal—with either positive or negative polarity—to the foot switch sockets. By default, foot switches control the following functions: • USER SWITCH A is assigned to Start/Stop. • USER SWITCH B is assigned to Record. (Note that a track must be selected and armed for recording to take place.) • EXTERNAL CONTROL is assigned to the MASTER fader level. Only use an expression pedal with this socket. The polarity of the foot switches is determined by the Mackie Control when powered up. You should first connect the foot switches, then turn on the Mackie Control. Chapter 3 Mackie Control 99 Mackie Control: Assignment Overview Each of the following sections outline how Mackie Control interface elements are assigned to Logic functions. • Mackie Control: Display Buttons • Mackie Control: Channel Strip Controls (1 Through 8) • Mackie Control: ASSIGNMENT Buttons • Mackie Control: Function Key Buttons • Mackie Control: GLOBAL VIEW Buttons • Mackie Control: MODIFIER Buttons (While Held Down) • Mackie Control: AUTOMATION Buttons • Mackie Control: UTILITIES Buttons • Mackie Control: TRANSPORT Buttons • Mackie Control: Cursor Keys • Mackie Control: Jog/Scrub Wheel • Mackie Control: External Inputs Mackie Control: DISPLAY Buttons The following table outlines the display controls and their functions: Button Modifier Function/Comments NAME/VALUE — Switch between parameter name and parameter value display. SHIFT Cycle through level meter displays: vertical, horizontal, and off. OPTION Switch between track name and track number: name display. CONTROL Clear clip/overload flags. CMD/ALT Enter control surface group settings mode. — Switch between SMPTE and beat format in clock display. SMPTE/BEATS Mackie Control: Channel Strip Controls (1 Through 8) The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their functions: 100 Control Modifier Function/Comments Turning V-Pot — Modify parameter displayed in LCD. OPTION Set parameter to minimum, default, or maximum value. Chapter 3 Mackie Control Control Pressing V-Pot button Modifier Function/Comments CMD/ALT Modify parameter at high resolution. — Set parameter displayed on LCD to default value, or switch between two possible values. Flashing preselection: — Enter the preselected value. Menu options: — Enter whatever option is visible in display. If track is folder: REC/RDY button SOLO button — Enter folder. — Activate/deactivate Record Enable button of track. OPTION Disable Record Enable button for all tracks. — Activate/deactivate Solo button of track’s channel strip. OPTION Disable Solo button for all channel strips. In Send Destination/Level Mixer view: — Switch pre/post status of selected send. In Send Destination/Level Channel view: MUTE button — Switch between pre/post fader mode of send on selected channel strip. — Activate/deactivate Mute button of track’s channel strip. OPTION Disable Mute button for all channel strips. In Mixer view: SHIFT Activate/deactivate mute/bypass of the shown parameter. In EQ Mixer view: SHIFT Activate/deactivate bypass of the current EQ band. In EQ Frequency/Gain view: — Activate/deactivate bypass of selected EQ band. In Send Mixer view: SHIFT Chapter 3 Mackie Control Activate/deactivate bypass of selected send. 101 Control Modifier Function/Comments In Send Destination/Level Mixer view: — Activate/deactivate bypass of selected send. In Send Destination/Level Channel view: — Activate/deactivate mute of send on selected channel strip. In Plug-in Mixer view: SHIFT Activate/deactivate bypass of plug-in. In Instrument Mixer view: SELECT button Fader SHIFT Activate/deactivate bypass of instrument. — Select channel strip. SHIFT Set channel strip volume to unity level (0 dB). OPTION Creates a new track with the same assignment as the selected track and switches to Arrange view. SHIFT+OPTION Create a new track with the next channel strip (following the selected track) and switches to Arrange view. — Adjust volume. In Flip mode “Duplicate”: — Same function as V-Pot of same channel. In Flip mode “Swap”: — Swap function with V-Pot of same channel. In EQ Frequency/Gain view: — Adjust gain of selected EQ band. In Send Destination/Level Mixer view: — Adjust send level of selected send. In Send Destination/Level Channel view: — 102 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Adjust send level of send on selected channel strip. Mackie Control: ASSIGNMENT Buttons Hold down to show a shortcut menu on the LCD. Functions or commands are assigned to V-Pots. Release the chosen Assignment button to switch V-Pots to Multi Channel or Channel views. The table outlines both the standard use of Assignment buttons, and when used in conjunction with a modifier button. Button Modifier Function/Comments TRACK — Channel strip parameters TRACK SHIFT User mode 1 PAN/SURROUND — Pan parameters PAN/SURROUND SHIFT User mode 2 EQ — EQ parameters EQ SHIFT User mode 3 SEND — Send parameters SEND SHIFT User mode 4 PLUG-IN — Plug-in selection or Plug-in Edit mode PLUG-IN SHIFT User mode 5 INSTRUMENT — Instrument selection or Instrument Edit mode INSTRUMENT SHIFT User mode 6 BANK <> — Shift fader BANK LEFT/RIGHT by number of channel strips. OPTION Shift fader bank to beginning or end. — Shift fader BANK LEFT/RIGHT by one channel. OPTION Shift fader bank to beginning or end. — Switch Flip mode between Off and Duplicate. SHIFT Switch Flip mode between Off and Swap. CONTROL Switch Flip mode between Off and Zero (turns fader motors off ). — Switch between Arrange view and All view. SHIFT Switch between Arrange view and Tracks view. CHANNEL<> FLIP GLOBAL VIEW Mackie Control: Function Key Buttons The following table outlines the function key controls and their functions: Button Modifier Function/Comments F1 — Recall screenset 1. SHIFT Open or close Arrange window. CMD/ALT Cut Chapter 3 Mackie Control 103 Button Modifier Function/Comments TRACK Switch to Mixer view-Volume. PAN/SURROUND Switch to Mixer view-Pan angle. EQ Switch to Mixer view-Bypass. SEND Switch to Mixer view-Destination. MARKER Create marker without rounding. NUDGE Nudge value: Tick F1 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 1 key. In modal dialog: F2 — Recall screenset 2. SHIFT Open or close Mixer window. CMD/ALT Copy TRACK Switch to Mixer view-Pan. PAN/SURROUND Switch to Mixer view-Pan radius. EQ Switch to Mixer view-EQ Type. SEND Switch to Mixer view-Level. MARKER Create marker with rounding. NUDGE Nudge value: Format In modal dialog: F3 F2 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 2 key. — Recall screenset 3. SHIFT Open or close Event Editor. CMD/ALT Paste TRACK Switch to Mixer view-Channel Strip mode. EQ Switch to Mixer view-Frequency. SEND Switch to Mixer view-Position. MARKER Delete marker. NUDGE Nudge value: Beat In modal dialog: F4 104 F3 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 3 key. — Recall screenset 4. SHIFT Open or close Score Editor. CMD/ALT Clear TRACK Switch to Mixer view-Input. PAN/SURROUND Switch to Mixer view-Pan mode. EQ Switch to Mixer view-Gain. SEND Switch to Mixer view-Mute. NUDGE Nudge value: Bar Chapter 3 Mackie Control Button Modifier F4 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 4 key. In modal dialog: F5 — Recall screenset 5. SHIFT Open or close Hyper Editor. CMD/ALT Select All TRACK Switch to Mixer view-Output. PAN/SURROUND Switch to Channel view. EQ Switch to Mixer view-Q Factor. SEND Switch to Channel view. NUDGE Nudge value: Frame In modal dialog: F6 F5 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 5 key. — Recall screenset 6. SHIFT Open or close Piano Roll Editor. CMD/ALT Select All Following. TRACK Switch to Mixer view-Automation. EQ Switch to Channel view. SEND Switch to Channel Strip 2 view. NUDGE Nudge value: 1/2 Frame In modal dialog: F7 F6 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 6 key. — Recall screenset 7. SHIFT Open/Close Transport window. CMD/ALT Select Similar Regions/events. TRACK Switch to Mixer view-Displayed parameter. EQ Switch to Frequency/Gain Mixer view. SEND Switch to Destination/Level Mixer view. In modal dialog: F8 Function/Comments F7 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 7 key. — Close topmost floating window. SHIFT Open or close Audio Bin. CMD/ALT Select Inside Locators. TRACK Switch to Channel Strip Setup view. EQ Switch to Frequency/Gain Channel view. SEND Switch to Destination/Level Channel view. In modal dialog: F8 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 8 key. Mackie Control: GLOBAL VIEW Buttons The following table outlines the global view controls and their functions: Chapter 3 Mackie Control 105 Button Modifier Function/Comments MIDI TRACKS — Switch to All view and show MIDI tracks. SHIFT Set to fader bank no. 1 (channel strips 1 to 8, for example). MIDI TRACKS button is equivalent to computer keyboard 9 key. In modal dialog: INPUTS — Switch to All view and show input channel strips. SHIFT Set to fader bank no. 2 (channel strips 9 to 16, for example). In modal dialog: AUDIO TRACKS INPUTS button is equivalent to computer keyboard 0 key. — Switch to All view and show audio channel strips. SHIFT Set to fader bank no. 3 (channel strips 17 to 24, for example). In modal dialog: AUDIO INSTRUMENTS AUDIO TRACKS button is equivalent to computer keyboard’s Period key. — Switch to All view and show software instrument channel strips. SHIFT Set to fader bank no. 4 (channel strips 25 to 32, for example). In modal dialog: AUX AUDIO INSTRUMENTS button is equivalent to computer keyboard / key. — Switch to All view and show aux channel strips. SHIFT Set to fader bank no. 5 (channel strips 33 to 40, for example). In modal dialog: BUSSES AUX button is equivalent to computer keyboard * key. — Switch to All view and show bus channel strips. SHIFT Set to fader bank no. 6 (channel strips 41 to 48, for example). BUSSES button is equivalent to computer keyboard - key. In modal dialog: OUTPUTS — Switch to All view and show output and master channel strips. SHIFT Set to fader bank no. 7 (channel strips 49 to 56, for example). In modal dialog: USER 106 OUTPUTS button is equivalent to computer keyboard + key. — Currently unassigned SHIFT Set to fader bank no. 8 (channel strips 57 to 64, for example). Chapter 3 Mackie Control Mackie Control: MODIFIER Buttons (While Held Down) The following table outlines the modifier buttons and their functions: Button Function/Comments SHIFT Switch to second function. OPTION Apply function to all channel strips or set parameter to minimum, default, or maximum value. CONTROL Disable Group functions while held down. CMD/ALT Enable Fine mode; shift parameter page by one parameter instead of page. Mackie Control: AUTOMATION Buttons The following table outlines the automation controls and their functions: Mackie Control Modifier Function/Comments READ/OFF — Set selected track’s automation to Read or Off. OPTION Set all tracks’ automation to Read or Off. — Set selected track’s automation to Touch. OPTION Set all tracks’ automation to Touch. — Set selected track’s automation to Latch. OPTION Set all tracks’ automation to Latch. — Set selected track’s automation to Write. OPTION Set all tracks’ automation to Write. TOUCH LATCH WRITE TRIM GROUP Currently unassigned — Enter Group Edit mode. SHIFT Create a new group, open the Group window and enter Group Edit mode. TRACK Switch to Mixer view, displaying group parameter. OPTION Switch to Single view. Mackie Control: UTILITIES Buttons The following table outlines the utility controls and their functions: Button Modifier Function/Comments SAVE — Save project. OPTION Save project as. — Undo SHIFT Redo OPTION Open Undo History. UNDO Chapter 3 Mackie Control 107 Button Modifier Function/Comments CANCEL — Leave folder. Flashing preselection: — Cancel preselection. In alerts: ENTER — Execute Cancel button. — Enter folder of selected track. In alerts: — Execute default button. Mackie Control: TRANSPORT Buttons The following table outlines the transport controls and their functions: Button Modifier Function/Comments MARKER — Switch Small Marker mode on/off. SHIFT Switch Large Marker mode on/off. — Switch Small Nudge mode on/off. SHIFT Switch Large Nudge mode on/off. MARKER Create a marker. This allows you to create a marker with one hand without entering Large Marker mode. — Activate/deactivate Cycle mode. SHIFT Switch to Cycle view. — Activate/deactivate Autopunch mode. SHIFT Switch to Punch view. REPLACE — Activate/deactivate Replace mode. CLICK — Activate/deactivate metronome click (separately for playback and record). SHIFT Activate/deactivate internal/external sync and MMC. — Activate/deactivate Solo Lock function. SHIFT Enable Solo Lock function. — Shuttle rewind. MARKER Go to previous marker. NUDGE Nudge left by chosen value. CYCLE Engage Cycle mode and set left locator to playhead. DROP Engage Autopunch mode and set punch in locator. NUDGE CYCLE DROP SOLO REWIND << 108 Chapter 3 Mackie Control Button Modifier Function/Comments In Marker mode: — Go to previous marker. In Nudge mode: F.FWD >> — Nudge left by chosen value. — Shuttle forward. MARKER Go to next marker. NUDGE Nudge right by chosen value. CYCLE Engage Cycle mode and set right locator to playhead. DROP Engage Autopunch and set punch out to locator. In Marker mode: — Go to previous marker. In Nudge mode: — Nudge right by chosen value. STOP — Stop PLAY — Play SHIFT Pause — Record RECORD Mackie Control: Cursor Keys The following table outlines the cursor controls and their functions: Mackie Control Modifier Cursor Left/Right If in Mixer view: Function/Comments — Select previous/next parameter of current view. ZOOM Scroll window horizontally by page. If in Channel Strip EQ, Send view, or Plug-in/Instrument Edit view: — Shift current editor page by one page. CMD/ALT Shift current editor page by one parameter. ZOOM Scroll window horizontally by page. Otherwise (always in Nudge mode): Chapter 3 Mackie Control 109 Mackie Control Modifier Function/Comments — Mimic computer keyboard Left/Right Arrow keys. ZOOM Scroll window horizontally by page. In Zoom mode: Cursor Up/Down — Change horizontal zoom level. SHIFT Reset individual track zoom of current track (Cursor Left) or all tracks of same type (Cursor Right). In Channel Strip EQ, Send view, or Plug-In/Instrument Editor view: — Select previous/next EQ band, Send, or Insert slot. ZOOM Scroll window vertically by page. Otherwise (always in Nudge mode): — Mimic computer keyboard Up/Down Arrow keys. ZOOM Scroll window vertically by page. In Zoom mode: ZOOM — Change vertical zoom level. SHIFT Change individual track zoom of current track. — Switch between default cursor button behavior (see above) and Zoom mode. SHIFT Switch between default cursor button behavior and permanently mimicking computer keyboard arrow keys. Mackie Control: Jog/Scrub Wheel The following table outlines the Jog/Scrub Wheel controls and their functions: 110 Control Modifier Function Jog Wheel — Move the playhead forward or back. Chapter 3 Mackie Control Control SCRUB button Modifier Function CYCLE Set the left locator to the current playhead position, advance the playhead as normal, then set the right locator to the playhead position. Further Jog Wheel turns while still holding down CYCLE advances the playhead and sets the right locator again. Tip: Rotating the Jog Wheel counterclockwise while holding down CYCLE defines a skip-cycle range. DROP Set the punch in locator to the current playhead position, advance the playhead as normal, then set the punch out locator to the playhead position. Further Jog Wheel turns while still holding down DROP advances the playhead and sets the punch out locator again. — Activate/deactivate Scrub mode. SHIFT Enable Shuttle mode on the Jog Wheel (SCRUB button LED flashes). Mackie Control: External Inputs The following table outlines the external input controls and their functions: Input Modifier Function USER SWITCH A — Play/Stop USER SWITCH B — Record EXTERNAL CONTROL — Master Volume Chapter 3 Mackie Control 111 M-Audio iControl 4 This chapter introduces you to using the M-Audio iControl with Logic Express. Use of the iControl with Logic Express simplifies work with GarageBand projects. When you open a GarageBand project in Logic Express, you can edit it (using the iControl) in exactly the same manner as in GarageBand. You can also take full advantage of the greater control, editing, and processing power afforded by Logic Express. Given the hugely expanded functionality of Logic Express over GarageBand, some iControl buttons may not be assigned as you might expect. You can, however, easily reassign iControl buttons in the Controller Assignments window. For more information, see Customizing Controller Assignments. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your M-Audio iControl (p. 113) • Editing Plug-in Parameters Using the M-Audio iControl (p. 114) • M-Audio iControl: Assignment Buttons (p. 114) • M-Audio iControl: Arrow Up and Arrow Down Buttons (p. 116) • M-Audio iControl: Channel Strip Controls (p. 116) • M-Audio iControl: Mixer View and Channel View (p. 118) • M-Audio iControl: Jog Wheel (p. 118) • M-Audio iControl: Transport Controls (p. 118) • M-Audio iControl: Using Locators and Cycle Mode (p. 119) • M-Audio iControl: Master Fader (p. 119) • M-Audio iControl: Assignment Overview (p. 120) Setting Up Your M-Audio iControl When you connect the iControl to any of your computer’s USB ports, Logic Express automatically detects the device. If any channels are muted, soloed, or record-enabled in the current project, the LED on the corresponding channel strip control is lit to reflect the channel strip’s status. If Cycle mode is active, a lit LED also indicates this. 113 Editing Plug-in Parameters Using the M-Audio iControl In addition to editing volume, pan, and other channel strip functions, the iControl lets you edit any plug-in that can be automated in Logic Express. Many Logic Express effect and instrument plug-ins, and those of third-party manufacturers, feature dozens of parameters. You can access each of these parameters with the iControl. If a third-party plug-in that you’re using does not support remote editing, or other features mentioned in this document, contact the plug-in manufacturer to obtain an updated version. M-Audio iControl: Assignment Buttons You can use the buttons along the left side of the iControl, in the areas labeled All Tracks and Selected Track, to select different functions for the rotary encoders located along the right edge, in the channel strip area. In some cases, the channel strip area controls can change the functionality of the Select buttons. Volume Button Pressing the Volume button assigns the rotary encoders (in the channel strip area) to control volume for the eight active channels. The channel strip buttons—Select, Record Enable, Mute, and Solo—work as described in M-Audio iControl: Channel Strip Controls. Pan Button Pressing the Pan button assigns the rotary encoders to control the pan/balance of the eight active channels. The channel strip button functionality is as per their defaults. Track Info Button Pressing the Track Info button activates Channel Strip Channel view. In this mode, you can use the Select (Sel) buttons and rotary encoders to edit global parameters of the selected channel strip. The Record Enable, Mute, and Solo buttons retain their default functions. • Sel button 1 to 5: Switches the bypass status of the first five Insert slots. • Sel button 6 and 7: Switches the bypass status of the first and second Send slots. • Sel button 8: Not assigned In Channel Strip Channel view, each of the Select buttons is lit when the respective Insert or Send slot is enabled, and unlit when the slot is bypassed. • Encoder 1: If the selected channel is an audio channel strip with a Noise Gate effect, controls the Threshold parameter of the Noise Gate (if inserted in the selected channel strip). • Encoder 2: If the selected channel is an audio channel strip with a Compressor effect, controls the Compressor’s Ratio. 114 Chapter 4 M-Audio iControl Note: The assignments for Encoder 1 and 2 are optimized for GarageBand Real Instrument tracks, which have a default Noise Gate and Compressor effect inserted. • Encoder 3: Not assigned • Encoder 4: Not assigned • Encoder 5: Controls the Pan knob of the channel. • Encoder 6: Controls the send level for the first send of the channel. • Encoder 7: Controls the send level for the second send of the channel. • Encoder 8: Controls the Volume fader of the channel. Generator Button If the selected channel strip is an instrument channel strip, pressing the Generator button assigns the rotary encoders to edit the sound generation parameters of the instrument. These assignments are in groups of eight parameters. The Arrow Up and Arrow Down buttons switch to the previous or next page of eight parameters. Activation of the Generator button has no effect if the selected channel strip is not a software instrument channel strip. Effect 1 and Effect 2 Buttons Pressing Effect 1 assigns the rotary encoders to edit the parameters of the third Insert slot of the selected channel strip. Pressing Effect 2 assigns the rotary encoders to edit the parameters of the fourth Insert slot (if a fourth Insert slot exists). The Arrow Up and Arrow Down buttons switch to the previous or next page of parameters. Pressing the Effect 1 or Effect 2 button while holding down the Option button switches the bypass status of Insert slots 3 and 4, respectively. When using the Arrow buttons to switch between parameter pages—accessed through use of the Generator, Effect 1, or Effect 2 button—the parameters change in groups of eight (unless the parameters on the last page do not make a complete group of eight). For example, if a plug-in has 19 parameters and the iControl is controlling parameters 1 to 8: • Pressing the Arrow Up button shifts to parameters 9 to 16. • Pressing the Arrow Up button again shifts to parameters 12 to 19. • Pressing the Arrow Down button shifts back to parameters 9 to 16, not 4 to 11. This way, you always revert to the page positions you expect to find, and are comfortable with. Chapter 4 M-Audio iControl 115 EQ Button Pressing the EQ button allows you to edit the EQ parameters of the selected channel strip. If a Channel EQ exists on the selected channel strip, pressing the EQ button opens the EQ plug-in window. If no Channel EQ exists on the selected channel strip, a Channel EQ is inserted automatically. The Arrow Up and Arrow Down buttons switch to the next or previous parameter page. Each Assignment button has two modes—Mixer view and Channel view—that determine whether the rotary encoders (and in some cases, the Select buttons) edit separate channels or the same channel. For more information, see M-Audio iControl: Mixer View and Channel View. M-Audio iControl: Arrow Up and Arrow Down Buttons The iControl has channel strip controls for eight channel strips, which default to channel strips 1 to 8. To access further channel strips, press the Arrow Up button. This allows you to control channel strips 9 through 16. Press the Arrow Up button again to control channel strips 17 to 24, or press the Arrow Down button to control channel strips 1 to 8. When using the Arrow buttons to switch between groups of channel strips, the channel strips follow groupings of eight (starting from channel strip 1) unless the last group of channel strips do not make a complete group of eight. For example, if a project has 19 channel strips, and the iControl is controlling channel strips 1 to 8: • Pressing the Arrow Up button shifts to channel strips 9 to 16. • Pressing the Arrow Up button again shifts to channel strips 12 to 19. • Pressing the Arrow Down button shifts back to channel strips 9 to 16, not 4 to 11. Pressing the Arrow Up button while holding down the Option button jumps to the first eight channel strips in the project. Similarly, pressing the Option and Arrow Down buttons jumps to the last eight channel strips in the project. For example, if a project has 64 channel strips, pressing Option–Arrow Up jumps to channel strips 57 to 64, and pressing Option–Arrow Down jumps to channel strips 1 to 8. Note: If the Generator, EQ, Effect 1, or Effect 2 button is lit, the functionality of the Arrow Up and Arrow Down buttons are as described in the Generator, Effect 1, and Effect 2 sections. See M-Audio iControl: Assignment Buttons for details. M-Audio iControl: Channel Strip Controls The right side of the iControl features eight rows of controls that you can use to edit channel strips. Each row includes Select, Record Enable, Mute, and Solo buttons plus a rotary encoder. 116 Chapter 4 M-Audio iControl Select Button Pressing a channel Select button selects the channel for channel-based editing or assignment commands. When a channel is selected, “Sel” is lit on the button. Note: If the Track Info button is illuminated, the Select buttons behave differently. See Track Info Button for details. Record Enable Button Pressing a channel Record Enable button (denoted by a centered white dot) arms the associated channel strip for recording. When a channel is armed for recording, the dot is lit. Pressing the Record Enable button a second time disables recording for the channel. To disarm all channel strips, hold down the Option button while pressing the Record Enable button of any channel. Mute Button Pressing a channel strip Mute button (denoted by a speaker icon) mutes the channel. The speaker icon is lit when the channel strip is muted. Pressing the Mute button a second time unmutes the channel strip. To unmute all channel strips, hold down the Option button and press the Mute button of any channel. Solo Button Pressing a channel strip Solo button (denoted by a headphone icon) solos the associated channel strip in the application. The headphone icon is lit when the channel strip is soloed. Pressing the Solo button a second time exits Solo mode for the channel strip. To hear (unsolo) all channel strips, hold down the Option button and press the Solo button of any channel. Rotary Encoder Each channel features a rotary encoder, located to the right of the Solo button. The function assigned to the encoders changes when different Assignment buttons are pressed. See M-Audio iControl: Assignment Buttons. Pressing the Option button while turning a rotary encoder—regardless of the active assignment mode—switches between the parameter’s minimum, default, and maximum values. Chapter 4 M-Audio iControl 117 M-Audio iControl: Mixer View and Channel View The rotary encoders operate in two views: Mixer view and Channel view. The view you’re in determines whether the rotary encoders (and in some cases, the Select buttons) edit multiple channels, or a single channel. • Mixer view: Accesses the same parameter for eight channel strips, such as pan or volume (normally a section of the Mixer window). • Channel view: Accesses eight parameters of the selected channel strip. To access Mixer or Channel view, press one of the Assignment buttons. For more information about using the Assignment buttons, see M-Audio iControl: Assignment Buttons Functions. M-Audio iControl: Jog Wheel You can navigate through projects with the Jog Wheel, located toward the lower-left area of the iControl, just above the transport controls. Turning the wheel clockwise moves the playhead forward. Turning it to the left moves the playhead backward. M-Audio iControl: Transport Controls The transport controls, at the bottom-left corner of the iControl, feature six large buttons: Record, Return to Zero, Rewind, Play, Fast Forward, and Cycle. You can use these buttons to navigate your projects, and to perform a number of recording and editing tasks. Record Button Press the Record button (denoted by a large white dot) to activate recording on channel strips that are currently armed for recording. See Record Enable Button. Return to Zero Button Press the Return to Zero button (denoted by a vertical line and left arrow) to move the playhead to the beginning of the project. Rewind Button Quickly press the Rewind button (denoted by two left arrows) to move the playhead backward by one bar. Hold down the Rewind button to continuously move the playhead backward in one-bar steps. You can also press the Rewind and Cycle buttons simultaneously to activate Cycle mode, and set the left cycle border (left locator) to the current playhead position. Play/Stop Button Press the Play button (denoted by a right arrow) to start playback from the current playhead position, or to stop playback if the project is currently playing. 118 Chapter 4 M-Audio iControl Fast Forward Button Quickly press the Fast Forward button (denoted by two right arrows) to move the playhead forward by one bar. Hold down the Fast Forward button to continuously move the playhead forward in one-bar increments. You can also press the Fast Forward and Cycle buttons simultaneously to activate Cycle mode, and set the right cycle border (right locator) to the current playhead position. Cycle Button Press the Cycle button (denoted by two circular arrows) to activate Cycle mode. If Cycle mode is active, pressing the Cycle button deactivates it. You can activate Cycle mode—and set the left and right cycle locators, respectively—by using the Rewind or Fast Forward and Cycle buttons together. See M-Audio iControl: Using Locators and Cycle Mode. M-Audio iControl: Using Locators and Cycle Mode The left and right locators are used to mark a section of your project. These are often used in conjunction with cycle facilities, which repeatedly play back the section of your project between the locators. To set the left and right locators, and activate Cycle mode 1 Use the Jog Wheel to move the playhead to the desired left locator position, then press both the Cycle and Rewind buttons. 2 Do one of the following: • Navigate to the position where you want to set the right locator with the Jog Wheel, then press the Cycle and Fast Forward buttons simultaneously. • Hold down the Cycle button, navigate to the position where you want to set the right locator using the Jog Wheel, then release the Cycle button. • Rotating the Jog Wheel counterclockwise (to the left) while holding down Cycle defines a skip-cycle range. M-Audio iControl: Master Fader Moving the Master fader on the iControl sets the level of the Master fader in the Logic Express Mixer window. The Master fader changes the level of all output channels, but does not affect the relative levels of channels that precede the Master fader in the signal path. Move the fader left to decrease the master level, or to the right to increase the master level. Chapter 4 M-Audio iControl 119 M-Audio iControl: Assignment Overview The following assignment tables show all assignments for each control, both with and without the Option button (for the Assignment buttons and channel strip controls), and the Cycle button (for the Jog Wheel and transport buttons) being pressed. • M-Audio iControl: Assignment Buttons Functions • M-Audio iControl: Channel Strip Controls and Functions • M-Audio iControl: Jog Wheel Controls and Functions • M-Audio iControl: Transport Controls and Functions M-Audio iControl: Assignment Buttons Functions The Assignment buttons in the All Tracks and Selected Track areas define the behavior of the channel strip controls. iControl button Modifier Function/Comments Volume — Encoders control channel’s Level fader. Pan — Encoders control channel’s Pan/Balance control. Generator — Encoders control software instrument parameters. Track Info — Encoders control channel strip parameters. EQ — Encoders control EQ parameters. Effect 1 — Encoders control Insert 3 parameters. Effect 2 — Encoders control Insert 4 parameter. Option — Modifier for other controls; while held down, the modified control either applies the function to all channel strips, or sets the parameter to its minimum, default, or maximum value. Arrow Up/Arrow Down — Shift fader bank left/right by number of channel strips. Option Shift fader bank to first or last group of channels in the project. M-Audio iControl: Channel Strip Controls and Functions The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their functions: iControl Modifier Function/Comments Encoder — Modifies currently selected parameter. Option Sets parameter to minimum, default, or maximum value. — Activates/deactivates Record Enable button of channel strip. Record Enable 120 Chapter 4 M-Audio iControl iControl Solo Mute Sel Modifier Function/Comments Option Disables Record Enable buttons of all channel strips. — Activates/deactivates Solo button of channel strip. Option Disables Solo buttons of all channel strips. — Activates/deactivates Mute button of channel strip. Option Disables Mute buttons of all channel strips. — Selects channel strip, except in Channel view. M-Audio iControl: Jog Wheel Controls and Functions The following table outlines the Jog Wheel controls and their functions: iControl Modifier Function/Comments Jog Wheel — Moves playhead. Cycle Sets the left locator to the current playhead position, advances the playhead as usual, then sets the right locator to the new playhead position. Further Jog Wheel turns (to the right) while holding down the Cycle button advances the playhead and resets the right locator position. M-Audio iControl: Transport Controls and Functions The following table outlines the transport controls and their functions: iControl Modifier Function/Comments Record — Record Return to Zero — Go to beginning of project. Rewind — Moves the playhead one bar backward. If held, continue to scroll backward. Cycle Engages Cycle function, and sets left locator to playhead position. Play — Play or Stop. Fast Forward — Moves the playhead one bar forward. If held, continue to scroll forward. Cycle Engages Cycle function, and sets right locator to playhead position. — Switches Cycle mode on or off. Cycle Chapter 4 M-Audio iControl 121 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport 5 Logic Express supports the EuCon protocol developed by Euphonix. This protocol allows enhanced communication between the MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, or MC Transport and Logic Express. Keep in mind the following when reading through the chapter: The term Euphonix device is used when describing all devices as a group. MC Professional device is used when speaking about the MC Pro and System 5-MC. MC Artist device is used when speaking about the MC Mix, MC Transport, and MC Control. For any exceptions to the above, individual device names are used. Note: This is an addendum to the Euphonix user documentation and is limited to descriptions of features specific to Logic Express. Refer to the Euphonix documentation for more information about the individual control surfaces. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Euphonix Device with Logic Express (p. 123) • Euphonix: Changing the Track Display (p. 124) • Euphonix MC Professional: Setting Up Soft Key Assignments (p. 125) • Euphonix: Choosing Automation Modes (p. 125) • Euphonix: Understanding the Fader Strips (p. 127) • Euphonix: Opening and Closing Plug-in Windows (p. 127) • Euphonix: Getting to Know Knobsets (p. 127) • Euphonix: Other Features Specific to Logic Express (p. 135) Setting Up Your Euphonix Device with Logic Express Depending on the specific Euphonix device you have, the setup process varies. Follow the steps below to use your Euphonix device with Logic Express. 123 Note: EuCon support in Logic Express works in a different way to the support of other control surface devices. As a consequence, you cannot use the Controller Assignments window to change assignments. See the documentation provided with your Euphonix device for information on the use of parameters and device features. EuCon devices do not appear in the Control Surfaces Setup window. To set up your MC Professional device for use with Logic Express 1 Set up your device as described in the Euphonix user documentation. 2 Install the latest EuCon software on your computer. (If necessary, go to the Euphonix website to download the most recent version.) Note: Installing EuCon software on the MC Professional device requires the installation of two applications—one for the MC Pro device (EuConMC software), and a second for the computer (EuConWS client). Full details are in the Euphonix user documentation. 3 Open Logic Express. The startup screen lets you know that Logic Express is starting EuCon. 4 On the MC Pro, press the workstation button associated with your computer. The MC Pro display shows an Attaching to Logic Express progress bar. To set up your MC Artist device for use with Logic Express 1 Set up your device as described in the Euphonix user documentation. 2 Install the latest EuCon software on your computer. (If necessary, go to the Euphonix website to download the most recent software version.) 3 With the EuControl application running on your computer, open Logic Express. Your MC Artist device will automatically connect to the application. Euphonix: Changing the Track Display By default, tracks are shown in the Mixer and on the display of your Euphonix device according to the Mixer’s Arrange View mode. This means that all channel strips with corresponding Arrange window tracks are displayed in the same order as in the Arrange area. Note: Redundant tracks—where multiple tracks are routed to the same channel strip—are not accessible. Switching the Mixer view to another mode (using the view buttons or channel strip filter buttons) does not update the Euphonix device display. You can, however, override the default behavior. µ 124 To switch the view of channel strips on Euphonix devices Open the Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup window, and change the Channel Strip View mode in the Control Surface Group 1 menu. Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport Euphonix MC Professional: Setting Up Soft Key Assignments The “Logic Express.xml” Application Set file—installed with the EuCon software on your MC Professional device—features a number of useful Soft Key assignments. It is possible to edit these assignments. To change a Soft Key assignment on your MC Professional device 1 Press the Setup button in the lower-right corner of the Soft Keys section on the device. 2 Select the respective Soft Key by pressing it. 3 Choose the desired EuCon command in the menu. Logic Express supports the following EuCon commands: • Key Commands: All Logic Express key commands (except the transport commands) are found here. The touchscreen uses the same hierarchy as the Key Commands window. Many of these key commands switch between states (on/off, for example) or set a value. Most also provide feedback on the Soft Key; for example, a Soft Key assigned to the Open/Close Score Editor command is illuminated when a Score Editor window is open. • Left Wheel/Right Wheel: The commands found here allow you to configure the left or right wheel to perform a certain action when turned. This includes horizontal or vertical zoom, waveform zoom, individual track zoom, move locators, adjust left locator, adjust right locator, move punch locators, adjust punch in or punch out locator, move markers, adjust marker lengths, nudge selected regions or events, and left/right pan. • Project > Markers: All markers defined in the open project are shown as a list (which only appears once you create the first marker in that project). Assigning a Soft Key to a marker displays the marker title on the Soft Key, but only if the marker title consists of six characters or fewer. A marker name with more than six characters is replaced on the Soft Key by the marker number (1, for example). With this same limitation, renaming a marker in Logic Express also changes the associated Soft Key display. Pressing the Soft Key moves the playhead to the marker start point. The Soft Key is illuminated while the playhead is within the marker boundaries. Moving a marker disconnects the Soft Key from the marker. Note: Marker Soft Keys are a part of the Application Set, not the project. Don’t forget to save the User Set after defining a Marker Soft Key. • Transport: All transport-related key commands are found here. Euphonix: Choosing Automation Modes The Euphonix devices only support Read and Write automation modes. Logic Express, however, also features Touch and Latch automation modes. When you use the Euphonix devices with Logic Express, activating Read/Write mode activates Touch mode in Logic Express. Latch mode cannot be activated with these devices. Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport 125 To choose an automation mode on the MC Pro 1 Press the Wave and Select keys simultaneously. 2 Select the automation mode you want from the pop-up menu displayed on the touchscreen. You can choose between: • Isolate: Automation mode is off. • Read: Activates Read mode in Logic Express. • Write: Activates Write mode in Logic Express. • Read/Write: Activates Touch mode in Logic Express. You can also use the Select key to switch between automation modes in Logic Express: • When you set the automation mode to Off or Read, the Select key switches between these two modes. • When you set the automation mode to Read or Touch, the Select key switches between these modes. To choose an automation mode on a CM408T channel strip 1 Press the Wave and Y keys simultaneously. The available automation modes are displayed in a pop-up menu on the CM408T display. 2 Use the fader of the channel strip to scroll through the following options: • Isolate: Automation mode is Off. • Read: Activates Read mode in Logic Express. • Write: Activates Write mode in Logic Express. • Read/Write: Activates Touch mode in Logic Express. 3 Use the Y key to confirm your selection, or the N key to cancel the operation. Note: If a write automation mode (Touch, Latch, Write) is active (and an automation parameter is enabled in the Logic Express > Preferences > Automation > Touch/Latch/Write Erase settings), the red “W” LED is lit. The green LED is lit when a read automation mode is active. Both LEDs are lit when Touch or Latch mode is active. To choose an automation mode on MC Artist devices 1 Press and hold down the Shift key. 2 Press the AUTO key repeatedly until your chosen automation mode appears on the display screen. You can choose between: • Blank: Automation mode is Off. • Read (r): Activates Read mode in Logic Express. • Write (w): Activates Write mode in Logic Express. • Read/Write (rw): Activates Touch mode in Logic Express. 126 Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport Euphonix: Understanding the Fader Strips The number of fader strips differs across each of the Euphonix devices. The following section outlines the behavior of some fader strip elements in Logic Express. Note: This section is limited to descriptions of features specific to Logic Express. Refer to the Euphonix user documentation for information about basic fader behavior. • On key: The On key provides the same function as the Mute button in Logic Express, but behaves in a way that may not be expected. • The track is unmuted when the On key is lit (the Logic Express Mute button is unlit). • The track is muted when the On key is unlit (the Logic Express Mute button is lit). • L LED: On MC Professional devices, when the Logic Express channel strip being controlled by the fader belongs to an automation group, the L LED of the channel strip is illuminated. • “Touching fader selects track”: The “Touching fader selects track” preference of Logic Express (Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Preferences) does not apply to the Euphonix devices when they are used with the EuCon protocol. This function is offered by the individual devices, using the device’s “Select channel by touching fader/joystick” or “Select by Touch” General preference. This is the same as pressing the Select/Sel key. Euphonix: Opening and Closing Plug-in Windows Logic Express supports the Euphonix “Open plug-ins on workstation when editing” and “Close plug-ins on workstation when exiting” preferences. If the Link button is enabled in an open plug-in window: • “Open plug-ins on workstation when editing” does not open a new window when a new plug-in is selected, but replaces the open window’s contents. • “Close plug-ins on workstation when exiting” does nothing. If the Link button is disabled in an open plug-in window: • “Open plug-ins on workstation when editing” opens a new plug-in window. • “Close plug-ins on workstation when exiting” closes the plug-in window. Euphonix: Getting to Know Knobsets When using the Euphonix devices with Logic Express, the Mixer’s channel strip functions can be accessed and edited using knobsets. A knobset contains pages, each comprised of eight parameters. Knobsets are organized hierarchically. Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport 127 The top-level knobset leads to the following knobsets: • Inserts: Pressing the Inserts knob top displays all effect plug-ins inserted in the currently selected channel strip. (See Euphonix: Using the Inserts (Configuration) Knobset.) If a plug-in is enabled (and does not belong to the dynamic, EQ, or filter plug-in groups) either the On key is lit (MC Pro and MC Mix) or the knob’s image shows a small green LED on the lower left (MC Control). To switch the bypass state, press the respective On key or knob image, or the Ins In key on the CM408T channel strip. • Input: Pressing the Input knob top displays all possible channel input values for the selected channel strip. (See Euphonix: Using the Input (Configuration) Knobset.) • Dyn: The Dyn knob top is not currently used to display a list, or allow editing, of dynamic plug-ins. If a dynamic plug-in is enabled, either the On key is lit (MC Pro and MC Mix) or the knob’s image shows a small green LED on the lower left (MC Control). To switch the bypass state, press the respective On key or knob image, or the Dyn In key on the CM408T channel strip. • EQ: Pressing the EQ knob top switches to EQ editing mode. (See Euphonix: Using the EQ Knobset.) If an EQ plug-in is enabled, either the On key is lit (MC Pro and MC Mix) or the knob’s image shows a small green LED on the lower left (MC Control). To switch the bypass state, press the respective On key or knob image, or the EQ In key on the CM408T channel strip. • Aux or Sends: Pressing the Aux or Sends knob top switches to send editing mode. See Euphonix: Using the Aux or Sends (Configuration) Knobset. If an Aux or Send is enabled, either the On key is lit (MC Pro and MC Mix) or the knob’s image shows a small green LED on the lower left (MC Control). Pressing the respective On key or knob image switches the bypass state. • Pan: Pressing the Pan knob top switches to pan editing mode. (See Euphonix: Using the Pan/Surround Knobset.) • Group: Pressing the Group knob top switches to group editing mode. (See Euphonix: Using the Group Knobset.) • Mix or Output: Pressing the Mix or Output knob top switches to output editing mode. (See Euphonix: Using the Mix or Output Knobset.) Euphonix: Using the Inserts (Configuration) Knobset This knobset allows you to: • Edit an effect plug-in (Inserts mode) • Change or insert an effect plug-in (Inserts Configuration mode) Note: This knobset only relates to insert effects, and not to instrument plug-ins. Editing Effect Plug-ins You edit effect plug-ins in Inserts mode, using the Inserts knobset. 128 Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport To edit an effect plug-in 1 Press the Inserts knob top, or key, to display all effect plug-ins inserted in the currently selected channel strip. This key is labeled “*” (asterisk) on the CM408T channel strip. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. The effect plug-in names are displayed on the Soft Keys, the touchscreen, or the display, depending on the system you are using. If more than eight effect plug-ins are inserted, you can use the Page keys to display ensuing plug-ins. 2 Press the knob top that features the name of the effect plug-in you want to edit. The parameters are displayed in the order shown in the Controls view of the effect. 3 Turn the respective knob to change the value. Depending on the system you are using, for parameters with only two values, you can either press the On key, or turn the respective knob, to switch between the two values. The On key is lit when the value is 1 (or on) and unlit when the value is 0 (or off ). Pressing a knob top sets the controlled parameter to its default value. If there are more than eight parameters, use the Page keys to navigate between them. 4 Press the Back key to return to the top-level knobset. Changing or Inserting Effect Plug-ins You change or insert effect plug-ins in Inserts Configuration mode, using the Inserts Configuration knobset. To change or insert an effect plug-in 1 Press the Inserts knob top or key. The key is labeled “*” (asterisk) on the CM408T channel strip. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. 2 Press both Page keys simultaneously to display the Inserts Configuration knobset. The first eight Insert slots of the selected channel strip are displayed. If an Insert slot already contains an effect plug-in, the On key is lit (on the MC Professional and MC Mix devices). On the MC Control, it is indicated by a small green LED in the lower left of the knob image. 3 Select the Insert slot you want by pressing the respective knob top. Press the Page keys to display Insert slots 9 to 15. The Logic Express Effect Plug-in menu appears. Press the Page keys to display ensuing plug-ins and to move through the effect plug-in hierarchy. 4 Choose the effect plug-in you want: • Pressing the knob top enters a submenu or inserts a selected effect plug-in. Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport 129 • Pressing the Back key navigates up one level in the menu hierarchy. Euphonix: Using the Input (Configuration) Knobset This knobset behaves differently, depending on the channel strip type you are working with—audio or software instrument. On audio channel strips, this knobset allows you to: • Set a channel strip’s input value (Input mode) • Set a channel strip’s input format (Input Configuration mode) On instrument channel strips, this knobset allows you to: • Edit an instrument plug-in (Input mode) • Change or insert an instrument plug-in (Input Configuration mode) Setting an Audio Channel Strip’s Input Value You set an audio channel strip’s input value in Input mode, using the Input knobset. To set a channel strip’s input value 1 Press the Input knob top, or key, to display all possible channel input values for the selected channel strip. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. The input values are displayed on the Soft Keys, the touchscreen, or the display, depending on the system you are using. You can use the Page keys to display ensuing input values. 2 Press the knob top that features the name of the channel input value you want to set. The currently active input value is indicated by a lit On key (on the MC Professional and MC Mix devices). On the MC Control, it is indicated by a small green LED in the lower left of the knob image. Setting an Audio Channel Strip’s Input Format You set an audio channel strip’s input format in Input Configuration mode, using the Input Configuration knobset. To set a channel strip’s input format 1 Press the Input knob top or key. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. 2 Press both Page keys simultaneously to switch to Input Configuration mode. The selected channel strip’s input format values—Mono, Stereo, Left, Right—are displayed. The currently active format value is indicated by a lit On key (on the MC Professional and MC Mix devices). On the MC Control, it is indicated by a small green LED in the lower left of the knob image. 130 Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport 3 Press the respective knob top to choose the input format you want. Editing Instrument Plug-ins You edit instrument plug-ins in Input mode, using the Input knobset. To edit an instrument plug-in 1 Press the Input knob top, or key, to display the software instrument plug-in inserted in the currently selected channel strip. The instrument plug-in name is displayed on the Soft Keys, the touchscreen, or the display, depending on the system you are using. 2 Press the knob top to display the instrument plug-in parameters in the order shown in the Controls view of the instrument. 3 Turn the respective knob to change the value. Depending on the system you are using, for parameters with only two values, you can either press the On key, or turn the respective knob, to switch between the two values. The On key is lit when the value is 1 (or on) and unlit when the value is 0 (or off ). Pressing a knob top sets the controlled parameter to its default value. If the instrument plug-in features more than eight parameters, use the Page keys to navigate between pages of parameters. 4 Press the Back key to return to the top-level knobset. Changing or Inserting Instrument Plug-ins You change or insert instrument plug-ins in Input Configuration mode, using the Input Configuration knobset. To change or insert an instrument 1 Press the Input knob top, or key. 2 Press both Page keys simultaneously to switch to Input Configuration mode. The Logic Express Instruments Plug-in menu appears. Press the Page keys to display ensuing plug-ins. If an instrument plug-in is already inserted, the On key is lit (on the MC Professional and MC Mix devices). On the MC Control, it is indicated by a small green LED in the lower left of the knob image. 3 Choose the instrument you want: • Pressing the knob top activates a submenu or inserts a selected instrument plug-in. • Pressing the Back key navigates up one level in the menu hierarchy. Euphonix: Using the EQ Knobset This knobset allows you to edit the first Channel inserted in the selected channel strip. Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport 131 There are two pages, each showing four EQ bands on eight knobs: • One page contains the parameters of EQ bands 1, 2, 7, and 8. • One page contains the parameters of EQ bands 3, 4, 5, and 6. When no Channel is present on the selected channel strip, pressing the knob top labeled AddChEQ inserts a Channel EQ. To edit an EQ plug-in 1 Press the EQ knob top, or key, to display the EQ bands of the EQ plug-in inserted in the currently selected channel strip. Note: The MC Mix automatically switches to Channel mode. The EQ band parameters are displayed on the Soft Keys, the touchscreen, or the display, depending on the system you are using. You can use the Page keys to display ensuing parameters. 2 Turn the respective knob to change the parameter value. Pressing a knob top sets the controlled parameter to its default value. 3 Press the Back key to return to the top-level knobset. Euphonix: Understanding the Controls Available for Each EQ Band This section outlines the addressing and control of EQ bands with the MC Professional and MC Mix devices. • The first knob of an EQ band (the upper or left knob of the pair) controls either Frequency or Q. To switch between Frequency and Q, use the Select/SEL key if working with the MC Professional devices or the MC Mix. If using the MC Control, press the Shift key while touching the knob’s image on the touchscreen. (When active, a small yellow LED lights on the upper left of the image.) Pressing the knob top sets the controlled parameter to its default value. • The second knob of an EQ band (the lower or right knob of the pair) controls Gain (or Slope). Pressing the knob top sets the controlled parameter to its default value. • If working with the MC Professional devices or the MC Mix, the On key switches the bypass state of the band. On the MC Control, press the knob’s touchscreen image. Euphonix: Using the Aux or Sends (Configuration) Knobset The Aux or Sends (Configuration) knobset allows you to: • Edit a send destination (Aux or Sends mode) • Change or set a send destination (Aux or Sends Configuration mode) The Select key (labeled SEL on the MC Mix) switches between Pre Fader (off—unlit) and Post Fader (on—lit) modes. 132 Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport Editing Send Destinations You edit send destinations in Aux/Sends mode, using the Aux/Sends knobset. To edit a send destination 1 Press the Aux or Sends knob top, or key, to display all send options for the currently selected channel strip. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. The send options are displayed on the Soft Keys, the touchscreen, or the display, depending on the system you are using. 2 Turn the respective knob to change the send level. Pressing a knob top sets the controlled parameter to its default level. 3 Press the Back key to return to the top-level knobset. Changing or Setting Send Destinations You change or set send destinations in Aux/Sends Configuration mode, using the Aux/Sends Configuration knobset. To change or set a send destination 1 Press the Aux or Sends knob top, or key. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. 2 Press both Page keys simultaneously to switch to Send Configuration mode. The eight Send slots of the currently selected channel strip are displayed. 3 Select the Send slot you want by pressing the respective knob top. The first eight send destinations are displayed. You can use the Page keys to display further send destinations (busses). 4 Choose the send destination: • Pressing the knob top changes, or sets, a selected destination. • Pressing the Back key navigates up one level in the menu hierarchy. Euphonix: Using the Pan/Surround Knobset This knobset allows you to adjust a channel strip’s Pan control. To adjust the pan control 1 Press the Pan/Surround knob top, or key, to display the Pan parameters for the currently selected channel strip. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. The parameter names are displayed on the Soft Keys, the touchscreen, or the display, depending on the system you are using. 2 Turn the respective knob to change the parameter value. Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport 133 Pressing a knob top sets the controlled parameter to its default value. 3 Press the Back key to return to the top-level knobset. Euphonix: Using the Group Knobset This knobset allows you to edit a channel strip’s group membership. To add a channel strip to a group 1 Press the Group knob top, or key, to display the list of groups that the currently selected channel strip is assigned to. This key is labeled Grp on the CM408T channel strip. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. The groups names are displayed on the Soft Keys, the touchscreen, or the display, depending on the system you are using. If a channel strip is associated with more than the first eight groups, you can use the Page keys to display ensuing groups. 2 Press the knob top that features the name of the group you want to associate the channel strip with. • When you choose an inactive group number, the Group Settings window opens automatically, with the channel strip being added to the group. • When you choose an active group number, the channel strip is added directly to the group. Tip: The On key can also be used to switch between active/inactive group membership for the selected channel strip. 3 Press the Back key to return to the top-level knobset. To remove a channel strip from a group 1 Press the Group knob top, or key, to display the list of groups that the currently selected channel strip is assigned to. This key is labeled Grp on the CM408T channel strip. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. 2 Press the knob top that features the name of the Group you want to remove the channel strip from. That particular channel is removed from the group. Tip: The On key can also be used to switch between active/inactive group membership for the selected channel strip. 3 Press the Back key to return to the top-level knobset. Euphonix: Using the Mix or Output Knobset This knobset allows you to change the mix or output destination of a channel strip. 134 Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport To change the output destination of a channel strip 1 Press the Mix or Output knob top, or key, to display all possible mix or output values for the currently selected channel strip. Note: If using the MC Mix, press the CHAN key to enter Channel mode. The value names are displayed on the Soft Keys, the touchscreen, or the display, depending on the system you are using. 2 To select the output destination, do one of the following: • Press the knob top that features the name of the mix or output value. • Press the On key for the relevant mix or output value. You can use the Page keys to display ensuing outputs. The currently active output is indicated by a lit On key (on the MC Professional and MC Mix devices). On the MC Control, it is indicated by a small green LED in the lower left of the knob image. 3 Press the Back key to return to the top-level knobset. Euphonix: Other Features Specific to Logic Express This section describes other features specific to Logic Express. • Layouts: Tracks assigned to channel strips can be saved as a Layout. This Layout can then be recalled at a later time. Any Layouts saved on Euphonix devices are automatically saved with the Logic Express project. • Monitors and Control Room: Logic Express does not support EuCon monitoring control. Use the Studio Monitor Pro application. • Track control bar: The track control bar of the Logic Express Arrange area offers a special feature on the Euphonix devices: it shows attentioned tracks in blue. Note: The color of the track control bar cannot be changed in the Control Surfaces Setup window. Chapter 5 Euphonix MC Pro, System 5-MC, MC Control, MC Mix, and MC Transport 135 CM Labs Motormix 6 This chapter describes how to use your CM Labs Motormix with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your CM Labs Motormix (p. 137) • CM Labs Motormix: Assignment Overview (p. 137) Setting Up Your CM Labs Motormix Follow the steps below to use your CM Labs Motormix control surface with Logic Express. To set up your CM Labs Motormix control surface in Logic Express 1 Ensure that your Motormix unit is connected bidirectionally with the MIDI interface. 2 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup. 3 Choose Install from the Setup window’s New menu. 4 Select Motormix in the Install window, click Add, then set the appropriate MIDI In and Out ports in the Setup window. CM Labs Motormix: Assignment Overview Assignments of CM Labs Motormix interface elements to Logic functions are covered in the following sections: • CM Labs Motormix: Select Buttons • CM Labs Motormix: Rotary Pots • CM Labs Motormix: Multi Buttons • CM Labs Motormix: Burn Buttons • CM Labs Motormix: SOLO Buttons • CM Labs Motormix: MUTE Buttons • CM Labs Motormix: VIEW Section • CM Labs Motormix: Left Function Buttons 137 • CM Labs Motormix: Faders • CM Labs Motormix: Right Function Buttons CM Labs Motormix: Select Buttons The Select buttons (buttons just below the LCD) have multiple uses, depending on the current mode. Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Mode Assignment Normal Selects channel displayed in upper LCD line. Channels can be shifted to the left and right with the View left and right buttons. Bank button LED flashing Channel View mode: Select buttons switch between displayed channel strips: • • • • • • • • WINDOW/tool button LED on Window Select mode: Select buttons open, assign key focus, or close a particular window type. LED off: If the window is not open, the button opens it. LED on: If the window is open, but does not have key focus, the button activates it. LED flashes: If the window has key focus, the button closes it. • • • • • • • • WINDOW/tool button flashes Chapter 6 CM Labs Motormix 1: Arrange window 2: Mixer 3: Event List 4: Score Editor 5: Hyper Editor 6: Piano Roll Editor 7: Transport Bar window 8: Audio Bin Select Tool mode: Select buttons choose a tool. • • • • • • • • 138 1: Switches to Single view. 2: Switches to Arrange view. 3: All view, MIDI channels 4: All view, input channels 5: All view, audio channels 6: All view, instrument channels 7: All view, aux and bus channels 8: All view, output and master channels 1: Pointer 2: Pencil 3: Eraser 4: Text tool 5: Scissors 6: Glue tool 7: Solo tool 8: Mute tool Mode Assignment PLAY/transport button flashes Transport section mode • • • • • • • STOP/locate button flashes 1: Record 2: Pause 3: Stop 4: Play 5: Rewind 6: Fast Forward Upper LCD row displays current playhead position. Locate mode • • • • • • • 1: Goes to left locator. 2: Goes to right locator. 3: Enables or disables Cycle mode. 4: Enables or disables Autopunch mode. 5: Enters Marker mode (see below). 6: Opens Marker List. Upper LCD row displays current playhead position. Marker mode • 1 to 6: Select markers 1 to 6. Marker names are displayed in the upper LCD row. • 7: Creates a new marker. • 8: Deletes selected marker. Group Edit mode Switches between group parameters. Parameter display can be shifted by the View left and right buttons when the SHIFT button is held down. Effect Assign mode Enters Effect Edit mode for the selected channel. Effect Edit mode Enables/disables the selected parameter, or resets it to the default value. Instrument Assign mode Enters Instrument Edit mode for the selected (instrument) channel. Instrument Edit mode Enables/disables the selected parameter, or resets it to the default value. Note: In modal dialogs, the Select buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face. CM Labs Motormix: Rotary Pots The following table outlines the rotary pot controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Rotary pots 1 to 8 Chapter 6 CM Labs Motormix Assignment Control parameter chosen with the Rotary Selector, as displayed in the 7 segment display (see below). 139 Control Modifier 7 segment display Assignment Shows current selection for rotary pots: Send/EQ editing (S-MUTE or PRE/PST LED is on): • S1 to S8 = Send 1 to 8 level • F1 to F8 = EQ band 1 to 8 frequency • G1 to G8 = EQ band 1 to 8 gain • q1 to q8 = EQ band 1 to 8 Q factor Pan editing (select LED is on): • Pn = Pan Channel parameter editing (eff-4 LED is on): • VL = Volume • Pn = Pan • FM = Channel input format • In = Channel input assignment • Ou = Channel output assignment • Au = Automation mode • Gr = Group membership Assignment: • d1 to d8 = Assign Send 1 to 8 destination. Effect editing (DSP/compare LED is on): • P1 to 15 = Assign Insert slot 1 to 15 to effect. • P1. to 15. = Effect parameter editing Instrument editing (DSP/compare LED is on): • IA = Assign instrument to Instrument slot. • IE. = Instrument parameter editing Group property editing (group LED is on): • G1 to 32 = group number Rotary Selector Selects a slot or parameter for rotary encoders, depending on the parameter types being edited with the rotary encoders: • Send slot when editing send level or assigning send destination. • EQ band when editing an EQ parameter. • Effect/Instrument slot when assigning an effect or instrument. • Pan parameter when editing a Pan parameter. • Channel parameter when editing a channel parameter. • Effect/instrument parameter page when editing an effect or instrument plug-in. Rotary Selector push button 140 Chapter 6 CM Labs Motormix Switches Flip mode between Off and Duplicate (faders mirror the rotary encoder assignments). Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT Switches the channel strip display mode between: • Page info in upper line, parameter name in lower line. • Parameter name in upper line, parameter value in lower line. CM Labs Motormix: Multi Buttons These buttons (labelled A to H) have multiple uses, depending on the current mode, as indicated by the green and yellow LEDs to the right. Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Mode Modifier fx bypass Assignment Enables/disables bypass of currently selected insert effect. SHIFT (eff-1) s-mute Enables/disables bypass of currently selected EQ band, and switches rotary encoders to EQ frequency editing. Enables/disables bypass of currently edited send, and switches rotary encoders to send level editing. SHIFT (eff-2) pre/post Enables/disables bypass of currently selected EQ band, and switches rotary encoders to EQ Gain editing. Switches between Pre and Post Fader modes of currently edited send, and switches rotary encoders to send level editing. Post mode is indicated by a lit LED. SHIFT (eff-3) select Enables/disables bypass of currently selected EQ band, and switches rotary encoders to (EQ) Q factor editing. Switches rotary encoders to Pan editing. The parameter is chosen with the rotary selector. SHIFT (eff-4) Switches rotary encoders to channel parameter editing. Note: In modal dialogs, the Multi buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face. CM Labs Motormix: Burn Buttons These buttons (labelled I to P) have multiple uses, depending on the current mode, as indicated by the red LEDs to the left. Chapter 6 CM Labs Motormix 141 Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Mode Modifier record Assignment Enables/disables Record Enable status of channel. SHIFT (fnctA) Switches automation mode to Latch. ALL + SHIFT (fnctA) Switches automation mode of all channels to Latch. write Switches automation mode to Write. ALL Switches automation mode of all channels to Write. SHIFT (fnctB) Switches automation mode to Read. ALL + SHIFT (fnctA) Switches automation mode of all channels to Read. burn Switches automation mode to Touch. ALL Switches automation mode of all channels to Touch. SHIFT (fnctC) Switches automation mode to Off. ALL + SHIFT (fnctA) Switches automation mode of all channels to Off. Note: In modal dialogs, the Burn buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face. CM Labs Motormix: SOLO Buttons These buttons switch the Solo status of the displayed channel. Note: In modal dialogs, the SOLO buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face. CM Labs Motormix: MUTE Buttons These buttons switch the Mute status of the displayed channel. Note: In modal dialogs, the MUTE buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face. CM Labs Motormix: VIEW Section The following table outlines the view controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. 142 Chapter 6 CM Labs Motormix Control Modifier Left/right buttons Assignment In Effect and Instrument Plug-in Edit modes: shifts the parameter bank. In other modes: • If BANK LED is off: shifts the fader bank by one channel. • If BANK LED is on: shifts the fader bank by one bank (a group of 8 channels). SHIFT bank In Effect and Instrument Plug-in Edit modes: shifts the parameter bank by one parameter. In Group Edit mode, the group parameter bank is shifted. Switches mode of left/right buttons (see above). SHIFT group Sets Select buttons to Channel View mode. Sets Select buttons, rotary encoders, and Multi buttons to Group Edit mode. SHIFT Displays channels’ group assignments in the LCD. The rotary encoders allow you to change assignments. CM Labs Motormix: Left Function Buttons The following table outlines the left function button controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier AUTO ENBL/mode Assignment Currently unassigned SHIFT SUSPEND/create Switches rotary encoders to Automation Enable mode. While held down, the groups are temporarily disabled. SHIFT PLUG-IN/compare Creates a new group, and enters Group Edit mode. Switches rotary encoders and Multi buttons to Effect Assign mode. Use the Rotary Select knob to choose the Insert slot you want to edit. In Effect or Instrument Assign mode, it switches to Pan mode. In Effect Edit mode, it switches to Effect Assign mode. In Instrument Edit mode, it switches to Instrument Assign mode. SHIFT WINDOW/tools Switches rotary encoders and Multi buttons to Instrument Assign mode. Switches Select buttons to Window Select mode. SHIFT Chapter 6 CM Labs Motormix Switches Select buttons to Select Tool mode. 143 Control Modifier ALL/ALT/FINE Assignment While ALL/ALT/FINE is held down, rotary encoders are in Full mode: rotating counterclockwise sets minimum, rotating clockwise sets maximum value. SHIFT DEFAULT/bypass While SHIFT and ALL/ALT/FINE are held down, rotary encoders are in Fine mode. Parameter changes are made in single unit (or smaller) values. Currently unassigned SHIFT UNDO/save In Instrument Edit mode: switches bypass state of the instrument. In Effect Edit mode: switches bypass state of the effect being edited. Performs an Undo step. The LED is lit if there is a Redo step available. SHIFT SHIFT Saves the project. The LED is lit if the project contains unsaved changes. Switches to Shift mode, where the functions indicated by the (inverted) labels below the buttons apply. CM Labs Motormix: Faders The faders normally control volume. When in Flip mode, however, they duplicate the rotary encoder assignments. CM Labs Motormix: Right Function Buttons The following table outlines the right function button controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier PLAY/transport Play key command SHIFT STOP/locate Switches Select buttons to Transport Section mode. Stop key command SHIFT Switches Select buttons to Locate mode. FFWD/monitor Shuttle Forward key command REWIND/status Shuttle Rewind key command SHIFT 144 Assignment Opens Project Settings Synchronization window. NEXT/configure Moves playhead to next marker. LAST/assign When rotary encoders are displaying send destinations, use of LAST/assign reverts to displaying send levels. Otherwise, moves playhead to previous marker. Chapter 6 CM Labs Motormix Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT When rotary encoders are displaying send levels, use of LAST/assign switches them to display send destinations. When rotary encoders are in Effect Edit mode, use of LAST/assign switches them to Effect Assign mode. When rotary encoders are in Instrument Edit mode, use of LAST/assign switches them to Instrument Assign Mode. ENTER/utility Identical to Enter key on computer keyboard. SHIFT ESCAPE Chapter 6 CM Labs Motormix Opens Project Settings Automation window. When LED is lit, escapes from “special” mode (denoted by flashing LED). At all other times, identical to Esc key on computer keyboard. 145 Frontier Design TranzPort 7 This chapter describes how to use your Frontier Design TranzPort with Logic Express. Note: Support for the AlphaTrack control surface is available from Frontier Design. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Frontier Design TranzPort (p. 147) • Frontier Design TranzPort: LCD (p. 147) • Frontier Design TranzPort: Assignment Overview (p. 148) Setting Up Your Frontier Design TranzPort Follow the steps below to use your Frontier Design TranzPort control surface with Logic Express. To set up your Frontier Design TranzPort device in Logic Express 1 Ensure that the software that shipped with the TranzPort is installed. 2 Make sure that the Tranz Bridge (the wireless transmitter) is connected to the computer via USB. When Logic Express is opened, it installs the TranzPort automatically, and sets it to Native mode. Frontier Design TranzPort: LCD The LCD displays the following information: • Top line left: Name of currently displayed channel • Top line middle: Volume level of currently displayed channel • Top line right: Pan position of currently displayed channel • Bottom line left: Level meter of currently displayed channel • Bottom line right: Current playhead position 147 Frontier Design TranzPort: Assignment Overview The following sections outline the assignment of Frontier Design TranzPort interface elements to Logic functions. • Frontier Design TranzPort: Channel Strip • Frontier Design TranzPort: Master Section • Frontier Design TranzPort: External Input Frontier Design TranzPort: Channel Strip The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: Note: A SHIFT (or other modifier) shown below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate meaning, while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Shifts the currently displayed channel left by eight channels. Shifts the currently displayed channel right by one channel. SHIFT REC Shifts the currently displayed channel right by eight channels. Activates/deactivates the Record Enable button of the currently displayed channel. SHIFT SOLO Disables the Record Enable buttons of all channels. Enables/disables Solo for the currently displayed channel. SHIFT MUTE Disables Solo for all channels. Enables/disables Mute for the currently displayed channel. SHIFT Disables Mute for all channels. ANY SOLO Lit if any tracks, channels, or regions are soloed. UNDO Undo SHIFT Redo Frontier Design TranzPort: Master Section The following table outlines the master controls and their assignments: Note: A SHIFT (or other modifier) shown below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate meaning, while the modifier is held down. 148 Chapter 7 Frontier Design TranzPort Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT Modifier that alters the function of other controls. IN Moves playhead to left cycle locator. PUNCH Engages Autopunch mode, and sets punch in locator to playhead position. LOOP Engages Cycle mode, and sets left cycle locator to playhead position. OUT Goes to right cycle locator. PUNCH Engages Autopunch mode, and sets punch out locator to playhead position. LOOP Engages Cycle mode, and sets right cycle locator to playhead position. PUNCH Enables/disables Autopunch mode. LOOP Enables/disables Cycle mode. PREV Moves playhead to previous marker. SHIFT ADD Sets locators by previous marker. Creates marker at playhead position. SHIFT NEXT Deletes marker at playhead position. Moves playhead to next marker. SHIFT Jog Wheel Sets locators by next marker. Depending on current Jog Wheel mode: • Moves playhead by bars. • Controls audio (and MIDI) scrubbing. • Shuttles forward or backward. SHIFT Adjusts volume of the currently displayed channel. LOOP Sets the left locator to the current playhead position, advances the playhead as usual, then sets the right locator to the playhead position. Further Jog Wheel use—while holding down LOOP—advances the playhead, and sets the right locator. Tip: Rotating the Jog Wheel counterclockwise, while holding down LOOP, defines a skip cycle range. DROP Sets the punch in locator to the current playhead position, advances the playhead as usual, then sets the punch out locator to the playhead position. Further Jog Wheel use—while holding down DROP—advances the playhead, and sets the punch out locator. REW Chapter 7 Frontier Design TranzPort Shuttles backward. 149 Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT Goes to last play position. PUNCH Engages Autopunch mode, and sets punch in locator to playhead position. LOOP Engages Cycle mode, and sets left locator to playhead position. F FWD Shuttles forward. PUNCH Engages Autopunch mode, and sets punch out locator to playhead position. LOOP Engages Cycle mode, and sets right locator to playhead position. STOP Stop SHIFT Switches Jog Wheel between Move Playhead (by bars), Scrubbing, and Shuttle modes. PLAY Play SHIFT Pause RECORD Record SHIFT Save Frontier Design TranzPort: External Input The following table outlines the foot switch input control and its assignment. 150 Control Assignment Foot Switch Punch In/Out Chapter 7 Frontier Design TranzPort JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk 8 This chapter describes how to use your JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk (p. 151) • JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Assignment Overview (p. 152) Setting Up Your JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk Follow the steps below to use your JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk control surface with Logic Express. To add JLCooper CS-32 control surfaces connected via USB 1 Install the software that comes with the CS-32. 2 Ensure that the CS-32 is in Host mode. 3 Make sure that your CS-32 units are connected to the computer via USB. USB units are installed automatically when you open Logic Express. To add JLCooper CS-32 control surfaces connected via MIDI 1 Install the software that comes with the CS-32. 2 Ensure that the CS-32 is in Host mode. 3 Make sure that your CS-32 units are connected to the computer via MIDI. 4 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup. 5 Choose Install in the Setup window’s New menu. 6 Select the CS-32 from the list in the Install window. 7 Click the Scan button. 151 JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Assignment Overview Assignments of JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk interface elements to Logic functions are covered in the following sections: • JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Display • JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Pots • JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Channel Strips • JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Bank Button • JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: F Key Section • JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Cursor Section • JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Transport Section • JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Jog Wheel Section JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Display The display shows information on the current mode, and parameters being edited. 152 Display text Meaning -- A switching parameter (Solo, Mute, Rec/Rdy) has been disabled. AE Automation Enable setup: Mute buttons 1–6 display/set various automation parameters. AS Pots (knobs) are in Pan/Send Assignment mode. b1—b9 Pots are in Plug-in or Instrument Bank Select mode. In Pots are in Instrument Edit mode. Lt Mute buttons display/set Latch automation mode. Mu Mute has been enabled. P1—P9 Pots are in Effect Edit mode. PA Pots are in Pan/Send mode. rd Mute buttons display/set Read automation mode. Re Rec/Rdy has been enabled. So Solo has been enabled. Tc Mute buttons display/set Touch automation mode. Wr Mute buttons display/set Write automation mode. Other text When a channel is selected, the first two characters of its name are briefly displayed. Numbers While editing a numerical value with a fader or pot, the current value is displayed. If there are more than two digits in the value, the last two digits are shown. Plus/minus signs (+/–) are shown if only one digit is displayed. Chapter 8 JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Pots As the pots are not motorized, Pickup mode is used (if turned on in the Control Surfaces preferences). In Pickup mode, the controller must reach (pick up) the current value before the value starts to change. This prevents sudden jumps of parameter values caused by playing back automation. A pot’s current value is indicated by the NULL arrow LEDs. • The Upper arrow is lit if the pot’s value is above the current value. • The Lower arrow is lit if the pot’s value is below the current value. • Both arrow LEDs are lit when the pot has reached the current value. The pots can operate in one of three modes, with one sub-mode in each. Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Pan/Send Mode Press F7 to enable Pan/Send mode (display shows “PA”). In this mode, the pots control the following channel parameters: Control Assignment SEND A/P1 Controls Send 1 level of selected channel. SEND B/P2 Controls Send 2 level of selected channel. PAN/P3 Controls pan of selected channel. SEND C/P4 Controls Send 3 level of selected channel. SEND D/P5 Controls Send 4 level of selected channel. SEND E/P6 Controls Send 5 level of selected channel. While SHIFT is held down (display shows “AS”), the pots allow you to perform the following assignments: Control Assignment SEND A/P1 Assigns Send 1 destination (bus) for selected channel. SEND B/P2 Assigns Send 2 destination for selected channel. PAN/P3 Assigns input format of selected channel. SEND C/P4 Assigns Send 3 destination for selected channel. SEND D/P5 Assigns Send 4 destination for selected channel. SEND E/P6 Assigns Send 5 destination for selected channel. Instrument Edit Mode Press F8 to enter Instrument Edit mode (display shows “In”). The pots control (software) instrument parameters. Chapter 8 JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk 153 Note: With SHIFT held down (display shows “b1”–“b9”), you can move between banks (pages) of parameters. (See JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Cursor Section.) Effect Edit Mode Press F9 to enter Effect Edit mode (display shows “P1”–“P9”). The pots control the parameters of the effect in the currently selected Insert slot. Note: With SHIFT held down (display shows “b1”–“b9”), you can switch between Insert slots, and move between banks (pages) of parameters. (See JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Cursor Section.) JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Channel Strips The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier PAN SELECT/TRACK SELECT Selects channel strip (destination for the selected track). SOLO Enables/disables Solo. LOCATE Moves playhead to markers 1 to 32. SHIFT MUTE LOCATE 17: Creates a new marker. LOCATE 18: Creates a new marker without rounding. LOCATE 19: Deletes the marker at the playhead position. LOCATE 25: Opens the Marker List. LOCATE 26: Opens the Marker Text window. LOCATE 28: Sets locators by previous marker. LOCATE 29: Sets locators by current marker. LOCATE 30: Sets locators by next marker. LOCATE 31: Moves playhead to previous marker. LOCATE 32: Moves playhead to next marker. Enables/disables Mute. F1 154 Assignment Chapter 8 JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk Automation Enable setup (display shows “AE”). MUTE 1: Enables/disables volume automation. MUTE 2: Enables/disables pan automation. MUTE 3: Enables/disables mute automation. MUTE 4: Enables/disables automation of solo. MUTE 5: Enables/disables send (level) automation. MUTE 6: Enables/disables automation of plug-in parameters. Control Modifier Assignment F2 Switches automation mode between Read and Off (display shows “Td”). F3 Switches automation mode between Touch and Off (display shows “Tc”). F4 Switches automation mode between Latch and Off (display shows “Lt”). F5 Switches automation mode between Write and Off (display shows “Wr”). ARM Activates/deactivates Record Enable button. Faders Control volume. As the faders don’t offer feedback, Pickup mode is used, as per the pots. See the pickup information in JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Pots. JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Bank Button The following table outlines the bank controls and their assignments: Control Assignment Small red button with green LED LED off: Black labels of channel strip buttons apply (TRK/LOC/ARM). LED on: White labels of channel strip buttons apply (PAN/SOLO/MUTE). JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: F Key Section The following table outlines the F key controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT Modifier for function of other controls. See SHIFT entries in left column. F1 While held down, MUTE buttons 1–6 enable/disable automation of certain parameters (see MUTE). SHIFT F2 Enables/disables Cycle mode. While held down, MUTE buttons set automation mode to Read. SHIFT F3 Enables/disables Autopunch mode. While held down, MUTE buttons set automation mode to Touch. SHIFT Chapter 8 JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk Sets left locator by current playhead position. 155 Control Modifier F4 Assignment While held down, MUTE buttons set automation mode to Latch. SHIFT F5 Sets right locator by current playhead position. While held down, MUTE buttons set automation mode to Write. SHIFT Sets punch in locator by current playhead position. SHIFT Sets punch out locator by current playhead position. F6 F7 Sets pots to Pan/Send mode (display shows “PA”). SHIFT Enables/disables metronome click. F8 Sets pots to Instrument Edit mode (display shows “In”). F9 Sets pots to Effect Edit mode (display shows “P1”–“P9”). JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Cursor Section The following table outlines the cursor controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Up Assignment Zooms out vertically. SHIFT Down In Effect Edit mode: moves up one Insert slot (unless top slot is selected). Zooms in vertically. SHIFT Left In Effect Edit mode: moves down one Insert slot (unless bottom slot). Zooms out horizontally. SHIFT Right In Instrument and Effect Edit modes: decrements current parameter bank (moves down one bank, or page, of parameters). Zooms in horizontally. SHIFT In Instrument and Effect Edit modes: increments current parameter bank (moves up one bank, or page, of parameters). JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Transport Section The following table outlines the transport controls and their assignments: 156 Chapter 8 JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk Control Assignment RECORD Record STOP Stop REW Moves playhead backward by one bar. PLAY Play F FWD Moves playhead forward by one bar. JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk: Jog Wheel Section The following table outlines the Jog Wheel controls and their assignments: Control Assignment Jog Wheel SCRUB off: Moves playhead (in bar increments). SCRUB on: Scrubbing of audio (and MIDI) is possible. SHUTTLE on: Shuttle mode SCRUB Switches Jog Wheel between Move Playhead (by bars), and Scrubbing modes. SHUTTLE Switches Jog Wheel between Move Playhead (by bars) and Shuttle modes. Chapter 8 JLCooper CS-32 MiniDesk 157 JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100 9 This chapter describes how to use your JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100 with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100 (p. 159) • JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100: Assignment Overview (p. 160) Setting Up Your JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100 Follow these steps before using your FaderMaster 4/100 control surface with Logic Express. • Ensure that your FaderMaster 4/100 (MIDI or USB version) has firmware version 1.03 or later installed. Important: If you have older firmware (see the sticker on the back of the unit), contact JLCooper. • USB model only: Install the software that comes with the FaderMaster 4/100. • Ensure that your FaderMaster 4/100 devices are connected to the computer via USB or MIDI. If connected via USB, installation is automatic. To install units connected via MIDI 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup. 2 Choose Install from the New menu. 3 Select FaderMaster 4/100 from the list in the Install window. 4 Click the Scan button. Note: You can combine several FaderMaster 4/100 devices to form one large virtual control surface. The meaning and functionality of the Track buttons, however, are individually switched for each device. 159 JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100: Assignment Overview The following sections outline the assignment of JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100 interface elements to Logic functions. • JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100: Global Buttons • JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100: Channel Strip JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100: Global Buttons The following table outlines the global controls and their assignments: Control Assignment Select Switches Track buttons to track selection duties. Aux Switches Track buttons to emulate Record Enable buttons. Solo Switches Track buttons to emulate Solo buttons. Mute Switches Track Buttons to emulate Mute buttons. Inc Increases fader bank display to show next four channels. Dec Decreases fader bank display to show previous four channels. JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100: Channel Strip The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: 160 Control Assignment Track button Performs currently selected function (Select, Record Enable, Solo, Mute). Fader Controls volume (touch-sensitive and motorized). Chapter 9 JLCooper FaderMaster 4/100 JLCooper MCS3 10 This chapter describes how to use your JLCooper MCS3 MIDI or USB control surface with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your JLCooper MCS3 (p. 161) • JLCooper MCS3: Assignment Overview (p. 161) Setting Up Your JLCooper MCS3 Logic Express supports USB or MIDI versions of the JLCooper MCS3 control surface. Both USB and MIDI versions are installed automatically when you open Logic Express. If your MCS3 is not recognized and installed correctly, follow the steps below. To add JLCooper MCS3 control surfaces connected via USB 1 Ensure that your MCS3 USB device is correctly connected to the computer with a USB cable. Also ensure that the unit is powered. 2 Open Logic Express, and the MCS3 will be added to the Control Surfaces Setup window. To add JLCooper MCS3 control surfaces connected via MIDI 1 Make sure that your MCS3 units are connected to the computer via MIDI. 2 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup. 3 Choose Install in the Setup window’s New menu. 4 Select the MCS3 from the list in the Install window. 5 Click the Scan button. JLCooper MCS3: Assignment Overview Assignments of JLCooper MCS3 interface elements to Logic functions are covered in the following sections: • JLCooper MCS3: F1 to F6 Buttons • JLCooper MCS3: W1 to W7 Buttons 161 • JLCooper MCS3: Cursor Controls • JLCooper MCS3: Jog Wheel and Shuttle Ring • JLCooper MCS3: Transport Controls JLCooper MCS3: F1 to F6 Buttons The following table outlines the F1 to F6 buttons and their assignments: Control Assignment F1 Switches to Layer 1. F2 Switches to Layer 2. F3 Switches to Layer 3. F4 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. F5 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. F6 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. JLCooper MCS3: W1 to W7 Buttons The following table outlines the W1 to W7 buttons and their assignments: Control Assignment W1 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. W2 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. W3 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. W4 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. W5 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. W6 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. W7 Unassigned. Can be assigned to different key commands in Layers 1, 2, and 3. JLCooper MCS3: Cursor Controls The following table outlines the cursor controls and their assignments: 162 Control Assignment Up Arrow Mirrors the behavior of the computer keyboard Up Arrow key. Chapter 10 JLCooper MCS3 Control Assignment Down Arrow Mirrors the behavior of the computer keyboard Down Arrow key. Left Arrow Mirrors the behavior of the computer keyboard Left Arrow key. Right Arrow Mirrors the behavior of the computer keyboard Right Arrow key. JLCooper MCS3: Jog Wheel and Shuttle Ring The following table outlines the Jog Wheel and Shuttle Ring controls and their assignments: Control Assignment Jog Wheel Scrubs audio and MIDI. SHUTTLE RING Shuttles the playhead backward when turned to the left. Shuttles the playhead forward when turned to the right. JLCooper MCS3: Transport Controls The following table outlines the transport controls and their assignments: Control Assignment REW Moves the playhead backward by one bar. F FWD Moves the playhead forward by one bar. STOP Stop PLAY Play RECORD Record. LED is lit when active. Chapter 10 JLCooper MCS3 163 Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 11 This chapter describes how to use your Korg microKontrol and Kontrol49 with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 (p. 165) • Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Assignment Overview (p. 165) Setting Up Your Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 Follow the steps below to use your control surface with Logic Express. To set up your control surface with Logic Express 1 Ensure that your control surfaces are connected to the computer via USB. 2 Open Logic Express. The devices are scanned for, and installed automatically. The microKONTROL/KONTROL49 is automatically set to Native mode; internal Scene settings are ignored. Note: If installation and identification fails, it may be possible that the microKONTROL/KONTROL49 reaction time is too slow due to USB bus-power issues. In this situation, connect the supplied power adapter, and set the power switch to the DC position. When you quit Logic Express (or delete the control surface icon in the Control Surfaces Setup window), the microKONTROL/KONTROL49 is reset to normal (not native) operation. Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Assignment Overview The following sections outline the assignment of Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 interface elements to Logic functions. • Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Pads • Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Main Section • Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Channel Strips 165 • Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: External Input Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Pads The Pads can operate in one of eight modes, and three overlays. While pressing SCENE, you can select modes for the Pads and channel strips. Releasing SCENE without pressing a Pad does not affect the currently selected Pad or channel views. Pad Assignment 1 Switches Pads to Transport mode. 2 Switches Pads to Solo/Mute mode. 3 Switches Pads to Rec/Select mode. 4–8 Switches Pads to User 4–8 mode. These modes have unassigned Pads. You can assign them to key commands with the Learn function. 9 Switches channel strips to Pan mode. 10 Switches channel strips to Send mode. 11 Switches channel strips to Automation mode. 12 Switches channel strips to Instrument Edit mode. 13 Switches channel strips to Effect Edit mode. 14–16 Switches channel strips to User 6–8 mode. These modes have unassigned encoders. You can assign them with the Logic Express Learn function. Transport Mode This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 1. 166 Pad Assignment 1 Sets main encoder to Transport mode. 2 Sets main encoder to Scrub mode. 3 Sets main encoder to Shuttle mode. 7 Switches sync between internal and external. 8 Enables/disables metronome click (separately for Playback and Record). 9 Enables/disables Cycle mode. 10 Enables/disables Autopunch mode. 11 Enables/disables Replace mode. 12 Enables/disables Solo. 13 Record 14 Pause Chapter 11 Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 Pad Assignment 15 Play 16 Stop Solo/Mute Mode This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 2. Pad Assignment 1–8 Enables/disables Solo for the eight channels being controlled with the eight channel strips. 9–16 Enables/disables Mute for the eight channels being controlled with the eight channel strips. Rec/Select Mode This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 3. Pad Assignment 1–8 Activates/deactivates the Record Enable button of the eight channels being controlled with the eight channel strips. 9–16 Selects one of the eight channels being controlled with the eight channel strips. User 4–8 Modes These modes are enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 4 to 8. In these modes, the Pads are unassigned. Use the Learn function: Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Learn Assignment for [function name] to assign them to key commands, for example. Note: When in Learn mode, if a pad is pressed and released immediately, the learned assignment does not work as expected. To successfully assign a key command 1 Enable the Learn New Assignment button in the Key Commands window. 2 Choose a key command, then press and hold down the pad, until the Learn New Assignment button switches to the “up” state. This slightly different approach is due to messages sent by the Korg devices: when the pad is immediately released, a value range is learned. Holding the pad until Learn mode disengages results in a fixed value being learned. Chapter 11 Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 167 Send Mode This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 10. In Send mode, the channel strip encoders control the send level of the selected send. The Pads remain in the currently selected mode. • Send Overlay: Pressing SETTING while the encoders are in Send mode changes the operation of the Pads in Send mode. Pad Assignment 1–8 Switches the send bypass state (of the currently selected send) for the eight channel strips. 9–16 Switches the send position (pre/post fader) of the currently selected send, for the eight channel strips. Effect Edit Mode This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 13. In Effect Edit mode, the channel strip encoders control the parameters of the currently selected effect. The Pads remain in the currently selected mode. • Effect Edit Overlay: Pressing SETTING while the encoders are in Effect Edit mode changes the operation of the Pads in Effect Edit mode. Pad Assignment 1–8 Switches the effect bypass state (of the currently selected Insert slot) for the eight channel strips. Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Main Section The main LCD shows information on the current mode of the encoders. Display text Meaning Encoders edit instrument parameters. Encoders edit effect parameters (the currently selected Insert slot number is indicated on the display). Automatn Encoders set the automation mode. Ins. x (SETTING held down) Main encoder chooses the Insert slot number. ModePad? Displayed while SCENE button is held down. Pan Encoders control pan. Send x Encoders control send level of send x. User 6 Channel Strip User Mode 6. Encoders are initially unassigned. User 7 Channel Strip User Mode 7. Encoders are initially unassigned. User 8 Channel Strip User Mode 8. Encoders are initially unassigned. The LCD backlight is red while recording, and green at other times. 168 Chapter 11 Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 The controls in the main section have the following meaning: Control Assignment Main encoder Controls the playhead in one of three modes. (See Pads 1–3 in Transport Mode.) SETTING Held down in Send mode: • Main encoder chooses the current send. • Pads have special meaning—see Send Mode. • LCDs display send destinations. • Encoders choose send destinations. Held down in Effect Edit mode: • Main encoder chooses the current Insert slot. • Pads have special meaning—see Effect Edit Mode. • LCDs display effect names for all eight channels. MESSAGE Enables/disables Duplicate Flip mode. When enabled, both the faders and encoders control the parameter displayed in the LCDs. SCENE While held down, Pads switch between Pad functions and channel views. See Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Pads. EXIT — HEX LOCK Shifts fader bank to the previous eight channels. (LED is on if previous channels exist.) Shifts fader bank to the previous eight parameters in Effect Edit or Instrument Edit view. ENTER Shifts fader bank to the next eight channels. (LED is on if subsequent channels exist.) Shifts fader bank to the next eight parameters in Effect Edit or Instrument Edit view. < Octave Shift Down > Octave Shift Up Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Channel Strips There are several modes for the encoders, enabled with SCENE and Pad 9–16. Control Assignment LCD Shows the parameter controlled by the encoder. The current name/value is displayed for a few seconds when you move an encoder or fader. When the encoders are in a Mixer view (Pan, Send, Send Setup), the background color indicates the channel automation mode: • Green: Off or Read • Yellow: Touch or Latch • Red: Write Encoder Controls the parameter shown directly above the encoder in the LCD. Chapter 11 Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 169 Control Assignment Fader Controls volume. As the faders don’t offer feedback, Pickup mode is used (if enabled in the Control Surfaces preferences). This means that the fader must reach (“pick up”) the current parameter value before the value starts to change. Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: External Input The following table outlines the external input controls and their assignments: 170 Control Assignment Foot Switch Starts and stops playback. Pedal Controls the master fader. Chapter 11 Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 Mackie Baby HUI 12 This chapter describes how to use your Mackie Baby HUI with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Mackie Baby HUI (p. 171) • Mackie Baby HUI: Assignment Overview (p. 171) Setting Up Your Mackie Baby HUI Baby HUI control surface units do not support automatic scanning. You need to manually add these devices to your setup. When you add a device in this way, you need to specify the MIDI In and Out port parameters. To set up Mackie Baby HUI units 1 Make sure that your Baby HUI units are connected bidirectionally with the computer, using a MIDI interface. 2 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup. 3 Choose New > Install in the Setup window. 4 Select the Baby HUI in the Install window. 5 Click the Add button. 6 Select the added device in the Setup window, then assign the MIDI Input and MIDI Out parameters as appropriate. Mackie Baby HUI: Assignment Overview Assignments of Mackie Baby HUI interface elements to Logic functions are covered in the following sections: • Mackie Baby HUI: Channel Strips • Mackie Baby HUI: Encoder Assignment Section • Mackie Baby HUI: Automation Section • Mackie Baby HUI: Display Section 171 • Mackie Baby HUI: Utility Section • Mackie Baby HUI: Navigation Section • Mackie Baby HUI: Transport Section Mackie Baby HUI: Channel Strips The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: Note: If SHIFT is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment Rotary encoder Adjusts the parameter selected in the Encoder Assignment section. Rotary encoder push button Selects a channel strip. SHIFT Turns Record Enable button of selected channel on/off. Signal indicator Illuminates when a signal is present in the channel. It also indicates channel selection. SOLO Enables or disables Solo. MUTE Enables or disables Mute. Fader Adjusts volume. Mackie Baby HUI: Encoder Assignment Section The following table outlines the encoder assignment controls and their assignments: Control Assignment PAN Assigns pan to rotary encoders. SEND 1 Assigns Send 1 level to rotary encoders. SEND 2 Assigns Send 2 level to rotary encoders. SEND 3 Assigns Send 3 level to rotary encoders. SEND 4 Assigns Send 4 level to rotary encoders. Mackie Baby HUI: Automation Section The following table outlines the automation controls and their assignments: Note: If SHIFT is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier BYPASS/OFF 172 Chapter 12 Mackie Baby HUI Assignment Sets selected channel to Off automation mode. Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT Enables or disables playback and recording of level (volume) automation. READ Sets selected channel to Read automation mode. SHIFT Enables or disables playback and recording of mute automation. WRITE Sets selected channel to Write automation mode. SHIFT Enables or disables playback and recording of pan automation. TOUCH Sets selected channel to Touch automation mode. SHIFT Enables or disables playback and recording of send level automation. Mackie Baby HUI: Display Section The following table outlines the display controls and their assignments: Control Assignment TRANSPORT Opens or closes the Transport bar window. MEM–LOC Opens or closes the Marker List. MIXER Opens or closes the Mixer. EDIT Opens or closes the Arrange window. Mackie Baby HUI: Utility Section The following table outlines the utility controls and their assignments: Control Assignment UNDO Undoes the last editing step. SHIFT Shifts to alternate use of some buttons. Mackie Baby HUI: Navigation Section The following table outlines the navigation controls and their assignments: Note: If SHIFT is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier RTZ Assignment Navigates to the left locator. SHIFT END Sets the punch in locator (at current playhead position). Navigates to the right locator. SHIFT Chapter 12 Mackie Baby HUI Sets the punch out locator (at current playhead position). 173 Control Modifier BANK SELECT Left Assignment Shifts channel strips by one bank to the left. SHIFT Shifts channel strips by one channel to the left. BANK SELECT Right Shifts channel strips by one bank to the right. SHIFT Shifts channel strips by one channel to the right. Mackie Baby HUI: Transport Section The following table outlines the transport controls and their assignments: 174 Control Assignment REWIND Shuttles backward. FAST FWD Shuttles forward. STOP Stop PLAY Play RECORD Record Chapter 12 Mackie Baby HUI Mackie HUI 13 This chapter describes how to use your Mackie HUI with Logic Express. Important: There are a number of control surfaces—not mentioned in this guide—that can emulate the HUI. Such devices are not supported by Apple, nor are they guaranteed to work with Logic Express in HUI emulation mode. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Mackie HUI (p. 175) • Mackie HUI: Assignment Overview (p. 176) Setting Up Your Mackie HUI HUI control surface devices don’t support automatic scanning. You need to manually add these devices to your setup. When you add a device in this way, you need to assign the MIDI In and Out port parameters. To set up Mackie HUI devices 1 Make sure that your HUI devices are connected bidirectionally with the computer, using a MIDI interface. 2 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup. 3 Choose New > Install in the Setup window. 4 Select HUI in the Install window. 5 Click the Add button. 6 Select the added device in the Setup window, then set the MIDI In and MIDI Out parameters as appropriate. 175 Tips for Setting Up Other HUI-Compatible Devices If the unit emulates a single HUI device, proceed as if using a HUI. If you experience problems in the DSP Edit display, install the unit as a DM2000. See Yamaha DM2000. If the unit emulates more than one HUI, add the required number of additional devices in the Setup window. If the unit is limited to support of only one HUI DSP Edit section, choose “HUI Channel Strips only” as the model name for these additional units. This ensures that scrolling in the DSP Edit section is limited to four parameters. If you want to know more about button assignments, refer to Mackie HUI: Assignment Overview, and the user manual for the device. Mackie HUI: Assignment Overview The following sections outline the assignment of Mackie HUI interface elements to Logic functions. • Mackie HUI: ASSIGN Section • Mackie HUI: Fader Bank Buttons • Mackie HUI: WINDOW Section • Mackie HUI: KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS Section • Mackie HUI: Channel Strips • Mackie HUI: DSP EDIT/ASSIGN Section • Mackie HUI: Function Keys • Mackie HUI: AUTO ENABLE Section • Mackie HUI: AUTO MODE Section • Mackie HUI: STATUS/GROUP Section • Mackie HUI: EDIT Section • Mackie HUI: Time Display • Mackie HUI: LOCATE/NUMERICS Section • Mackie HUI: Transport Section • Mackie HUI: Cursor Buttons • Mackie HUI: Jog Wheel • Mackie HUI: Foot Switches Mackie HUI: ASSIGN Section The following table outlines the controls in the ASSIGN section and their assignments: 176 Chapter 13 Mackie HUI Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment Assigns Send 1 level to V-Pots, and Send 1 to 4 levels to DSP V-Pots. While SEND A is held down, the scribble strips show the current Send 1 destination (a bus number). SEND A SHIFT/ADD SEND B As above, for Send 6 As above, for Send 2 SHIFT/ADD SEND C As above, for Send 7 As above, for Send 3 SHIFT/ADD As above, for Send 8 SEND D As above, for Send 4 SEND E As above, for Send 5 PAN Assigns Pan to V-Pots, and the selected channel strip’s pan parameters to DSP V-Pots. You must confirm any changes made with the DSP V-Pots by pressing the corresponding V-Select button. INPUT Assigns channel strip input to V-Pots. While held down, the scribble strips show the current channel strip input assignment. The four DSP V-Pots control the following parameters of the selected channel strip: format, input, output, and automation mode. You must confirm any changes made with the V-Pots or DSP V-Pots by pressing the corresponding V-Select button. OUTPUT Assigns channel strip output to V-Pots. While held down, the scribble strips show the current channel strip output assignment. The four DSP V-Pots control the following parameters of the selected channel strip: format, input, output, and automation mode. You must confirm any changes made with the V-Pots or DSP V-Pots by pressing the corresponding V-Select button. REC/RDY ALL Disables Record Enable button of all channel strips. BYPASS Switches the INSERT buttons between Insert Select and Insert Bypass modes. See Insert entry in the Mackie HUI: Channel Strips table. MUTE Switches the V-Select buttons between Send Position and Send Mute modes. SHIFT Enables or disables Flip mode. SELECT-ASSIGN Displays the V-Pot assignment as follows: Pan, Snd1 to Snd8, S1As to S8As, In, Out. Chapter 13 Mackie HUI 177 Control Modifier Assignment SUSPEND — DEFAULT Hold this button down to switch the V-Select buttons between standard operation and setting default values. ASSIGN When V-Pots display a send level, the ASSIGN button switches them to Send Destination Assignment mode (choosing a bus, in other words). Press the V-Select to confirm the assignment. The DSP V-Pots display the assignments of Send slots 1–4 or Send slots 5–8. Confirm any changes by pressing the V-Select button or all changes will be lost when you leave Send Destination Assignment mode, or press the Assign button a second time. Mackie HUI: Fader Bank Buttons The following table outlines the fader bank controls and their assignments: Control Assignment Bank Left Shifts channel strips by one bank (a group of channel strips or parameters) to the left. Bank Right Shifts channel strips by one bank to the right. Channel Left Shifts channel strips by one channel (or parameter) to the left. Channel Right Shifts channel strips by one channel to the right. Mackie HUI: WINDOW Section The following table outlines the window controls and their assignments: Control Assignment TRANSPORT Opens or closes the Transport bar window. EDIT Opens or closes the Arrange window. MIX Opens or closes the Mixer. ALT Opens or closes the Sample Editor. STATUS Opens or closes the Audio Bin. MEM-LOC Opens or closes the Marker List. Mackie HUI: KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS Section The following table outlines the keyboard shortcut controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. 178 Chapter 13 Mackie HUI Control Modifier UNDO Assignment Undoes last editing operation. SHIFT/ADD Redoes last editing operation. OPTION/ALL Opens Undo History window. SAVE Saves the project. OPTION/ALL Performs Save As function, allowing you to save the project with a different name. EDIT MODE — EDIT TOOL Selects the next tool. While held down, numerical buttons select a specific tool. SHIFT/ADD Shifts to alternate mode/use for some buttons. See descriptions of other buttons. OPTION/ALL While held down, value change mode is set to relative. This switches between a minimum, default, or maximum value for the edited parameter. Also see description of other buttons. CTRL/CLUTCH While held down, the Group Clutch is engaged. (All groups are disabled.) CMD/ALT/FINE While held down, Value Change mode is set to Fine. All value changes work at maximum resolution. Also see descriptions of other buttons. Mackie HUI: Channel Strips The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment Level meters Displays momentary and peak levels. REC/RDY Activates or deactivates the Record Enable button. OPTION/ALL Chapter 13 Mackie HUI Disables the Record Enable buttons of all channel strips. 179 Control Modifier Assignment INSERT • BYPASS button OFF (see Insert Select mode in Mackie HUI: ASSIGN Section): selects channel strip for plug-in selection. • BYPASS button ON (see Insert Bypass mode in Mackie HUI: ASSIGN Section): enables/disables bypass of currently selected Insert slot. V-SEL • PAN button ON: sets Pan parameter to center position if DEFAULT button is on. • Send 1 to 8 selected: edits Send Pre/Post, activates/deactivates Send Mute, or sets Send Level to default value. • In Send Destination Assignment mode, Channel Strip Input or Channel Strip Output Assignment mode: the V-SEL buttons confirm your selection. V-Pot Adjusts parameter selected in the ASSIGN section. AUTO Cycles through automation modes. If you hold down an automation mode button, pressing AUTO sets this mode. SOLO Enables or disables the Solo button. OPTION/ALL MUTE Disables the Solo buttons of all channel strips. Enables or disables the Mute button. OPTION/ALL Disables the Mute buttons of all channel strips. Scribble strip Displays the channel strip name or send, input, or output assignment. SELECT Selects the channel strip. SHIFT/ADD Sets volume to unity level. DEFAULT Sets volume to unity level. Fader Adjusts volume, or duplicates the V-Pot assignment in Flip mode. Mackie HUI: DSP EDIT/ASSIGN Section The following table outlines the DSP controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control 180 Modifier Assignment ASSIGN — COMPARE Switches DSP display between “track name/parameter name” and “parameter name/parameter value” modes. Chapter 13 Mackie HUI Control Modifier Assignment BYPASS Switches the bypass state of the plug-in being edited. DSP Select 1 to 4 • Assignment Pan mode: DSP Select 1 resets pan angle. • Assignment Send mode: Activates or deactivates Sends 1 to 4, or mutes 5 to 8. • Effect Assign mode: Confirms Insert 1 to 4 or 5 to 8 effect selection, selects this Insert slot, and enters Effect Edit mode, showing the parameters of the chosen effect. • Effect Edit mode: Sets parameter to the default value, or turns “switching” parameters on/off. DSP V-Pots • Assignment Pan mode: DSP V-Pot 1 controls pan angle. • Assignment Send mode: Controls Send 1 to 4, or 5 to 8 Levels. • Effect Assign mode: Assigns effects to Insert slots 1 through 4, or 5 to 8. • Effect Edit mode: Controls the selected effect parameter. INSERT/PARAM Switches between Effect Assign and Effect Edit modes. SCROLL Effect Edit mode: Shifts parameter display by the number of DSP V-Pots in the control surface group (usually four). CMD/ALT/FINE Effect Edit mode: Shifts parameter display by one (parameter). Mackie HUI: Function Keys The following table outlines the function keys and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier F1 Chapter 13 Mackie HUI Assignment Clears Overload LEDs. SHIFT/ADD Switches to Mixer view, and displays MIDI channel strips. CMD/ALT/FINE Opens or closes Arrange window. 181 Control Modifier F2 Assignment Recalls screenset 2. SHIFT/ADD Switches to Mixer view, and displays input channel strips. CMD/ALT/FINE Opens or closes Mixer. F3 Recalls screenset 3. SHIFT/ADD Switches to Mixer view, and displays audio channel strips. SHIFT/ADD Opens or closes Event List. F4 Recalls screenset 4. SHIFT/ADD Switches to Mixer view, and displays instrument channel strips. CMD/ALT/FINE Opens or closes Score Editor. F5 Recalls screenset 5. SHIFT/ADD Switches to Mixer view, and displays aux channel strips. CMD/ALT/FINE Opens or closes Hyper Editor. F6 Recalls screenset 6. SHIFT/ADD Switches to Mixer view, and displays bus channel strips. CMD/ALT/FINE Opens or closes Piano Roll Editor. F7 Switches counter display format between SMPTE and bars/beats/divisions/ticks. SHIFT/ADD Switches to Mixer view, and displays the master and output channel strips. CMD/ALT/FINE Opens or closes Transport bar window. F8/ESC Default: exits folder. Go to Marker mode: cancels dialog. CMD/ALT/FINE Opens or closes the Audio Bin. Mackie HUI: AUTO ENABLE Section The following table outlines the global controls and their assignments: 182 Control Assignment FADER Activates or deactivates the recording of volume automation. PAN Activates or deactivates the recording of pan automation. PLUG IN Activates or deactivates the recording of plug-in parameter automation. MUTE Activates or deactivates the recording of mute automation. Chapter 13 Mackie HUI Control Assignment SEND Activates or deactivates the recording of send level automation. SEND MUTE — Mackie HUI: AUTO MODE Section The following table outlines the automation controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier READ Assignment Sets selected channel to Read automation mode. While held down, pressing the channel strip AUTO button sets the automation mode to Read. OPTION/ALL LATCH Sets all channels to Read automation mode. Sets selected channel to Latch automation mode. While held down, press the channel strip AUTO button to set automation mode to Latch. OPTION/ALL Sets all channels to Latch automation mode. TRIM — TOUCH Sets selected channel to Touch automation mode. While held down, press the channel strip AUTO button to set automation mode to Touch. OPTION/ALL WRITE Sets all channels to Touch automation mode. Sets selected channel to Write automation mode. While held down, press the channel strip AUTO button to set automation mode to Write. OPTION/ALL OFF Sets all channels to Write automation mode. Sets selected channel to Off automation mode. While held down, press the channel strip AUTO button to set automation mode to Off. OPTION/ALL Sets all channels to Off automation mode. Mackie HUI: STATUS/GROUP Section The following table outlines the status/group controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment AUTO While held down, the scribble strips display the automation mode of all channels. MONITOR — Chapter 13 Mackie HUI 183 Control Modifier Assignment PHASE—SHIFT Switches to Single view. GROUP Enters Group Edit mode: • The upper line (in the DSP Edit section) displays the number and name of the group being edited. • DSP Select buttons 1 to 4 switch between the properties of the group being edited. The group name is shown in the lower line. • When the INSERT/PARAM button is off, the DSP Edit V-Pots scroll through the group properties. If the INSERT/PARAM button is on, the DSP EDIT V-Pots select the group that you want to edit. • The SELECT buttons enable/disable group membership of the channel. SHIFT/ADD CREATE Switches to Channel view. Creates a new group and enters Group Edit mode (see above). SHIFT/ADD SUSPEND Switches to Mixer view. Activates or deactivates the Group Clutch. SHIFT/ADD Switches to Tracks view. Mackie HUI: EDIT Section The following table outlines the editing controls and their assignments: Control Assignment CAPTURE — SEPARATE — CUT Cuts the selection (of regions or events). COPY Copies the selection. PASTE Pastes the Clipboard contents. DELETE Deletes the selection. Mackie HUI: Time Display The following table outlines the time display controls and their assignments: 184 Control Assignment TIME CODE Lit if counter is displaying SMPTE time code. FEET Not assigned BEATS Lit if counter is displaying bars/beats/divisions/ticks. Chapter 13 Mackie HUI Control Assignment Time display Switches between a SMPTE time code or bars/beats/divisions/ticks display. RUDE SOLO LIGHT Flashes if any channel is soloed. Mackie HUI: LOCATE/NUMERICS Section The following table outlines the numeric keypad controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment CLR Deletes current marker. = Creates a marker at the current playhead position. / Equivalent to (but independent of ) computer keyboard / key. * Equivalent to (but independent of ) computer keyboard * key. – Equivalent to (but independent of ) computer keyboard – key. + Equivalent to (but independent of ) computer keyboard + key. 0 to 9 • Normal: 1 to 9 recalls markers 1 to 9. • If in Go to Marker dialog: equivalent to (but independent of) computer keyboard keys 0 to 9. SHIFT/ADD Switches to Mixer view, and displays: • • • • • • • EDIT TOOL Selects tool (if applicable to window with key focus): • • • • • • • • • Chapter 13 Mackie HUI 1: MIDI channel strips 2: Input channel strips 3: Audio channel strips 4: Instrument channel strips 5: Aux channel strips 6: Bus channel strips 7: Master and output channel strips 1: Pointer 2: Pencil 3: Eraser 4: Text tool 5: Scissors 6: Glue 7: Solo tool 8: Mute tool 9: Zoom tool 185 Control Modifier Assignment 0 If in Go to Marker dialog: equivalent to computer keyboard 0 key. . • If not in Go to Marker dialog: enters Go to Marker dialog. • In in Go to Marker dialog: equivalent to computer keyboard Period key. ENTER • If not in Go to Marker dialog: enters folder of selected track. • If in Go to Marker dialog: confirms marker number that you entered. Mackie HUI: Transport Section The following table outlines the transport controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment AUDITION — PRE Sets left locator (at current playhead position). IN Sets punch in locator (at current playhead position). OUT Sets punch out locator (at current playhead position). POST Sets right locator (at current playhead position). RTZ Moves playhead to the left locator position. END Moves playhead to the right locator position. ON LINE Switches between internal and external sync. LOOP Enables or disables Cycle mode. QUICK PUNCH Enables or disables Autopunch mode. REWIND Shuttles backward. FAST FWD Shuttles forward. STOP Stops playback. PLAY Starts playback. SHIFT/ADD RECORD Pauses playback (or recording). Record Mackie HUI: Cursor Buttons The following table outlines the cursor controls and their assignments: 186 Chapter 13 Mackie HUI Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Cursor Up Assignment • Cursor mode: equivalent to computer keyboard Up Arrow key. • Zoom mode: zooms in vertically (in the window with key focus). SHIFT/ADD Zoom mode: individual track zoom (zooms in). CMD/ALT/FINE Page up. OPTION/ALL + CMD/ALT/FINE Scroll to top. Cursor Down • Cursor mode: equivalent to computer keyboard Down Arrow key. • Zoom mode: zooms out vertically (in the window with key focus). SHIFT/ADD Zoom mode: individual track zoom (zooms out). CMD/ALT/FINE Page down. OPTION/ALL + CMD/ALT/FINE Scroll to bottom (of window/list with key focus). Cursor Left • Cursor mode: equivalent to computer keyboard Left Arrow key. • Zoom mode: zooms out horizontally (in the window with key focus). SHIFT/ADD Zoom mode: individual track zoom reset (of tracks of the same type). CMD/ALT/FINE Page left. OPTION/ALL + CMD/ALT/FINE Scroll to left border (of the window with key focus). Cursor Right • Cursor mode: equivalent to computer keyboard Right Arrow key. • Zoom mode: zooms in horizontally (in the window with key focus). SHIFT/ADD Zoom mode: individual track zoom reset (of all tracks, regardless of type). CMD/ALT/FINE Page right. OPTION/ALL + CMD/ALT/FINE Scroll to right border (of the window with key focus). MODE Switches between Cursor and Zoom modes. Mackie HUI: Jog Wheel The following table outlines the Jog Wheel controls and their assignments: Chapter 13 Mackie HUI 187 Control Assignment Jog Wheel • Default: Move playhead by one bar. • Scrub button lit: Scrub mode. • Shuttle button lit: Shuttle mode. SCRUB Activates or deactivates Scrub mode. SHUTTLE Activates or deactivates Shuttle mode. Mackie HUI: Foot Switches The following table outlines the foot switch controls and their assignments: 188 Control Assignment Foot Switch 1 Play or Stop Foot Switch 2 Record On/Off Chapter 13 Mackie HUI Mackie C4 14 This chapter describes how to use your Mackie C4 with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Mackie C4 (p. 189) • Mackie C4: Using V-Pots and V-Select Buttons (p. 189) • Mackie C4: View Modes (p. 190) • Mackie C4: Function Buttons (p. 196) • Mackie C4: Assignment Buttons (p. 197) • Mackie C4: Modifier Buttons (p. 200) • Mackie C4: Parameter, Track, and Slot Buttons (p. 201) Setting Up Your Mackie C4 A connected and powered Mackie C4 unit will be detected automatically when you open Logic Express. You can use the C4 in an independent control surface group (with other control surface icons placed above or below the C4 icon), or combined in a group with one or more control surfaces (such as the Mackie Control—place the icon to the right or left of the existing icons). Although the C4 can be used independently, it is most useful when combined with other control surfaces, particularly the Mackie Control. In this scenario, the C4 adds eight channels in Mixer view. Using the C4 in its own control surface group allows you to edit instruments and effects independently, while performing mixing and other tasks on the Mackie Control or other control surface. Mackie C4: Using V-Pots and V-Select Buttons The C4 provides 32 V-Pots, laid out in four horizontal rows. • The top row (row 1) consists of V-Pots 1 to 8. • Row 2 consists of V-Pots 9 to 16. • Row 3 consists of V-Pots 17 to 24. 189 • The bottom row (row 4) consists of V-Pots 25 to 32. Each V-Pot features an integrated V-Select button, which is activated by pressing the (V-Pot) knob top. The function or parameter assigned to each V-Pot/V-Select button depends on the current view mode (see Mackie C4: View Modes), and chosen overlay (see Mackie C4: Assignment Buttons). V-Pots and V-Selects 1 to 8 When no overlay is active, V-Pots 1 to 8 (the top row) normally perform in the same way as their counterparts on a Mackie Control or Mackie Control XT. See Mackie Control: Assignment Zone. V-Pots and V-Selects 9 to 32 These V-Pots have additional functionality in different view modes. In Mixer (multi-channel) views, the V-Pots in rows 2, 3, and 4 usually edit the parameter that follows the parameter edited on row 1. In Channel view, all four rows represent a group of 32 editable parameters. In Effect and Instrument Edit views, the C4 can be split into two groups (8/24, 16/16, or 24/8 parameters). See SPLIT Button. Mackie C4: View Modes The C4 provides a number of view modes that display a particular parameter type on the V-Pots/V-Select buttons. See the following sections for details on each view mode: • Mackie C4: Pan Channel View Mode • Mackie C4: Channel Strip Mixer View Mode • Mackie C4: EQ Mixer View Mode • Mackie C4: EQ Channel View Mode • Mackie C4: Send Mixer View Mode • Mackie C4: Send Channel View Mode • Mackie C4: Effect Assign Mixer View Mode • Mackie C4: Effect Edit View Mode • Mackie C4: Instrument Assign Mixer View Mode • Mackie C4: Instrument Edit View Mode • Mackie C4: Cycle View Mode • Mackie C4: Punch View Mode 190 Chapter 14 Mackie C4 Mackie C4: Pan Channel View Mode In Pan Channel view, V-Pot 1 edits the Pan (or Balance) parameter. To access Pan Channel view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays. 2 Press V-Select 26 (labeled Surrnd). Mackie C4: Channel Strip Mixer View Mode In Channel Strip Mixer view, the row order is reversed, so that the lowest row edits parameter 1. V-Pot row 4 (bottom row) edits the currently chosen channel parameter. Row 3 edits channel parameter 2, row 2 edits channel parameter 3, and row 1 (at the top) edits channel parameter 4. The V-Pots edit the following channel parameters in this order: volume, pan/angle, input format, input assignment, output assignment, automation mode, group, displayed automation parameter. µ To edit invisible parameters Press the BANK Left/BANK Right or SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right buttons to change the parameter shown, and edited, in row 4. The parameters shown in rows 1 to 3 are adjusted accordingly. To access Channel Strip view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays. 2 Press V-Select 17. Mackie C4: EQ Mixer View Mode In EQ Mixer view: • Row 1 sets the selected EQ band bypass state. • Row 2 edits the selected EQ band frequency. • Row 3 edits the selected EQ band gain/slope. • Row 4 edits the selected EQ band Q factor. • The SLOT UP and SLOT DOWN buttons select the EQ band (if a Channel EQ is inserted in the selected channel strip). To access EQ Mixer view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays. Chapter 14 Mackie C4 191 2 Press V-Select 19 (labeled EQ Mixer). Mackie C4: EQ Channel View Mode In EQ Channel view: • Row 1 edits the frequency of all eight bands. • Row 2 edits the gain/slope of all eight bands. • Row 3 edits the Q factor of all eight bands. • Row 4 sets the bypass state of all eight bands. If no Channel EQ is present on the selected channel, a Channel EQ is automatically inserted when you enter the EQ Channel view. The TRACK Left and TRACK Right buttons switch to the previous or next channel. If you switch to a channel with no Channel EQ inserted, the C4 displays show “–”, and the corresponding V-Pots do nothing. To access EQ Channel view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays. 2 Press V-Select 27 (labeled EQs). Mackie C4: Send Mixer View Mode In Send Mixer view: • Row 1 edits the send destination of the selected Send slot (on the selected channel). • Row 2 edits the send level. • Row 3 edits the send position (pre/post fader). • Row 4 mutes/unmutes the send. • The SLOT UP/SLOT DOWN buttons select the Send slot. • The TRACK L and TRACK R buttons shift the fader bank (to the left or right) by the number of channel strips in the control surface group. To access Send Mixer view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays. 2 Press V-Select 20 (labeled Sends Mixer). Mackie C4: Send Channel View Mode In Send Channel view: • Row 1 edits the (first) eight send destinations of the selected channel strip. • Row 2 edits the send level of sends 1 to 8. • Row 3 edits send positions 1 to 8 (pre/post fader). 192 Chapter 14 Mackie C4 • Row 4 mutes/unmutes sends 1 to 8. • TRACK L and TRACK R switch to the previous or next channel. To access Send Channel view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays. 2 Press V-Select 28 (labeled Sends). Mackie C4: Effect Assign Mixer View Mode In Effect Assign Mixer view, the C4 displays the first four Insert slots of the eight selected channels. • Turn a V-Pot to switch between effects. (This action lets you browse through the effects listed in the Effect menu, shown in Logic Express mixer channels.) • Press the respective V-Select to insert the chosen effect. This activates Effect Edit view, where you can directly edit effect parameters. See Mackie C4: Effect Edit View Mode for more information. • The SLOT UP/SLOT DOWN buttons switch between Insert slots. • TRACK L and TRACK R shift the fader bank by the number of channel strips in the control surface group. • Holding down SHIFT and pressing a V-Select switches the bypass state of the respective Insert slot. Bypassed effects are denoted by an asterisk (*) that precedes the effect name. To access Effect Assign Mixer view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays. 2 Press V-Select 21 (labeled PlugIn Mixer). Mackie C4: Effect Edit View Mode In Effect Edit view: • V-Pots 1 to 32 constitute a group of 32 parameters. Splitting is possible (see SPLIT Button). • The SLOT UP/SLOT DOWN buttons select the Insert slot. • BANK Left/BANK Right shifts the edited parameters by one page. • In Split mode, the SLOT and BANK button behaviors apply to Split Upper. • When holding down SHIFT, the SLOT and BANK button behaviors apply to Split Lower. • SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right shifts the edited parameters by 1. • In Split mode, the SINGLE button behaviors apply to Split Upper. Chapter 14 Mackie C4 193 • When holding down SHIFT, the SINGLE button behaviors apply to Split Lower. To access Effect Edit view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays. 2 Press V-Select 21 (labeled PlugIn Mixer). 3 Insert or select an effect, and the C4 will automatically switch to Effect Edit view. Mackie C4: Instrument Assign Mixer View Mode In Instrument Assign Mixer view, the C4 displays the Instrument slots of the selected instrument channels. • Turn a V-Pot to select an instrument. (This action lets you browse through the software instruments listed in the Instrument Plug-in menu, shown in Logic Express instrument channels.) • Press the respective V-Select to insert the chosen instrument. This enters Instrument Edit view, where you can edit instrument parameters. See Mackie C4: Instrument Edit View Mode for more information. • The TRACK L and TRACK R buttons shift the fader bank by the number of channel strips in the control surface group. • Holding down SHIFT and pressing a V-Select switches the bypass state of the respective Instrument slot. An asterisk (*) precedes the name of bypassed instruments. To access Instrument Assign Mixer view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays. 2 Press V-Select 22 (labeled Instru Mixer). Mackie C4: Instrument Edit View Mode In Instrument Edit View: • V-Pots 1 to 32 constitute a group of 32 parameters. Splitting is possible (see SPLIT Button). • BANK Left/BANK Right shifts the edited parameters by one page. • In Split mode, the BANK button behaviors apply to Split Upper. • When holding down SHIFT, the BANK button behaviors apply to Split Lower. • SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right shifts the edited parameters by 1. • In Split mode, the SINGLE button behaviors apply to Split Upper. • When holding down SHIFT, the SINGLE button behaviors apply to Split Lower. 194 Chapter 14 Mackie C4 To access Instrument Edit view 1 Hold down the CHAN STRIP button. The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays. 2 Press V-Select 22 (labeled Instru Mixer). 3 Insert or select an instrument, which will automatically switch the C4 to Instrument Edit view. Mackie C4: Cycle View Mode In Cycle View mode, the V-Pots/V-Selects behave as follows: • V-Pot/V-Select 1 (labeled Cycle) shows and edits the current Cycle mode status (off or on). • V-Select 2 (labeled BySet) matches the cycle area to selections made in the Arrange window (selected audio or MIDI regions). • V-Pot 3 (labeled Move) moves the current cycle area by a bar with each click of the V-Pot, when turned. • V-Pot 4 moves the current cycle area by a beat with each click of the V-Pot, when turned. • The display shows the left and right locators above V-Pots 5 and 7. • Pressing V-Select 5 picks up (uses) the current playhead position for the left locator. • Turning V-Pot 5 changes the left locator position by bars. • Turning V-Pot 6 changes the left locator position by beats (denominator steps). • Pressing V-Select 7 picks up (uses) the current playhead position for the right locator. • Turning V-Pot 7 changes the right locator position by bars. • Turning V-Pot 8 changes the right locator position by beats (denominator steps). µ To activate Cycle View mode Hold down the CHAN STRIP button, and press V-Select 31. Mackie C4: Punch View Mode In Punch View mode, the V-Pots/V-Selects behave as follows: • V-Pot/V-Select 1 shows and edits the current Autopunch status (off or on). • V-Pot 3 (labeled Move) moves the current punch in locator by a bar with each click of the V-Pot, when turned. • V-Pot 4 moves the current punch in locator by a beat with each click of the V-Pot, when turned. • The display shows the punch in and punch out locators above V-Pots 5 and 7. • Pressing V-Select 5 picks up (uses) the current playhead position for the punch in locator. Chapter 14 Mackie C4 195 • Turning V-Pot 5 changes the punch in locator position by bars. • Turning V-Pot 6 changes the punch in locator position by beats (denominator steps). • Pressing V-Select 7 picks up (uses) the current playhead position for the punch out locator. • Turning V-Pot 7 changes the punch out locator position by bars. • Turning V-Pot 8 changes the punch out locator position by beats (denominator steps). Note: Changing a punch locator position with the C4 automatically activates Autopunch mode. µ To activate Punch View mode Hold down the CHAN STRIP button, and press V-Select 32. Mackie C4: Function Buttons This section outlines the FUNCTION buttons at the lower left of the C4 control surface. SPLIT Button Splits the C4 rows as follows: 4/0, 1/3, 2/2, and 3/1. This is known as a Split Edit, and allows you to simultaneously edit two separate sections of a plug-in, or even two different plug-ins. Split Edit is also possible across multiple C4 units. For example, with two C4 devices, pressing the SPLIT button offers the following split modes: • 1/7 (Split Upper is top row of first C4 unit; Split Lower is bottom 3 rows of first unit and all rows of second C4 unit. LED 1/3 is lit.) • 2/6 (Split Upper is top two rows of first C4 unit; Split Lower is bottom two rows of first unit and all rows of second C4 unit. LED 2/1 is on.) • 3/5 (LED 3/1 is on.) • 4/4 (All three LEDs are on.) • 5/3 (All three LEDs are on.) • 6/2 (All three LEDs are on.) • 7/1 (All three LEDs are on.) LOCK Button Activates/deactivates Track Lock. When LOCK is enabled, selection of a different track in the Arrange window does not switch the current track/channel selection on the C4. SPOT ERASE Button Unassigned 196 Chapter 14 Mackie C4 Mackie C4: Assignment Buttons The Assignment buttons switch between “overlay” and normal view modes. The parameters assigned to the V-Pots/V-Select buttons change accordingly when an overlay mode is activated. MARKER Button Switches between Marker overlay (see Mackie C4: Marker Overlay Mode) and normal view modes (see Mackie C4: View Modes). TRACK Button Switches between Track overlay (see Mackie C4: Track Overlay Mode) and normal view modes (see Mackie C4: View Modes). You can access alternate Mixer View options by holding down the TRACK button. This displays a further submenu in the lower LCD, allowing you to view particular channel types: • V-Select 25 switches to MIDI Channel view. • V-Select 26 switches to Input Channel view. • V-Select 27 switches to Audio Channel view. • V-Select 28 switches to Software Instrument Channel view. • V-Select 29 switches to Auxiliary Channel view. • V-Select 30 switches to Bus Channel view. • V-Select 31 switches to Output Channel view. • V-Select 32 switches to Master Channel view. Releasing the TRACK button without pressing a V-Select returns you to Mixer view. CHAN STRIP Button Switches between Channel Strip overlay (see Mackie C4: Channel Strip Overlay Mode) and normal view modes (see Mackie C4: View Modes). You can access alternate User View options by holding down the CHAN STRIP button, which displays a further submenu in the lower LCD. • V-Select 9 to 16 switches to one of eight user modes, where you can freely assign parameters to V-Pots or V-Select buttons. • V-Select 17 switches to Channel Strip Mixer view. • V-Select 18 switches to Pan Mixer view. • V-Select 19 switches to EQ Mixer view. • V-Select 20 switches to Send Mixer view. • V-Select 21 switches to Effect Assign Mixer view. Chapter 14 Mackie C4 197 • V-Select 22 switches to Instrument Select Mixer view. • V-Select 26 switches to Pan Channel view. • V-Select 27 switches to EQ Channel view. • V-Select 28 switches to Send Channel view. • V-Select 31 activates the Cycle view. • V-Select 32 activates the Drop view. FUNCTION Button Switches between “Function overlay” and normal view modes (see Mackie C4: View Modes). See Mackie C4: Function Overlay Mode for details on this mode. Mackie C4: Marker Overlay Mode The Marker overlay is active when the MARKER button light is on. • V-Selects 1 to 30 are assigned to markers 1 to 30. The upper LCD line shows the marker name; the lower line displays INSIDE when the playhead falls within marker boundaries. • V-Select 31 creates a new marker. • V-Select 32 deletes the current marker. Mackie C4: Track Overlay Mode The Track overlay is active when the TRACK button light is on. µ To select a track/channel for Split Upper Press V-Select 1 to 32. When a track/channel is selected for Split Upper, the bottom LCD displays the word UPPER. µ BANK Left/BANK Right shifts the fader bank by the number of channels in the control surface group. µ SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right shifts the fader bank by one channel. µ To select a track/channel for Split Lower Press V-Select 1 to 32. If a track/channel is selected for Split Lower, the word LOWER is shown in the bottom LCD. µ BANK Left/BANK Right shifts the fader bank by the number of channels in the control surface group. µ SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right shifts the fader bank by one channel. Mackie C4: Channel Strip Overlay Mode The channel strip overlay is active when the CHAN STRIP button light is on. • V-Pot/V-Select row 1 (V-Pots 1 to 8) edits the frequency and gain of EQ bands 3 to 6 (the parametric bands), provided an EQ effect is inserted in the current channel strip. 198 Chapter 14 Mackie C4 • V-Pot/V-Select row 2 (V-Pots 9 to 16) switches to Effect Edit mode for Inserts 1 to 8, provided an effect is inserted in the respective Insert slot. If no effect is inserted, turn the respective V-Pot to select an effect, then press the V-Select, to insert it. • V-Pot/V-Select row 3 (V-Pots 17 to 24) edits Send 1 to 8 Level, provided the current channel has active sends. • V-Pot/V-Select 25 switches to Instrument Edit mode, provided the selected channel is routed to an instrument channel, and an instrument plug-in is inserted. • V-Pot/V-Select 26 edits the channel output destination. • V-Pot/V-Select 27 sets the automation mode. • V-Pot/V-Select 28 edits group membership. • V-Pot/V-Select 29 edits volume. • V-Pot/V-Select 30 edits pan. • V-Pot/V-Select 32 sets the channel input format. Mackie C4: Function Overlay Mode The Function overlay is active when the FUNCTION button light is on. The table below outlines the assignment of C4 controls to Logic functions. Control Assignment 1 (display: Inspct) Enables/disables the Inspector of the window with key focus. 2 (Channel Strip) Enables/disables the Lists area display in the Arrange window. 2 (Channel Strip)-Option Enables/disables the Media area display in the Arrange window. 3 (Delay in ms) Activates/deactivates display of delays in milliseconds. 4 (Ruler: SMPTE) Activates/deactivates SMPTE display of ruler. 5 (Global Track) Activates/deactivates display of Global tracks. 6 (Arrang Grid) Activates/deactivates display of the Arrange window grid. 7 (Event Float) Activates/deactivates display of the Event List. 8 (Name/Value) Switches the display mode between Name and Value (identical to the NAME/VALUE button on the Mackie Control). 9 (Track Autom.) Enables/disables display of track automation in the Arrange window. 10 (Trk>Rg Autom.) Performs Move Current Track Automation Data to Region key command. With the OPTION button held down (display: Trk>Ob Au All), the Move All Track Automation Data to Region key command is executed. 11 (Rg>Trk Autom.) Performs Move Current Region Data to Track Automation function. With the OPTION button held down (display: Ob>Trk Au All), the Move All Region Control Data to Track Automation key command is executed. Chapter 14 Mackie C4 199 Control Assignment 12 (Clear Autom.) Performs Delete Currently Visible Automation Data of Current Track key command. With the OPTION button held down (display: Clear Au All), the Delete All Automation Data of Current Track function is performed. 13 (ClrAll Overld) Resets the Level Meter Overload displays. 14 (ClrAll RecRdy) Switches off Record Enable button of all channels. 15 (ClrAll Solo) Switches off Solo for all channels. 16 (ClrAll Mute) Switches off Mute for all channels. 17 (Tool: Pointr) Chooses the Pointer tool. 18 (Tool: Pencil) Chooses the Pencil tool. 19 (Tool: Scissr) Chooses the Scissors tool. 20 (Tool: Glue) Chooses the Glue tool. 21 (Tool: Text) Chooses the Text tool. 22 (Tool: Xfade) Chooses the Crossfade tool. 23 (Tool: Marque) Chooses the Marquee tool. 24 (Tool: Autom.) Chooses the Automation Select tool. V-Pot 25 (WfZoom) Edits the Arrange waveform zoom factor (if the Arrange window has key focus). V-Pot 26 (V.Zoom) Edits the vertical zoom factor of the window with key focus. V-Pot 27 (H.Zoom) Edits the horizontal zoom factor of the window with key focus. V-Pot 28 (Move Cycle) Moves the cycle locators. V-Pot 29 (Quantz) Chooses the Quantize value. V-Select 29 performs Quantize Selected Events for the selected regions or events. V-Pot 30 (Division) Chooses the division value for clock display. V-Select 31 (Prev SetEXS) Performs Next Plug-in Setting or EXS Instrument key command. V-Select 32 (Next SetEXS) Performs Previous Plug-in Setting or EXS Instrument key command. Mackie C4: Modifier Buttons The four buttons in this area are similar to those found on your computer keyboard (but are independent of the keyboard modifiers). Many Logic Express functions behave differently when one or more modifier keys are pressed, in conjunction with another key or mouse click. This also applies to the C4 control surface. Here is a generic description of the modifier button functions: • SHIFT: Switches other buttons to an alternate function. • OPTION: While held down, parameters are set to the minimum, default, or maximum value when edited with a V-Pot. 200 Chapter 14 Mackie C4 • CTRL: Disables the Group function. • CMD/ALT: While held down, parameters are edited in Fine (high-resolution) mode when a V-Pot is turned. Mackie C4: Parameter, Track, and Slot Buttons The buttons at the lower right of the C4 are used to access channel strips, channel strip elements, and parameters. BANK Left and BANK Right Buttons Shifts the parameter display by one page (a group of parameters) in particular views. SINGLE Left and SINGLE Right Buttons Shifts the parameter display by one parameter in particular views. TRACK L and TRACK R Buttons In Mixer view, TRACK L and TRACK R shifts the fader bank left or right by the number of channel strips in the control surface group. For example, if you have two C4 units in a control surface group, the view shifts by 16 channels. Simultaneously pressing TRACK L or TRACK R and OPTION moves to the first or last group of channels in the project (or parameter pages, if in an edit mode). For example, if you are viewing the first 8 channels (of 64) in the fader bank, pressing OPTION and TRACK L or TRACK R will show the last 8 channels in the fader bank (channels 57 to 64). In Channel view, TRACK L and TRACK R select the previous or next channel. In Channel view, simultaneously pressing TRACK L or TRACK R and SHIFT moves to the first or last group of channels in the project (or parameter pages, if in an edit mode), but only affects the Split Lower group if Split mode is active. SLOT UP and SLOT DOWN Buttons Selects the desired EQ, Send, or Insert slot. Chapter 14 Mackie C4 201 Radikal Technologies SAC-2K 15 This chapter describes how to use your Radikal Technologies SAC-2K with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Radikal Technologies SAC-2K (p. 203) • Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Assignment Overview (p. 203) • Resolving Issues with Radikal Technologies SAC-2K (p. 209) Setting Up Your Radikal Technologies SAC-2K Make sure that your control surface is connected bidirectionally with the computer, using either a MIDI interface, or the unit’s USB connector. If the units are connected via USB, ensure that the appropriate MIDI driver for the device is installed. Visit the manufacturer’s website to download updated drivers, if necessary. To set up SAC-2K units 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup. 2 Choose Install from the New menu. 3 Select the SAC-2K in the Install window. 4 Click the Scan button. Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Assignment Overview This section outlines the assignment of the Radikal Technologies SAC-2K interface elements to Logic functions. • Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: LCDs and Encoders • Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Channel Strips • Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Mixer View Mode Section • Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Software Navigation Section • Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Locator Section • Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Marker Section 203 • Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Transport Section • Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Channel Edit Mode Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: LCDs and Encoders The following table outlines the LCDs and encoder controls, and their assignments: Control Assignment Left and middle LCDs Upper row displays the channel number when in a Mixer (multichannel) view mode. The parameter name is shown when in a (single) Channel view mode. Lower row shows the parameter value of the corresponding encoder (the one directly below the display). Level meters are shown to the right. Right LCD Upper row displays the name of the parameter being edited with the corresponding encoder (the one below). Lower row displays the parameter value (assigned to the encoder below the display). The Master Output level meter is displayed at the far right. Encoders Edit the corresponding parameter shown in the LCD. Encoder push buttons Parameters with two values (On/Off ): Switches between the two values. Parameters that access items (plug-in selection, for example): Confirms preselection. At other times, sets the parameter to its default value. Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Channel Strips The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Mute/Solo Switches Mute/Solo 1 to 8 buttons between Mute and Solo modes. LED off: Mute/Solo buttons switch Mute state on/off. LED on: Mute/Solo buttons switch Solo state on/off. LED flashes: Mute/Solo buttons switch Record Enable state on/off. SHIFT 204 Assignment Sets Mute/Solo buttons to Record Enable mode. Mute/Solo 1 to 8 Mute/Solo LED off: Enables/disables Mute; LED displays Mute status. Mute/Solo LED on: Enables/disables Solo; LED displays Solo status. Mute/Solo LED flashing: Enables/disables Record Enable; LED displays Record Enable (armed/disarmed) status. SELECT 1 to 8 buttons Selects channel. Exception: In Group mode, these buttons define group membership of the channel. Master Select button Switches Flip mode between Off and Duplicate. Chapter 15 Radikal Technologies SAC-2K Control Modifier Assignment Faders 1 to 8 Controls volume, or duplicates the parameter assigned to the encoder above (if Flip mode is enabled). Master Fader Controls the Master Level fader if it exists; if not, controls Output 1–2 level. EQ button Inserts a Channel EQ in the channel if no Channel EQ is present. Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Mixer View Mode Section The following table outlines the Mixer view mode controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment Pan Switches to Mixer view (multichannel) pan editing. High, HiMid, LowMid, Low Switches to Mixer view (multichannel) gain editing of a certain EQ band. Encoders 9 to 12 edit Frequency, Gain, Q factor, and On/Off for the selected channel. Pressing and releasing the button chooses a specific EQ band. While held down, you can use Encoder 9 to choose the EQ band that you want to edit (bands 1 to 8). The button’s LED is lit when in Mixer view Gain Editing mode (of the selected channel EQ band). • • • • Snd/Ins Low: Band 3 (first parametric EQ band) LowMid: Band 4 (second parametric EQ band) HiMid: Band 5 (third parametric EQ band) High: Band 6 (fourth parametric EQ band) Switches the four Snd/Ins (1 to 4) buttons between Send and Insert modes. • LED off: Send mode • LED on: Insert mode Chapter 15 Radikal Technologies SAC-2K 205 Control Modifier Assignment Snd/Ins 1 to 4 • If in Send mode, switches to Mixer view (multichannel) send level editing of Sends 1 to 4. Encoders 9 to 12 edit Destination, Level, Pre/Post, and Mute of the selected channel. You must confirm the send destination by pushing the Encoder 9 button. While held down, use Encoder 9 to select the desired Send number (1 to 8). The button’s LED is lit when in Mixer view Send Level Editing mode (of the selected channel Send slot). • If in Insert mode, switches to Mixer view plug-in selection for Inserts 1 to 4. Plug-in selection is confirmed by pressing the encoder’s push button. While held down, use Encoder 9 to choose the desired Insert slot number (1 to 15). The button’s LED is lit when in Plug-in Selection mode (of the corresponding channel Insert slot). Audio Switches to Mixer view, and displays audio channels. SHIFT MIDI Switches to Mixer view. Switches to Mixer view, and displays MIDI channel strips. SHIFT Input Switches to Arrange (Track) view, and displays the channel strips of all tracks used in the Arrange window. Switches to Mixer view, and displays input channels. SHIFT Inst Switches to Mixer view, and displays the master and output channels. Switches to Mixer view, and displays (software) instrument channels. SHIFT Bus Switches to Mixer view, and displays aux channels. Switches to Mixer view, and displays bus channels. SHIFT Group Switches to Single view. Switches to Group editing mode: • Encoder 1 to 10 push buttons edit a group property. (The property is shown in the LCD’s lower line.) • Encoder 11 scrolls through group properties. • Encoder 12 selects a group to edit. Its name is displayed in the lower LCD line, above Encoder 12. • Select buttons 1 to 8 activate/deactivate group membership of the channel. 206 Chapter 15 Radikal Technologies SAC-2K Control Modifier Assignment 1 to 8 Shifts the fader bank (a group of channels or parameters) to the left by one bank. 9 to 16 Shifts the fader bank to the right by one bank. 17 to 24 Shifts the fader bank to the left by one channel. 25 to 32 Shifts the fader bank to the right by one channel. Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Software Navigation Section The following table outlines the software navigation controls and their assignments: Control Assignment 1 Num LED off: — Num LED on: Equivalent to 1 on computer keyboard. 2 Num LED off: Equivalent to Left Arrow key on computer keyboard. Num LED on: Equivalent to 2 on computer keyboard. 3 Num LED off: Equivalent to Up Arrow key on computer keyboard. Num LED on: Equivalent to 3 on computer keyboard. 4 Num LED off: Equivalent to Right Arrow key on computer keyboard. Num LED on: Equivalent to 4 on computer keyboard. 5 Num LED off: Performs Undo (of most recent editing operation). Num LED on: Equivalent to 5 on computer keyboard. 6 Num LED off: — Num LED on: Equivalent to 6 on computer keyboard. 7 Num LED off: Copies the selection (of regions or events). Num LED on: Equivalent to 7 on computer keyboard. 8 Num LED off: Equivalent to Down Arrow key on computer keyboard. Num LED on: Equivalent to 8 on computer keyboard. 9 Num LED off: Pastes the Clipboard contents. Num LED on: Equivalent to 9 on computer keyboard. 0 Num LED off: Saves the project. Num LED on: Equivalent to 0 on computer keyboard. Num Switches the numeric buttons between primary and secondary function (see above). Enter Equivalent to Enter key on the computer keyboard. Note: All buttons that are equivalents of computer keyboard keys are independent of the computer keys. Either can be reassigned. Chapter 15 Radikal Technologies SAC-2K 207 Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Locator Section The locator displays the current playhead position in bars/beats format, as defined in the project settings. A period separates display segments, as the bars/beats format uses (up to) 14 characters in Logic Express, and the SAC display is limited to 8 digits. Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Marker Section The following table outlines the marker section controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT Shifts to secondary function of other buttons. Scrub Switches between three Jog Wheel modes: • LED off: Moves playhead by one bar. • LED on: Activates Scrub mode. • LED flashes: Activates Shuttle mode. From Sets left locator at the current playhead position. SHIFT Store Marker Moves the playhead to the left locator position. Creates a marker at the current playhead position. SHIFT To Deletes the marker at the current playhead position. Sets right locator at the current playhead position. SHIFT Recall Marker Moves the playhead to the right locator position. Opens the Go to Marker dialog. SHIFT Jog Wheel Opens the Marker List. Moves the playhead in one of three modes, depending on the state of the Scrub button (see above). Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Transport Section The following table outlines the transport controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier << Shuttles backward. >> Shuttles forward. SHIFT STOP 208 Assignment Chapter 15 Radikal Technologies SAC-2K Goes to next marker. Stops playback (or recording). Control Modifier PLAY Assignment Starts playback. SHIFT Enables/disables Cycle mode. RECORD Starts recording (to record-enabled tracks). SHIFT Enables/disables Replace mode. Radikal Technologies SAC-2K: Channel Edit Mode The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: Control Assignment EQs Enters Channel view EQ Edit mode. Pressing the button repeatedly cycles through all available EQ parameter pages. Inserts/Sends Enters Channel view Plug-in Edit mode and edits the effect plug-in inserted into the currently chosen Insert slot (of the selected channel). Pressing the button repeatedly cycles through all available effect plug-in parameter pages. Dynamics — MIDI — Instrument Enters Channel view Instrument Edit mode and edits the instrument plug-in inserted into the selected (Instrument) channel. Pressing the button repeatedly cycles through all available instrument plug-in parameter pages. Resolving Issues with Radikal Technologies SAC-2K This section may help you to resolve a few common problems. Track or channel names are shorter than necessary, and the assignments don’t work correctly The SAC-2K is in an Emulation mode (Logic Control or HUI, for example). To resolve this issue, turn the SAC-2K power off, and then back on. The faders don’t work, and the locator display shows “00000000” You have manually switched the SAC-2K to SLAVE mode. This has the unfortunate side effect of not initializing a number of settings required for proper communication. To resolve this issue, turn the SAC-2K power off, and then back on. Chapter 15 Radikal Technologies SAC-2K 209 Recording Light 16 The Recording Light control surface plug-in enables you to control an external light or sign, warning visitors not to enter the recording studio before or during recording. Logic Express sends a MIDI signal to switch on the external device when a track is record-enabled or when recording starts. Logic Express sends another MIDI signal to switch off the device when tracks are made record-safe or when recording stops. Note: This control surface plug-in requires additional hardware that is not included with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up the Recording Light (p. 211) • Changing Recording Light Parameters (p. 211) Setting Up the Recording Light The Recording Light needs to be manually added to your setup. To set up the Recording Light 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup. 2 Choose Install from the New menu. 3 Select the Recording Light from the list in the Install window. 4 Click the Add button. Note: While the Recording Light can be added anywhere, it is suggested that you use it alone in a unique control surface group. Changing Recording Light Parameters As the Recording Light hardware is not actually a control surface, but rather a simple MIDI-controlled display device, all changes to its behavior are made in the Device Parameter area at the left of the Setup window. You can adjust most of the following parameters, if necessary: • Out Port: Choose the MIDI output port from the pop-up menu. 211 • Input: Choose the MIDI input port from the pop-up menu. • Module: Shows the name of the control surface plug-in (Recording Light), which cannot be changed. • Model: Shows the model name of the control surface (Recording Light), which cannot be changed. • Version: Shows the firmware version for some control surfaces. Not applicable to Recording Light. • Color: Not applicable to Recording Light • MIDI Status: Choose the type of MIDI message that is sent to the recording light device. Generally, this will be a MIDI note on message, but other data types can be transmitted. • MIDI Channel: Specify the MIDI channel that data is sent on. • Data 1: Any Record Ready LED: This value determines how the Recording Light device responds to a track being record-enabled in Logic Express. • Data 1: Recording: This value determines how the Recording Light device responds when the Record button is engaged in Logic Express. • Data 2: On Value: Choose the value for the MIDI event that is sent to turn on the Recording Light device. Typically this value is 127. 212 Chapter 16 Recording Light Roland SI-24 17 This chapter describes how to use your Roland SI-24 with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Roland SI-24 (p. 213) • Roland SI-24: Assignment Overview (p. 214) Setting Up Your Roland SI-24 Follow the steps below before using your control surface with Logic Express. µ To use both the audio and MIDI controller features of the SI-24 Ensure that your SI-24 units are connected to the RPC card with the (included) cable. This connector provides both digital audio and MIDI connections. µ Make sure that the appropriate driver software is installed, and functioning correctly. Note: The RPC card is a PCI device, and is not compatible with (most) G5, and all Intel-based Mac computers, which only offer PCIe interfacing. µ To use the SI-24 as a control surface Connect the unit bidirectionally with two free (not used by other devices) MIDI interface ports. When used as a control surface, the SI-24 can be used with all Mac systems that are capable of running Logic Express. Obviously, you will require another device for audio input and output. To scan for your Roland SI-24 unit 1 Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup. 2 Choose Install in the New menu. 3 Select Roland SI-24 in the Install window. 4 Click the Scan button. Logic Express scans for, and automatically installs, your control surface. 213 Roland SI-24: Assignment Overview The following sections outline the assignment of Roland SI-24 interface elements to Logic functions. • Roland SI-24: Channel Strips • Roland SI-24: STATUS MODE Section • Roland SI-24: CH ASSIGN Controls • Roland SI-24: MASTER Section • Roland SI-24: Numeric Key Section • Roland SI-24: Transport Section Roland SI-24: Channel Strips The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button (such as SHIFT) shown below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier EQ ON/OFF 1 to 4 Assignment In Pan mode: • Switches the bypass state of EQ bands 1–4. • Enters EQ/Send mode. If no Channel EQ is present on the selected channel, a Channel EQ is automatically inserted. In EQ/Send mode: • Switches the bypass state of EQ bands 1–4. The button LED is lit when the EQ is enabled. In Plug-in mode: • Switches between Inserts 1–4. A lit button LED indicates the selected Insert slot. • If a plug-in window is open, it will update to reflect the plug-in parameters of the selected Insert slot. SHIFT EQ/SEND In EQ/Send mode: Enables/disables Send 1–4 Mute. Switches Channel view modes between: • EQ/Send Edit mode (LED on). • Pan Edit mode (LED off ). PLUG-IN Switches Channel view modes between: • Plug-in Edit mode (LED on). (Plug-in window opens.) • Pan Edit mode (LED off ). Plug-in window closes when Plug-in Edit mode is exited. 214 Chapter 17 Roland SI-24 Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT Switches Channel view modes between: • Instrument Edit mode (LED on). (Instrument window opens.) • Pan Edit mode (LED off ). Instrument plug-in window closes when Instrument Edit mode is exited. PAN 1 to 12 In Pan Edit mode: • Controls channel strip Pan/Balance. In EQ/Send mode: • 1/3/5/7: Control the Gain parameter of EQ bands 1–4. • 2/4/6/8: Control the Frequency parameter of EQ bands 1–4. • 9–12: Control Send 1–4 levels. In Plug-in Edit mode: • 1–10: Edits plug-in parameter. • 11: Bypasses the plug-in. • 12: Shifts plug-in parameter page. (A page is a collection of parameters.) In Instrument mode: • 1–10: Edits Instrument parameter. • 11: Bypasses the instrument plug-in. • 12: Shifts Instrument parameter page. SHIFT In EQ/Send mode: • 2/4/6/8: Control the Q-Factor of EQ bands 1–4. • 9–12: Determine Send 1–4 destinations. CH SELECT 1 to 12 Selects track/channel. STATUS 1 to 12 In Automation mode: Switches Automation mode between: • Off (LED off ) • Read (green) • Latch (orange) • Write (red) In Record Ready mode: Activates/deactivates Record Enable. In Solo mode: Enables/disables Solo. In Mute mode: Enables/disables Mute. Fader 1 to 12 Controls volume. Roland SI-24: STATUS MODE Section The following table outlines the status mode controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button (such as SHIFT) shown below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Chapter 17 Roland SI-24 215 Control Modifier AUTOMIX Assignment Sets STATUS 1 to 12 buttons to Automation mode. SHIFT Sets all tracks to Off, Read, Latch, or Write automation mode. Repeatedly press this button combination to cycle through automation modes. REC/PLAY Sets STATUS 1 to 12 buttons to Record Enable mode. SOLO Sets STATUS 1 to 12 buttons to Solo mode. MUTE Sets STATUS 1 to 12 buttons to Mute mode. Roland SI-24: CH ASSIGN Controls The following table outlines the channel assign controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button (such as SHIFT) shown below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier INPUT Assignment Shows the first 12 audio input channel strips. SHIFT Shows the first 12 MIDI channel strips. OUTPUT Shows the first 12 output channel strips: • • • • • SHIFT 1: Output 1–2 2: Output 3–4 3: Output 5 4: Output 6 5: Output 7–8 (digital out) Shows the first 12 audio channels. BUS Shows the first 12 aux channels. SHIFT Shows the first 12 instrument channels. Tr 1 to 12 Switches to Arrange view and shows the first 12 channels. Tr 13 to 24 Switches to Arrange view and displays channel 13 to 24. Roland SI-24: MASTER Section The following table outlines the master fader control and its assignment: Control Assignment Master fader Controls the master channel strip. Roland SI-24: Numeric Key Section The following table outlines the numeric key controls and their assignments: 216 Chapter 17 Roland SI-24 Note: A modifier button (such as SHIFT) shown below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment SYSTEM Switches SI-24 to System mode. See SI-24 user manual for details. LOCATE Switches numeric keys to Locate mode. SHORT CUT Switches numeric keys to Shortcut mode. SCREEN SET Switches numeric keys to Screenset mode. 0 to 9 System mode: See SI-24 user manual. Locate mode: • 1 to 9: Moves playhead to marker 1 to 9 positions. • 0: Creates marker at playhead position. Shortcut mode: • 1: Saves project. LED is lit if project has changed since last save. • 2: Performs Undo (of last editing operation). LED is on if a Redo is possible. • 3: Copies the selection (of regions or events). • 4: Pastes the Clipboard contents. • 5: Deletes the selection. • 6: Enables/disables Scrub mode. LED is on if Scrub mode is enabled. • 7: Enables/disables Cycle mode. LED is on if Cycle mode is enabled. • 8: Enables/disables Autopunch mode. LED is on if Autopunch mode is enabled. • 9: Switches Arrange window to Hyper Draw volume view. • 0: Switches Arrange window to Hyper Draw pan view. Screenset mode: • 1 to 9: Recall screensets 1 to 9. • 0: Enables/disables Lock Screenset command. Chapter 17 Roland SI-24 217 Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT Locate mode: • 1 to 9: Moves playhead to marker 10 to 18 positions. • 0: Deletes marker at playhead position. Shortcut mode: • 1: Performs Save As. • 2: Performs Redo (reverses last Undo operation). • 3: Cuts selection. • 4: Pastes the Clipboard contents. Screenset mode: • • • • • • • • • 1: Opens/Closes Arrange window. 2: Opens/Closes Mixer. 3: Opens/Closes Event Editor. 4: Opens/Closes Score Editor. 5: Opens/Closes Hyper Editor. 6: Opens/Closes Piano Roll Editor. 7: Opens/Closes Transport window. 8: Opens/Closes Audio Bin window. 9: Opens/Closes Sample Editor. Roland SI-24: Transport Section The following table outlines the transport controls and their assignments: 218 Control Assignment PAUSE Pause REW Rewinds playhead in one-bar increments. F FWD Advances playhead by one bar. STOP Stops playback. PLAY Starts playback. RECORD Starts recording. Jog Wheel Scrub mode off: Moves playhead in one-bar increments. Scrub mode on: Scrubs (audio and MIDI). Chapter 17 Roland SI-24 Tascam FW-1884 18 This chapter describes how the Tascam FW-1884, the FE-8 extension, and the FW-1082 are used to control Logic Express. The Tascam FE-8 extension can be used to expand the FW-1884 with eight additional channel strips. Up to 15 FE-8 units can be added to the FW-1884 system. The Tascam FW-1082 is a stripped-down version of the FW-1884. Note: This is an addendum to the Tascam user documentation and is limited to descriptions of features specific to Logic Express. Refer to the Tascam documentation for more information about the individual control surfaces. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Tascam FW-1884, FE-8, and FW-1082 with Logic Express (p. 219) • Tascam FW-1884: Assignment Overview (p. 219) Setting Up Your Tascam FW-1884, FE-8, and FW-1082 with Logic Express Follow the steps below to use your device with Logic Express. To set up your device with Logic Express 1 Set up your device as described in the Tascam user documentation. 2 Install the latest Mac OS X driver software and firmware on your computer. Visit the Tascam website to download the most recent versions, if necessary. 3 Open Logic Express. Your control surface automatically connects to the application. Tascam FW-1884: Assignment Overview Assignments of Tascam FW-1884 interface elements to Logic functions are covered in the following sections. Note: The relevant devices are highlighted in the heading of each section. • ENCODERS Section (FW-1884, FE-8) 219 • SHORTCUTS Section (FW-1884 Only) • Channel Strips (FW-1884, FE-8, FW-1082) • EQ Section (FW-1884 Only) • Encoders and Controls Section (FW-1082 Only) • MASTER Fader (FW-1884, FE-8, FW-1082) • Automation/Clock Rate Section (FW-1884 Only) • Mode Controls Section (FW-1082 Only) • Master Section (FW-1884, FE-8, FW-1082) ENCODERS Section (FW-1884, FE-8) The following table outlines the encoder controls and their assignments: Control Assignment FLIP Switches Flip mode between Off and Swap. In Swap mode, the parameter controlled by the fader and encoder of each channel strip is swapped. PAN Assigns Pan to encoders. AUX 1 Assigns Send 1 level to encoders. AUX 2 Assigns Send 2 level to encoders. AUX 3 Assigns Send 3 level to encoders. AUX 4 Assigns Send 4 level to encoders. AUX 5 Assigns Send 5 level to encoders. AUX 6 Assigns Send 6 level to encoders. AUX 7 Assigns Send 7 level to encoders. AUX 8 Assigns Send 8 level to encoders. SHORTCUTS Section (FW-1884 Only) The following table outlines the shortcut controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control 220 Modifier Assignment SAVE/F1 Saves the active project. The button LED is lit when the project has been edited since the last Save operation. REVERT/F2 Reverts to the most recently saved version of the project. ALL SAFE/F3 Disables the Record Enable buttons of all channel strips. Chapter 18 Tascam FW-1884 Control Modifier CLR SOLO/F4 Assignment Switches Solo off for all channel strips. SHIFT MARKERS/F5 Switches Mute off for all channel strips. Creates a new marker at the current playhead position. SHIFT Deletes the marker at the playhead position. LOOP/F6 Enables/disables Cycle mode. CUT Cuts the current selection (of regions or events) and places it on the Clipboard. DEL Deletes the current selection. COPY Copies the current selection to the Clipboard. PASTE Pastes the Clipboard contents to the current playhead position. ALT/CMD Modifier for other buttons. UNDO Performs an Undo of the last editing operation. The button LED is lit when a Redo is possible. SHIFT Performs a Redo (reverses an Undo operation). SHIFT Modifier for other buttons. CTRL Modifier for other buttons. Channel Strips (FW-1884, FE-8, FW-1082) The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Assignment REC LEDs These LEDs are lit when the corresponding channel strip is recording. The LEDs flash when the channel strip is in Record Enable mode (armed). SEL Selects the channel strip. SHIFT Enables/disables Send bypass, when encoders are controlling a Send level. READ Sets the track automation mode to Read. WRITE Sets the track automation mode to Write. TCH Sets the track automation mode to Touch. LATCH Sets the track automation mode to Latch. SOLO Chapter 18 Tascam FW-1884 Enables/disables the Solo state of the channel strip. 221 Control Modifier Assignment SHIFT Disables the Solo state for all channel strips (driver version 1.20 or later required). MUTE Enables/disables the Mute state of the channel strip. SHIFT Encoder Disables the Mute state for all channel strips (driver version 1.20 or later required). Controls the parameter chosen with the ENCODERS section. SET Fader When encoders are controlling a Send level, this combination allows you to set the send destination. Controls the channel strip volume. EQ Section (FW-1884 Only) The EQ controls apply to a certain EQ band of the selected channel. A Channel EQ is automatically inserted in the channel, if not already present. Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Mode Modifier REC While REC is held down, the SEL buttons activate or deactivate Record Enable for the corresponding channel strip. GAIN Edits the Gain of the currently selected EQ band. SET FREQ Selects the channel strip input. Edits the Frequency parameter of the currently selected EQ band. SET Q Selects the channel strip output. Edits the Q Factor of the currently selected EQ band. SET HIGH Selects the channel strip input format. Selects EQ band 6. SHIFT Selects EQ band 8. REC Switches the bypass state of EQ band 6 (driver version 1.20 or later required). HI-MID 222 Assignment Selects EQ band 5. SHIFT Selects EQ band 7. REC Switches the bypass state of EQ band 5 (driver version 1.20 or later required). Chapter 18 Tascam FW-1884 Mode Modifier LOW-MID Assignment Selects EQ band 4. SHIFT Selects EQ band 2. REC Switches the bypass state of EQ band 4 (driver version 1.20 or later required). LOW Selects EQ band 3. SHIFT Selects EQ band 1. REC Switches the bypass state of EQ band 3 (driver version 1.20 or later required). Encoders and Controls Section (FW-1082 Only) The three buttons at the bottom of this control surface section determine the mode of other controls: • EQ/Pan mode: The controls apply to a certain EQ band of the selected channel. • AUX 1–4 mode: The controls apply to Sends 1–4. • AUX 5–8 mode: The controls apply to Sends 5–8. Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Mode Modifier Assignment REC While REC is held down, the SEL buttons activate or deactivate Record Enable for the channel strip. EQ GAIN–AUX 1/5 • EQ/PAN mode: edits the Gain of the currently selected EQ band. • AUX 1–4 mode: controls Send 1 level. • AUX 5–8 mode: controls Send 5 level. SET EQ FREQ–AUX 2/6 Selects the channel strip input. • EQ/PAN mode: edits the Frequency of the currently selected EQ band. • AUX 1–4 mode: controls Send 2 level. • AUX 5–8 mode: controls Send 6 level. SET EQ Q–AUX 3/7 Selects the channel strip output. • EQ/PAN mode: edits the Q Factor of the currently selected EQ band. • AUX 1–4 mode: controls Send 3 level. • AUX 5–8 mode: controls Send 7 level. SET Chapter 18 Tascam FW-1884 Selects the channel strip input format. 223 Mode Modifier PAN–AUX 4/8 • EQ/PAN mode: edits Pan. • AUX 1–4 mode: controls Send 4 level. • AUX 5–8 mode: controls Send 8 level. EQ HI–AUX 1/5 • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 6. • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 1 Mute on/off. • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 5 Mute on/off. SHIFT • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 8. • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 1 Position (pre/post). • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 5 Position (pre/post). REC Switches bypass state of EQ band 6. EQ HI MID–AUX 2/6 • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 5. • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 2 Mute on/off. • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 6 Mute on/off. SHIFT • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 7. • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 2 Position (pre/post). • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 6 Position (pre/post). REC Switches bypass state of EQ band 5. EQ LO MID–AUX 3/7 • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 4. • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 3 Mute on/off. • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 7 Mute on/off. SHIFT • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 2. • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 3 Position (pre/post). • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 7 Position (pre/post). REC Switches bypass state of EQ band 4. EQ LOW–AUX 4/8 • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 3. • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 4 Mute on/off. • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 8 Mute on/off. SHIFT • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 1. • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 4 Position (pre/post). • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 8 Position (pre/post). REC Switches bypass state of EQ band 3. EQ/PAN Chooses EQ/PAN mode. SHIFT 224 Assignment Chapter 18 Tascam FW-1884 Enables/disables Flip mode. With Flip mode enabled, the faders control Pan. Mode Modifier Assignment AUX 1–4 Chooses AUX 1–4 mode. AUX 5–8 Chooses AUX 5–8 mode. MASTER Fader (FW-1884, FE-8, FW-1082) This fader always controls the master volume. If no master channel exists, it controls Output 1/2. Automation/Clock Rate Section (FW-1884 Only) The following table outlines the automation/clock rate controls and their assignments: Control Assignment READ While READ is held down, SEL buttons are lit if a channel strip is in Read automation mode. Pressing the SEL button sets Read mode. Turning the encoder also edits the automation mode. WRITE While WRITE is held down, SEL buttons are lit if a channel strip is in Write automation mode. Pressing the SEL button sets Write mode. Turning the encoder also edits the automation mode. TCH While TCH is held down, SEL buttons are lit if a channel strip is in Touch automation mode. Pressing the SEL button sets Touch mode. Turning the encoder also edits the automation mode. LATCH While LATCH is held down, SEL buttons are lit if a channel strip is in Latch automation mode. Pressing the SEL button sets Latch mode. Turning the encoder also edits the automation mode. F7 Switches encoders to editing of pan parameters on selected channel strip. F8 Switches encoders to Channel view: EQ Edit mode for the selected channel strip. In this mode, the encoders are used to edit the EQ parameters, while the left/right cursors are used to shift the EQ parameter bank (parameter group). F9 Switches encoders to Channel view: Plug-in Edit mode for the selected channel strip. In this mode, the left/right cursors are used to shift the plug-in parameter bank. The up/down cursors are used to choose the channel strip Insert slot for editing. F10 Switches encoders to Channel view: Instrument Edit mode for the selected channel strip. In this mode, the left/right cursors are used to shift the instrument parameter bank. Mode Controls Section (FW-1082 Only) The following table outlines the mode controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Chapter 18 Tascam FW-1884 225 Control Modifier F1 Assignment Saves the active project. The button LED is lit if the project has been edited since the last Save operation. SHIFT F2 Opens the Save As dialog. Performs an Undo of the last editing operation. The button LED is lit when a Redo is possible. SHIFT F3 Performs a Redo. Copies the current selection (of regions or events) to the Clipboard. SHIFT F4 Cuts the current selection and places it on the Clipboard. Pastes the Clipboard contents. SHIFT Clears the current selection. Master Section (FW-1884, FE-8, FW-1082) The following table outlines the master controls and their assignments: Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier Cursor buttons Identical to (but independent of ) the computer keyboard arrow keys, except when encoders are in EQ, Plug-in, or Instrument Edit mode. SHIFT Horizontally or vertically zoom in and out (of the window with key focus). SHTL Enables Shuttle mode for the wheel. Wheel Shuttle mode off: moves playhead by one bar. Shuttle mode on: shuttles playhead. Bank LEDs Shows currently selected fader bank. If you only have an FW-1884, a bank refers to eight channels. If you have FE-8 extensions added, a bank encompasses the total number of (physical) channel strips: 16, 24, and so on. If no LED is lit, bank 5 or higher is selected. < BANK Shifts fader bank down by one bank. SHIFT Shifts fader bank down by one channel. SET Switches to Mixer (multichannel) view (driver version 1.20 or later required). BANK > Shifts fader bank up by one bank. SHIFT 226 Assignment Chapter 18 Tascam FW-1884 Shifts fader bank up by one channel. Control Modifier Assignment SET Switches to Mixer view and shows all Aux and Output channels (driver version 1.20 or later required). << LOCATE Goes to previous marker. SET LOCATE >> Deletes the current marker (driver version 1.20 or later required). Goes to next marker. SET NUDGE buttons Creates a new marker at the playhead position (driver version 1.20 or later required). Nudges the selected event/region left or right (by the current nudge value). SET Chooses the current nudge value: tick, division, denominator, bar, frame, 1/2 frame. SET Modifier for other buttons. IN Moves playhead to left locator position. SET Sets left locator at current playhead position. SHIFT Sets punch in locator at current playhead position. OUT Moves playhead to right locator position. SET Sets right locator at current playhead position. SHIFT Sets punch out locator at current playhead position. REW As per Rewind key command. FFWD As per Forward key command. STOP Stops playback. PLAY Starts playback. REC As per Record key command. Chapter 18 Tascam FW-1884 227 Tascam US-2400 19 This chapter describes how to use your Tascam US-2400 with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Tascam US-2400 (p. 229) • Tascam US-2400: Assignment Overview (p. 230) Setting Up Your Tascam US-2400 Follow the steps below to use your Tascam US-2400 with Logic Express. To set up the Tascam US-2400 for use with Logic Express 1 Make sure that your US-2400 control surfaces are connected to the computer via USB. 2 Ensure that the US-2400 is in Native mode. Consult your US-2400 manual for more information on this setting. 3 Open Logic Express. Your control surfaces are scanned for, and installed, automatically. 229 Using the US-2400 in Native or Mackie Control Emulation Mode The US-2400 is capable of running in both Native and Mackie Control emulation modes. If the unit is set up in Mackie Control emulation mode, and the native support plug-in is installed in the Logic Express program bundle, Logic Express will detect a US-2400 native control surface and a Mackie Control, plus two Extender (XT) units. If you want to run the US-2400 in Mackie Control mode, you should remove the US-2400 plug-in from the Logic Express application bundle. Logic Express will then detect a Mackie Control plus two Extender (XT) units (the appropriate setup for the US-2400 in Mackie Control emulation mode), when you scan for control surfaces. The button layout of the Mackie Control differs from that of the Tascam US-2400. When running the Tascam US-2400 in Mackie Control mode, certain controllers are not accessible (the Joystick, for example). Given these restrictions, use of the Tascam US-2400 in Mackie Control mode is not recommended. If you choose to do so, refer to the documentation supplied with the Tascam US-2400 for details. Tascam US-2400: Assignment Overview The following sections outline the assignment of Tascam US-2400 interface elements to Logic functions. • Tascam US-2400: Channel Strips • Tascam US-2400: Encoder Details • Tascam US-2400: Master Channel • Tascam US-2400: Encoder Assignment Section • Tascam US-2400: Master Section Tascam US-2400: Channel Strips The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a control description indicates that the control has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. 230 Chapter 19 Tascam US-2400 Control Modifier Assignment CHAN button on: see Tascam US-2400: Encoder Details. CHAN button flashing: encoders control Instrument parameters. Also see Instrument Edit View. PAN button flashing: encoders control plug-in parameters. Also see Plug-in Edit View. Other modes: encoders control the parameters of the active mode. Encoders F-KEY • If you are in Instrument Edit view (CHAN button flashing), pressing the F-Key enters the Instrument Assignment view. The encoders are used to choose an instrument plug-in from the list (of available software instrument plug-ins). • If you are in Plug-in Edit view (PAN button flashing), pressing the F-Key enters the Plug-in Assignment view. The encoders are used to choose an effect plug-in from the list (of available effect plug-ins). • If you are in Send view (AUX button LED flashes) and press the F-Key, the encoders are used to assign the send destination. SEL buttons Selects tracks/channels. SHIFT In Pan view: sets volume to Unity (0 dB). In Send views: switches the Send mode (pre/post). F-KEY Activates/deactivates Record Enable button of each channel. SOLO buttons Enables/disables Solo. MUTE buttons Enables/disables Mute. In Send views with Flip mode enabled: mutes/unmutes the selected Send. SHIFT In Send views: mutes/unmutes the selected Send. Faders Controls the volume of each channel (unless Duplicate or Swap Flip mode is active). Tascam US-2400: Encoder Details In CHAN mode (CHAN button on), the encoders control these parameters on the selected channel: Control Assignment Encoder 1 (AUX 1) Controls Send 1 level. Encoder 2 (AUX 2) Controls Send 2 level. Encoder 3 (AUX 3) Controls Send 3 level. Encoder 4 (AUX 4) Controls Send 4 level. Chapter 19 Tascam US-2400 231 Control Assignment Encoder 5 (AUX 5) Controls Send 5 level. Encoder 6 (AUX 6) Controls Send 6 level. Encoder 7 Controls Send 7 level. Encoder 8 Controls Send 8 level. Encoder 11 (GAIN 1) Controls the Gain parameter of band 3, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 12 (FREQ 1) Controls the Frequency parameter of band 3, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 13 (Q 1) Controls the Q factor of band 3, if a Channel is inserted. Encoder 14 (GAIN 2) Controls the Gain parameter of band 4, if a Channel is inserted. Encoder 15 (FREQ 2) Controls the Frequency parameter of band 4, if a Channel is inserted. Encoder 16 (Q 2) Controls the Q factor of band 4, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 17 (GAIN 3) Controls the Gain parameter of band 5, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 18 (FREQ 3) Controls the Frequency parameter of band 5, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 19 (Q 3) Controls the Q factor of band 5, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 20 (GAIN 4) Controls the Gain parameter of band 6, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 21 (FREQ 4) Controls the Frequency parameter of band 6, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 22 (Q 4) Controls the Q factor of band 6, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 24 (PAN) Controls Panning. In CHAN mode, with the SHIFT button held down, the encoders control the following parameters on the selected channel: 232 Control Assignment Encoder 1 (AUX 1) Controls Pan Angle. Encoder 11 (GAIN 1) Controls the Slope parameter of band 1, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 12 (FREQ 1) Controls the Frequency parameter of band 1, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 13 (Q 1) Controls the Q factor of band 1, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 14 (GAIN 2) Controls the Gain parameter of band 2, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 15 (FREQ 2) Controls the Frequency parameter of band 2, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 16 (Q 2) Controls the Q factor of band 2, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 17 (GAIN 3) Controls the Gain parameter of band 7, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 18 (FREQ 3) Controls the Frequency parameter of band 7, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Chapter 19 Tascam US-2400 Control Assignment Encoder 19 (Q 3) Controls the Q factor of band 7, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 20 (GAIN 4) Controls the Slope parameter of band 8, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 21 (FREQ 4) Controls the Frequency parameter of band 8, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 22 (Q 4) Controls the Q factor of band 8, if a Channel EQ is inserted. Encoder 24 (PAN) Controls Pan/Balance (of mono or stereo channels). Tascam US-2400: Master Channel The following table outlines the master channel strip controls and their assignments: Control Assignment SEL Selects Master Output channel strip if it exists; if not, Output channel 1–2 is selected. CLR SOLO Disables Solo for all tracks/channels. SHIFT Disables Mute for all tracks/channels. F-KEY Disables the Record Enable buttons of all tracks/channels. FLIP Switches Flip mode between Off (LED off ) and Duplicate (LED on). In this mode, the fader of each channel strip mirrors the encoder function. SHIFT Sets Flip mode to Swap (LED flashing). In this mode, the parameters controlled by the fader and encoder are swapped. F-KEY Sets Flip mode to Zero—fader motors are disabled (LED flashing). Tascam US-2400: Encoder Assignment Section The table below outlines the standard assignment of these controls: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a control description indicates that the control has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier CHAN Assignment Switches encoders to Channel view (see encoders’ legend); CHAN button LED is lit. F-KEY PAN Chapter 19 Tascam US-2400 Switches encoders to Instrument Edit view; CHAN button LED flashes. See Instrument Edit View for details. Switches encoders to Mixer (multichannel) view of pan controls; PAN button LED is lit. 233 Control Modifier Assignment F-KEY Switches encoders to Plug-in Edit view; PAN button LED flashes. See Plug-in Edit View for details. AUX 1 Switches encoders to Mixer view of Send 1 level (for all channels). F-KEY Switches display of Arrange window: • If Arrange window is open, it closes. • If Arrange window is closed, it opens. AUX 2 Switches encoders to Mixer view of Send 2 level. F-KEY Switches display of Event List: • If Event List is open, it closes. • If Event List is closed, it opens. AUX 3 Switches encoders to Mixer view of Send 3 level. F-KEY Switches display of Score Editor: • If Score Editor is open, it closes. • If Score Editor is closed, it opens. AUX 4 Switches encoders to Mixer view of Send 4 level. F-KEY Switches display of Audio Bin window: • If Audio Bin window is open, it closes. • If Audio Bin window is closed, it opens. AUX 5 Switches encoders to Mixer view of Send 5 level. F-KEY Switches display of Hyper Editor: • If Hyper Editor is open, it closes. • If Hyper Editor is closed, it opens. AUX 6 Switches encoders to Mixer view of Send 6 level. F-KEY Switches display of Piano Roll Editor: • If Piano Roll Editor is open, it closes. • If Piano Roll Editor is closed, it opens. Instrument Edit View In Instrument Edit view, the following AUX buttons have special assignments: Control Assignment AUX 1 Scrolls parameter fader bank left by 24 parameters. AUX 2 Scrolls parameter fader bank right by 24 parameters. AUX 4 Enables/disables Bypass button of the instrument being edited. The AUX button LEDs show the currently selected parameter bank. AUX 2 LED is on if parameters 25 to 48 are shown on the encoders. 234 Chapter 19 Tascam US-2400 Plug-in Edit View In Plug-in Edit view, the following AUX buttons have special assignments: Control Assignment AUX 1 Scrolls parameter fader bank left by 24 parameters. AUX 2 Scrolls parameter fader bank right by 24 parameters. AUX 3 Increments Insert slot (chooses higher-numbered slot). AUX 4 Enables/disables Bypass button of the plug-in being edited. AUX 6 Decrements Insert slot (chooses lower-numbered slot). The AUX button LEDs show the currently selected Insert slot. For example, AUX 2 LED is on if Insert slot 2 is being edited. Tascam US-2400: Master Section The following table outlines the master section controls and their assignments: Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a control description indicates that the control has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down. Control Modifier MTR Assignment Switches encoder LED ring display between two modes: • The value of the parameter (LED off ) • Level/peak hold meters (LED on) In Level Meter mode, the LED below the encoder displays signal overloads (clipping). F-KEY Modifier key, used to switch the function of other controls (see “F-KEY” entries in left column). NULL Sets Panning of selected channel to center position; LED is on if Panning is centered. F-KEY Resets overload display for level meters. Jog Wheel SCRUB off: moves playhead by bars. SCRUB on: scrubbing (of audio and MIDI). SCRUB flashing: Shuttle mode. Joystick Edits Panning of selected channel. SCRUB Switches Jog Wheel between “Move Playhead by Bars” (LED off ) and Scrubbing (LED on) modes. SHIFT BANK – Sets Jog Wheel to Shuttle mode (LED flashes). Shifts fader bank to the left by one bank; LED is lit if the leftmost fader bank has not been reached. F-KEY Chapter 19 Tascam US-2400 Shifts fader bank to the left by one channel. 235 Control Modifier BANK + Shifts fader bank to the right by one bank; LED is lit if the rightmost fader bank has not been reached. F-KEY IN Shifts fader bank to the right by one channel. Sets punch in locator at the current playhead position. SHIFT Moves playhead to left cycle locator position. F-KEY Sets left cycle locator at the current playhead position. OUT Sets punch out locator at the current playhead position. SHIFT Moves playhead to right cycle locator position. F-KEY Sets right cycle locator at the current playhead position. SHIFT Modifier key, used to switch the function of other controls (see “SHIFT” entries in left column). REW Shuttles backward. SHIFT F FWD Identical to (but independent of ) Left Arrow key on computer keyboard. Shuttles forward. SHIFT STOP Identical to (but independent of ) Right Arrow key on computer keyboard. Stops playback. SHIFT PLAY Identical to (but independent of ) Down Arrow key on computer keyboard. Starts playback. SHIFT RECORD 236 Assignment Chapter 19 Tascam US-2400 Identical to (but independent of ) Up Arrow key on computer keyboard. Enables/disables recording. Tascam US-428 and US-224 20 This chapter describes how to use your Tascam US-428 and Tascam US-224 with Logic Express. This chapter covers the following: • Setting Up Your Tascam US-428 or US-224 (p. 237) • Tascam US-428 and US-224: Assignment Overview (p. 237) Setting Up Your Tascam US-428 or US-224 This section outlines the steps required to use your Tascam US-428 or US-224 control surface with Logic Express. To set up your Tas