Help In Translating From Mackie MC Pro-XT to Protools HD TDM

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Hi,

I’m contemplating purchasing a second BomeBox (my first one is working perfectly translating a Korgnanocontrol to Eventide H8000s).

I want to translate from a Mackie MC Pro-XT to Protools HD TDM control surface to Protools HD TDM (old but works great).

If they exist, does anyone have or know where to the CC#s of the Mackie MC Pro-XT, and/or, the SYSEX Hex codes for Protools HD TDM.

Thanks in advance,

Steve

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December 20, 2018 1:31 am
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Hi,

If you have Mackie and Pro tools working. You should be able to monitor the MIDI Traffic with Bome MIDI translator Pro from your Mackie Controller. If you are using Bome MIDI Transator for translation, then just check the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT boxes in the logging window.

If something else is translating the messages, the best you can do is just to open a new project and draw default routes between your controller and a Bome MIDI Translator virtual port and have Pro-tools set to listen to that port instead of your physical controller and again monitor MIDI IN and MIDI OUT

Controller -> Bome MIDI Translator Pro -> BMT1 -> ProTools

ProTools  -> BMT1 -> Bome MIDI Translator Pro -> Controller

Setting up default routes will be by simply drawing lines in the MIDI routing section between the incoming and outgoing devices.

You will not need your BomeBox to do this unless your controller needs a DIN port and you are using BomeBox as a DIN to USB MIDI Interface in which case you will want to also set up routes from and to your DIN port to your attached USB port. This would be done on the MIDI routing screen of the web interface on your BomeBox.

I know that Korg NanoKontrol 2 has an editor, however if it were me, I’d just put it in Mackie Mode and go from there. That way you could use it with a different Mackie compatible controller in the future and you would not need to remember how you programmed your NanoKontrol2 and in a pitch you could just use someone else’s controller without reprogramming it if yours is having problems. This, however is more choice of personal preference.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

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December 20, 2018 5:19 pm

Hi Steve,
Good advice, thank you.

Just thought of a couple of possible issues:

1 – My Pro Tools runs on Windows XP will BMT run on XP
2 – If I run BMT will BMT do the translations all the time OR how would the BomeBox connect to Pro Tools as the Mackie is USB into the XP direct to Pro Tools via HUI.
Thanks again,
Steve

( at December 20, 2018 5:57 pm)

1 – Windows XP is not a supported operating system. You can try it but if it doesn’t work, we can’t help you.
2 – On PC, you would need Bome MID Translator pro running with the appropriate project and ports opened for any translation. Once you have a working project file, you could upload it and run it on BomeBox. and run it from there. However to work with ProTools, you would need a PC running ProTools and would have to connect from BomeBox to ProTools with BomeNet or use the DIN port of your BomeBox with a DIN to USB adapter on your PC. Again neither Bome MIDI Translator Pro or BomeNet would be supported on a PC running Windows XP.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

( at December 20, 2018 6:07 pm)
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Hi Steve,

Korg has an app “KORG KONTROL Editor” that not only supplies the CC#s but lets you remap the NanoKontrol.

As I have the Mackie MCU and the Pro Tools HD TDM and they are working together, well, can my Bome Midi Translator figure out the CC# from the MCU and the corresponding  SYSEX codes it is sending to Pro Tools?

If so how should I set up my BMT to do this?  Will I also need my BomeBox plugged into the computer for this test?

Thanks

PS when it come to TDM Avid disavows all knowledge of the product!

Steve

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December 20, 2018 2:32 pm
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Hi, The MCU Protocol documentation pops up of and on but I wouldn’t guarantee this link will work for long as it seems that they don’t stay active very long.  I’ve not heard that they are not allowed to be posted, however.

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20130402181113/http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Logic7_DedicatedCntrlSurfaceInfo.pdf

 

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

P.S. You should probably check with Avid regarding Pro-tools TDM. I\'ve never seen it or even looked for it.

 

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December 20, 2018 1:48 am

Oh and if you search for “Mackie MCU” on this forum, you will likely see some project files that do Mackie conversion of sorts and you can evaluate the translators within to figure it out that way.

Another thing is to just put your NanoKontrol 2 into Mackie mode and turn the knobs and sliders with the log window in MT Pro open.

( at December 20, 2018 1:58 am)
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