midi tot mackie mcu protocol

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I use Harrison Mixbus as my digital audio workstation. To be able to use the eq’s and standard built in compressor and such for any track that I select, I would have to use a Mackie controller or one that supports this. I have plenty midi controllers, but none support Mackie control. Now I caught wind of MTP and there is a clip on youtube about translating normal midi to Mackie control protocol. The youtube clip is very short and after downloading the project file and loading it in DEMO version of MTP, I could still make head nor tail of it. Now I am no expert and definately willing to put in the work, but I lack understanding of all this to be able to convert the Adobe Premiere project to my needs. I’ve read 60 pages of the manual and still find it extremely difiicult to grasp how to accomplish what I want. Now before I buy another tool (MTP in this case), which is not very expensive, in my endless search to get to where I am, I need some more insight to get on my way.

What I would like, is to translate outgoing midi messages from, for instance, my Novation Zero SL MKII to Mackie commands to fool Harrison Mixbus into thinking it is being controlled by a Mackie controller, so that regardless of the track I choose, the same rotary buttons will control EQ, compressor, panning, mute, solo and fader movement by the faders on the Zero SL MKII. How do I go about this?

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December 15, 2017 1:04 am
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They do!

https://sites.fastspring.com/harrisonconsoles/order/customer

This demo version is fully functional, apart from the occasional and intentional hiss. Will try out your suggestions when I get home.

Thanks for your time so far!

Kkeus

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December 15, 2017 11:19 am

It actually might be easier to just program your controller input to match the sample project file. Just remember the value of pp on input is a variable for instance if it says Controller 1 on Channel 1 value pp, it means that the value could be anything from 0-127. That value then gets carried forward on the output but using the Mackie translated version instead. Put you controller into advance mode and use the advance mode output to feed MT pro. Then set your DAW software to monitor the output of Bome MIDI translators virtual port. If I remember, I had the output on the project file set to Bome MIDI Virtual port 1.

Regards,

Steve

( at December 15, 2017 2:06 pm)

Hi Steve,

Tried it with fader 1. Changed fader on Zero SL to send CC#3 on channel 1 as configured in your project file and: that works!

Wow. Now to figure out the rest. I will give it a go. If I run in to trouble I will get back to you. I have some blanks about the MAckie control protocol that still need filling in but bedtime now. And work tomorrow. Feel positive though that MTP could work as I had hoped. More experimenting tomorrow evening. This was just a quick try. Thanks so far Steve!

Regards,
KKeus

( at December 15, 2017 11:45 pm)

Very good. Glad to be of help!

( at December 16, 2017 12:23 am)
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Hi, well looking at the manual, it appears that the Zero SL MKII has assignable controllers.  Using the template I provided in my video, you can reassign the input values for your faders etc as seen in the translator titles and it should translate for you.  If you can tell me how you have 1 or two assigned, I can set those up for you and describe what I did (once you have confirmed it works). Then you should be able to handle the rest on your own.

Do you know if Harrison Mixbus has a demo version I can download to test it?

 

Steve

bome@sniz.biz

Independent Bome Programming Specialist

Bome Q&A moderator

 

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