No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9

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2011/07/13 11:48:07 (permalink)

No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9

Just a heads up for people that may be curious as to whether the VS700c console will work with Pro-Tools 9... the answer is 'No'.

Pro-Tools 9 currently only supports control surfaces that adhere to the 'HUI' protocol. The HUI protocol is basically a control surface protocol for communicating directly with Pro-Tools. 
The VS-700C currently only supports Mackie emulation. Apparently real Mackie interfaces even have to be placed into HUI mode to work with Pro-Tools. So far Pro-Tools is the only DAW that I have encountered that doesn't work with the VS-700C.
Amazingly there is a $15 iPad control surface app (AC-7 Core) that controls Pro-Tools wirelessly and provides essentially the same functionality that the VS-700C would. Ironically, I could never get that same app to work with SONAR even though it claims that its supported. With PT9 I was able to get it working the first time.
FWIW, the VS-700R I/O box seems to work OK as an audio interface. However, the inputs/outputs are not-labeled in PT9. So be prepared to spend some time figuring out which port is which.
I honestly don't expect Cakewalk/Roland to fix this problem. Nevertheless, I just wanted give anyone else a heads-up that may be considering trying out PT9.

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    Seth Perlstein [Cakewalk]
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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2011/07/13 17:14:18 (permalink)
    Thanks for the heads up. Frankly speaking, the problem isn't ours to fix, its Avids. If they want PT9 to work with a wider range of hardware then they should add Mackie Control support. Same thing goes for the I/O labelling in PT9 which sounds like a problem in the software (VS-700R works fine with all other hots).

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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2011/07/13 17:58:55 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the heads up. Frankly speaking, the problem isn't ours to fix, its Avids. If they want PT9 to work with a wider range of hardware then they should add Mackie Control support. Same thing goes for the I/O labelling in PT9 which sounds like a problem in the software (VS-700R works fine with all other hots).

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    Seth, I guess technically you're right. However, I only said that because even Mackie decided to go ahead and support HUI rather than wait for Digidesign to support Mackie's protocol. I know that there's no reason to expect Roland's hardware to work with a competitor's product especially considering that PT9 is so new to the market. I didn't really get PT9 to replace X1. I just needed to get some experience with the software plus I was able to grab it at a great price.


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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2011/07/15 01:27:38 (permalink)
    Ya I know what you're saying. I'm just saying, don't expect it anytime soon, if ever.

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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2011/07/25 14:13:23 (permalink)
    Just another reason for me not to buy PT9!



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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2011/07/27 20:27:20 (permalink)
    This may also be because Pro Tools is the Devil !!!!
    We are lucky Cake and Roland are giving it a wide Berth
    On a plus side if they are not working on making the VS-700c work with Pro tools AKA THE DEVIL ! Then they can spend more time on Sonar :D

    Its a Win Win Situation !

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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2011/08/01 05:52:12 (permalink)
    The SI-24 & The VS2480 remote controll protocol support HUI.

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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2011/10/25 05:21:30 (permalink)
    hi guys
     
    Are there any news on this. I also would like to use my VS700C with pro tools 10HD  I dont need all the routing but tha main workflow like faders, transport solo mute etc.
     
    This will make my setup more flexible (and a lot of others)
     
     Seth says:the problem isn't ours to fix, its Avids, thats ok (or not)  This would be an advantage for Cake as well  their hardware will be evan more flexible = bigger sale / money in the bank / in these hush days cash is king!!!  :-))
     
    E.BLUE:I know that there's no reason to expect Roland's hardware to work with a competitor's product. Now its PRO TOOLS10 and same answer:  This would be an advantage for Cake as well  their hardware will be evan more flexible = bigger sale / money in the bank / cash is king!!!  :-))
     
    Muzie: The SI-24 & The VS2480 remote controll protocol support HUI.
    There must be someone out there who can make this protocol
     
     

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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2011/10/25 05:24:01 (permalink)
    PS : IPAD + PT10HD + V-CONTROL ON IPAD = YES YES YES

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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2014/10/31 10:58:33 (permalink)
    Any updates on this? I'm still looking for a way of using my VS-700 with Pro Tools.

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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2014/10/31 11:08:31 (permalink)
    This will never happen Pro Tools dropped all HUI Support in version 10 - 11 

    You could download Bomes midi Translator and spend some time and make a map that will work with Pro Tools though http://www.bome.com/products/miditranslator

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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2016/06/07 17:23:14 (permalink)
    so....
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    Re:No VS700C console support for Pro-Tools 9 2016/06/07 17:23:34 (permalink)

     
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