Xtouch Compact questions?

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2018/11/27 15:59:58 (permalink)

Xtouch Compact questions?

Just started using one of these and looking for a little guidance.
 
Is Mackie mode the best way to go and is it possible to customize controls in this mode?
Is there a document that lists how Cakewalk handles Mackie commands?  Would like to know how it integrates with ProChannel.
Currently the track select is not working via select button and fader touch.  Anyone else seeing this.
 
Thanks in advance!!!  All tips on using this control surface are also welcome!!!

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    msmcleod
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    Re: Xtouch Compact questions? 2018/11/27 16:08:26 (permalink)
    Cakewalk's stock MackieControl is the way to go, however... the MackieControl surface support was developed years before ProChannel appeared, so it doesn't work out of the box.
     
    Azslow3 did some modifications in his own branch to fix this (at least for the EQ and Compression modules), which I've incorporated into my branch:
     
    SONAR / CbB 64 bit:
    http://msmcleod.co.uk/cakewalk/MackieControl_64bit.zip
     
    SONAR 32 bit:
    http://msmcleod.co.uk/cakewalk/MackieControl_32bit.zip
     
    To install:
     
    1. Rename C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Shared Surfaces\MackieControl.dll to MackieControl.dll.old
    2. Copy the DLL from within the zip file to C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Shared Surfaces\
     
    Note: If you're running Windows 10, you may need to right click->properties and "Unblock" the dll.
     
    There's no documentation on the Mackie Control commands - they're pretty much "hidden" in the implementation.
     
    You can either use a MIDI monitor application, or look at the source code: 
     
    Cakewalk's original SDK:
    https://github.com/Cakewalk/Cakewalk-Control-Surface-SDK
     
    My branched version, with Azslow3's modifications merged in:
    https://github.com/msmcleod/Cakewalk-Control-Surface-SDK
     
     

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    azslow3
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    Re: Xtouch Compact questions? 2018/11/27 21:55:43 (permalink)
    To have a theoretical idea how Compact can work with Sonar check this: http://www.azslow.com/index.php?topic=346.0
     
    Just theoretical because the preset does not illuminate the surface. There was no reason to do this, not because that is not possible.

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