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Logic 8 Mackie Control--strange behavior

Discussion in 'Logic 8' started by Darrell, May 17, 2009.

  1. Darrell

    Darrell New Member

    Hi all! I'm new to this, so you will see a string of newbie questions from me!

    I have an original Mackie Control (the dark gray one). Logic 8 sees it fine, and sends midi info back and forth from mac to MC. However, when I press ANY button or slide a fader on the MC, instead of commandds being sent, I get musical notes on the currently selected track in the arrange window.

    Firstly, if there is a fix for this, please tell me!

    Secondly, perhaps a default reset on the MC would work? Mackie no longer carries any support info for this unit on their web site, so perhaps someone has it written down?

    Thanks in advance,
    Darrell Adams
  3. paulnajar

    paulnajar Senior member

    Sounds to me like the midi from the MCU is getting into the regular midi layer of Logic. Normally midi sent from the supported control surfaces (yes yours) gets diverted once it hits Logic so it doesn't get seen by any open virtual instrument.

    I would check your AudioMidi setup program to see that no virtual midi ports are causing you any problems and I would check the physical input object in Logic's environment to see whether any unwanted virtual midi ports are showing up there.

    Good luck
  4. Darrell

    Darrell New Member

    I looked at both those things, but do not understand the phys input obj and don't want to mess anything up. audio/midi.....again, kind-of lost.....

  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Also, try going into your control surfaces setup window and deleting the Mackie Control device from there. Then quit and restart Logic. On startup it will scan and rebuild a new Mackie Control definition and everything should be initialized. It's simple enough to do and worth a try.
  6. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Oh yeah, and also try the "rebuild defaults" command in the control surfaces section of the prefs.
  7. Darrell

    Darrell New Member


    The control surfaces deletion trick worked! Thanks.

  8. Petrosil

    Petrosil Member

    You already got it to work, but for future reference:
    - Fist check the MIDI port assignments to and from the Mackie Control in the Logic Control Surface Setup window
    - If the ports are OK, check if you have bypassed the CS support by accident. There's both a menu and a key command for "Bypass all control surfaces". If the control surfaces are bypassed, Logic will pass the MIDI events thru to the currently selected Arrange track. As the Mackie Control sends note events with all buttons, and pitch bend events with the faders, you will experience exactly what you described when CS support is bypassed.



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