DAW Support

The DAW type to be used with control surface type controllers can be configured from either the controller itself, or optionally eyoControl Server if you are using it instead of native MIDI.

Here is a list of DAW models (Mac and Windows) with their current support status and set up instructions.

Logic Pro/Express

  • Support status: all the eyoControl/miniyo-T functionalities are supported with Logic 9.
  • Setup:
    • setup MIDI connectivity through either native MIDI or eyoControl Server (if using the latter, please run it now). Please check the set up page for details.
    • run eyoControl/miniyo-T on your device (if using eyoControl, then tap the Surface or Transport icon). If using native MIDI, make sure to click the “Connect” button on your computer’s networking application in order to establish the MIDI network session as explained in the set up page.
    • within the app, select “Logic” with the DAW type selector if such a selector is present. If using eyoControl Server only: you can set up the DAW type of virtual port 1 in eyoControl Server to “Logic” by either changing the default DAW type (toolbar) or directly access the virtual port 1 line in the port list, “DAW type” column. DAW type can also be set up from Surface, this will update eyoControl Server automatically.
    • open Logic.
    • menu “Logic (Pro/Express)/Preferences/Control Surfaces/Setup.”
    • in the newly opened window (called Setup), create a new device (use button menu New/Install…).
    • in the subsequent device list, the new device characteristics must be chosen as follows: Manufacturer: “Mackie Designs”, Model: “Mackie Control”.
    • once device is chosen, click the “Add” button and close the device selection window.
    • back to the Setup window, select the newly added device and setup the MIDI ports. If using native MIDI, this is the name of the network session you configured. If using eyoControl Server, please use Output Port: “eyo Out 1″, Input Port: “eyo In 1″.
    • close the Setup window. The DAW is now configured to communicate with your app. over the virtual MIDI port.

Cubase

  • Support status: all the Surface functionalities are supported with Cubase 4 and above. miniyo-T: all functionalities supported except marker deletion.
  • Note: apps have been tested with the Mac version of this DAW, but are expected to work equally with the Windows version.
  • Setup:
    • setup MIDI connectivity through either native MIDI or eyoControl Server (if using the latter, please run it now). Please check the set up page for details.
    • run eyoControl/miniyo-T on your device (if using eyoControl, then tap the Surface or Transport icon). If using native MIDI, make sure to click the “Connect” button on your computer’s networking application in order to establish the MIDI network session as explained in the set up page.
    • within the app, select “Generic” with the DAW type selector if such a selector is present. If using eyoControl Server only: you can set up the DAW type of virtual port 1 in eyoControl Server to “Generic” by either changing the default DAW type (toolbar) or directly access the virtual port 1 line in the port list, “DAW type” column. DAW type can also be set up from Surface, this will update eyoControl Server automatically.
    • open Cubase.
    • menu “Devices/Device Setup….”
    • select “MIDI/MIDI Port Setup” on the left pane, the right pane should then display the available MIDI ports.
    • click the “+” button (top/left of the window) and select “Mackie Control” to add new MIDI device.
    • in the right window pane: if using native MIDI, select the name of the network session you configured. If using eyoControl Server, please select “eyo in 1″ as MIDI Input, and “eyo out 1″ as MIDI output.
    • click OK to close the window. The DAW is now configured to communicate with your app. over the virtual MIDI port.

Pro Tools

  • Support status: support in Surface is partial, here is a list of current limitations:
    • no master fader.
    • no timecode display.
    • pan knobs are read only (DAW transmitted positions are taken into account but Surface does not enable to set the pan positions from the controller).
    • no LCD display.

    miniyo-T has limited support of this DAW. Transport does not currently support this DAW.

  • Note: apps have been tested with the Mac version of this DAW, but are expected to work equally with the Windows version.
  • Setup:
    • setup MIDI connectivity through either native MIDI or eyoControl Server (if using the latter, please run it now). Please check the set up page for details.
    • run eyoControl/miniyo-T on your device (if using eyoControl, then tap the Surface or Transport icon). If using native MIDI, make sure to click the “Connect” button on your computer’s networking application in order to establish the MIDI network session as explained in the set up page.
    • within the app, select “P.Tools” with the DAW type selector if such a selector is present. If using eyoControl Server only: you can set up the DAW type of virtual port 1 in eyoControl Server to “P.Tools” by either changing the default DAW type (toolbar) or directly access the virtual port 1 line in the port list, “DAW type” column. DAW type can also be set up from Surface, this will update eyoControl Server automatically.
    • open Pro Tools.
    • menu “Setup/MIDI/Input Devices…”
    • in the MIDI Input Enable window: if using native MIDI, make sure the network MIDI session you set up is being checked. If using eyoControl Server, make sure “eyo in 1″ is checked. Click OK to close the MIDI Input Enable window.
    • menu “Setup/Peripherals”.
    • In the Peripherals window, select the MIDI Controllers tab.
    • in slot #1, select Type: “HUI”. If using native MIDI, select the name of the network session you configured in the “Receive From” and “Send To” fields. If using eyoControl Server, please select Receive From: “eyo in 1″, Send To: “eyo out 1″.
    • click OK to close the Peripherals window. The DAW is now configured to communicate with Surface over the virtual MIDI port.

Digital Performer

  • Support status: support starts from Digital Performer 7.2. Please note flip between faders and pan in Surface sometimes doesn’t work. If this happens, you can try to reassign ports and/or tap the “INIT” button of Surface, or restart the DAW. Support in miniyo-T: marker function not supported (except Undo), Loop In/Out not supported.
  • Note: Surface has only been tested with the Mac version of this DAW, but is expected to work equally with the Windows version.
  • Setup:
    • setup MIDI connectivity through either native MIDI or eyoControl Server (if using the latter, please run it now). Please check the set up page for details.
    • run eyoControl/miniyo-T on your device (if using eyoControl, then tap the Surface or Transport icon). If using native MIDI, make sure to click the “Connect” button on your computer’s networking application in order to establish the MIDI network session as explained in the set up page.
    • within the app., select “Digi. Perf.” with the DAW type selector if such a selector is present. If using eyoControl Server only: you can set up the DAW type of virtual port 1 in eyoControl Server to “Digi. Perf.” by either changing the default DAW type (toolbar) or directly access the virtual port 1 line in the port list, “DAW type” column. DAW type can also be set up from Surface, this will update eyoControl Server automatically.
    • open Digital Performer.
    • menu “Setup/Control Surface Setup…”.
    • in the Control Surface window, click the “+” button to add a new device.
    • select Driver: “Mackie Control”, Unit: “Mackie Control”, Input Port/Output Port: if using native MIDI, select “Network-1″/”Network”. If using eyoControl Server, select “eyo in 1-1″/”eyo out 1″.
    • click OK to close the Control Surface window. The DAW is now configured to communicate with your app. over the virtual MIDI port.

Live

  • Support status: all the Surface functionalities are supported with Live 8. miniyo-T: complete support except for Undo functionality, make sure to select “Live” as DAW type. Delete a marker by using the Marker Add button. Using the Marker Delete button deletes all the markers.
  • Note: apps have only been tested with the Mac version of this DAW, but are expected to work equally with the Windows version.
  • Setup:
    • setup MIDI connectivity through either native MIDI or eyoControl Server (if using the latter, please run it now). Please check the set up page for details.
    • run eyoControl/miniyo-T on your device (if using eyoControl, then tap the Surface or Transport icon). If using native MIDI, make sure to click the “Connect” button on your computer’s networking application in order to establish the MIDI network session as explained in the set up page.
    • within Surface, select “Live” with the DAW type selector. Using miniyo-T, select “Live” as DAW type. If using eyoControl Server only: you can set up the DAW type of virtual port 1 in eyoControl Server to “Generic” by either changing the default DAW type (toolbar) or directly access the virtual port 1 line in the port list, “DAW type” column. DAW type can also be set up from Surface, this will update eyoControl Server automatically.
    • open Live.
    • menu “Live/Preferences”.
    • Select “MIDI” in the left pane of the Preferences view.
    • on the right pane, column “Control Surface”, select “Mackie Control”. If using native MIDI, select “Network (<name of your network MIDI session>)” as Input oud Output. If using eyoControl Server, select “eyo In 1″ as Input and “eyo Out 1″ as output.
    • The DAW is now configured to communicate with your app. over the virtual MIDI port.

MixBus/Ardour

  • Support status: support in Surface is partial, here is a list of current limitations:
    • no meter display (DAW doesn’t send them).
    • DAW doesn’t support flip so no access to pan knobs.
  • Note: apps have only been tested with the Mac version of this DAW, but are expected to work equally with other ports of this DAW.
  • Setup:
    • setup MIDI connectivity through either native MIDI or eyoControl Server (if using the latter, please run it now). Please check the set up page for details.
    • run eyoControl/miniyo-T on your device (if using eyoControl, then tap the Surface or Transport icon). If using native MIDI, make sure to click the “Connect” button on your computer’s networking application in order to establish the MIDI network session as explained in the set up page.
    • within Surface, select “Generic” with the DAW type selector if such a selector is present. If using eyoControl Server only: you can set up the DAW type of virtual port 1 in eyoControl Server to “Generic” by either changing the default DAW type (toolbar) or directly access the virtual port 1 line in the port list, “DAW type” column. DAW type can also be set up from Surface, this will update eyoControl Server automatically.
    • Ardour sends control surface information to mcu_in/mcu_out MIDI ports. You need an additional software to route those ports to the eyoControl Server MIDI ports. A utility such as MIDI Patchbay can be used to that attention. If using native MIDI, you need to route “mcu_in” and “mcu_out” to your network MIDI session. If using eyoControl Server, set it up to route “eyo in 1″ to “mcu_in” and “mcu_out” to “eyo out 1″.
    • open Ardour/MixBus.
    • menu “Options/Control Surfaces/Mackie” (check the menu item)
    • The DAW is now configured to communicate with your app. over the virtual MIDI port.

Reaper

  • Support status: all the Surface functionalities are supported with Reaper 3.7x. miniyo-T: marker delete/undo and Loop In/Out are not supported.
  • Note: apps have only been tested with the Mac version of this DAW, but are expected to work equally with the Windows version.
  • Setup:
    • setup MIDI connectivity through either native MIDI or eyoControl Server (if using the latter, please run it now). Please check the set up page for details.
    • run eyoControl/miniyo-T on your device (if using eyoControl, then tap the Surface or Transport icon). If using native MIDI, make sure to click the “Connect” button on your computer’s networking application in order to establish the MIDI network session as explained in the set up page.
    • within Surface, select “Reaper” with the DAW type selector. If using eyoControl Server only: you must be using eyoControl Server v1.0.1 or above to have support for this DAW. You can set up the DAW type of virtual port 1 in eyoControl Server to “Reaper” by either changing the default DAW type (toolbar) or directly access the virtual port 1 line in the port list, “DAW type” column. DAW type can also be set up from Surface, this will update eyoControl Server automatically.
    • open Reaper.
    • menu “REAPER/Preferences” or “Options/Preferences”.
    • in the section list of the Preferences window (left pane), select “Control Surfaces”.
    • on the right pane, click the Add button and add a control surface of type “Mackie Control Universal”. Select “eyo In 1″ as MIDI Input and “eyo Out 1″ as MIDI output.
    • The DAW is now configured to communicate with your app. over the virtual MIDI port.

Studio One

  • Support status: all the Surface functionalities are supported with Studio One 2.5, except for the scrub button.
  • Setup:
    • setup MIDI connectivity through either native MIDI or eyoControl Server (if using the latter, please run it now). Please check the set up page for details.
    • run eyoControl on your device, tap the Surface icon. If using native MIDI, make sure to click the “Connect” button on your computer’s networking application in order to establish the MIDI network session as explained in the set up page.
    • within Surface, select “Studio One” with the DAW type selector.
    • open Studio One.
    • open Studio One Preferences, go to the External Devices tab.
    • tap the Add button to add a new device.
    • Add a new device of type “Mackie”/”Control”. If using native MIDI, assign the Receive From and Sent To ports to your network session. If using eyoControl Server Select “eyo In 1″/”eyo Out 1″ as Receive From/Send To.
    • The DAW is now configured to communicate with your app. over the virtual MIDI port.

Reason

  • Setup:
    • setup MIDI connectivity through either native MIDI or eyoControl Server (if using the latter, please run it now). Please check the set up page for details.
    • run eyoControl on your device, tap the Surface icon. If using native MIDI, make sure to click the “Connect” button on your computer’s networking application in order to establish the MIDI network session as explained in the set up page.
    • within Surface, select “Generic” with the DAW type selector.
    • open Reason.
    • open Reason Preferences, go to the Control Surfaces tab.
    • tap the Add button to add a new device.
    • Add a new device of type “Mackie Control”. If using native MIDI, assign the Input and Output ports to your network session. If using eyoControl Server Select “eyo In 1″/”eyo Out 1″ as Input/Output.
    • The DAW is now configured to communicate with your app. over the virtual MIDI port.

Others

Surface/miniyo-T are also working with Sonar.

Controller apps may work with DAW software not listed on this page, including video editing software. The typical setup to begin with is to select “Generic” as DAW type and “Mackie Control” as control surface type in your software.

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