In order to use the MASCHINE Controller in Mackie Control mode (MCU mode) with Cubase, carry out the steps below.
Appending the Mackie Control Template
First, you have to make sure that the Mackie Control template is available from the MASCHINE Controller:
- Start Controller Editor. The application is found here:
- OS X: Macintosh HD > Applications > Native Instruments > Controller Editor
- Windows: C: > Program Files > Native Instruments > Controller Editor
- Select Maschine from the drop-down menu in the upper left corner and then choose the MASCHINE model corresponding to your device. In this example, Maschine Controller (MASCHINE MK1) has been selected.
- Check if the Templates tab on the right hand side contains a Mackie Control entry. Otherwise proceed with step 4 to add it.
- Open the Factory Templates menu and choose Mackie Control from the sub-menu. It should appear in the Templates list now.
Choosing Mackie Control Template on the MASCHINE Controller
- Switch the MASCHINE Controller to MIDI mode by pressing SHIFT + CONTROL.
- Load the Mackie Control Template. To do this, press SHIFT again and use the arrow keys to skip through the available templates until you read the MACKIE CONTROL template on the display.
Setting Up Cubase
- Start Cubase, open the Devices menu and choose Device Setup....
- Open MIDI Port Setup and make sure the MASCHINE Controller MIDI input is set to Active.
- Click the + button in the upper left corner of the Device Setup and choose Mackie Control.
- You will see a new Mackie Control entry under Remote Devices in the Device Setup sidebar. Go to this area and select Maschine Controller in the MIDI Input and MIDI Output menu (see screenshot):
- Click Apply to confirm the new settings and OK to close the Device Setup.
You can now control Cubase from your MASCHINE controller in Mackie Control mode.