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    Using the Mackie 1220 to remote control faders in Cubase

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    Hi,

    My school has a Mackie Onyx 1220 and I'm tech'ing a show for them. I'm wondering if it's possible to use the faders on the Mackie to control the faders in Cubase? I can't seem to find any documents on whether or not the mixer supports remote control... I'm wondering if anyone on this thread does.

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    You should be able to use it as a Generic Remote.
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    It's an analog mixer (with a Firewire interface) so it can't be used as a controller for your DAW.

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    Yes, I concur with bouldersoundguy.

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    It's an analog mixer
    Oh. Well that won't work very well then!!
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    From Mackie's FAQ:

    20. The faders are not motorized, so how does DAW control get translated to the faders on the 1640i with the FW switch down?
    The Onyx 1640i is not a control surface. It is a full featured analog mixer with a FireWire audio interface, but it does not control your DAW nor does it receive control from your software. So your faders never get out of sync.




    To my knowledge though there are control surfaces that are not motorized but still function as a control surface. Like some of the larger zoom interfaces IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackie manual
    It is a full featured analog mixer with a FireWire audio interface, but it does not control your DAW
    Sounds eerily familiar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guitargodgt View Post
    To my knowledge though there are control surfaces that are not motorized but still function as a control surface. Like some of the larger zoom interfaces IIRC.
    Yep, but it's important to distinguish faders from linear encoders. Faders actually pass audio while encoders just put out data that is used indirectly to control audio.

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    Hey guys, thanks for the responses.
    Yeah it wasn't looking like a possibility. I figured something else out though so I'm good!

    Cheers!

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