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How can I synchronize Mackie Control with BCF 2000 as 'one' MCU unit on Cubase?
Old 18th February 2021
  #1
How can I synchronize Mackie Control with BCF 2000 as 'one' MCU unit on Cubase?

So basically I use my Maschine mk1 as MCU unit on Cubase.
Love it.
I then bought BCF 2000 for extra faders.


Now, I heard somewhere, I can actually connect these two as
'one' MCU daw controller unit on Cubase... but,
I have tried every connection. It does not work well.....


What I want:

1. maschine mk1 display show parameter details.
2. At the same time, I can control values on BCF 2000 too.
*so, fader one / knob one of BCF 2000 move, then maschine parameter
value changes too?!
like synced twin-controller?!

I do not want to use BCF 2000 as 'extender'?


Would such setup be possible ...?!

Or I just need to use one as extender...?

very curious about this.

IF both can be synced as one twin, that would be the best!

Because if I use it as extender, some value readings I get to be missing......

hmmmm.. Just could not get my head around here.


It is pretty complicated setting with MIDI cables.



Now, the problem is.



Cubase has only one set of:
MCU midi IN / midi OUT.

maschine mk1 has 1 set of midi IN / midi OUT DIN connection 'with' VIRTUAL usb MIDI.

BCF has 1 MIDI IN + 1 MIDI OUT (a) + 1 extra MIDI OUT (b, thru)

BCF 2000 has many modes... but I just could not understand them all well...
I now set it as S-3.



What should I do...?!
Old 18th February 2021
  #2
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Originally Posted by Method Man ➡️
So basically I use my Maschine mk1 as MCU unit on Cubase.
Love it.
I then bought BCF 2000 for extra faders.


Now, I heard somewhere, I can actually connect these two as
'one' MCU daw controller unit on Cubase... but,
I have tried every connection. It does not work well.....


What I want:

1. maschine mk1 display show parameter details.
2. At the same time, I can control values on BCF 2000 too.
*so, fader one / knob one of BCF 2000 move, then maschine parameter
value changes too?!
like synced twin-controller?!

I do not want to use BCF 2000 as 'extender'?


Would such setup be possible ...?!

Or I just need to use one as extender...?

very curious about this.

IF both can be synced as one twin, that would be the best!

Because if I use it as extender, some value readings I get to be missing......

hmmmm.. Just could not get my head around here.


It is pretty complicated setting with MIDI cables.



Now, the problem is.



Cubase has only one set of:
MCU midi IN / midi OUT.

maschine mk1 has 1 set of midi IN / midi OUT DIN connection 'with' VIRTUAL usb MIDI.

BCF has 1 MIDI IN + 1 MIDI OUT (a) + 1 extra MIDI OUT (b, thru)

BCF 2000 has many modes... but I just could not understand them all well...
I now set it as S-3.



What should I do...?!
read post 14 in this link, it should help.
Using multiple BCF-2000's
Old 18th February 2021 | Show parent
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Thank man, but I don't think your link is about 'mirroring' but instead using it as XT.. but thanks!

It seems, Cubase is a bit different to setup...

It is difficult to get both to mirror each other..
Old 10th April 2021
  #4
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Bome Midi Translator

You could use software like Bome Midi Translator (it has free version which you could test).

I have successfully used Launchpad (for buttons) and XTouch Mini (for faders) as one MCU unit. Setup Virtual ports and both controllers pass through the Virtual port as MCU actions. Virtual ports ar setup in Cubase as in and out.
Old 10th April 2021 | Show parent
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Thanks! 7blanche! I figured it out to make it work as 2 MCU units at the end connecting, Maschine mk1 + Behringer BCF 2000.

Worked great for 2~3 weeks, really enjoyed fader work and it 'up'ed my stem mixing (drum, guitar, vocal + background vocal mixing with 8 faders)

Then in my area, I happened to get a chance to grab a Artist Mix for pretty good price.


Now, I only use MC Mix on mac and...


this thing is the ultimate definition of 'daw' controller... I highly recommend if anyone is serious about mixing

*you don't need this if you are not mixnig by the way

Still, BCF 2000 rocks! it gives me Daft Punk nostalgia.. somehow (though they use BCR2000 hehe)
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