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Old 20th October 2017 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc le Rhine ➡️
Hi there, i´m working on it: having an x-touch with two extenders under Cubase9.
i will reply...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rtroost ➡️
Anyone have real world experience with the extenders yet?
hi there,
i´m glad to finally found this threat, so with the very different mentions and hints from you i was able to solve the problems and now give it back to the community:

We were testing the Behringer Xtouch with 2 extenders: (24channels) for a small project-studio:
A = Xtouch (firmware 1.15)
B = Extender 1 (firmware: control 1.18, fader 1.04)
C = Extender 2 (firmware: control 1.18, fader 1.04)
DAW: Cubase 9pro
OS: Windows 10 Prof.
on the desktop: C,B,A from left to right (cause i am righthanded)

#scenario 1: A + B
connected via USB-cascade in Mackie-Control mode
everything works fine:
16 fader plus 1 masterfader, select, mute, solo, transport, pan, plugin-control etc..
the colors of the scribble strips keeps white/blue, but the text shows in two lines all the parameter and the channel-names
>>great ! so we have a 16channel DAW-controller!

#scenario 2: A + B + C
variant 2a:
A + B + C connected via USB-cascade:
only A and B are working as under scenario 1.
C is recognized in Cubase under the same name as B (extender)
Problem: not sure how to configure it/ name it differently

variant 2b:
A + B connected via USB-cascade and C via LAN
to connect C via LAN we have to:
-on the extender C:
-choose Mackie-Control-Mode
-Mode as Slave, port 5004 (the PC is the Master)
-DHCP, waiting for connection…
-on the PC:
-install rtp-MIDI (from Tobias Erichsen | private stuff & software for audio, midi and more)
-start rtp-MIDI
-new session (name = the rtp-MIDI-session-name =hostname = PC)
-in directory add new the extender (with the taken IP from DHCP and port 5004)
-network-connection to C is established now
-in Cubase:
-add a new device Mackie Control
(name = the rtp-MIDI-session-name > see above) for both Midi-In and Midi-out
-note: all 3 controllers must run in Cubase-Mode, not in „compatibility“!
-restart Cubase after powering on all X-touches (Cubase does not recognize them bevor)
-open your project and sing halleluja:
>>>all the tracks are mapped to the right touch faders and channels on all 3 Xtouches

tip: to ensure that the rtp-MIDI connection is even on after boot/reboot of the PC, this runs automatically as a service in windows background, so there is no need to put it into the windows-autostart-folder or else ;-)

tip: i guess this (2b) is almost the limit under Cubase: some DAW´s do not allow two or more controllers with the same name.

Very special thanks to Tobias Erichsen for his great job !!! you made my day (and the whole year)!
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variant 2c: connected via MIDI only
not tested yet, after 2b works
i guess, the USB-cascade will fail (see above)
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variant 2d: connected A,B and C via LAN
not tested yet, after 2b works
i guess, that Cubase will recognize all three with the same name (same as in 2a)
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hope this will help all the xtouch-lovers doing more with this fantastic hardware.
have fun and make more music
greetings
Marc

Last edited by Marc le Rhine; 20th October 2017 at 07:41 PM.. Reason: forgot my name