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Arturia Keylab MK2 in Cakewalk

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Please note that:

  • I do not think there are any presets for MMcL (nor original Cakewalk) Mackie control surface plug-in.
  • 'Configure layout' is to set relative physical position for several Mackie devices (f.e. left-to-right MCU+XT+XT vs XT+MCU+XT and so on). Related information is displayed on devices, not on computer monitor.

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Unless you want to run multiple independent Mackie-compatible control surfaces, there's no reason to download the MMcL version of the MackieControl dll.

By independent, I mean not only do you have more than one control surface, you also don't want surface 2 to change its tracks when surface 1 changes its tracks. It's pretty rare that you should need to do this, unless you want to dedicate one control surface to buses while the other one does tracks.

All of Azslow's and my changes are in the CbB release, so just pick the standard "Mackie Control" surface that comes with CbB.

The presets are nothing other than saved preference settings, and for one surface it should work out of the box with the default settings.

There're only two settings you might need to change:

1.  "Disable Handshake" should be checked for any Mackie compatible surface that doesn't have a specific internal SONAR/Cakewalk mode, or doesn't list SONAR or Cakewalk as one if its compatible DAW's.

2.  If your controller has a master fader, change "Master Fader" to "Bus 1"  rather than "Master 1".  Bus 1 will control the master bus; Master 1 will control the left output (only) to your audio interface , which is not what you want.
 

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Thanks all, this thread made my day. My Keylab Essential sometimes worked but mostly didn't, and I couldn't figure out why. It turns out it was the handshake. 1 time out of 100 it thought it received it, so it work. Now it works 100% Thanks!

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I just bought a Keylab 49 Essential. Some buttons work some don't. You cannot change the DAW command center. However, using the free tool Midi-ox it can be accomplished. I haven't done it with this controller but I have done it with others. A little complex but it is definitely doable. Midi-ox takes a controller message in and can output a completely different message. It can do this with multiple controllers at once and can even route the messages to multiple receiving devices. You do have to leave it running in the background. You also need a midi loop program. 

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Hi, just wanted to say that the solution that mister msmcleod said has worked fine for me. Using windows 10 and arturia keylab essentials 49 keyboard. Disabling handshake in the utilities control panel worked for me like a chief. Thanks for the easy solution :)

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I tried to get the MMC working with my Keylab 61 MK2 for a long time. In desperation I changed the DAW mode to HUI and everything works except for record button unless I arm the track first with the mouse. Hope this helps someone. I would love to learn how to program everything in ACT too, Thanks 

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