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Using Akai Midimix with Cakewalk by Bandlab

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Hai, i just bought Akai midimix controller and until now i failed to configure or setup it with cakewalk. anybody can help?  or give me some tutorial and 'step by step' until 'this thing' work fine on my DAW . pleaseeee... anybody...

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Hey IRMAN,

You posted this a while a go but I wanted to do the same thing and I was able to do it.  I hope it will help you or others. 

First select the midi mix as input device

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Add the midimix as control surface and select  "Cakewalk generic surface"

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apply and close

Then make sure cakewalk generic surface is selected and you need to open the control surface properties ( button at the bottem left)

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From there I assignes all cc / notes to the function I wanted and it work. 

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I saved the preset and was able to find it under that path in explorer. 

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maybe you can try to copy the file there and avoid having to redo everything manually like I did. ( see attached file)

Note that I had some issues at first and it was not very straightforward. I had to restart cakewalk but in the end it work.

All the sliders / knob / mute / solo function works.   Bank left / right also works like it would in Ableton.  The only thing is you need to map the master fader manually. ( right click on fader->Remote Control...) the assigned controller #62

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The only thing I was not able to do so far is to get the buttons to light up.

 

 

 

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Thank you SO much! I got the Midimix as a birthday gift, and this the first time I am actually able to use it.

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Just so you know, there's an issue with the saving of control surface presets in the 2020.08 release.

The workaround is:  After changing any presets etc a control surface dialog, go to Preferences->Control Surfaces  and change one of the MIDI ports... then change it back. This will force a save of everything.

 

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