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Trying to use ZOOMR16 as controller in Logic pro X

 
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Steve Skies

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1 Posted on 09/14/2018 at 08:25:04Direct link to this post
Hey there, My brother recently lent me his R16. Ive installed the drivers and it works great as an audio interface with Logic Pro X. Though i would also like to utilise it as a Control Surface also. I currently have a Korg NanoKontrol2 and i know i can use them in tandem. Ive managed to get it working as a control surface for mixing, though i have to remove all other midi drivers from the specific folder. When i put them back i can no longer use the R16 as a controller.
My midi device driver folder contains.
KORKUSBmididriver
M-AudioUNOmidisport
Line6midi
Wavessoundgriddriver
and finally the ZOOM.
I would like to know if there is a way i can get around this with out having to remove all other drivers from the folder.

thanks for any help

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2 Posted on 09/16/2018 at 13:49:53Direct link to this post
Hey,

I use sometimes use the r24 with mixbus.
In mixbus you have to engage the control surface protocol. The r24 uses mackie control surface protocol and i think the r16 uses the same one.

The control surface protocol is not the same a standard midi. { well sort of.... :) }
If you use mackie than you will be able to control the faders, mute buttons, select buttons..and transport .. And that is it. Not very extended just very basic controls


At last I would like to mention that I run more drivers for midi than 12 and they all work together with no problems. It is strange you must delete some drivers to make it work

- Angelie

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[ Post last edited on 09/16/2018 at 13:54:34 ]

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3 Posted on 09/17/2018 at 00:39:09Direct link to this post
Hey thx for the reply.
So ive been in touch with zoom also and we've worked out that it is my m=audio usb driver causing the conflict.
They will now be getting there techies on the case :)

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4 Posted on 09/17/2018 at 09:38:49Direct link to this post
Quote from angelie:
Hey,

I use sometimes use the r24 with mixbus.
In mixbus you have to engage the control surface protocol. The r24 uses mackie control surface protocol and i think the r16 uses the same one.

The control surface protocol is not the same a standard midi. { well sort of.... :) }
If you use mackie than you will be able to control the faders, mute buttons, select buttons..and transport .. And that is it. Not very extended just very basic controls


At last I would like to mention that I run more drivers for midi than 12 and they all work together with no problems. It is strange you must delete some drivers to make it work

- Angelie



Hey, also. How is Mixbus as a DAW? Hows the workflow and ease of use? compared to other DAWs?

thanks

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5 Posted on 09/17/2018 at 12:38:05Direct link to this post
Hey,

Workflow is a bit different but works very fast ones you get the hang of it.... :)
And it doesn't take long to learn....

I like mixbus very much because it has hi quality eq and compressors / limiters on every strip so you can work with it without plug-ins. Recording audio / punch in punch out works very easy.... Slicing audio is also nice.

Best thing for me is that even though it is a stereo program with stereo inputs you can almost add unlimited inputs to a track.

Which is good for me because I record very often in 5.1 and higher { ambisonics and atmos hights} .

The eq works and compressor will only work on input 1 2 but in my case that is not a problem.

If you like multitrack you often have to buy the pro or extended versions which cost a lot of money.

I bought mixbus 32c for 60 dollars on a black Friday. { so the extra options and the cost is a big plus}

It used to be a very limited program but now they have console control/ midi tracks and the even newer version has vca tracks... Kind of group tracks but different....

Just check out the videos on YouTube and you can see what the program can do.


I also have version 2.4
this version had the possibility to link your build-in compressors with side chains.. A lot of them... The newer versions don't have that { only one side chain bus}.... So I have the 2 programs linked with Jack.

OH the other nice options is channel insert
It gives you the option { just like analog} to route the signal out of your interface to external gear and route it back again.
A scan option measures the latency and set the program to fit latency. With multiple inserts the program calculates every track so that every thing is in sync.

There is only one version.... And you can add as many tracks / midi tracks and groups as you like... Your memory is the only restriction....


For the rest there are not many differences...

- Angelie

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[ Post last edited on 09/17/2018 at 12:44:21 ]

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