Request for features for Mackie control mode. I’m using the controller with Ableton and observed that the following would enhance usability:
Always Show Channel Names. When picking VPOT ASSIGN->Send, the display removes all the channel names and shows only the send names. However, there is plenty of room on the screen to show both: the channel names on the top half of the screen, and the send names and level amount on the bottom half.
Meters HUI supports meter levels. There is plenty of room on the screen to draw them. Just a line on the right hand side of each screen would work. So would horizontal.
VPOT Assign default to Sends, not Pan Make the VPOT ASSIGN default to Sends mode rather than Pan. More often than not, people are going to be reaching for sends rather than the panner when going to VPOT SELECT. If you just change the default setting to go right to Sends mode, I would be surprised if there were complaints. After all, normally the knob is in panner mode. You don’t need to hit VPOT SELECT for that. Rather, when a user changes modes it’s probably because they want something else - like access to sends.
MIDI CC assignment user mode for MCU There is currently no user mode for Mackie Control. The User key, in combination with some other key, enters User Mode. In User Mode, all the faders, channel select buttons, knobs, mutes, and solo can be mapped to MIDI CC, like any generic MIDI controller. Buttons 1-8 would select a MIDI channel, allowing the user to have 8 layers of controls. Then it could be used for detailed control of synths and plugins.