Mackie HUI: Assignment Overview

The following sections outline the assignment of Mackie HUI interface elements to Logic functions.

Mackie HUI: ASSIGN Section

The following table outlines the controls in the ASSIGN section and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
SEND A
Assigns Send 1 level to V-Pots, and Send 1 to 4 levels to DSP V-Pots. While SEND A is held down, the scribble strips show the current Send 1 destination (a bus number).
SHIFT/ADD
As above, for Send 6
SEND B
As above, for Send 2
SHIFT/ADD
As above, for Send 7
SEND C
As above, for Send 3
SHIFT/ADD
As above, for Send 8
SEND D
As above, for Send 4
SEND E
As above, for Send 5
PAN
Assigns Pan to V-Pots, and the selected channel strip’s pan parameters to DSP V-Pots. You must confirm any changes made with the DSP V-Pots by pressing the corresponding V-Select button.
INPUT
Assigns channel strip input to V-Pots. While held down, the scribble strips show the current channel strip input assignment. The four DSP V-Pots control the following parameters of the selected channel strip: format, input, output, and automation mode. You must confirm any changes made with the V-Pots or DSP V-Pots by pressing the corresponding V-Select button.
OUTPUT
Assigns channel strip output to V-Pots. While held down, the scribble strips show the current channel strip output assignment. The four DSP V-Pots control the following parameters of the selected channel strip: format, input, output, and automation mode. You must confirm any changes made with the V-Pots or DSP V-Pots by pressing the corresponding V-Select button.
REC/RDY ALL
Disables Record Enable button of all channel strips.
BYPASS
Switches the INSERT buttons between Insert Select and Insert Bypass modes. See Insert entry in the Mackie HUI: Channel Strips table.
MUTE
Switches the V-Select buttons between Send Position and Send Mute modes.
SHIFT
Enables or disables Flip mode.
SELECT-ASSIGN
Displays the V-Pot assignment as follows: Pan, Snd1 to Snd8, S1As to S8As, In, Out.
SUSPEND
DEFAULT
Hold this button down to switch the V-Select buttons between standard operation and setting default values.
ASSIGN
When V-Pots display a send level, the ASSIGN button switches them to Send Destination Assignment mode (choosing a bus, in other words). Press the V-Select to confirm the assignment. The DSP V-Pots display the assignments of Send slots 1–4 or Send slots 5–8. Confirm any changes by pressing the V-Select button or all changes will be lost when you leave Send Destination Assignment mode, or press the Assign button a second time.

Mackie HUI: Fader Bank Buttons

The following table outlines the fader bank controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
Bank Left
Shifts channel strips by one bank (a group of channel strips or parameters) to the left.
Bank Right
Shifts channel strips by one bank to the right.
Channel Left
Shifts channel strips by one channel (or parameter) to the left.
Channel Right
Shifts channel strips by one channel to the right.

Mackie HUI: WINDOW Section

The following table outlines the window controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
TRANSPORT
Opens or closes the Transport bar window.
EDIT
Opens or closes the Arrange window.
MIX
Opens or closes the Mixer.
ALT
Opens or closes the Sample Editor.
STATUS
Opens or closes the Audio Bin.
MEM-LOC
Opens or closes the Marker List.

Mackie HUI: KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS Section

The following table outlines the keyboard shortcut controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
UNDO
Undoes last editing operation.
SHIFT/ADD
Redoes last editing operation.
OPTION/ALL
Opens Undo History window.
SAVE
Saves the project.
OPTION/ALL
Performs Save As function, allowing you to save the project with a different name.
EDIT MODE
EDIT TOOL
Selects the next tool. While held down, numerical buttons select a specific tool.
SHIFT/ADD
Shifts to alternate mode/use for some buttons. See descriptions of other buttons.
OPTION/ALL
While held down, value change mode is set to relative. This switches between a minimum, default, or maximum value for the edited parameter. Also see description of other buttons.
CTRL/CLUTCH
While held down, the Group Clutch is engaged. (All groups are disabled.)
CMD/ALT/FINE
While held down, Value Change mode is set to Fine. All value changes work at maximum resolution. Also see descriptions of other buttons.

Mackie HUI: Channel Strips

The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
Level meters
Displays momentary and peak levels.
REC/RDY
Activates or deactivates the Record Enable button.
OPTION/ALL
Disables the Record Enable buttons of all channel strips.
INSERT
V-SEL
  • PAN button ON: sets Pan parameter to center position if DEFAULT button is on.

  • Send 1 to 8 selected: edits Send Pre/Post, activates/deactivates Send Mute, or sets Send Level to default value.

  • In Send Destination Assignment mode, Channel Strip Input or Channel Strip Output Assignment mode: the V-SEL buttons confirm your selection.

V-Pot
Adjusts parameter selected in the ASSIGN section.
AUTO
Cycles through automation modes. If you hold down an automation mode button, pressing AUTO sets this mode.
SOLO
Enables or disables the Solo button.
OPTION/ALL
Disables the Solo buttons of all channel strips.
MUTE
Enables or disables the Mute button.
OPTION/ALL
Disables the Mute buttons of all channel strips.
Scribble strip
Displays the channel strip name or send, input, or output assignment.
SELECT
Selects the channel strip.
SHIFT/ADD
Sets volume to unity level.
DEFAULT
Sets volume to unity level.
Fader
Adjusts volume, or duplicates the V-Pot assignment in Flip mode.

Mackie HUI: DSP EDIT/ASSIGN Section

The following table outlines the DSP controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
ASSIGN
COMPARE
Switches DSP display between “track name/parameter name” and “parameter name/parameter value” modes.
BYPASS
Switches the bypass state of the plug-in being edited.
DSP Select 1 to 4
  • Assignment Pan mode:

    DSP Select 1 resets pan angle.

  • Assignment Send mode:

    Activates or deactivates Sends 1 to 4, or mutes 5 to 8.

  • Effect Assign mode:

    Confirms Insert 1 to 4 or 5 to 8 effect selection, selects this Insert slot, and enters Effect Edit mode, showing the parameters of the chosen effect.

  • Effect Edit mode:

    Sets parameter to the default value, or turns “switching” parameters on/off.

DSP V-Pots
  • Assignment Pan mode:

    DSP V-Pot 1 controls pan angle.

  • Assignment Send mode:

    Controls Send 1 to 4, or 5 to 8 Levels.

  • Effect Assign mode:

    Assigns effects to Insert slots 1 through 4, or 5 to 8.

  • Effect Edit mode:

    Controls the selected effect parameter.

INSERT/PARAM
Switches between Effect Assign and Effect Edit modes.
SCROLL
Effect Edit mode: Shifts parameter display by the number of DSP V-Pots in the control surface group (usually four).
CMD/ALT/FINE
Effect Edit mode: Shifts parameter display by one (parameter).

Mackie HUI: Function Keys

The following table outlines the function keys and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
F1
Clears Overload LEDs.
SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Mixer view, and displays MIDI channel strips.
CMD/ALT/FINE
Opens or closes Arrange window.
F2
Recalls screenset 2.
SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Mixer view, and displays input channel strips.
CMD/ALT/FINE
Opens or closes Mixer.
F3
Recalls screenset 3.
SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Mixer view, and displays audio channel strips.
SHIFT/ADD
Opens or closes Event List.
F4
Recalls screenset 4.
SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Mixer view, and displays instrument channel strips.
CMD/ALT/FINE
Opens or closes Score Editor.
F5
Recalls screenset 5.
SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Mixer view, and displays aux channel strips.
CMD/ALT/FINE
Opens or closes Hyper Editor.
F6
Recalls screenset 6.
SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Mixer view, and displays bus channel strips.
CMD/ALT/FINE
Opens or closes Piano Roll Editor.
F7
Switches counter display format between SMPTE and bars/beats/divisions/ticks.
SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Mixer view, and displays the master and output channel strips.
CMD/ALT/FINE
Opens or closes Transport bar window.
F8/ESC
Default: exits folder. Go to Marker mode: cancels dialog.
CMD/ALT/FINE
Opens or closes the Audio Bin.

Mackie HUI: AUTO ENABLE Section

The following table outlines the global controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
FADER
Activates or deactivates the recording of volume automation.
PAN
Activates or deactivates the recording of pan automation.
PLUG IN
Activates or deactivates the recording of plug-in parameter automation.
MUTE
Activates or deactivates the recording of mute automation.
SEND
Activates or deactivates the recording of send level automation.
SEND MUTE

Mackie HUI: AUTO MODE Section

The following table outlines the automation controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
READ
Sets selected channel to Read automation mode. While held down, pressing the channel strip AUTO button sets the automation mode to Read.
OPTION/ALL
Sets all channels to Read automation mode.
LATCH
Sets selected channel to Latch automation mode. While held down, press the channel strip AUTO button to set automation mode to Latch.
OPTION/ALL
Sets all channels to Latch automation mode.
TRIM
TOUCH
Sets selected channel to Touch automation mode. While held down, press the channel strip AUTO button to set automation mode to Touch.
OPTION/ALL
Sets all channels to Touch automation mode.
WRITE
Sets selected channel to Write automation mode. While held down, press the channel strip AUTO button to set automation mode to Write.
OPTION/ALL
Sets all channels to Write automation mode.
OFF
Sets selected channel to Off automation mode. While held down, press the channel strip AUTO button to set automation mode to Off.
OPTION/ALL
Sets all channels to Off automation mode.

Mackie HUI: STATUS/GROUP Section

The following table outlines the status/group controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
AUTO
While held down, the scribble strips display the automation mode of all channels.
MONITOR
PHASE—SHIFT
Switches to Single view.
GROUP
Enters Group Edit mode:
  • The upper line (in the DSP Edit section) displays the number and name of the group being edited.

  • DSP Select buttons 1 to 4 switch between the properties of the group being edited. The group name is shown in the lower line.

  • When the INSERT/PARAM button is off, the DSP Edit V-Pots scroll through the group properties. If the INSERT/PARAM button is on, the DSP EDIT V-Pots select the group that you want to edit.

  • The SELECT buttons enable/disable group membership of the channel.

SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Channel view.
CREATE
Creates a new group and enters Group Edit mode (see above).
SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Mixer view.
SUSPEND
Activates or deactivates the Group Clutch.
SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Tracks view.

Mackie HUI: EDIT Section

The following table outlines the editing controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
CAPTURE
SEPARATE
CUT
Cuts the selection (of regions or events).
COPY
Copies the selection.
PASTE
Pastes the Clipboard contents.
DELETE
Deletes the selection.

Mackie HUI: Time Display

The following table outlines the time display controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
TIME CODE
Lit if counter is displaying SMPTE time code.
FEET
Not assigned
BEATS
Lit if counter is displaying bars/beats/divisions/ticks.
Time display
Switches between a SMPTE time code or bars/beats/divisions/ticks display.
RUDE SOLO LIGHT
Flashes if any channel is soloed.

Mackie HUI: LOCATE/NUMERICS Section

The following table outlines the numeric keypad controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
CLR
Deletes current marker.
=
Creates a marker at the current playhead position.
/
Equivalent to (but independent of) computer keyboard / key.
*
Equivalent to (but independent of) computer keyboard * key.
Equivalent to (but independent of) computer keyboard – key.
+
Equivalent to (but independent of) computer keyboard + key.
0 to 9
  • Normal: 1 to 9 recalls markers 1 to 9.

  • If in Go to Marker dialog: equivalent to (but independent of) computer keyboard keys 0 to 9.

SHIFT/ADD
Switches to Mixer view, and displays:
  • 1: MIDI channel strips

  • 2: Input channel strips

  • 3: Audio channel strips

  • 4: Instrument channel strips

  • 5: Aux channel strips

  • 6: Bus channel strips

  • 7: Master and output channel strips

EDIT TOOL
Selects tool (if applicable to window with key focus):
  • 1: Pointer

  • 2: Pencil

  • 3: Eraser

  • 4: Text tool

  • 5: Scissors

  • 6: Glue

  • 7: Solo tool

  • 8: Mute tool

  • 9: Zoom tool

0
If in Go to Marker dialog: equivalent to computer keyboard 0 key.
.
  • If not in Go to Marker dialog: enters Go to Marker dialog.

  • In in Go to Marker dialog: equivalent to computer keyboard Period key.

ENTER
  • If not in Go to Marker dialog: enters folder of selected track.

  • If in Go to Marker dialog: confirms marker number that you entered.

Mackie HUI: Transport Section

The following table outlines the transport controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
AUDITION
PRE
Sets left locator (at current playhead position).
IN
Sets punch in locator (at current playhead position).
OUT
Sets punch out locator (at current playhead position).
POST
Sets right locator (at current playhead position).
RTZ
Moves playhead to the left locator position.
END
Moves playhead to the right locator position.
ON LINE
Switches between internal and external sync.
LOOP
Enables or disables Cycle mode.
QUICK PUNCH
Enables or disables Autopunch mode.
REWIND
Shuttles backward.
FAST FWD
Shuttles forward.
STOP
Stops playback.
PLAY
Starts playback.
SHIFT/ADD
Pauses playback (or recording).
RECORD
Record

Mackie HUI: Cursor Buttons

The following table outlines the cursor controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button, such as SHIFT, below a button description indicates that the button has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
Cursor Up
  • Cursor mode: equivalent to computer keyboard Up Arrow key.

  • Zoom mode: zooms in vertically (in the window with key focus).

SHIFT/ADD
Zoom mode: individual track zoom (zooms in).
CMD/ALT/FINE
Page up.
OPTION/ALL + CMD/ALT/FINE
Scroll to top.
Cursor Down
  • Cursor mode: equivalent to computer keyboard Down Arrow key.

  • Zoom mode: zooms out vertically (in the window with key focus).

SHIFT/ADD
Zoom mode: individual track zoom (zooms out).
CMD/ALT/FINE
Page down.
OPTION/ALL + CMD/ALT/FINE
Scroll to bottom (of window/list with key focus).
Cursor Left
  • Cursor mode: equivalent to computer keyboard Left Arrow key.

  • Zoom mode: zooms out horizontally (in the window with key focus).

SHIFT/ADD
Zoom mode: individual track zoom reset (of tracks of the same type).
CMD/ALT/FINE
Page left.
OPTION/ALL + CMD/ALT/FINE
Scroll to left border (of the window with key focus).
Cursor Right
  • Cursor mode: equivalent to computer keyboard Right Arrow key.

  • Zoom mode: zooms in horizontally (in the window with key focus).

SHIFT/ADD
Zoom mode: individual track zoom reset (of all tracks, regardless of type).
CMD/ALT/FINE
Page right.
OPTION/ALL + CMD/ALT/FINE
Scroll to right border (of the window with key focus).
MODE
Switches between Cursor and Zoom modes.

Mackie HUI: Jog Wheel

The following table outlines the Jog Wheel controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
Jog Wheel
  • Default: Move playhead by one bar.

  • Scrub button lit: Scrub mode.

  • Shuttle button lit: Shuttle mode.

SCRUB
Activates or deactivates Scrub mode.
SHUTTLE
Activates or deactivates Shuttle mode.

Mackie HUI: Foot Switches

The following table outlines the foot switch controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
Foot Switch 1
Play or Stop
Foot Switch 2
Record On/Off