Mackie C4: View Modes

The C4 provides a number of view modes that display a particular parameter type on the V-Pots/V-Select buttons. See the following sections for details on each view mode:

Mackie C4: Pan Channel View Mode

In Pan Channel view, V-Pot 1 edits the Pan (or Balance) parameter.

To access Pan Channel view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 26 (labeled Surrnd).

Mackie C4: Channel Strip Mixer View Mode

In Channel Strip Mixer view, the row order is reversed, so that the lowest row edits parameter 1.

V-Pot row 4 (bottom row) edits the currently chosen channel parameter. Row 3 edits channel parameter 2, row 2 edits channel parameter 3, and row 1 (at the top) edits channel parameter 4.

The V-Pots edit the following channel parameters in this order: volume, pan/angle, input format, input assignment, output assignment, automation mode, group, displayed automation parameter.

To edit invisible parameters
  • Press the BANK Left/BANK Right or SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right buttons to change the parameter shown, and edited, in row 4.

    The parameters shown in rows 1 to 3 are adjusted accordingly.

To access Channel Strip view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 17.

Mackie C4: EQ Mixer View Mode

In EQ Mixer view:

  • Row 1 sets the selected EQ band bypass state.

  • Row 2 edits the selected EQ band frequency.

  • Row 3 edits the selected EQ band gain/slope.

  • Row 4 edits the selected EQ band Q factor.

  • The SLOT UP and SLOT DOWN buttons select the EQ band (if a Channel EQ is inserted in the selected channel strip).

To access EQ Mixer view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 19 (labeled EQ Mixer).

Mackie C4: EQ Channel View Mode

In EQ Channel view:

  • Row 1 edits the frequency of all eight bands.

  • Row 2 edits the gain/slope of all eight bands.

  • Row 3 edits the Q factor of all eight bands.

  • Row 4 sets the bypass state of all eight bands.

If no Channel EQ is present on the selected channel, a Channel EQ is automatically inserted when you enter the EQ Channel view. The TRACK Left and TRACK Right buttons switch to the previous or next channel. If you switch to a channel with no Channel EQ inserted, the C4 displays show “–”, and the corresponding V-Pots do nothing.

To access EQ Channel view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 27 (labeled EQs).

Mackie C4: Send Mixer View Mode

In Send Mixer view:

  • Row 1 edits the send destination of the selected Send slot (on the selected channel).

  • Row 2 edits the send level.

  • Row 3 edits the send position (pre/post fader).

  • Row 4 mutes/unmutes the send.

  • The SLOT UP/SLOT DOWN buttons select the Send slot.

  • The TRACK L and TRACK R buttons shift the fader bank (to the left or right) by the number of channel strips in the control surface group.

To access Send Mixer view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels appear on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 20 (labeled Sends Mixer).

Mackie C4: Send Channel View Mode

In Send Channel view:

  • Row 1 edits the (first) eight send destinations of the selected channel strip.

  • Row 2 edits the send level of sends 1 to 8.

  • Row 3 edits send positions 1 to 8 (pre/post fader).

  • Row 4 mutes/unmutes sends 1 to 8.

  • TRACK L and TRACK R switch to the previous or next channel.

To access Send Channel view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 28 (labeled Sends).

Mackie C4: Effect Assign Mixer View Mode

In Effect Assign Mixer view, the C4 displays the first four Insert slots of the eight selected channels.

  • Turn a V-Pot to switch between effects. (This action lets you browse through the effects listed in the Effect menu, shown in Logic Express mixer channels.)

  • Press the respective V-Select to insert the chosen effect. This activates Effect Edit view, where you can directly edit effect parameters. See Mackie C4: Effect Edit View Mode for more information.

  • The SLOT UP/SLOT DOWN buttons switch between Insert slots.

  • TRACK L and TRACK R shift the fader bank by the number of channel strips in the control surface group.

  • Holding down SHIFT and pressing a V-Select switches the bypass state of the respective Insert slot. Bypassed effects are denoted by an asterisk (*) that precedes the effect name.

To access Effect Assign Mixer view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 21 (labeled PlugIn Mixer).

Mackie C4: Effect Edit View Mode

In Effect Edit view:

  • V-Pots 1 to 32 constitute a group of 32 parameters. Splitting is possible (see SPLIT Button).

  • The SLOT UP/SLOT DOWN buttons select the Insert slot.

  • BANK Left/BANK Right shifts the edited parameters by one page.

    • In Split mode, the SLOT and BANK button behaviors apply to Split Upper.

    • When holding down SHIFT, the SLOT and BANK button behaviors apply to Split Lower.

  • SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right shifts the edited parameters by 1.

    • In Split mode, the SINGLE button behaviors apply to Split Upper.

    • When holding down SHIFT, the SINGLE button behaviors apply to Split Lower.

To access Effect Edit view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 21 (labeled PlugIn Mixer).

  3. Insert or select an effect, and the C4 will automatically switch to Effect Edit view.

Mackie C4: Instrument Assign Mixer View Mode

In Instrument Assign Mixer view, the C4 displays the Instrument slots of the selected instrument channels.

  • Turn a V-Pot to select an instrument. (This action lets you browse through the software instruments listed in the Instrument Plug-in menu, shown in Logic Express instrument channels.)

  • Press the respective V-Select to insert the chosen instrument. This enters Instrument Edit view, where you can edit instrument parameters. See Mackie C4: Instrument Edit View Mode for more information.

  • The TRACK L and TRACK R buttons shift the fader bank by the number of channel strips in the control surface group.

  • Holding down SHIFT and pressing a V-Select switches the bypass state of the respective Instrument slot. An asterisk (*) precedes the name of bypassed instruments.

To access Instrument Assign Mixer view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 22 (labeled Instru Mixer).

Mackie C4: Instrument Edit View Mode

In Instrument Edit View:

  • V-Pots 1 to 32 constitute a group of 32 parameters. Splitting is possible (see SPLIT Button).

  • BANK Left/BANK Right shifts the edited parameters by one page.

    • In Split mode, the BANK button behaviors apply to Split Upper.

    • When holding down SHIFT, the BANK button behaviors apply to Split Lower.

  • SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right shifts the edited parameters by 1.

    • In Split mode, the SINGLE button behaviors apply to Split Upper.

    • When holding down SHIFT, the SINGLE button behaviors apply to Split Lower.

To access Instrument Edit view
  1. Hold down the CHAN STRIP button.

    The channel strip overlay labels are shown on the C4 displays.

  2. Press V-Select 22 (labeled Instru Mixer).

  3. Insert or select an instrument, which will automatically switch the C4 to Instrument Edit view.

Mackie C4: Cycle View Mode

In Cycle View mode, the V-Pots/V-Selects behave as follows:

  • V-Pot/V-Select 1 (labeled Cycle) shows and edits the current Cycle mode status (off or on).

  • V-Select 2 (labeled BySet) matches the cycle area to selections made in the Arrange window (selected audio or MIDI regions).

  • V-Pot 3 (labeled Move) moves the current cycle area by a bar with each click of the V-Pot, when turned.

  • V-Pot 4 moves the current cycle area by a beat with each click of the V-Pot, when turned.

  • The display shows the left and right locators above V-Pots 5 and 7.

  • Pressing V-Select 5 picks up (uses) the current playhead position for the left locator.

  • Turning V-Pot 5 changes the left locator position by bars.

  • Turning V-Pot 6 changes the left locator position by beats (denominator steps).

  • Pressing V-Select 7 picks up (uses) the current playhead position for the right locator.

  • Turning V-Pot 7 changes the right locator position by bars.

  • Turning V-Pot 8 changes the right locator position by beats (denominator steps).

To activate Cycle View mode
  • Hold down the CHAN STRIP button, and press V-Select 31.

Mackie C4: Punch View Mode

In Punch View mode, the V-Pots/V-Selects behave as follows:

  • V-Pot/V-Select 1 shows and edits the current Autopunch status (off or on).

  • V-Pot 3 (labeled Move) moves the current punch in locator by a bar with each click of the V-Pot, when turned.

  • V-Pot 4 moves the current punch in locator by a beat with each click of the V-Pot, when turned.

  • The display shows the punch in and punch out locators above V-Pots 5 and 7.

  • Pressing V-Select 5 picks up (uses) the current playhead position for the punch in locator.

  • Turning V-Pot 5 changes the punch in locator position by bars.

  • Turning V-Pot 6 changes the punch in locator position by beats (denominator steps).

  • Pressing V-Select 7 picks up (uses) the current playhead position for the punch out locator.

  • Turning V-Pot 7 changes the punch out locator position by bars.

  • Turning V-Pot 8 changes the punch out locator position by beats (denominator steps).

Note: Changing a punch locator position with the C4 automatically activates Autopunch mode.

To activate Punch View mode
  • Hold down the CHAN STRIP button, and press V-Select 32.