Mackie C4: Assignment Buttons

The Assignment buttons switch between “overlay” and normal view modes. The parameters assigned to the V-Pots/V-Select buttons change accordingly when an overlay mode is activated.

MARKER Button

Switches between Marker overlay (see Mackie C4: Marker Overlay Mode) and normal view modes (see Mackie C4: View Modes).

TRACK Button

Switches between Track overlay (see Mackie C4: Track Overlay Mode) and normal view modes (see Mackie C4: View Modes).

You can access alternate Mixer View options by holding down the TRACK button. This displays a further submenu in the lower LCD, allowing you to view particular channel types:

  • V-Select 25 switches to MIDI Channel view.

  • V-Select 26 switches to Input Channel view.

  • V-Select 27 switches to Audio Channel view.

  • V-Select 28 switches to Software Instrument Channel view.

  • V-Select 29 switches to Auxiliary Channel view.

  • V-Select 30 switches to Bus Channel view.

  • V-Select 31 switches to Output Channel view.

  • V-Select 32 switches to Master Channel view.

Releasing the TRACK button without pressing a V-Select returns you to Mixer view.

CHAN STRIP Button

Switches between Channel Strip overlay (see Mackie C4: Channel Strip Overlay Mode) and normal view modes (see Mackie C4: View Modes).

You can access alternate User View options by holding down the CHAN STRIP button, which displays a further submenu in the lower LCD.

  • V-Select 9 to 16 switches to one of eight user modes, where you can freely assign parameters to V-Pots or V-Select buttons.

  • V-Select 17 switches to Channel Strip Mixer view.

  • V-Select 18 switches to Pan Mixer view.

  • V-Select 19 switches to EQ Mixer view.

  • V-Select 20 switches to Send Mixer view.

  • V-Select 21 switches to Effect Assign Mixer view.

  • V-Select 22 switches to Instrument Select Mixer view.

  • V-Select 26 switches to Pan Channel view.

  • V-Select 27 switches to EQ Channel view.

  • V-Select 28 switches to Send Channel view.

  • V-Select 31 activates the Cycle view.

  • V-Select 32 activates the Drop view.

FUNCTION Button

Switches between “Function overlay” and normal view modes (see Mackie C4: View Modes). See Mackie C4: Function Overlay Mode for details on this mode.

Mackie C4: Marker Overlay Mode

The Marker overlay is active when the MARKER button light is on.

  • V-Selects 1 to 30 are assigned to markers 1 to 30. The upper LCD line shows the marker name; the lower line displays INSIDE when the playhead falls within marker boundaries.

  • V-Select 31 creates a new marker.

  • V-Select 32 deletes the current marker.

Mackie C4: Track Overlay Mode

The Track overlay is active when the TRACK button light is on.

To select a track/channel for Split Upper
  • Press V-Select 1 to 32. When a track/channel is selected for Split Upper, the bottom LCD displays the word UPPER.

  • BANK Left/BANK Right shifts the fader bank by the number of channels in the control surface group.

  • SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right shifts the fader bank by one channel.

To select a track/channel for Split Lower
  • Press V-Select 1 to 32. If a track/channel is selected for Split Lower, the word LOWER is shown in the bottom LCD.

  • BANK Left/BANK Right shifts the fader bank by the number of channels in the control surface group.

  • SINGLE Left/SINGLE Right shifts the fader bank by one channel.

Mackie C4: Channel Strip Overlay Mode

The channel strip overlay is active when the CHAN STRIP button light is on.

  • V-Pot/V-Select row 1 (V-Pots 1 to 8) edits the frequency and gain of EQ bands 3 to 6 (the parametric bands), provided an EQ effect is inserted in the current channel strip.

  • V-Pot/V-Select row 2 (V-Pots 9 to 16) switches to Effect Edit mode for Inserts 1 to 8, provided an effect is inserted in the respective Insert slot. If no effect is inserted, turn the respective V-Pot to select an effect, then press the V-Select, to insert it.

  • V-Pot/V-Select row 3 (V-Pots 17 to 24) edits Send 1 to 8 Level, provided the current channel has active sends.

  • V-Pot/V-Select 25 switches to Instrument Edit mode, provided the selected channel is routed to an instrument channel, and an instrument plug-in is inserted.

  • V-Pot/V-Select 26 edits the channel output destination.

  • V-Pot/V-Select 27 sets the automation mode.

  • V-Pot/V-Select 28 edits group membership.

  • V-Pot/V-Select 29 edits volume.

  • V-Pot/V-Select 30 edits pan.

  • V-Pot/V-Select 32 sets the channel input format.

Mackie C4: Function Overlay Mode

The Function overlay is active when the FUNCTION button light is on. The table below outlines the assignment of C4 controls to Logic functions.

Control
Assignment
1 (display: Inspct)
Enables/disables the Inspector of the window with key focus.
2 (Channel Strip)
Enables/disables the Lists area display in the Arrange window.
2 (Channel Strip)-Option
Enables/disables the Media area display in the Arrange window.
3 (Delay in ms)
Activates/deactivates display of delays in milliseconds.
4 (Ruler: SMPTE)
Activates/deactivates SMPTE display of ruler.
5 (Global Track)
Activates/deactivates display of Global tracks.
6 (Arrang Grid)
Activates/deactivates display of the Arrange window grid.
7 (Event Float)
Activates/deactivates display of the Event List.
8 (Name/Value)
Switches the display mode between Name and Value (identical to the NAME/VALUE button on the Mackie Control).
9 (Track Autom.)
Enables/disables display of track automation in the Arrange window.
10 (Trk>Rg Autom.)
Performs Move Current Track Automation Data to Region key command. With the OPTION button held down (display: Trk>Ob Au All), the Move All Track Automation Data to Region key command is executed.
11 (Rg>Trk Autom.)
Performs Move Current Region Data to Track Automation function. With the OPTION button held down (display: Ob>Trk Au All), the Move All Region Control Data to Track Automation key command is executed.
12 (Clear Autom.)
Performs Delete Currently Visible Automation Data of Current Track key command. With the OPTION button held down (display: Clear Au All), the Delete All Automation Data of Current Track function is performed.
13 (ClrAll Overld)
Resets the Level Meter Overload displays.
14 (ClrAll RecRdy)
Switches off Record Enable button of all channels.
15 (ClrAll Solo)
Switches off Solo for all channels.
16 (ClrAll Mute)
Switches off Mute for all channels.
17 (Tool: Pointr)
Chooses the Pointer tool.
18 (Tool: Pencil)
Chooses the Pencil tool.
19 (Tool: Scissr)
Chooses the Scissors tool.
20 (Tool: Glue)
Chooses the Glue tool.
21 (Tool: Text)
Chooses the Text tool.
22 (Tool: Xfade)
Chooses the Crossfade tool.
23 (Tool: Marque)
Chooses the Marquee tool.
24 (Tool: Autom.)
Chooses the Automation Select tool.
V-Pot 25 (WfZoom)
Edits the Arrange waveform zoom factor (if the Arrange window has key focus).
V-Pot 26 (V.Zoom)
Edits the vertical zoom factor of the window with key focus.
V-Pot 27 (H.Zoom)
Edits the horizontal zoom factor of the window with key focus.
V-Pot 28 (Move Cycle)
Moves the cycle locators.
V-Pot 29 (Quantz)
Chooses the Quantize value. V-Select 29 performs Quantize Selected Events for the selected regions or events.
V-Pot 30 (Division)
Chooses the division value for clock display.
V-Select 31 (Prev SetEXS)
Performs Next Plug-in Setting or EXS Instrument key command.
V-Select 32 (Next SetEXS)
Performs Previous Plug-in Setting or EXS Instrument key command.