Mackie Control: Assignment Overview

Each of the following sections outline how Mackie Control interface elements are assigned to Logic functions.

Mackie Control: DISPLAY Buttons

The following table outlines the display controls and their functions:

Button
Modifier
Function/Comments
NAME/VALUE
Switch between parameter name and parameter value display.
SHIFT
Cycle through level meter displays: vertical, horizontal, and off.
OPTION
Switch between track name and track number: name display.
CONTROL
Clear clip/overload flags.
CMD/ALT
Enter control surface group settings mode.
SMPTE/BEATS
Switch between SMPTE and beat format in clock display.

Mackie Control: Channel Strip Controls (1 Through 8)

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

Control
Modifier
Function/Comments
Turning V-Pot
Modify parameter displayed in LCD.
OPTION
Set parameter to minimum, default, or maximum value.
CMD/ALT
Modify parameter at high resolution.
Pressing V-Pot button
Set parameter displayed on LCD to default value, or switch between two possible values.
Flashing preselection:
Enter the preselected value.
Menu options:
Enter whatever option is visible in display.
If track is folder:
Enter folder.
REC/RDY button
Activate/deactivate Record Enable button of track.
OPTION
Disable Record Enable button for all tracks.
SOLO button
Activate/deactivate Solo button of track’s channel strip.
OPTION
Disable Solo button for all channel strips.
In Send Destination/Level Mixer view:
Switch pre/post status of selected send.
In Send Destination/Level Channel view:
Switch between pre/post fader mode of send on selected channel strip.
MUTE button
Activate/deactivate Mute button of track’s channel strip.
OPTION
Disable Mute button for all channel strips.
In Mixer view:
SHIFT
Activate/deactivate mute/bypass of the shown parameter.
In EQ Mixer view:
SHIFT
Activate/deactivate bypass of the current EQ band.
In EQ Frequency/Gain view:
Activate/deactivate bypass of selected EQ band.
In Send Mixer view:
SHIFT
Activate/deactivate bypass of selected send.
In Send Destination/Level Mixer view:
Activate/deactivate bypass of selected send.
In Send Destination/Level Channel view:
Activate/deactivate mute of send on selected channel strip.
In Plug-in Mixer view:
SHIFT
Activate/deactivate bypass of plug-in.
In Instrument Mixer view:
SHIFT
Activate/deactivate bypass of instrument.
SELECT button
Select channel strip.
SHIFT
Set channel strip volume to unity level (0 dB).
OPTION
Creates a new track with the same assignment as the selected track and switches to Arrange view.
SHIFT+OPTION
Create a new track with the next channel strip (following the selected track) and switches to Arrange view.
Fader
Adjust volume.
In Flip mode “Duplicate”:
Same function as V-Pot of same channel.
In Flip mode “Swap”:
Swap function with V-Pot of same channel.
In EQ Frequency/Gain view:
Adjust gain of selected EQ band.
In Send Destination/Level Mixer view:
Adjust send level of selected send.
In Send Destination/Level Channel view:
Adjust send level of send on selected channel strip.

Mackie Control: ASSIGNMENT Buttons

Hold down to show a shortcut menu on the LCD. Functions or commands are assigned to V-Pots. Release the chosen Assignment button to switch V-Pots to Multi Channel or Channel views. The table outlines both the standard use of Assignment buttons, and when used in conjunction with a modifier button.

Button
Modifier
Function/Comments
TRACK
Channel strip parameters
TRACK
SHIFT
User mode 1
PAN/SURROUND
Pan parameters
PAN/SURROUND
SHIFT
User mode 2
EQ
EQ parameters
EQ
SHIFT
User mode 3
SEND
Send parameters
SEND
SHIFT
User mode 4
PLUG-IN
Plug-in selection or Plug-in Edit mode
PLUG-IN
SHIFT
User mode 5
INSTRUMENT
Instrument selection or Instrument Edit mode
INSTRUMENT
SHIFT
User mode 6
BANK <>
Shift fader BANK LEFT/RIGHT by number of channel strips.
OPTION
Shift fader bank to beginning or end.
CHANNEL<>
Shift fader BANK LEFT/RIGHT by one channel.
OPTION
Shift fader bank to beginning or end.
FLIP
Switch Flip mode between Off and Duplicate.
SHIFT
Switch Flip mode between Off and Swap.
CONTROL
Switch Flip mode between Off and Zero (turns fader motors off).
GLOBAL VIEW
Switch between Arrange view and All view.
SHIFT
Switch between Arrange view and Tracks view.

Mackie Control: Function Key Buttons

The following table outlines the function key controls and their functions:

Button
Modifier
Function/Comments
F1
Recall screenset 1.
SHIFT
Open or close Arrange window.
CMD/ALT
Cut
TRACK
Switch to Mixer view-Volume.
PAN/SURROUND
Switch to Mixer view-Pan angle.
EQ
Switch to Mixer view-Bypass.
SEND
Switch to Mixer view-Destination.
MARKER
Create marker without rounding.
NUDGE
Nudge value: Tick
In modal dialog:
F1 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 1 key.
F2
Recall screenset 2.
SHIFT
Open or close Mixer window.
CMD/ALT
Copy
TRACK
Switch to Mixer view-Pan.
PAN/SURROUND
Switch to Mixer view-Pan radius.
EQ
Switch to Mixer view-EQ Type.
SEND
Switch to Mixer view-Level.
MARKER
Create marker with rounding.
NUDGE
Nudge value: Format
In modal dialog:
F2 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 2 key.
F3
Recall screenset 3.
SHIFT
Open or close Event Editor.
CMD/ALT
Paste
TRACK
Switch to Mixer view-Channel Strip mode.
EQ
Switch to Mixer view-Frequency.
SEND
Switch to Mixer view-Position.
MARKER
Delete marker.
NUDGE
Nudge value: Beat
In modal dialog:
F3 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 3 key.
F4
Recall screenset 4.
SHIFT
Open or close Score Editor.
CMD/ALT
Clear
TRACK
Switch to Mixer view-Input.
PAN/SURROUND
Switch to Mixer view-Pan mode.
EQ
Switch to Mixer view-Gain.
SEND
Switch to Mixer view-Mute.
NUDGE
Nudge value: Bar
In modal dialog:
F4 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 4 key.
F5
Recall screenset 5.
SHIFT
Open or close Hyper Editor.
CMD/ALT
Select All
TRACK
Switch to Mixer view-Output.
PAN/SURROUND
Switch to Channel view.
EQ
Switch to Mixer view-Q Factor.
SEND
Switch to Channel view.
NUDGE
Nudge value: Frame
In modal dialog:
F5 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 5 key.
F6
Recall screenset 6.
SHIFT
Open or close Piano Roll Editor.
CMD/ALT
Select All Following.
TRACK
Switch to Mixer view-Automation.
EQ
Switch to Channel view.
SEND
Switch to Channel Strip 2 view.
NUDGE
Nudge value: 1/2 Frame
In modal dialog:
F6 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 6 key.
F7
Recall screenset 7.
SHIFT
Open/Close Transport window.
CMD/ALT
Select Similar Regions/events.
TRACK
Switch to Mixer view-Displayed parameter.
EQ
Switch to Frequency/Gain Mixer view.
SEND
Switch to Destination/Level Mixer view.
In modal dialog:
F7 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 7 key.
F8
Close topmost floating window.
SHIFT
Open or close Audio Bin.
CMD/ALT
Select Inside Locators.
TRACK
Switch to Channel Strip Setup view.
EQ
Switch to Frequency/Gain Channel view.
SEND
Switch to Destination/Level Channel view.
In modal dialog:
F8 key is equivalent to computer keyboard 8 key.

Mackie Control: GLOBAL VIEW Buttons

The following table outlines the global view controls and their functions:

Button
Modifier
Function/Comments
MIDI TRACKS
Switch to All view and show MIDI tracks.
SHIFT
Set to fader bank no. 1 (channel strips 1 to 8, for example).
In modal dialog:
MIDI TRACKS button is equivalent to computer keyboard 9 key.
INPUTS
Switch to All view and show input channel strips.
SHIFT
Set to fader bank no. 2 (channel strips 9 to 16, for example).
In modal dialog:
INPUTS button is equivalent to computer keyboard 0 key.
AUDIO TRACKS
Switch to All view and show audio channel strips.
SHIFT
Set to fader bank no. 3 (channel strips 17 to 24, for example).
In modal dialog:
AUDIO TRACKS button is equivalent to computer keyboard’s Period key.
AUDIO INSTRUMENTS
Switch to All view and show software instrument channel strips.
SHIFT
Set to fader bank no. 4 (channel strips 25 to 32, for example).
In modal dialog:
AUDIO INSTRUMENTS button is equivalent to computer keyboard / key.
AUX
Switch to All view and show aux channel strips.
SHIFT
Set to fader bank no. 5 (channel strips 33 to 40, for example).
In modal dialog:
AUX button is equivalent to computer keyboard * key.
BUSSES
Switch to All view and show bus channel strips.
SHIFT
Set to fader bank no. 6 (channel strips 41 to 48, for example).
In modal dialog:
BUSSES button is equivalent to computer keyboard - key.
OUTPUTS
Switch to All view and show output and master channel strips.
SHIFT
Set to fader bank no. 7 (channel strips 49 to 56, for example).
In modal dialog:
OUTPUTS button is equivalent to computer keyboard + key.
USER
Currently unassigned
SHIFT
Set to fader bank no. 8 (channel strips 57 to 64, for example).

Mackie Control: MODIFIER Buttons (While Held Down)

The following table outlines the modifier buttons and their functions:

Button
Function/Comments
SHIFT
Switch to second function.
OPTION
Apply function to all channel strips or set parameter to minimum, default, or maximum value.
CONTROL
Disable Group functions while held down.
CMD/ALT
Enable Fine mode; shift parameter page by one parameter instead of page.

Mackie Control: AUTOMATION Buttons

The following table outlines the automation controls and their functions:

Mackie Control
Modifier
Function/Comments
READ/OFF
Set selected track’s automation to Read or Off.
OPTION
Set all tracks’ automation to Read or Off.
TOUCH
Set selected track’s automation to Touch.
OPTION
Set all tracks’ automation to Touch.
LATCH
Set selected track’s automation to Latch.
OPTION
Set all tracks’ automation to Latch.
WRITE
Set selected track’s automation to Write.
OPTION
Set all tracks’ automation to Write.
TRIM
Currently unassigned
GROUP
Enter Group Edit mode.
SHIFT
Create a new group, open the Group window and enter Group Edit mode.
TRACK
Switch to Mixer view, displaying group parameter.
OPTION
Switch to Single view.

Mackie Control: UTILITIES Buttons

The following table outlines the utility controls and their functions:

Button
Modifier
Function/Comments
SAVE
Save project.
OPTION
Save project as.
UNDO
Undo
SHIFT
Redo
OPTION
Open Undo History.
CANCEL
Leave folder.
Flashing preselection:
Cancel preselection.
In alerts:
Execute Cancel button.
ENTER
Enter folder of selected track.
In alerts:
Execute default button.

Mackie Control: TRANSPORT Buttons

The following table outlines the transport controls and their functions:

Button
Modifier
Function/Comments
MARKER
Switch Small Marker mode on/off.
SHIFT
Switch Large Marker mode on/off.
NUDGE
Switch Small Nudge mode on/off.
SHIFT
Switch Large Nudge mode on/off.
MARKER
Create a marker. This allows you to create a marker with one hand without entering Large Marker mode.
CYCLE
Activate/deactivate Cycle mode.
SHIFT
Switch to Cycle view.
DROP
Activate/deactivate Autopunch mode.
SHIFT
Switch to Punch view.
REPLACE
Activate/deactivate Replace mode.
CLICK
Activate/deactivate metronome click (separately for playback and record).
SHIFT
Activate/deactivate internal/external sync and MMC.
SOLO
Activate/deactivate Solo Lock function.
SHIFT
Enable Solo Lock function.
REWIND <<
Shuttle rewind.
MARKER
Go to previous marker.
NUDGE
Nudge left by chosen value.
CYCLE
Engage Cycle mode and set left locator to playhead.
DROP
Engage Autopunch mode and set punch in locator.
In Marker mode:
Go to previous marker.
In Nudge mode:
Nudge left by chosen value.
F.FWD >>
Shuttle forward.
MARKER
Go to next marker.
NUDGE
Nudge right by chosen value.
CYCLE
Engage Cycle mode and set right locator to playhead.
DROP
Engage Autopunch and set punch out to locator.
In Marker mode:
Go to previous marker.
In Nudge mode:
Nudge right by chosen value.
STOP
Stop
PLAY
Play
SHIFT
Pause
RECORD
Record

Mackie Control: Cursor Keys

The following table outlines the cursor controls and their functions:

Mackie Control
Modifier
Function/Comments
Cursor Left/Right
If in Mixer view:
Select previous/next parameter of current view.
ZOOM
Scroll window horizontally by page.
If in Channel Strip EQ, Send view, or Plug-in/Instrument Edit view:
Shift current editor page by one page.
CMD/ALT
Shift current editor page by one parameter.
ZOOM
Scroll window horizontally by page.
Otherwise (always in Nudge mode):
Mimic computer keyboard Left/Right Arrow keys.
ZOOM
Scroll window horizontally by page.
In Zoom mode:
Change horizontal zoom level.
SHIFT
Reset individual track zoom of current track (Cursor Left) or all tracks of same type (Cursor Right).
Cursor Up/Down
In Channel Strip EQ, Send view, or Plug-In/Instrument Editor view:
Select previous/next EQ band, Send, or Insert slot.
ZOOM
Scroll window vertically by page.
Otherwise (always in Nudge mode):
Mimic computer keyboard Up/Down Arrow keys.
ZOOM
Scroll window vertically by page.
In Zoom mode:
Change vertical zoom level.
SHIFT
Change individual track zoom of current track.
ZOOM
Switch between default cursor button behavior (see above) and Zoom mode.
SHIFT
Switch between default cursor button behavior and permanently mimicking computer keyboard arrow keys.

Mackie Control: Jog/Scrub Wheel

The following table outlines the Jog/Scrub Wheel controls and their functions:

Control
Modifier
Function
Jog Wheel
Move the playhead forward or back.
CYCLE
Set the left locator to the current playhead position, advance the playhead as normal, then set the right locator to the playhead position. Further Jog Wheel turns while still holding down CYCLE advances the playhead and sets the right locator again. Tip: Rotating the Jog Wheel counterclockwise while holding down CYCLE defines a skip-cycle range.
DROP
Set the punch in locator to the current playhead position, advance the playhead as normal, then set the punch out locator to the playhead position. Further Jog Wheel turns while still holding down DROP advances the playhead and sets the punch out locator again.
SCRUB button
Activate/deactivate Scrub mode.
SHIFT
Enable Shuttle mode on the Jog Wheel (SCRUB button LED flashes).

Mackie Control: External Inputs

The following table outlines the external input controls and their functions:

Input
Modifier
Function
USER SWITCH A
Play/Stop
USER SWITCH B
Record
EXTERNAL CONTROL
Master Volume