CM Labs Motormix: Assignment Overview

Assignments of CM Labs Motormix interface elements to Logic functions are covered in the following sections:

CM Labs Motormix: Select Buttons

The Select buttons (buttons just below the LCD) have multiple uses, depending on the current mode.

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

Mode
Assignment
Normal
Selects channel displayed in upper LCD line. Channels can be shifted to the left and right with the View left and right buttons.
Bank button LED flashing
Channel View mode: Select buttons switch between displayed channel strips:
  • 1: Switches to Single view.

  • 2: Switches to Arrange view.

  • 3: All view, MIDI channels

  • 4: All view, input channels

  • 5: All view, audio channels

  • 6: All view, instrument channels

  • 7: All view, aux and bus channels

  • 8: All view, output and master channels

WINDOW/tool button LED on
Window Select mode: Select buttons open, assign key focus, or close a particular window type. LED off: If the window is not open, the button opens it. LED on: If the window is open, but does not have key focus, the button activates it. LED flashes: If the window has key focus, the button closes it.
  • 1: Arrange window

  • 2: Mixer

  • 3: Event List

  • 4: Score Editor

  • 5: Hyper Editor

  • 6: Piano Roll Editor

  • 7: Transport Bar window

  • 8: Audio Bin

WINDOW/tool button flashes
Select Tool mode: Select buttons choose a tool.
  • 1: Pointer

  • 2: Pencil

  • 3: Eraser

  • 4: Text tool

  • 5: Scissors

  • 6: Glue tool

  • 7: Solo tool

  • 8: Mute tool

PLAY/transport button flashes
Transport section mode
  • 1: Record

  • 2: Pause

  • 3: Stop

  • 4: Play

  • 5: Rewind

  • 6: Fast Forward

  • Upper LCD row displays current playhead position.

STOP/locate button flashes
Locate mode
  • 1: Goes to left locator.

  • 2: Goes to right locator.

  • 3: Enables or disables Cycle mode.

  • 4: Enables or disables Autopunch mode.

  • 5: Enters Marker mode (see below).

  • 6: Opens Marker List.

  • Upper LCD row displays current playhead position.

Marker mode
  • 1 to 6: Select markers 1 to 6. Marker names are displayed in the upper LCD row.

  • 7: Creates a new marker.

  • 8: Deletes selected marker.

Group Edit mode
Switches between group parameters. Parameter display can be shifted by the View left and right buttons when the SHIFT button is held down.
Effect Assign mode
Enters Effect Edit mode for the selected channel.
Effect Edit mode
Enables/disables the selected parameter, or resets it to the default value.
Instrument Assign mode
Enters Instrument Edit mode for the selected (instrument) channel.
Instrument Edit mode
Enables/disables the selected parameter, or resets it to the default value.

Note: In modal dialogs, the Select buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face.

CM Labs Motormix: Rotary Pots

The following table outlines the rotary pot controls and their assignments:

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

Control
Modifier
Assignment
Rotary pots 1 to 8
Control parameter chosen with the Rotary Selector, as displayed in the 7 segment display (see below).
7 segment display
Shows current selection for rotary pots:
Send/EQ editing (S-MUTE or PRE/PST LED is on):
  • S1 to S8 = Send 1 to 8 level

  • F1 to F8 = EQ band 1 to 8 frequency

  • G1 to G8 = EQ band 1 to 8 gain

  • q1 to q8 = EQ band 1 to 8 Q factor

Pan editing (select LED is on):
  • Pn = Pan

Channel parameter editing (eff-4 LED is on):
  • VL = Volume

  • Pn = Pan

  • FM = Channel input format

  • In = Channel input assignment

  • Ou = Channel output assignment

  • Au = Automation mode

  • Gr = Group membership

Assignment:
  • d1 to d8 = Assign Send 1 to 8 destination.

Effect editing (DSP/compare LED is on):
  • P1 to 15 = Assign Insert slot 1 to 15 to effect.

  • P1. to 15. = Effect parameter editing

Instrument editing (DSP/compare LED is on):
  • IA = Assign instrument to Instrument slot.

  • IE. = Instrument parameter editing

Group property editing (group LED is on):
  • G1 to 32 = group number

Rotary Selector
Selects a slot or parameter for rotary encoders, depending on the parameter types being edited with the rotary encoders:
  • Send slot when editing send level or assigning send destination.

  • EQ band when editing an EQ parameter.

  • Effect/Instrument slot when assigning an effect or instrument.

  • Pan parameter when editing a Pan parameter.

  • Channel parameter when editing a channel parameter.

  • Effect/instrument parameter page when editing an effect or instrument plug-in.

Rotary Selector push button
Switches Flip mode between Off and Duplicate (faders mirror the rotary encoder assignments).
SHIFT
Switches the channel strip display mode between:
  • Page info in upper line, parameter name in lower line.

  • Parameter name in upper line, parameter value in lower line.

CM Labs Motormix: Multi Buttons

These buttons (labelled A to H) have multiple uses, depending on the current mode, as indicated by the green and yellow LEDs to the right.

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

Mode
Modifier
Assignment
fx bypass
Enables/disables bypass of currently selected insert effect.
SHIFT (eff-1)
Enables/disables bypass of currently selected EQ band, and switches rotary encoders to EQ frequency editing.
s-mute
Enables/disables bypass of currently edited send, and switches rotary encoders to send level editing.
SHIFT (eff-2)
Enables/disables bypass of currently selected EQ band, and switches rotary encoders to EQ Gain editing.
pre/post
Switches between Pre and Post Fader modes of currently edited send, and switches rotary encoders to send level editing. Post mode is indicated by a lit LED.
SHIFT (eff-3)
Enables/disables bypass of currently selected EQ band, and switches rotary encoders to (EQ) Q factor editing.
select
Switches rotary encoders to Pan editing. The parameter is chosen with the rotary selector.
SHIFT (eff-4)
Switches rotary encoders to channel parameter editing.

Note: In modal dialogs, the Multi buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face.

CM Labs Motormix: Burn Buttons

These buttons (labelled I to P) have multiple uses, depending on the current mode, as indicated by the red LEDs to the left.

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

Mode
Modifier
Assignment
record
Enables/disables Record Enable status of channel.
SHIFT (fnctA)
Switches automation mode to Latch.
ALL + SHIFT (fnctA)
Switches automation mode of all channels to Latch.
write
Switches automation mode to Write.
ALL
Switches automation mode of all channels to Write.
SHIFT (fnctB)
Switches automation mode to Read.
ALL + SHIFT (fnctA)
Switches automation mode of all channels to Read.
burn
Switches automation mode to Touch.
ALL
Switches automation mode of all channels to Touch.
SHIFT (fnctC)
Switches automation mode to Off.
ALL + SHIFT (fnctA)
Switches automation mode of all channels to Off.

Note: In modal dialogs, the Burn buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face.

CM Labs Motormix: SOLO Buttons

These buttons switch the Solo status of the displayed channel.

Note: In modal dialogs, the SOLO buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face.

CM Labs Motormix: MUTE Buttons

These buttons switch the Mute status of the displayed channel.

Note: In modal dialogs, the MUTE buttons generate the computer keyboard character shown on the button face.

CM Labs Motormix: VIEW Section

The following table outlines the view controls and their assignments:

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

Control
Modifier
Assignment
Left/right buttons
In Effect and Instrument Plug-in Edit modes: shifts the parameter bank. In other modes:
  • If BANK LED is off: shifts the fader bank by one channel.

  • If BANK LED is on: shifts the fader bank by one bank (a group of 8 channels).

SHIFT
In Effect and Instrument Plug-in Edit modes: shifts the parameter bank by one parameter. In Group Edit mode, the group parameter bank is shifted.
bank
Switches mode of left/right buttons (see above).
SHIFT
Sets Select buttons to Channel View mode.
group
Sets Select buttons, rotary encoders, and Multi buttons to Group Edit mode.
SHIFT
Displays channels’ group assignments in the LCD. The rotary encoders allow you to change assignments.

CM Labs Motormix: Left Function Buttons

The following table outlines the left function button controls and their assignments:

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

Control
Modifier
Assignment
AUTO ENBL/mode
Currently unassigned
SHIFT
Switches rotary encoders to Automation Enable mode.
SUSPEND/create
While held down, the groups are temporarily disabled.
SHIFT
Creates a new group, and enters Group Edit mode.
PLUG-IN/compare
Switches rotary encoders and Multi buttons to Effect Assign mode. Use the Rotary Select knob to choose the Insert slot you want to edit. In Effect or Instrument Assign mode, it switches to Pan mode. In Effect Edit mode, it switches to Effect Assign mode. In Instrument Edit mode, it switches to Instrument Assign mode.
SHIFT
Switches rotary encoders and Multi buttons to Instrument Assign mode.
WINDOW/tools
Switches Select buttons to Window Select mode.
SHIFT
Switches Select buttons to Select Tool mode.
ALL/ALT/FINE
While ALL/ALT/FINE is held down, rotary encoders are in Full mode: rotating counterclockwise sets minimum, rotating clockwise sets maximum value.
SHIFT
While SHIFT and ALL/ALT/FINE are held down, rotary encoders are in Fine mode. Parameter changes are made in single unit (or smaller) values.
DEFAULT/bypass
Currently unassigned
SHIFT
In Instrument Edit mode: switches bypass state of the instrument. In Effect Edit mode: switches bypass state of the effect being edited.
UNDO/save
Performs an Undo step. The LED is lit if there is a Redo step available.
SHIFT
Saves the project. The LED is lit if the project contains unsaved changes.
SHIFT
Switches to Shift mode, where the functions indicated by the (inverted) labels below the buttons apply.

CM Labs Motormix: Faders

The faders normally control volume. When in Flip mode, however, they duplicate the rotary encoder assignments.

CM Labs Motormix: Right Function Buttons

The following table outlines the right function button controls and their assignments:

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

Control
Modifier
Assignment
PLAY/transport
Play key command
SHIFT
Switches Select buttons to Transport Section mode.
STOP/locate
Stop key command
SHIFT
Switches Select buttons to Locate mode.
FFWD/monitor
Shuttle Forward key command
REWIND/status
Shuttle Rewind key command
SHIFT
Opens Project Settings Synchronization window.
NEXT/configure
Moves playhead to next marker.
LAST/assign
When rotary encoders are displaying send destinations, use of LAST/assign reverts to displaying send levels. Otherwise, moves playhead to previous marker.
SHIFT
When rotary encoders are displaying send levels, use of LAST/assign switches them to display send destinations. When rotary encoders are in Effect Edit mode, use of LAST/assign switches them to Effect Assign mode. When rotary encoders are in Instrument Edit mode, use of LAST/assign switches them to Instrument Assign Mode.
ENTER/utility
Identical to Enter key on computer keyboard.
SHIFT
Opens Project Settings Automation window.
ESCAPE
When LED is lit, escapes from “special” mode (denoted by flashing LED). At all other times, identical to Esc key on computer keyboard.