Mackie Plug-in edit view in Logic Pro
You can view and edit plug-in parameters in this mode.
Note: Mackie Control can edit all plug-ins that can be automated. The plug-in type (Logic Pro native or Audio Units) is irrelevant. Some third-party manufacturer plug-ins don’t provide parameter names or values as text. In such cases, parameters are named and enumerated as “Control #1,” “Control #2,” and so on, with values displayed as numbers ranging between 0 and 1000. Contact the plug-in manufacturer to obtain a version that supports this feature.
In Plug-in Edit view:
The mode display shows P1. to P8., indicating the number of the selected plug-in Insert slot.
Depending on the NAME/VALUE button, the LCD display changes between the two modes in the following ways:
Name: The upper LCD row shows the channel strip’s name, insert number, plug-in name, current parameter page, and total number of parameter pages. The lower LCD row shows the name of the parameter, which can be edited via the corresponding V-Pot (the one below the parameter name).
Value: The upper LCD row shows the name of the parameter that can be edited via the corresponding V-Pot. The lower LCD row shows the current value of the parameter. If there is sufficient onscreen space, the unit type will be added; for example, Hz or dB.
Rotating the V-Pots changes parameter values.
Pressing a V-Pot button sets the parameter to its default value, except when the parameter only has two values (on/off, for example). In this case, pressing the V-Pot button switches between these values.
The Cursor Left/Cursor Right buttons switch to the next or previous parameter page.
Note: Ensure that the ZOOM button isn’t active when using the cursor buttons.
When using the cursor buttons to switch between parameters, the parameters change in groups of eight (unless the parameters on the last page do not make a complete group of eight). For example, if a plug-in has 19 parameters, and the Mackie Control is controlling parameters 1 to 8:
Pressing the Cursor Right button shifts to parameters 9 to 16.
Pressing the Cursor Right button again shifts to parameters 12 to 19.
Pressing the Cursor Left button shifts back to parameters 9 to 16, not 4 to 11.
This way, you always revert to the page positions you expect to find and are comfortable with.
To switch by a single parameter, rather than by page, hold down the CMD/ALT key while pressing the Cursor Left or Cursor Right button.
The Cursor Up/Cursor Down buttons change the currently displayed Insert slot (1 to 15).
If you have a control surface group consisting of several Mackie Control and XT units, the parameters are distributed across their displays. The number of parameters shown depends on the Multiple Controls per Parameter settings in Logic Pro > Control Surfaces > Preferences. See Logic Pro User Guide.
Note: When you leave Plug-in Edit view, the plug-in window closes.