Control Surfaces Support Guide for Logic Pro
- Control surfaces overview
- Mackie Control overview
- Assignment buttons overview
- Assignment views
- Function keys
- Modifier buttons
- Automation buttons
- Group button
- Utilities buttons
- Cursor and zoom keys
- Jog/Scrub wheel
- Programmable user modes
- Foot switches
- Assignments overview
- Display buttons table
- Channel strips assignments table
- Assignment buttons table
- Assign Function keys table
- Global View buttons table
- Modifier buttons table
- Automation buttons table
- Utilities buttons table
- Transport buttons table
- Cursor keys table
- Jog/Scrub wheel assignments table
- External inputs table
- iControl overview
- iControl Assignment buttons
- iControl Arrow buttons
- iControl channel strip controls
- iControl Mixer and Channel view
- iControl jog wheel
- iControl transport controls
- iControl locators with Cycle mode
- iControl Master fader
- Euphonix device setup
- Mirror mixer tracks on Euphonix display
- MC Pro Soft Key assignments setup
- Euphonix Read and Write automation modes
- Euphonix fader strips
- Control of plug-ins with Euphonix devices
- Euphonix Logic Pro features
- HUI setup
- HUI assignments overview
- HUI assign controls
- HUI fader bank buttons
- HUI window controls
- HUI keyboard shortcuts
- HUI channel strips
- HUI DSP controls
- HUI function keys
- HUI global controls
- HUI automation controls
- HUI status/group controls
- HUI editing controls
- HUI time display
- HUI numeric keypad controls
- HUI transport controls
- HUI cursor buttons
- HUI jog wheel
- HUI foot switches
- Novation Launchpad setup
- Launchpad multi-device support
- Novation Launchpad buttons overview
- Change mix parameters on the Launchpad Pro, Launchpad X, and Launchpad Mini MK3
- DM1000 Setup
- DM1000 Assignments overview
- DM1000 Display Access controls
- DM1000 Aux Select controls
- DM1000 Encoder and Fader Mode controls
- DM1000 LCD controls
- DM1000 Data entry controls
- DM1000 Channel strips
- DM1000 Stereo channel strip control
- DM1000 Assignable keys
- DM2000 Setup
- DM2000 Assignments overview
- DM2000 Matrix Select controls
- DM2000 Aux Select controls
- DM2000 Encoder and Fader Mode controls
- DM2000 Display Access controls
- DM2000 Effect/Plug-in controls
- DM2000 LCD display
- DM2000 Track Arming controls
- DM2000 Automix controls
- DM2000 Locator controls
- DM2000 Transport and cursor controls
- DM2000 Channel strips
- DM2000 Assignable keys
Mackie Control automation buttons in Logic Pro
The automation buttons activate corresponding automation modes in Logic Pro. You use the automation buttons in conjunction with the channel strip SELECT buttons.
READ/OFF: If no automation mode is active, pressing the READ/OFF button switches between Read mode and Off.
Read: The fader reads (follows) any existing automation data but does not record any new automation data.
Off: Automation is off. The fader neither sends nor receives automation data. Existing automation data is not changed. The fader still adjusts the volume or pan position as usual when moved.
TOUCH: Writes new data when the fader is touched or the V-Pot is turned during playback. Any existing automation data (of the current fader type) is replaced with new data for as long as the control is active (while the fader is being touched or the V-Pot is being turned).
LATCH: Similar to Touch mode, but the control remains active, even when the fader is no longer being touched or the V-Pot is not being turned. When you release the fader, the current fader value replaces all existing automation data for as long as the sequencer is in playback (or record) mode. Press STOP to prevent existing automation data from being overwritten.
WRITE: Overwrites all existing automation data, or creates new automation data if none exists. Only use this option if you want to destroy all existing automation data.
Hold down the OPTION button, then press one of the Automation buttons to assign the selected automation mode to all channels. When an automation mode has been assigned to all channels, the corresponding automation mode button LED illuminates whenever you hold down the OPTION button.
Important: This behavior is slightly different for the Off automation mode. Holding down the OPTION button and pressing READ/OFF dims the LEDs for the other Automation buttons, but this does not necessarily indicate that all channel strips are in Off mode—they could still be set to other modes. To make sure that you have set all channel strips to Off mode, press READ/OFF twice while holding down the OPTION button. The READ/OFF button LED turns on, then off.
Set the automation mode for a channel
To use with Logic Pro:
Press the SELECT button on the channel strip you want to automate.
Press the Automation mode button.
Do one of the following:
Move the channel strip fader.
Rotate the channel strip V-Pot.
Press the Solo or Mute button.
Download the guides:
Logic Pro User Guide: Apple Books | PDF
Logic Pro Instruments: Apple Books | PDF
Logic Pro Effects: Apple Books | PDF
Control Surfaces Support Guide: Apple Books | PDF