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Mackie Control Emulation
Old 22nd July 2009
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Mackie Control Emulation

First I hope I'm putting this in a right forum, but since it's a tool I've made just for use in our small studio and now I want to give it away...

After some struggle with Akai MPD32 as a control surface I found out that using Mackie Control would be more convenient, only there's no way I can put my hands on one in a near future.

I took a short look at GenMce and HuskerVU and inspired by these two apps I've made an MCU emulator that combines the functionality of both, i.e. Mackie protocol emulator for "generic" MIDI controller and Mackie display emulator.

You can find out more by looking at the manual (contains some screenshots):

For automatic installation you can download if you wish to make a manual install you can download

Old 22nd July 2009
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Old 25th October 2012
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necro-bump with reason - links in first post are not valid anymore. MCU emulator can now be found here:

manual install:

Old 30th October 2013
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Thanks so much for this,

I just picked up 2 JL Cooper ES-8/100's and waisted a day of my life trying to get them to work with Reaper. After about an hour or so I started searching for a piece of software that would act as a mediator and remap all of the controls so that I could just set it up as a MCU and MCX and be done with it - I found this this morning and I'll give it a shot.
Old 6th February 2016
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I know this is a very old thread, and a total longshot, but does anyone have these files they could re-upload? Links are all dead, not present in either. Trying to get my old d8b to work in Sonar.
Old 7th February 2016
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Worth trying a right click or two on various controls in Sonar, especially the console view. If "Remote Control" pops up in a menu...explore further.

Old 19th April 2016
Gear Nut

again a bump in 2016, 7 years after the first post :-) But I'd also love to know if anyone still has this app for download as it would be really useful for me (trying to control Adobe Premiere with a MIDI fader bank controller!)
Old 19th December 2017
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It sure would be nice to come across these files...
Old 4 weeks ago
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Just in case anyone will stumble upon this thread (two years from now or so ) -- I've found the files and uploaded them to a more stable place where they will hopefully last longer than few years. So, if you are interested visit
Old 4 weeks ago
Gear Nut

Thanks! Awesome. I got mine working too; will save this link for future usage!
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