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How to update Logic Control so it works on non-Logic DAW's? Control Surfaces
Old 10th October 2015
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How to update Logic Control so it works on non-Logic DAW's?

Hi people,

Back with my latest silly question. I came across an ancient Emagic Logic Control. It works like a brand new Mackie Control Universal but was 1/10th the price. However it only works for Logic Pro X!

I'm wanting to experiment with Ableton Live 9. And was wondering if anyone knows what steps I need to take to "upgrade the firmware" for it such that it is usable on DAWs besides Logic.

Apparently it is achievable. But I've scoured the net and can only find dead links to old Mackie pages from 2005.

Any advice much appreciated!

Old 11th October 2015
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you need to find the firmware update 1.0.2, like mentioned in this document:

the link in that document to the same supportpage from loudtech is not working anymore, so you have to look elsewhere to find that firmware update, but it seems that it is really hard to find on the internet.
maybe one of our fellow gearslutz has that archive somewhere and can upload it to get you going?

peace, rez
Old 24th November 2016
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In case anyone is looking for the above firmware I think this is it, no?
Old 9th October 2018
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There is a firmware upgrade software, so you don't need the eeprom chip replacement unless you want to run in HUI mode. THe software, effectively, is a midi file you run from Logic or other MIDI capable software as you prep the Logic control by holding channel 1 and 2 REC buttons and channel 1 select button, all together. The file, which I include here is called Logic Control v1.02.mid....Logic Control v1.02.mid - Google Drive

First off, I am a complete logic noobie starting a hobbie, joining the forum today. Last week I acquired a MCU with version 2.1.0 and have been trying to set the unit up with LP8. I am running a axiom 49 as my midi interface. When I open logic and press buttons on the MCU, logic act if I am pressing buttons on the axiom 49. I learned my firmware in not up to date so I got the midi file and tried to follow their instructions below with out success. I put the file on the time line and press play and no lights on the MCU. So I do not think I made Mackie Control/Logic Control the target midi device on channel one. How do I do this?

Thanks for any and all input on this topic. =)

1. Make sure your controller is plugged into the computer via MIDI and communicating with your preferred audio software application.

2. Disable the Mackie Control/Logic Control as a midi controller device in the control surface setup section of your audio software application.

3. Disable MTC, MMC, MIDI Clock, MIDI Metronome, or any other MIDI signals being sent by your DAW.

4. Import the MIDI file you just downloaded from the Mackie web site into your audio software application, and make sure the Mackie Control/Logic Control is the target midi device on channel one.

5. Turn off the power of the Mackie Control/Logic Control.

6. Hold down the REC RDY buttons on channels 1 and 2 and the SELECT button on channel 1 as you turn the power on. This will put the Mackie Control/Logic Control into the Boot Loader Mode.

7. Once in the Boot Loader Mode, simply play back the MIDI file in its entirety from your audio software application. While the MIDI file is playing, you should see a series of dots parade across the display. If you do not see the dancing dots, restart at step 1.

8. Once the MIDI file has played through to the end (you'll know when), hit STOP in your audio software application. The controller will restart automatically.

9. Select the desired mode of operation (Mackie Control or Logic Control).

10. Apply the appropriate overlay to the master section ñ youíre done.

Last edited by zdogg; 9th October 2018 at 11:17 PM..
Old 1 day ago
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Hello everyone, I’m keeping this thread alive by asking if anyone has access to a 2.1.2 firmware chip or any access to the binary code to burn my own? I have EPROMs and a burner and would gladly copy/burn new chips at the cost of the chip itself and shipping if anyone wishes to get some new chips out there? These things seem to be rare these days even though a lot of the old Emagic XTs are still being bought and sold. I’d be happy to take up this cause if someone can get the latest firmware to me. Please feel free to shoot an email over to [email protected]
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