4 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2009 1:04 AM by alanofoz RSS

    Using external controllers on Audition 3

    gabainbridge

      I have Adobe Audition 3 and I would like to be able to use my mixing desk as an external controller via it's midi outputs. The programme as it stands only appears to allow the use of a Mackie controller, so how would I add an additional Midi controller to use in Auditiion?

       

      I simply want to use the controller outputs to allow me to control the internal faders in the Audition mixer window.

       

      Alternatively, which Midi commands does the Mackie controller use?

       

               Gary.

        • 1. Re: Using external controllers on Audition 3
          Brian Stew Community Member

          I am no expert!

          However I do think that Mackie uses Host Automation, which is a different protocol and not MIDI at all. Audition can (probably) only listen to Host Automation; it works with my floor unit from Native Intrument which I am positive sends it. This controller signal goes over USB, not a MIDI cable.

          There is a dedicated product called 'Tranzport' from Frontier(?), and at least one more with the typical DAW controls in hardware, that works well with Audition. If your mixer can transmit Host Automation (it's not uncommon), then that is what it should be set to.

          • 2. Re: Using external controllers on Audition 3
            Ian Samson Community Member

            I am also no expert! I have an Evolution MK-249C music keyboard that I

            attach via USB to "Brutus" (my behemoth PC). All I do is turn up the

            speakers and I have a pipe organ in my studio. It's great! Just wish I had a

            pipe organ controller to enable me to use all the organ's stops and pedals

            in my audio creations. My learning curve has been stretched beyond my

            cerebral capacity in that my brain is short on a few TB of RAM (and I think

            needs rebooted quite often). It will be nice to have just a pipe organ's

            stops as banks on Noteworthy Composer. I only use NWC and MIDI for my organ

            pieces, but often bring them into AA3 for massive embellishment, saving them

            as WAV or MP3 for later transferral via Bluetooth to the MP3 player in my

            cellphone, or CDs for my clients.

             

            2009/5/11 mikromidas <forums@adobe.com>

             

            >

            I am no expert!

            However I do think that Mackie uses Host Automation, which is a different

            protocol and not MIDI at all. Audition can (probably) only listen to Host

            Automation; it works with my floor unit from Native Intrument which I am

            positive sends it. This controller signal goes over USB, not a MIDI cable.

            There is a dedicated product called 'Tranzport' from Frontier(?), and at

            least one more with the typical DAW controls in hardware, that works well

            with Audition. If your mixer can transmit Host Automation (it's not

            uncommon), then that is what it should be set to.

            >

            • 3. Re: Using external controllers on Audition 3
              gabainbridge Community Member

              Actually, since that original post I've been experimenting and I have discovered that with the Mackie controller setup, Audition 3 does respond to Midi commands, but strangely the Mackie controller appears to send pitch-bend data to control the faders rather than controller data,

               

              This means that I can't use my mixer to control AA3, but I have discovered that the Behringer BCF2000 controller has a Mackie emulation mode, so that looks like being the answer.

               

                   Thanks,

                               Gary.

              • 4. Re: Using external controllers on Audition 3
                alanofoz Community Member

                I originally used midi mode with my BCF, but in the end I found that the mcso mode and USB connection worked much better with Audition and have stuck with it ever since.