tipex wrote:I've said that the mapping works fine if the mcu is deleted
That's what I thought you were trying to set up - using it in standard mode.
tipex wrote:but surely that's not how it should work,
That's an assumption, based on not understanding how these things, and this particular controller *does* work. I'm fairly sure that the manufacturer will suggest you choose one or the other mode, and trying to get both working at once is beyond what they intended. Particularly in that you can't just easily switch between modes with a button (like on my Novation), you have to turn the controller *off* and back on to switch modes is a bit of a clue...
tipex wrote:I did try editing the mackie control parameters at one point and all that did was mess up the mcu once you were back in mackie control mode, so I'd have to delete the cs prefs to get it back to normal - I would think deleting mcu prefs to try to get it to work will do the same thing, and anyway, I just want to map things as you would with an ordinary controller without the mackie mappings having anything to do with it
I feel I've explained this so many times now.
tipex wrote:the compact is supposed to do mcu and standard midi
Yes. But pretty sure it's not designed to do both at once, hence all the trouble you're having trying to do something custom and reasonably complicated.
If you really want to get this working, so you can have assignments present in Logic for both MCU modes, and standard mode, you need to make sure that in standard mode no control sends any MIDI message that would be interpreted as an existing MCU assignment. So you need to edit the MIDI messages the controllers sends in standard mode to make sure no MIDI messages are being sent that would look like MCU ones.
Then with the controls sending non-conflicting messages, you learn those manually to what you want.
All of this is because the commands can't be differentiated by MIDI port with this hardware, so you have to make sure they are differentiated by MIDI message.
I think you've exhausted all the help I have on this topic now - everything has already been covered multiple times in the thread, so good luck, and post back if/when you've got it all working... good luck. :thumbup: