The CC121 is a control surface for Logic Pro 9 and other compatible DAWs. It provides a hands-on, tactile interface for manipulating virtual instruments, recording audio, and performing other key production tasks.
The unit is very well built and features an aluminum body and high-quality knobs and buttons. In terms of compatibility, the CC121 works with Logic Pro 9 and other compatible DAWs.
It also supports Mackie Control and HUI protocols, making it compatible with a wide range of virtual instruments and plugins.
Overall, the CC121 is a great investment for any Logic Pro 9 user who wants to take their production to the next level.
CC121 MIDI Functions In Logic Pro
If you’re using CC121 as a control surface in Cubase, you’ll have access to a number of different MIDI functions. In Logic Pro, you can also map these functions to various parameters, allowing you greater control over your workflow.
While some functions might not be as streamlined as other DAWs, the CC121 still provides a great deal of flexibility when it comes to controlling your music production.
With a little bit of creativity, you can use the CC121 to control just about anything in your DAW of choice. Whether you’re looking for simple transport controls or full-fledged mixer emulation, the CC121 is up to the task.
The MIDI functionality in Logic Pro is not as user friendly as it could be. While you can still control the DAW with it, there is no visual feedback and the biggest issue is the fader position. Of course, this might not be a big deal for some people, but for those of us who prefer a more hands on approach, it can be frustrating. Hopefully Apple will address this in a future update. In the meantime, there are other MIDI controllers that are more user-friendly and provide better visual feedback.
CC121 Source Code and A Detailed Protocol Description
This is the source code and a detailed protocol description for Reaper, however, it can be adapted for Logic Pro.
There are a few differences between the CC121 in Logic and Cubase, however these differences are minor. In Logic, there is no dedicated window for a complete channel view so the ‘e’ button will open and close the FX window of a track instead.
This window will not automatically follow the active track like in Cubendo because it makes more sense to keep several FX windows on the screen at the same time.
The dedicated VSTi window is missing from Logic as well, so the VSTi button opens the I/O window of a track instead. There is no fixed EQ in Logic so this extension uses EQ maps to automatically control abitrary EQ plugins.
The functionality of the EQ controller is identical to Cubase though. Despite these few differences, the CC121 works great in Logic and provides immediate access to all important functions of the DAW.
What Doesn’t Work
One Logic Pro user reports that they were unable to open the I/O window of the master track with the CC121 controller. In order to fix this, they unplugged the CC121 and restarted Logic Pro. Once Logic Pro was open, they plugged the CC121 back in and were able to access the I/O window.
This suggests that there may be a compatibility issue between the CC121 and Logic Pro. If you are having similar issues, you may want to try unplugging and restarting your software or hardware.