Can I control Cubase Master Volume from S49 MK3 keyboard?

CheezyPeas
CheezyPeas Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

Hi there,

I can control all of the Cubase DAW mixer volumes from my S49 MK3 (rotary knobs) except the Master Volume (Main Out) - it is not visible on the keyboard screen.

Is it possible to do this?

many thanks

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,193 Expert
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    No you can not, and for a good reason.

    It would be a waste of a knob, since when we compose we don't touch the master level all the time. Usually you fix it when you start the track, in most cases at 0, -3, -6 or -9db, or whatever you see fit anyway, and we leave it.

    Of course you might want to change the value at some point, but as i said it won't worth to waste a knob for something that you might want to do 1-2 times during the entire process of creating a track.

    Here are the available functions:


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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,193 Expert
    Answer ✓

    No you can not, and for a good reason.

    It would be a waste of a knob, since when we compose we don't touch the master level all the time. Usually you fix it when you start the track, in most cases at 0, -3, -6 or -9db, or whatever you see fit anyway, and we leave it.

    Of course you might want to change the value at some point, but as i said it won't worth to waste a knob for something that you might want to do 1-2 times during the entire process of creating a track.

    Here are the available functions:


  • CheezyPeas
    CheezyPeas Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    thanks for you reply.

    While your answer makes perfect sense in a professional studio, when I'm working in a home studio environment, the easiest way to control the Volume is with Main Out in my DAW (Cubase).

    It would not be a waste of a Knob as you currently have to scroll left/right if you have more than 8 Channels in a Project anyway. In my opinion omitting the Main Volume from the DAW function is an oversight which could be simply fixed.

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