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UF1 Compatibility

DAWs Compatible With UF1

UF1 can communicate with DAWs in various ways:

  • HUI and Mackie Control (MCU) protocols
  • VST3 extensions to communicate with certain DAWs (when set to 'Plug-in Mixer' and using 360°-enabled plug-ins)
  • MIDI CC (to control virtual instruments and MIDI equipment)

UF1 DAWs with Dedicated HUI/MCU Supported Profiles

These DAWs have dedicated profiles for UF1 in SSL 360° software. Please consult the SSL Tutorial Videos on our YouTube page or the SSL UF1 User Guide for detailed information on their functionality.
We only officially test with the most recent versions of each DAW software available at the time of the corresponding SSL 360° release. In most cases, previous versions will also work fine.

It’s always recommended to be working with the latest major version and maintenance release of thes DAW.

  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro
  • Cubase*
  • Live
  • Studio One
  • LUNA
  • Pyramix
  • Mixbus
  • REAPER
  • MIDI CC

*Please note that Nuendo will also work and has a few additional MCU commands that are detailed in the UF1 User Guide.

UF1 DAW's Without Dedicated HUI/MCU Profiles

The following DAW's have been known to work with UF1 but do not have dedicated profiles within SSL 360°.

Some of these DAWs may have had light testing or no testing. Please note that while basic functions may work you may experience issues with more advanced functions.

Any DAW that supports MCU or HUI should have some basic functionality.

 

Blackmagic Davinci Resolve

To set up a Mackie Controller in DaVinci Resolve:

  •  Navigate to DaVinci Resolve -> Preferences -> Control Panels tab
  • Make sure ‘use MIDI audio console’ is checked
  • Under ‘MIDI Protocol’, select either HUI or MCU, depending on your chosen DAW mode in SSL 360° (see below)
  • Select your MIDI Port Source and Destination based on the port used in SSL 360o (DAW Layer 1 = Port 1, DAW Layer 2 = Port 5, DAW Layer 3 = Port 9)
  • If UF1 does not sync to the DAW, restart Davinci Resolve

SSL 360° Profile Options and Working Features:

 

MCU (Recommended)– SSL 360° set to Logic Profile

· Fader control (though silkscreen values do not match)

· Left-Right Panning

· Transport control

· Select, Solo and Cut functions

· Navigation and Focus mode of the Channel Encoder

· All Automation modes

 

HUI - SSL 360° set to Pro Tools Profile

· Fader Control (though silkscreen values do not match)

· Left-Right Panning

· Transport control

· Select, Solo and Cut functions

· Focus mode of the Channel Encoder

· Navigation mode of the Channel Encoder moves the curser through the timeline

 

Digital Performer

In SSL 360° choose 'Logic or Studio One' as the profile

 

Consult Digital Performer MCU documentation.

 

Sequoia and Samplitude

In SSL 360° choose 'Logic or Studio One' as the profile

 

Runs normally according to current observation.

 

Adobe Premier Pro

In SSL 360° choose 'Logic or Studio One' as the profile

 

Basic controls are available including transport, pan, banking, metering, mute/solo/record arm, fader values (I/O V-Pot switch on), and pan values (pan switch on).

 

FL Studio

In SSL 360° choose 'Logic or Studio One' as the profile

 

Faders follow the select function but the screens do not show the channel information past the first 8 channels.

No plug-in control.

 

Bitwig

Bitwig supports MCU, but has not been tested.

 

Cakewalk 

Cakewalk is not supported.

 

UF1 and Eucon Compatibility

Eucon is not compatible with UF1. Please disable Eucon when using SSL devices. If Eucon is enabled, metering and plug-in control will be disabled.

 

Related error messages: 

  • HUI must be MIDI controller #1 to assign/edit inserts.

 

UF1 and Sigma

Delta Control plug-ins can be controlled (as can all plug-ins) via MCU from UF1.

The Delta Control plug-in in turn will control Sigma.

Please see the DAW setup guide section in the Sigma Delta manual for guidance on Control Surface setup.

Please note UF1 does not have a dedicated Sigma profile like Nucleus 2, but the above method will work to control Sigma indirectly.