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Which DAWs work with UF8?

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DAWs with dedicated HUI/MCU supported profile

UF8 uses the HUI and Mackie Control (MCU) protocols to communicate with various DAWs.

These DAWs have dedicated profiles for UF8 in SSL 360° software. Please consult the SSL Tutorial Videos on our YouTube page or the SSL UF8 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 for you to be working with the latest major version and maintenance release of your DAW.

  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro
  • Cubase*
  • Live
  • Studio One

*Please note that Nuendo will also work and has a few additional MCU commands that are detailed in the UF8 User Guide. However, the Nuendo fader-scale is different to Cubase and as such the top of the range cannot be reached on UF8.

 

DAWs without dedicated supported profiles

The following DAW's have been known to work with UF8 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.

 

Universal Audio LUNA 

In SSL 360° choose 'Logic' as the profile.

Requires LUNA 1.2 or above

For more information visit our UF8 and LUNA FAQ.

All essential controls are available, including Faders, Transport, Automation, Bus Spill, Zooming.

V-Pots only control Pans.

Plug-ins and Sends cannot currently be controlled via MCU in LUNA.

 

Reaper

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

All basic controls are available, including automation.

Plug-ins cannot be controlled.

Reaper supports MCU and HUI.

 

Digital Performer

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

Faders, pans, and channel banking only.

 

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.

 

Pyramix

Not tested, should work with other profiles.

 

Cakewalk 

Cakewalk is not supported.