V-Control Pro For D-Command

Connect D-Command To DAWs And Media Applications

V-Control Pro connects the incredible D-Command surface to Pro Tools Studio, Logic Pro, Cubase/Nuendo, Studio One, LUNA and many other DAWs and media applications. And it features Midi Mode for use as a MIDI controller. V-Control Pro supports up to one D-Command Main and one optional D-Command Fader Pack together for eight or twenty-four fader systems. Both the original Digidesign “blue” model and the Avid ES models are supported. V-Control Pro uses fast ethernet networking, fast virtual MIDI ports, and proprietary protocol translation to connect D-Command for highly responsive control and metering.

Midi Mode

In addition to automatic DAW mix control, V-Control Pro adds Midi Mode where D-Command can be used as a MIDI controller. Midi Mode lets you use custom MIDI mapping features in applications so you can configure D-Command into a powerful, custom controller. When you set up D-Command with a DAW utilizing V-Control Pro’s integrated mapping, the EQ, Dynamics, and top row of encoders are always in Midi Mode so you can enhance your mix setup. To toggle the entire surface to Midi Mode, just tap the ‘MIDI Events List’ button. Incredible custom mix control.

Pro Tools Studio

V-Control Pro connects Pro Tools Studio to D-Command Main and Fader Module using the HUI protocol. Quickly edit volume, mute, solo, pan, sends, and automation with the main mixing section.

Setup

In Pro Tools enable V-Control Pro’s virtual Midi ports Midi inputs. Open Pro Tools Midi Peripherals and configure for three HUI devices connected to V-Control, V-Control XT2, and V-Control XT3.

Logic Pro X

V-Control Pro connects Logic Pro 10.6 and later to D-Command Main and Fader Module using super-fast UDP networking. Quickly edit volume, mute, solo, pan, sends, and inserts with the main mixing section.

Setup

Make sure that “Automatic Installation” is enabled in the Logic “Control Surface Setup” window. Then Logic Pro will automatically detect Main and Fader Pack devices and add them to Logic’s setups. Drag the surfaces to be next to each other and ordered to match your layout.

Custom Mapping

V-Control Pro maps the top row of encoders to Apple’s Smart Controls. It maps the Dynamics section to the Compressor plug-in. And it maps the EQ section to the Channel EQ plug-in. Toggle the surface to Midi Mode to custom map the Mixer, EQ, and Dynamics sections.

Cubase / Nuendo

V-Control Pro connects Cubase and Nuendo to D-Command Main and Fader Module using super-fast UDP networking. Quickly edit volume, mute, solo, pan, sends, and inserts with the main mixing section.

Setup

In Cubase or Nuendo select Studio Setup, then Add Device… and select D-Command. Then select “8 tracks” or “24 tracks” in the setup panel in Cubase/Nuendo to match your system.

Custom Mapping

V-Control Pro maps the EQ, Dynamics, and top row of encoders to Midi Mode. Custom map using Steinberg’s features for MIDI mapping: Midi Remote (v 12 or later), Track Quick Controls, and VST Quick Controls. Toggle the surface to Midi Mode to custom map the Mixer section.

Studio One

V-Control Pro connects Presonus Studio One to D-Command Main and Fader Module using super-fast UDP networking. Quickly edit volume, mute, solo, pan, sends, and inserts with the main mixing section.

Setup

Add one or three Mackie Control devices connected to V-Control, V-Control XT2, and V-Control XT3 MIDI ports. Place them in a group.

Custom Mapping

V-Control Pro maps the EQ, Dynamics, and top row of encoders to Midi Mode. Custom map using Studio One’s for mapping by create a generic Midi device connected to the V-Control Midi Mode port. Add the surface controls with Learn Mode. Enable “Transmit Value” for each control. A good video tutorial for custom mapping can be found HERE.

LUNA

Digital Performer

Resolve

Mixbus

Premiere Pro

FMod

Studio One

Audition

Wwise

Ableton Live

V-Control Pro connects D-Command to these DAWs using their support for Mackie Control (MCU) protocol. V-Control Pro expertly translates their support for Mackie Control protocol to D-Command’s hardware controls. In these applications, simply set up one or three Mackie Control devices and configure them to use V-Control Pro’s fast virtual MIDI ports. The application thinks it is talking to one or three Mackie Control devices, but V-Control Pro maps everything to D-Command Main and Faderpack for an integrated control surface.

Custom Mapping

V-Control Pro maps the EQ, Dynamics, and top row of encoders to Midi Mode. Custom map using the DAW or any other media application.

Free Trial Setup

1. Get a free trial license HERE.
2. Activate the trial license to your machine or iLok USB key using iLok License Manager.
3. Download and install V-Control Pro HERE
4. Follow the setup instructions in a browser HERE or on YouTube.

Learn More About D-Command

D-Command is a truly professional, reliable control surface with incredible ergonomics. You can read detailed information in the D-Command User’s Guide to learn more.

Resurface Marketplace

If you are looking to buy or sell D-Command systems or looking for parts, Resurface Marketplace is an great online resource.

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