bcarwell wrote:...You then insert the CC # for the SECOND desired action in the "V2" field of that same button sequencer, which is supposed to occur when you RELEASE the same button. On the same line as the line that has the RECORD CC 119 in the V1 spot.
So I inserted the "Stop" CC 117 in the V2 field. The V1 field still has the "RECORD" CC 119 in the V1
So presumably depressing the first switch sends a CC 119 "RECORD" command to Cubase and releasing the same switch sends a CC 117 "STOP" command, thereby starting and stopping the record function with a single press and release action of the same first Logidy button (the one that was succesfully putting Cubase into the RECORD mode).
What I put in bold is a part of the problem, IMO : here, using the 'Record' of my MPD-32 controller acts exactly as clicking the Cubase transport 'Record' button ; it starts the timeline and the recording then interrupts only the recording without stopping the timeline course, all this with the same CC number. Using a CC117 (stop) makes both the timeline and the recording stop. So, I advice you first to set the same CC number for BOTH V1 and V2 fields.
Beside this, I could get the same behavior as what you are, I guess, expecting, using a spare button on my MPD-32 : I had to set it to 'CC transmit' ch.1, CC 119 and, which is important : 'Momentary', which means that depressing the button transmits a 127 message and when releasing it, a 0 one, at the opposite of the other 'Toggle' mode which sends first 127 when depressing it and 0 when depressing it again : the release actions aren't taken into account.
The result is that I can start both the recording and the timeline, then with further depressing/releasing actions, interrupt/resume the recording, the timeline always continuing its course. Guess that you'll have to configure on your UMI3 the behavior of the footswitches accordingly, if possible. Seeing the setup panel in the UMI3 manual, I think you should try to play on the footswitch configuration (message type), the release message function and the sequence length.
I also try to modify things in the bottom panel of the 'Device setup...' window :
1) I tried to modify the cammand to the following : Record / Transport / Device / Record. No change and the other options, record related, are of no use in this case.
2) I tried to modify the flags, using 'Transport' instead of 'Command' in the 'Device' column, this allowing to choose between P, T or both of them. No changes in the behavior either.
To sum it up, I think that all depends of your UMI3 and its eventual ability for the footswitches to be used as my spare button in the 'Momentary' mode. At the end, I'm almost sure that you'll find the good settings after experimenting.
EDIT : CORRECTION ! Reading more cautiously your manual, I think that you should forget what I wrote above in my first paragraph and try the following :
- Set the 'Release message' function to ON.
- Set the sequencer length/step to 1.
- Set the message sent to : 'Event type' to 'Start, stop, continue (real time messages)' / MIDI channel to the choosed one / V1 to 119
and V2 to 127
. If I'm understanding well, using the 'Release message' makes the release of the footswitch to send exactly the same messsage but with a 0 value, instead of 127, which should interrupt the recording. I don't think it will stop also the timeline, but at least, you should be able to use the footswitch exactly as the Cubase transport 'Record' button with depress/release cycles. Worth checking...