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ATOM SQ: How to set up as a MCU device in Cubase

Published July 22, 2020


ATOM SQ’s song menu and transport controls can be used to control select features within Cubase. This is done by setting up ATOM SQ as a Mackie Control Universal within Cubase’s Studio Setup menu. To do this, follow the steps below:

    • Ensure that ATOM SQ is connected to your computer via the USB cable
    • Open Cubase
    • Click Studio in Cubase’s task bar at the top
    • Click Studio Setup
    • Click the Plus button at the top left of the Studio Setup window
    • Select Mackie Control from the drop down menu
    • Set the MIDI Input and Output to “MIDIIN 2 (ATM SQ)”
      • Do not use the ATM SQ MIDI port
    • Click on MIDI Port Setup in the left hand menu
    • Uncheck the check box on the MIDIIN2 (ATM SQ) row that says In ‘All MIDI In’
      • If this step is not done, then the transport buttons and others will unintentionally trigger virtual instruments.
    • Click OK
    • ATOM SQ is now mimicking the commands sent by an MCU device. 
      • Transport and Song Menu commands should now control Cubase.
      • There are some limitations of which commands work due to how Cubase interprets these commands and the DAWs embedded functionality. These include Undo, Save and Metronome.
    • Press the Setup button on BEEP’s hardware
    • Press the Page Right button underneath the main encoder
    • Press the button under MCU Mode
    • Press the button above Yes when prompted “Switch to MCU Mode?”


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