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  • #44750
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    dinodrew
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    A&H Tech People,
    I am looking to purchase a QU-24, but after digging through the support pages and this forum I see that you’ve only published DAW Control for OSX.

    Are you working on a DAW Control for Windows 7/8? I believe that you are leaving many potential sales on the table by not supporting Windows-based users.

    **I am not looking to start a Mac vs. PC fight** they both have their strengths and weaknesses.

    I hope that you reply with a yes or no. If yes, I will order today. If no I would like to find an alternative solution.

    Thank you,
    dino(saur jr)drew

    #44751
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    dinodrew
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    I’m still digging and found several posts where users are manually configuring MIDI in Windows to activate some kind of DAW control. Is there a template or guide for Cubase 7/8 ?

    thank you A&H Community.

    #44755
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    cornelius78
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    “DAW Control” is (IMO) an ambiguously named program developed by A&H that takes Midi messages sent by the console over USB and translates them to Mackie Control/HUI protocol (and takes the Mackie Control/HUI commands sent from the DAW and translates them back to Midi.) This allows the Qu to control/be controlled by DAWs that use Mackie Control/HUI instead of Midi. The caveat is that this “DAW Control” (Midi translation) program is only available on OSX, not Windows.

    Bottom line:

    Bi-directional multitrack audio streaming over USB: Windows and OSX

    “Controlling a DAW” via Midi over USB: Windows and OSX

    “Controlling a DAW” that can’t use midi but can use Mackie Control/HUI: OSX only via the “DAW Control” program. However if the DAW is running on Windows it can still stream audio to/from the Qu, you just can’t use the Qu’s faders/buttons to control the DAW, you have to use your kb+m.

    AFAIK, Cubase uses midi, so if installed on Windows or OSX it can be controlled by/can control the Qu (provided long as the Qu is running a recent firmware version and you set it up correctly.)

    HTH

    #44763
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    DoctorG
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    I am evaluating digital mixers and inquired about Windows PC support for the QU series by A&H. I was told by a sales agent that A&H has no plans to support a Windows interface for control of the console. He referred to this as a “gadget” feature. This has caused me to give more serious consideration to other companies.

    #44780
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    dinodrew
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    thank you cornelius78 – i looked into the midi map of Mackie control and how to implement with the QU. it seems daunting, even for a “computer nerd” like me.

    DoctorG – thank you as well. I am struggling with the same decision. I do not want a Presonus. I am looking at my second Firestudio right now – it just can’t handle more than 4 tracks well. The pops and dropouts are frustrating. I have a PC I built with the latest hardware – specifically tuned for DAW.

    The A&H seems to fit the bill the best.
    Or my other option would be an RME interface and deal with M+k – and not have a live-recording solution.

    Anyone else have anything to add?
    Thank you all.

    #44781
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    DavidCo
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    Bome MIDI translator might be useful here 🙂

    DC

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