Hello, I am trying to set up my nanoKONTROL 2 controller so that all the Transport functions work accordingly and in addition all (or if possible maybe only some) of the faders work as CC-MIDI-Faders for VST instruments.
As far as I understand there are two possible ways of achieving this behavior a) Use Mackie Protocol and translate some of the faders --> I have not figured out how to translate Pitch Bend messages (which all the Mackie Control Faders make use of) to CC-MIDI --> I think this is the only way to keep some of the faders as Mackie
b) I set the nanoKONTROL 2 to CC-Mode and then translate the CC-Values of the Transport buttons to the respective key stroke of the desired function in the DAW. This would actually be my preferred method of working, since key commands are more powerful than simple Mackie Protocol, which is difficult to reassign in the DAW --> I work with Cubase and Dorico so my question is, whether there is an option to switch automatically between the active programs in focus since the key commands are not absolutely identical for the same function. Is it possible to have two different translations running at the same time for the same controller?
c) My other question is, whether Bome MIDI Translator Pro has to be constantly running in the background, which would mean for every time I want to work with my controller: open Bome MTP -> load the desired translation -> open DAW -> chose Bome Virtual MIDI port -->This would be totally fine; I just want to know if I have correctly understood the way of working with the program. Is there some sort of "set it - forget it" kind of feature?
d) This question is unrelated to the ones above. On Windows it is seemingly impossible to share a MIDI-device with two programs at the same time. When using my MIDI note input keyboard I get problems as soon as having opened both Cubase and Dorico. --> Last but not least I would also like to know, whether it is somehow possible to route the input device to both programs at the same time using BMTP.
I hope my questions are easy to follow. I am looking forward to the answers, so I can make most use of Bome MIDI Translator Pro.