Key commands StreamDeck setup


Select a category to narrow down the list presented in the "Command" dropdown, or select "All" to have all available commands presented in the "Command" dropdown.


Select the command that will be triggered when the button is used.
Please note that Cubase has some peculiarities regarding the naming of key commands. The names presented in the key command window in Cubase are not the names used in the "Key Commands.xml" file where the settings are stored (and read by the plugin). The plugin tries to "translate" the names from the file to the names actually used by Cubase, but might not succeed in all cases. The names in the plugin are always presented in English regardless of the language used by Cubase.


Determine if the "Command" dropdown should only show commands with a defined key assigned to them, or show all commands listed in the Cubase Key Commands window. If you select a command that has no assigned key, it will of course not have any defined function :-)

Sort on

Determine if the "Command" dropdown should be sorted on the command name or the key assigned to it.

Button type
  • A 'Push' button will send a short command to Cubase when it is pressed. This is used for a vast majority of the commands. e.g. 'Play' and 'Stop'.
  • A 'Hold' button will keep the command active while the button is pressed. This is primarily used for 'Forward' and 'Rewind' and will cause the rewinding/forwarding to continue until you release the button.
Status information

The plugin verifies that it have found the Cubase definition files and can read the configuration of key commands. If everything is OK there is a green check mark for the status information - if anything is found to be a problem there's an error icon and you can expand the details to see what's wrong.


Initially, the same icons are set for all key command actions. You can of course chose whatever icons you like, but a set of Cubase related icons are bundled with the plugin. (please see the Installation section for details)

Cubase integration

The plugin automatically integrate with Cubase in real time. Any addition/removal of key commands in Cubase will immediately be reflected in the Command dropdown in the plugin. The plugin will immediately adapt if the assigned key of a key command already used in the plugin is changed. There is no need to restart or refresh the plugin in order to make changes in Cubase visible and used.