StreamDeck Midi setup

Command

Select the command that will be triggered when the button is used. The dropdown will display the commands defined in the "Generic Remote" configuration in Cubase. The configuration in the Generic Remote setup (lower flags section) defines how the button will work.

If multiple Generic Remote devices has been defined in the "StreamDeckCubaseUserSettings.xml" file, a dropown will be displayed where you can decide which Generic Remote device that should be used (see Advanced Configuration). The Command dropdown will show the commands available in the selected Generic Remote device.

Push Button

A Push Button always send an "on" command (e.g. "Play"). (lower flags has only "P" selected)

Toggle Button

A Toggle Button toggles between "on" and "off" every other time it is pressed (e.g. "Cycle"). (lower flags has only "T" selected)

Hold Button

A Hold Button keeps the command "on" while the button is pressed and "off" when the button is released (e.g. "forward" and "rewind"). (lower flags has both "P" and "T" selected)

Status information

The plugin tries to determine - as far as possible - that everything is configured OK. It checks that it have found the Cubase definition files and can read the configuration of Generic Remote commands. It also checks that the predefined Midi ports are active and connected (i.e. that the plugin is connected to the Midi ports) and that the Generic Remote configuration in Cubase is set to connect to those Midi ports. (Please note: the plugin can verify that Cubase is configured correctly, but cannot verify that Cubase actually has connected to the midi ports - something that can fail e.g. if loopMIDI is started after Cubase)

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.

Icon

Initially, the same icons are set for all midi 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).

The generic MIDI action in StreamDeck is defined to have two states and hence have two icons. The first icon is used for the off/inactive state and an icons displaying this state should be chosen. The second icon is used for on/active state and an icon indicating this should be selected.

Some actions are instant actions that really haven't any on or off states (e.g. "go to next marker"). These actions need only have the first icon configured.

Cubase integration

The plugin automatically integrate with Cubase in real time. Any addition/removal of Generic Remote commands in Cubase will immediately be reflected in the Command dropdown in the plugin. The plugin will immediately adapt if a 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.