Step 1 - Select MCU mode
To use your FaderPort 8 within Cubase or Nuendo you'll first need to ensure the FP8 is set to MCU mode.
- Power off the FaderPort 8
- Hold the first and second "Select" buttons on the FP8
- Power the unit back on
- Once the unit has powered up and displays "Select Control Mode" across the top of the scribble strips you can release the Select buttons
- Select "MCU"
- Press the eighth "Select" button ("EXIT" will be displayed on the scribble strip above this Select button)
You are now in MCU mode on your FaderPort 8 and will remain in MCU mode even if you power the device off. To change to a different mode execute the steps listed above but select a different mode (such as HUI or Studio One mode).
Step 2 - Set Cubase/Nuendo to "Mackie Compatibility Mode"
- Once Cubase/Nuendo is open, click the "Devices" drop down menu and select "Mackie Control"
- Change the Mackie Control setting to "Compatibility"
- Exit out of the Mackie Control menu
- Click the "Devices" drop down menu again and select "Device Setup"
- Make sure the boxes next to "PreSonus FP8" have X's in them
- Under "Remote Devices" click on "Mackie Control"
- Select the "PreSonus FP8" for MIDI Input and MIDI Output
Your FaderPort 8 is now ready for use within Cubase or Nuendo.