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Allow to open macro-controls via mackie controler (or keyboard shortcut)

+10 votes
asked Mar 6, 2018 in Hardware Integration / Remote Control by idoncare (380 points)
Right now I have to use the mouse to open the macro-controls so that I can use my mackie controler to twist the knobs. This is very tedious. I'd like to open the macro-controls of a selected track either by using a function key on my mackie controler or by hitting a shortcut on the keyboard. Right now you can only open the channel editor via function keys. This does not help me as I always have to use the mouse to activate the macro-control panel (and thus the macro controls)

There has been a similar request before but the answer is NOT a solution to the problem.

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+4 votes
answered Apr 30, 2018 by AlexTinsley (925,190 points)
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+3 votes
answered Mar 7, 2018 by niles (54,610 points)

Yes, a command to go directly to the Macro Controls would be sweet. Since Show Channel Editor goes to inserts (when available), a second command to go directly to Routing, would finish it.

asked Apr 5, 2018 in Editing by nobleartdk (550 points) Direct keyboard shortcut to the routing page
+1 vote
answered Feb 21, 2019 by danperry3 (790 points)
This is so important, I can't believe users have not demanded it more strenuously.

Presonus: What is the primary purpose of macro controls? Isn't it so you can use them during live performance, and during live tracking/recording? While you are doing these things, where are your hands?.. *on the midi keyboard*, not on the mouse! So while thus playing, what do you want to show up when you hit a midi keyboard button mapped to the Console->Show Channel Editor command? Do you want to see the *Routing* tab? NO, you want to see the *Macro Controls* tab!!

As was mentioned above, it would be useful to have both functional commands available:
1. Goto ChannelEdiitor->MacroControls
2. Goto ChannelEdiitor->Routing
+2 votes
answered Apr 24, 2020 by jasperzuidervaart (570 points)
I’d love to have this feature! It’s seems a little bit odd that there’s a clickable button in the inspector and console that takes you right to the macro editor, but no keyboeardshortcut.
0 votes
answered Feb 24, 2021 by paulhenty (620 points)
edited Feb 24, 2021 by paulhenty
This feature still seems to be missing nearly three years later.

If they made the [Page Up Skip] command continue left of the first plugin it would at least allow us to access the Macros page via the keyboard or a midi controller.