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Faderport 16 Automation Channels 9-16

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asked Sep 11 in FaderPort 16 by danieldagostinoii (160 points)

I am working on a project in Pro Tools and trying to write some automation data. No problem with automation on channels 1-8, but no response at all (on the controller) for channels 9-16. If I move tracks around I can still control automation only on channels 1-8. For example, I have a bass DI track on channel 8 and can control everything smoothly...if I move that track to channel 9, then I am unable to automate on the controller. I am able to create automation data in Pro Tools on these channels (9-16). Volume, pan, solo, mute and transport controlling are no problem on all channels. I ensured I have selected the track I want to automate and 'Select' is lit up in green but still no automation works on channels 9-16. This seems to be an issue changing automation modes and writing data with the controller on channels 9-16. Anybody having this issue or know a solution? Have I set something up incorrectly or incompletely?

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answered Sep 11 by AlexTinsley (731,220 points)

You need to setup 2 HUI controllers (1 Main + 1 Expansion) in Pro Tools as HUI is only an 8 channel per device protocol, the FP16 is 2 of them stuck together for a system that relies on HUI. Then you'll have your automation. 

Refer to Page 14 in the user manual found on the download page that goes through setup with Pro Tools. 

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answered Sep 12 by danieldagostinoii (160 points)
Thank you for your response AlexTinsley but that step is already complete. I am able to use the other functions such as mute, solo, panning, and faders on channels 9-16 with zero issue. Automation is the only function that seems to be disabled or disconnected.
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