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Mackie C4 Commander

Model: C4 Commander
MIDI hardware & software control

Mackie C4 Commander software brings the world of our ultra-hip C4 Pro rotary control surfaces to your new or vintage MIDI hardware—opening up control possibilities once buried in layers of hard to navigate menus. Finally, keyboardists can adjust all the parameters of their favorite synths and sound modules, guitarists can tweak their guitar processors, and audio engineers can unleash the power of their rackmount reverbs, delays and MIDI modules, without ever leaving the mixing and creating monitoring "sweet spot."

Using an intuitive drag-and-drop visual interface, Mackie C4 Commander allows users to map parameters of popular MIDI hardware devices to the V-pots and scribble strips of the C4 Pro, for remote hands-on control and comprehensive visual feedback. An expansive array of instrument profiles is included, and custom layouts are easily constructed. You can even map parameters of different devices to a single C4 page for an incredibly wicked live performance controller. The level of hardcore "tweakability" is limited merely by having only 10 fingers and 24 hours in a day.


 

SWEET, GLORIOUS FREEDOM
Imagine being able to adjust complex parameters on your MIDI capable digital reverb (which sits in a rack on the other side of the room), without ever leaving the comfort of your chair. You'd need really long arms! That's what C4 Commander gives you, in essence—really long arms. Never having to leave your chair means never having to leave the "sweet spot." You'll be able to hear how changes affect your work immediately, without the hassle of running back and forth across the room.

NAVIGATION IS A BREEZE
Some externally controllable devices (instruments and effects) can be managed with less than 32 controls, which we refer to as "V-Pots." In this case you can access all parameters on a single C4 page. For those devices with a wider range of options, you simply add more pages. When you need to adjust a V-Pot on page three, just "turn the page" using the Page L or Page R buttons until you find the parameter you're looking for. You can even use the Split function to access multiple instruments on the same page, mapping only routinely adjusted parameters for each device to a single C4 page.

STORE YOUR OWN PROFILES
C4 Commander deals with two types of files: Instrument Definition Files and Layouts. Instrument Definition Files contain the parameters that allow C4 Commander to communicate with a particular instrument. Layout files allow you to place controls in a specific order and to re-label control text. After you've tweaked your heart out and built the "perfect" sound, hit the "Save" or "Save As" buttons and you are done—it's just that simple. Now you're well on the way to building a custom C4 Commander library—and the files are small enough to share with your friends via email.

  • Completely customizable layouts; users can even map parameters of multiple devices on a single C4 page

  • Integrated layout editor allows user to apply custom labeling to upper row of scribble strip, for easy to read and navigate custom layouts

  • Use C4 hardware buttons to select different layouts, choose screen spits, and more

  • Ships with pre-existing library of more than 180 instruments and effects processors, plus ability for user to create new profiles

  • Ideal for keyboard players, recording engineers, guitarists, sound designers and more

  • Works on both Mac and PC; uses very little CPU power

General Specifications

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Amplifiers - Powered Mixers - PPM608 | PPM1008 | PPM012 | Software - Music Production Software - Tracktion 3 | C4 Commander |
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Auto Tune | ADX100 | MDW2x2 | Accessories - Loudspeaker Bags - SRM450/C300z Bag | SRM350/C200 Bag | TH-15A Bag | TH-12A Bag |
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1642-VLZ Rack Ears| 1604-VLZ Rotopod | Onyx 820i Rack Ears | Onyx 1220i Rack Ears | Onyx 1620i Rack Ears | Onyx 1640i Rotopod Kit |
ProFX16 Rack Ears | CFX12.mkII Rack Ears |


Discontinued Products -
d.2 | Onyx 1220 | Onyx 1620 | Onyx 1640 | Onyx FireWire Card | 1202-VLZ Pro | 1402-VLZ Pro | 1642-VLZ Pro | 1604-VLZ Pro |
MIXERS-Onyx 80 Series | MIXERS-SR Consoles | MIXERS-Onyx 80 Series | Onyx 2480 | Onyx 3280 | Onyx 4080 | Onyx 4880 |
Onyx 2480 | Onyx 3280 |
Onyx 4080 | Onyx 4880| MIXERS-SR C
onsoles |
SR24•4 VLZ PRO | SR32•4 VLZ PRO | Tracktion 2  | Spike  | Onyx 400F | Onyx 800R | MCU & Extender |
Mackie Control C4 | DFX•6 | DFX•12 |