V8 Crashing with Mackie Control

bwarshaw wrote on 9/30/2007, 8:58 AM
Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help with this problem:

I have the Mackie Control Universal, which has been working fine with Vegas 7e. I just upgraded to Vegas Pro 8, and am now having Vegas crashes whenever I hold down the MCU FF or REW buttons when the timeline is playing. This happens fairly consistently and I can't remember it ever happening with v7.

Any suggestions? It's very frustrating trying to edit without this capability.



pwppch wrote on 9/30/2007, 3:23 PM
We identified this and it will be addressed in an update to Vegas 8.

There is no workaround, other than not to use FF/REW.

No, I don't know when the update will be released.

bwarshaw wrote on 9/30/2007, 5:15 PM
I don't know if this will help, but it doesn't seem particular to the MCU. It happens as well when I use the ShuttlePro V2 (with the Sony supplied .pref file) and turn and hold the shuttle ring.

I'm going to finish up my current project in V8 without using FF/REW and then go back to 7.0e until a fix is released (hopefully soon).

Thanks for getting back to me with a response on tthe weekend Peter - it's always good to get a response even when the news might not be the best.

Spot|DSE wrote on 9/30/2007, 8:03 PM
Same thing happens with the Bella keyboard shuttle functions, so I've reverted to JKL.
mh2 Productions wrote on 10/1/2007, 7:39 PM
I dont know if I should add this here, but....
I'm using the tascam 1884 with MCU emulation. but I'm not see these problems... however what I do see in V8 as oppsoed to V7 , when mixing in 5.1 , is that the faders on the control surface controling the front, rear, only control the left faders on the Vegas 8 GUI. yes.... I locked them and unlocked them., no change..I will report this to support as well.
pwppch wrote on 10/1/2007, 7:43 PM
Correct. It is not unique to the MCU. There is a problem related to any reverse playback, especially when looping is active on the time line.

mh2 Productions wrote on 10/1/2007, 7:55 PM

Peter, thanks for that was a quick reply. I'm astonished. I just wish customer (sales) support answered with such quickness. <smiles>
Thank you

best wishes
x_gogoa wrote on 10/2/2007, 6:49 AM
hello Peter,
I am very happy to see that after acid pro6, you've implemented possibility to use multiple mcu units. my tascam us-2400 and vegas is full functional now. i would like to see in next update "arming" of pans and volumes to use controler in automation mode as in trim only now.
and some other thing: let's say that i open 4 audio tracks, if external control is turned on i have (on us-2400) 4 faders moved to 0db and 5th is master. could it be possible to dissable master fader ('couse i already have dedicated master fader) espatially when i add some buses, master fader stuck between track/channel and bus/es fader and that could be messy.