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Nucleus
User Guide
Nucleus. This is SSL.
82BN0M01A December 2010
82BN0M01B December 2011
Document History
Initial Release
Corrected footers and other small typo’s
Clarified Mac requirements for USB Soundcard
Table of Contents
Introduction
Nucleus
DAW Control Principles
How to use this Manual
Conventions
Glossary
Software Versions
Help!
1. Nucleus Overview
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
3
Channel Strip and Mode Switches
3
Centre Section and Analogue Control
4
Nucleus Remote
4
2. Nucleus Configurations
DAWs With Proprietary Soundcards
DAWs Without Proprietary Soundcards
Multiple DAWs
3. Software Installation
Mac Installation
Windows Installation
4. Connection and Software Configuration
Physical Connections
Audio Connections
Data Connections
Configuring Network Connections
Network Wiring
Assigning the Nucleus IP Address
Direct Network Connection Configuration (Mac)
Connecting Nucleus to Multiple Computers
ipMIDI Configuration
MIDI Port Mapping
Pro Tools 8
Logic Pro 9
USB Soundcard Configuration
Mac
Windows
5. Nucleus Remote
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8
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12
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15
15
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16
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19
Establishing the Remote Connection
19
Remote Tabs
The ‘DAW’ Tab
The ‘Network Setup’ Tab
The ‘About’ Tab
Remote Layer Selection
20
20
20
20
21
Layer Profile Configuration
Protocols
Creating Profiles – Method 1
Creating Profiles – Method 2
Selecting a Profile
Managing Profiles
21
21
21
22
22
23
Timeline Functions
Transport Master
Jog Wheel Function
Automation Display (HUI Only)
Soft Key Configuration
Default Soft Keys
User 1, User 2 Soft Keys
Transport / Utility Soft Keys
Assigning Soft Key Functions
DAW Protocol Commands
DAW Keyboard Shortcuts
Soft Key Menus
Renaming Softkey Assignments
Assigning Modified Functions to Soft Keys
Removing and Replacing Soft Key Assignments
Configuring Continuous Controller Layers
6. DAW Operations
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26
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27
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29
30
30
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31
33
Layer Select
Soft Keys
33
33
Channel Control
Channel Scrolling
Basic Channel Parameters
Channel Metering
Track Arming
Automation Control
V-Pot and V-Sel Control
Plug-in Control (Pro Tools Only)
Master Control
Basic Transport
Navigation Controls
Additional Master Controls
MODE Display (MCU Only)
User Keys
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37
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38
7. Analogue Operations
39
Recording Sources
39
Monitoring
Mixdown Mode
External and iJack
Metering
39
40
40
40
Appendix
41
Transport/Utility Function Map
41
DAW Protocol Command Soft Key Labelling
Pro Tools
Logic
Nuendo
42
42
43
44
Index
45
Introduction
NUCLEUS
Welcome to Nucleus, SSL’s integrated DAW controller and soundcard. Nucleus allows you to record audio and monitor your
studio software through SSL’s legendary analogue circuitry and converters, while placing full control of your session
underneath your fingertips. While the basic configurations created by SSL’s studio engineers allow you to get working with
Nucleus straight out of the box, the functions assigned to much of the control surface can be adapted to suit the specifics of
your working environment, as configured within the Nucleus Logictivity Remote software.
DAW Control Principles
A DAW controller is part mixing console and part computer keyboard. It is a mixing console insofar as it uses channel strips
and faders etc. to mix and manipulate audio. It is a computer keyboard insofar as, rather than affecting any audio electronics
within it, it simply sends (and receives) commands to a computer program.
Of course, Nucleus’ two analogue channels makes it more than a DAW controller.
Nucleus can be used to control DAW software using either HUI or MCU protocols. These are the standardised control
‘languages’ used by the majority of DAW software on the market today: HUI is used by ProTools, MCU by Logic and Nuendo.
Please refer to your DAW software’s user guide if you are unclear which protocol you use.
The Nucleus control surface also replicates a number of computer keyboard keys, such as modifiers (<Shift>, ⌘ or ‘command’,
<Ctrl>, <Alt>), <Enter> and <Esc> keys, and shortcuts such as ‘Save’ and ‘Undo’. Nucleus uses two connections to control
DAW sessions: ipMIDI (a conventional MIDI signal, sent over Ethernet) for HUI or MCU control, and USB for standard keyboard
commands.
Using Nucleus’ Layer structure, different DAW programs can be connected simultaneously. Only one can be controlled at one
time, though all transports can be controlled simultaneously from one transport master.
Because each DAW is different and the precise application of HUI and MCU protocols is specific to the DAW software being
used, this manual does not provide detailed descriptions of specific DAW operations. Please refer to your DAW User Guide
for information about how to apply the control offered by Nucleus.
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
After this introduction, you will find a quick overview of Nucleus, followed by more detailed sections covering installation, use
of the Nucleus Logictivity Remote, and general Nucleus operation.
Conventions
Throughout this manual, the following conventions will be used:
• Labels found on the Nucleus control surface are indicated Like This.
• Labels and text found either in the Nucleus Remote or other computer dialogues are indicated Like This.
• The few instances where we refer directly to computer filenames etc. will be shown Like This.
• Where necessary, DAW computer keyboard key strokes will be shown like this whilst function keys (as opposed to normal
numbers, symbols and characters) such as the ‘Control’ key will be shown with ‘angle’ brackets such as <Ctrl>.
• Where DAW protocol commands appear, the command or function will be shown with ‘curly’ brackets {like_this}.
Notes and additional information appear like this.
• The Nucleus Logictivity Remote application will in some cases be abbreviated to just ‘Remote’.
• The Nucleus itself may be refered to either by name, as the ‘DAW controller’ or as the ‘control surface’.
Please be aware that screenshots shown may differ slightly in appearance from their on-screen equivalents.
Glossary
The following terms are either concerned with general DAW control, or specific Nucleus operations:
CC Layer
A Continuous Controller (‘CC’) Profile for use with MIDI devices.
DAW
Digital Audio Workstation. Software which emulates a recording studio, such as ProTools, Logic and Nuendo.
ipMIDI
MIDI control data sent over Ethernet.
HUI
Human User Interface. The DAW control protocol used by ProTools and others.
Layers
Different DAW programmes, one of which can be controlled by Nucleus at a time, though all transports can be
activated simultaneously from one transport master.
MCU
Mackie Control Unit. The DAW control protocol used by Logic, Nuendo and others.
SD Card
An SD memory card fitted to the rear of Nucleus for Profile storage.
Soft Keys
Many switches on Nucleus can be programmed through the Nucleus Remote to perform DAW specific functions.
These switches are grouped together as ‘soft key sets’.
USER
The USER 1 and USER 2 switches located in the centre section area of Nucleus are used to apply soft key sets to
the switches above and below the scribble strip displays.
V-Pot
In-channel rotary encoder, used to control a variety of parameters. In Nucleus, the V-Pot is below the digital
display.
V-Sel
In-channel encoder switch, used to control a variety of parameters, often associated with the V-Pot. The switch
is activated by pressing the V-Pot. Note that the V-Sel switch is different from the channel select (SEL) switch.
Software Versions
The information in this manual is correct for Nucleus software V1.0/3 or greater, Nucleus firmware V2.0/1 or greater and
Nucleus Browser V1.0/3 or greater.
Help!
Should you require assistance with Nucleus that is not addressed by this manual, please refer to the Support pages of the
SSL Website at www.solidstatelogic.com/support.
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1. Nucleus Overview
The diagrams below and overleaf provide an overview of the Nucleus control surface along with the main DAW screen of the
Nucleus Remote.
CHANNEL STRIP AND MODE SWITCHES
Mode Switches
Channel meter
and record status
indicator
The Mode switches are not part of the channel in which they are located.
In normal operation, they select V-Pot modes. By default only Mode
switches 1-8 are assigned. Note that the V-Pot modes are printed
beneath the switches, and not shown in the digital display.
When the USER switches in the centre section are pressed, the Mode
and V-Sel switches in channels 9-16 become soft switches (Soft Keys)
which can be configured using the Nucleus Remote.
Channel Cut and
Solo switches
Channel Select
switch.
Also used for
track arming,
automation and
plug-in control.
V-Pots and V-Sel Switches
2-Row ‘Scribble Strip’ Display
- Turn for the V-Pot
- Press for the V-Sel switch
Functions are defined by the
host application, or by pressing
a Mode switch.
When the centre section USER
switches are selected, Mode and
V-Sel switches in channels 9-16
become additional soft switches.
In normal operation, the top row
displays the channel name and the
bottom row the V-Pot function.
When the centre section USER
switches are selected, the digital
display on channels 9-16 shows the
soft key assignments for each
corresponding Mode and V-Sel
switch.
Channel Fader
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CENTRE SECTION AND ANALOGUE CONTROL
USER soft key
set selectors
Analogue control:
Monitoring and
Mic inputs
DAW channel
control modifiers
DAW computer
modifier keys *
Channel/bank
scrollers
Global DAW
control keys *
Additional DAW
Layer selectors
Transport
control *
* Note.
The functions of
switches in areas
with asterisks are
defined in the
Nucleus Remote.
Default functions
are shown.
NUCLEUS REMOTE
Defines which layer
is being edited
in the Remote
Defines the DAW
being controlled
Selects soft key sets
for the Soft Key
Setup display
Soft Key Setup
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Select DAW to view
or edit Nucleus setup
Defines default
function of Jog Wheel
Enables single-letter
automation display
Defines which DAW
is transport master
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2. Nucleus Configurations
Nucleus operation requires the following:
- an Ethernet connection between Nucleus and the DAW computer(s) – for DAW control and the Nucleus Remote
- a USB connection between Nucleus and the host DAW computer(s) – for DAW keyboard commands (and soundcard audio
if applicable)
- audio connections – for recording sources and monitoring
The way in which audio is sent between Nucleus and the host DAW computer is dependant on the connectivity options
associated with the DAW(s) being used, as introduced below. The rest of this section of the manual describes the installation
and connections involved in each option.
DAWs With Proprietary Soundcards
Some DAWs can only receive audio via their own proprietary soundcard hardware. Many of these soundcards provide digital
(S/PDIF) connections, allowing you to take full advantage of the SSL quality pre-amps and converters. The two Nucleus input
channels are sent using the left and right channels of the S/PDIF Out, and the S/PDIF In feeds the monitor inputs.
If your S/PDIF connections are coaxial (usually using phono sockets), simple coaxial to optical S/PDIF converters will be
required to connect the soundcard digitally to the Nucleus PRE (pre-amp) outputs.
Using Nucleus’ Digital IO
Headphones
Monitoring
DAW
Computer
Optical to
coax adaptor
Ethernet
(DAW control
and Remote)
USB
(DAW keyboard
commands)
Recording
Sources
S/PDIF
(digital
audio)
MP3
Player
Note.
Socket
locations are
approximate
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Mains
Power
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Using Nucleus’ Analogue IO
For soundcards which don’t have digital IO, line-level analogue connections allow you still to make use of Nucleus’ SSL preamps. Nucleus PRE (pre-amp) outputs and EXTERNAL monitor inputs can be used to connect Nucleus to the soundcard inputs
and outputs.
Monitoring
Headphones
DAW
Computer
Recording
Sources
Ethernet
(DAW control
and Remote)
USB
(DAW keyboard
commands)
PRE Out
and
EXTERNAL
In
MP3
Player
Mains
Power
Note.
Socket locations are approximate
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DAWs Without Proprietary Soundcards
For software which can send and receive audio via any soundcard connected to the computer, Nucleus can be connected
directly to the DAW using the USB connection.
Monitoring
Headphones
DAW
Computer
Recording
Sources
Ethernet
(DAW control
and Remote)
USB
(Soundcard and
DAW keyboard
commands)
MP3
Player
Mains
Power
Note.
Socket locations are approximate
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Multiple DAWs
Up to three DAW applications on up to three computers can be connected to Nucleus simultaneously, as described on Page 14.
This configuration requires both a Network Router and USB switcher.
DAW
Computer
DAW
Computer
DAW
Computer
Network
Router
USB
switcher
Ethernet
(DAW control
and Remote)
USB
(Soundcard and DAW
keyboard commands)
Note.
Diagram doesn’t indicate socket locations.
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3. Software Installation
In order for Nucleus to integrate into your working environment, it will be necessary to install drivers and supporting software
on your DAW computer(s) and/or studio computer(s). The following computers and operating systems are supported:
Mac
• Intel only, 1.2GHz or faster
• OS X Version 10.5.8 or greater (‘Leopard’, ‘Snow Leopard’ or ‘Lion’ – 32 or 64bit)
Windows
• Pentium IV or equivalent, 1GHz or faster
• Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1 or higher, or Windows 7 (32 or 64bit)
For all computers, the following resources are required:
• 512MB RAM
• 15MB Hard Disk space
• VGA colour screen (1024 x 768 pixels or higher)
• Internet connection (for product registration and software upgrade)
The ipMIDI and (optional) USB Soundcard drivers will be required for one or more DAW computers, Nucleus Remote can
either be installed onto one of the DAW computers or onto an entirely different computer if required.
Mac Installation
1. Insert the Nucleus CD included with your Nucleus unit into the Mac
CD-ROM drive – if necessary, use Finder to open a view of the
CD-ROM drive. You should be presented with a window similar to
that opposite.
Nucleus Remote
2. To install Nucleus Remote, simply drag the Nucleus Remote icon to
the Applications folder alias. This will copy the application onto the
computer.
3. To run Nucleus Remote, locate and double-click the Nucleus
Remote icon in the Applications folder. If required, drag this icon to
the Dock on the Desktop to provide quick and easy access.
4. If it is necessary to uninstall Nucleus Remote, simply locate the
Nucleus Remote icon in the Applications folder and drag it to the
Trash.
It is also possible to run Nucleus Remote directly from the CD.
ipMIDI Driver
If an older version of the ipMIDI driver is already present on the computer, it must be removed prior to running the
installer; simply delete the ipMIDIDriver.bundle file from the /Library/Audio/MIDI Drivers folder.
5. To install the ipMIDI driver, locate the ipMIDI package in the Finder window. Double-click this icon to launch the ipMIDI
installer. Follow the instructions in the installer (it should be safe to accept the defaults).
It will be necessary to log out and back in again after the driver has been installed.
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6. To uninstall the ipMIDI driver, simply delete the ipMIDIDriver.plugin file from the /Library/Audio/MIDI Drivers folder.
USB Soundcard
Installation of the USB soundcard is optional; if you intend to connect Nucleus to your DAW using only analogue or
S/PDIF audio connections, you do not need to install the soundcard.
7. To install the USB Soundcard driver, locate the USB Soundcard package in the Finder window. Double-click this icon to
launch the USB Soundcard installer. Follow the instructions in the installer (it should be safe to accept the defaults).
8. The USB Soundcard provides a stand-alone control panel – to install this, simply drag the Nucleus USB Control Panel icon
to the Applications folder alias. This will copy the application onto the computer.
9. To run Nucleus USB Control Panel, locate and double-click the Nucleus USB Control Panel icon in the Applications folder.
If required, drag this icon to the Dock on the Desktop to provide quick and easy access.
Windows Installation
1. Insert the Nucleus CD included with your Nucleus unit into the Windows PC CD-ROM drive – if necessary, use Windows
Explorer to open a view of the CD-ROM drive.
Nucleus Remote
2. To install Nucleus Remote, locate the Nucleus Setup application and double-click this file to run the Nucleus Remote
installer. Follow the instructions in the installer (it should be safe to accept the defaults).
3. On completion of the installation process, the installer will place a shortcut on the Desktop; double-click this icon to run
Nucleus Remote.
4. The Nucleus Remote can be un-installed by running the Uninstall application located in the Nucleus Remote folder.
ipMIDI Driver
If an older version of the ipMIDI driver is already present on the computer, it should be uninstalled (using Add/Remove
Programs) before running the installer.
5. To install the ipMIDI driver, locate the ipMIDI Setup application and double-click this file to launch the ipMIDI installer.
Follow the instructions in the installer (it should be safe to accept the defaults).
It will be necessary to restart the computer after the driver has been installed.
6. To remove the ipMIDI driver, simply run the Uninstall application located in the ipMIDI folder.
USB Soundcard
Installation of the USB soundcard is optional; if you intend to connect Nucleus to your DAW using only analogue or
S/PDIF audio connections, you do not need to install the soundcard.
7. To install the USB Soundcard driver, locate and open the USB Soundcard folder. Locate the Setup application and doubleclick this file to launch the USB soundcard installer. Follow the instructions in the installer (it should be safe to accept the
defaults).
8. The USB Soundcard driver can be uninstalled using the Device Manager.
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4. Connection and Software Configuration
PHYSICAL CONNECTIONS
The Installation Guide that came with Nucleus contains important safety information. Please be sure to read that guide
before attempting to connect Nucleus.
The mains power connection for Nucleus is via a standard 3-pin IEC320 power cable. The following audio and data connections
can be found on the Nucleus back panel:
Audio Connections
PRE 1 IN, PRE 2 IN
Combi inputs for Nucleus pre-amps 1 and 2, XLR connections are routed via the pre-amps; plugging
in a 1/4" jack will automatically select the high input impedance on the channel strip.
PRE 1 OUT, PRE 2 OUT
Balanced XLR outputs from the input channels (in parallel with the Insert Send).
SEND/RETURN 1 and 2
Balanced 1/4" jack Insert Send and Return connections for pre-amps 1 and 2.
Note that inserts can also be used on the monitor circuits – see Page 40 for details.
EXTERNAL L and R
Balanced XLR inputs for connecting an additional stereo signal to the Nucleus monitoring circuits.
MONITOR L and R
Balanced XLR outputs for connecting the Nucleus monitoring to a pair of loudspeakers.
HEAPHONES
1/4" stereo headphone connections. Both sockets send identical signals.
MONITOR -10dB
Phono connections providing a 10dB attenuated unbalanced output for consumer monitoring.
iJack
3.5mm stereo jack input provides an additional source into the monitoring and headphone sends.
SPDIF
Optical S/PDIF stereo IO. The outputs of the Nucleus pre-amps feed the S/PDIF output (channel 1
is left, channel 2 is right) and the S/PDIF inputs feed the External monitor connection.
Data Connections
Both Network and USB connections must be made between Nucleus and the DAW computer(s) – for systems using multiple
computers, see Page 14.
Network
This is a standard 8P8C modular (‘RJ45’ type) Ethernet connector for Nucleus – DAW network data.
USB
Use a standard USB A-B cable to connect Nucleus to a USB port on your DAW computer. This
connection is used for the Nucleus soundcard and for keyboard commands to the DAW.
It is important that the USB connection between Nucleus and your computer is direct, and not via USB ports on the
back of your keyboard, for example. If using a switcher for a multi-computer setup, ensure that the switcher is high
quality. Nucleus provides a USB hub, allowing additional equipment to be connected via Nucleus.
Defining Keyboard Nationality (Mac)
Nucleus emulates a UK keyboard. When Nucleus is first connected to a Mac, a dialogue will be displayed which asks you to
identify the new keyboard. In order to identify the keyboard type, the Mac then requires the key to right of the left Shift key
to be pressed. Mode switch 16 on Nucleus (see Page 25), is assigned a ‘Keyboard ID’ command by default; pressing this
switch – labelled ‘KeybID’ – will send the required keystroke to the Mac to correctly identify Nucleus as a UK keyboard.
Footswitch
Two footswitches can be connected to Nucleus using the single 1/4" stereo (X-Y) jack FOOTSWITCH
connector – use a mono-to-stereo splitter cable to separate the two footswitch connections.
Terminal
The TERMINAL D-connector is used for advanced system configuration and diagnostics. We strongly
suggest not using this unless you are confident with terminal procedures and have an in-depth
understanding of quantum theory.
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CONFIGURING NETWORK CONNECTIONS
Network Wiring
To ensure the fastest possible communication between your DAW computer and Nucleus – and to simplify the installation
wiring – Nucleus communicates with your workstation over Ethernet using the ipMIDI driver to emulate a multiport MIDI
interface. To ensure minimum latency ipMIDI uses multicast UDP rather than TCP/IP. This means that:
• The network connection should be short and direct.
Where possible all cables should be as short as possible and only routers that can support high data transfer rates should
be used. Problems have been experienced with some domestic routers, particularly when used with Pro Tools. Typical
symptoms of a slow network connection are:
-
The Nucleus fails to synchronise all controls when first connecting with the DAW.
Channel controls and scribble strips on channels 9-16 fail to update reliably when using the Channel scroller switches.
• All computers on the network will receive ipMIDI packets.
Because ipMIDI uses multicast UDP packets, messages between one computer and Nucleus will be received by all other
computers on the network, potentially causing problems in installations with more than one Nucleus. The UDP packets can
be blocked by using a firewall router and connecting the main network to the WAN connector. The firewall can then be
configured to allow all traffic apart from UDP ports 21928 through 21947 which are used by ipMIDI and port 50081 which
is used by the Nucleus Remote application. Note that it may be necessary to use a separate Ethernet switch in place of the
integrated firewall router switch, as some of these can not support the high data transfer rate required. The NetGear FS108
(an eight port switch) has been used successfully at SSL Begbroke.
To avoid the latency and communication issues illustrated above, we recommend that Nucleus and the DAW computers be
connected directly on a dedicated network. In practice, most systems can be configured with a direct connection.
Assigning the Nucleus IP Address
The Nucleus IP address is configured via the Network Setup tab in the Nucleus Remote. By default, Nucleus uses a fixed IP
address of 192.168.1.2 – the IP Address, Subnet and Gateway shown in the picture below should work for a direct connection
to a single DAW computer. We suggest you do not attempt to change these unless you are familiar with Ethernet configuration
as doing so may break communication between Nucleus and the Remote.
If Nucleus must be connected via a wider network, ideally in that case through a network switch or router, Nucleus should
probably be set to use a DHCP server (check the Use DHCP option) to automatically set an IP Address, Subnet and Gateway
suitable for your wider network. If there is any possibility that a DHCP server is not available the Fixed option should be used.
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Direct Network Connection Configuration (Mac)
Connect your Nucleus directly to the DAW computer using a standard network cable, and check that the IP address is set to
Fixed in the Nucleus Remote (see previous page).
OS X does not currently allow two ports to be used for IP traffic – your main network connection will become unavailable
when using Nucleus.
1. On the Mac, open the Network control panel in
System Preferences, and use the Location: dropdown to create a new location. Next select the Mac
Ethernet port to which you have connected Nucleus
and configure it as shown below.
2. If you have multiple network adaptors, select
Network Port Configuration from the Show: dropdown in the Network control panel and drag Nucleus’
Ethernet port to the top of the list to ensure that data
is transmitted out of the correct port.
3. Finally, launch the Nucleus Remote application and check it connects to your Nucleus, as described on Page 19.
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Connecting Nucleus to Multiple Computers
Connecting a Nucleus to multiple DAW computers inevitably introduces a little more complexity.
Network
To connect Nucleus to multiple DAW computers, you will probably need to connect the Nucleus and all the computers via a
network switch or router with sufficient bandwidth to cope with the volume of data which is transferred to and from Nucleus.
It is essential that you take note of the configuration issues described previously.
Note that when connected to a wider network, via a router or switch, a DHCP server will probably be available and so
Nucleus would normally be set to use it rather than the default fixed IP address. See Page 12 for details.
USB
A USB switch will be necessary for switching the USB connection between computers. This can best be provided by using KVM
(‘Keyboard, Video, Mouse’) switch with switchable USB ports. If an ‘automatic’ unit is obtained, Nucleus can be configured
to issue the appropriate command ‘KVM hot key’ to the KVM to select the correct USB port whenever a different DAW Layer
is selected on Nucleus. By plugging your keyboard (& mouse) into the Nucleus USB hub, both Nucleus and your keyboard (&
mouse) can be switched together.
IP Network
Firewall (option)
Switch/Router
Network
USB
USB hub
USB
Network
USB switch
Network
USB
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IPMIDI CONFIGURATION
The ipMIDI driver enables your DAW to send and receive MIDI control data via the network connection, and must be configured
to match the requirements of Nucleus before it can be used.
Mac
Once the driver has been installed and you have logged back in, use the Finder to navigate to the Utilities folder (in
Applications). Double-click Audio MIDI Setup, select MIDI Devices and double-click on the ipMIDI icon. Set the number of
MIDI ports to 6 in the resulting pop-up.
Windows
Once the computer has restarted after installing the driver, right-click on the ipMIDI icon in the Task Bar, select ipMidi - MIDI
over Ethernet and set the number of MIDI ports to 6 in the resulting pop-up.
MIDI Port Mapping
MIDI control for the three Nucleus Layers is split across the six ipMIDI ports which means that your DAW must be configured
to match the following:
Nucleus DAW Layer
Nucleus Channels
ipMIDI port
1 to 8
1
9 to 16
2
1 to 8
3
9 to 16
4
1 to 8
5
9 to 16
6
1
2
3
Note that CC Layers only use the first MIDI port in their layer. All CC data is sent on MIDI Channel 1.
Setting which ipMIDI ports the DAW should use is performed using the MIDI controller configuration page of your DAW. Below
and overleaf are two examples using Pro Tools 8 and Logic Pro 9.
Pro Tools 8
In the Setup menu, click on Peripherals and select the MIDI Controllers tab.
For MIDI controllers 1 and 2, select ‘HUI’ as the
MIDI controller ‘Type’ and assign the MIDI ports
for this layer’s DAW to the two MIDI controllers,
as listed in the table above.
As an example, if Pro Tools has been assigned to
Layer 1 (so using ipMIDI ports 1 & 2), the MIDI
Controllers tab should look as opposite.
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Logic Pro 9
The DAW protocol used by Logic Pro 9 is the Mackie Control Unit (MCU) protocol. Therefore when a Logic Profile is assigned
to a Nucleus DAW layer, in order for Nucleus to control Logic, a Mackie Control together with a Mackie Control Extender must
be added to Logic Pro. Click on Preferences then Control Surfaces Setup to access the menu shown below.
Both the Mackie Control and Mackie Control Extender provide
just eight faders. Therefore Nucleus faders 1-8 are mapped to the
Mackie Control ports along with the master fader and DAW
Control function switches whilst faders 9-16 are mapped to the
Mackie Control Extender ports. The actual ipMIDI ports used will
depend on which layer (or layers) have a Logic Profile assigned.
(Refer to the previous page for a list of Nucleus’ MIDI port
assignments.)
It is recommended that you delete any Mackie controllers
automatically created on set-up, and recreate them manually.
Note that if the physical arrangement is reversed, then the
Nucleus faders will not map correctly to the on-screen faders in
Logic.
If Logic is the only DAW connected to Nucleus, then provided that
there is only one DAW Layer set up with an MCU based Profile,
Logic should automatically detect the two virtual controllers
which will be shown in the Logic Control Surfaces Setup menu
(as shown above), with the appropriate Nucleus ipMIDI ports
assigned. If Logic fails to detect the control surfaces, then the
controllers can be added manually via the New, Install menu and
the appropriate MIDI Out port and Input assigned. Full details
can be found in the online Logic Pro Control Surfaces Support
Guide in the Logic Help menu.
If Nucleus is set up with multiple MCU profiles in the DAW layers, then the automatic detection option must be disabled and
the controllers added and configured manually. Check the Disable Handshake box in the DAW tab in Nucleus Remote (located
below the Edit Profiles button) for all the DAW layers assigned to a MCU Profile prior to starting the Logic application. This
will prevent Logic automatically detecting multiple Mackie Control Units.
For other DAWs, please refer to the relevant User Guide for details about configuring MIDI controllers.
See Section 5 for a description of the Remote’s DAW tab.
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USB SOUNDCARD CONFIGURATION
Whether using Mac or Windows, the USB Soundcard will require a small amount of configuration to interface correctly to
your chosen DAW application.
Mac
Once the installation process is complete, open the
Applications folder and locate the USB Soundcard
Control Panel application. Double-click this
application and you will be presented with a window
similar to the one shown here.
Note that the Nucleus USB Soundcard will appear in your computer’s audio devices list, and is therefore available for
other music and audio software you may wish to run.
Click on the Playback Mixer button to open the pop-up shown opposite.
This matrix allows you to choose how the signals leaving your DAW feed through
to the four outputs on Nucleus. The main part of the window displays a matrix
of level controllers with four columns of outputs from your DAW and four rows
indicating the outputs from the Nucleus (ch-0 and ch-1 are the analogue outputs,
ch-2 and ch-3 are the digital outputs).
Adjust the level control at each intersection to define how much of that DAW
output (column) is fed through to that Nucleus output (row). Note that the
vertical position is –∞ (off ) – turn the knobs clockwise to increase the volume.
The controller surround goes from red to green to indicate that level is being
passed.
To send your DAW outputs to the Nucleus analogue left, analogue right, digital left and digital right outputs, simply select the
four level controllers which are green in the display above and turn their levels to maximum. Once you have completed this,
close the window.
Click on the Monitor Mixer button to open the pop-up shown below:
This matrix allows you to choose how the signals from Nucleus (Nucleus 1 to 4)
feed through to the four inputs on the DAW. The matrix of level controllers
displays four rows of inputs to the Nucleus and four columns of inputs to your
DAW.
Adjust the level control at each intersection to define how much of that Nucleus
input (row) is fed through to that DAW input (column). Note that the vertical
position is –∞ (off ) – turn the knobs clockwise to increase the volume. The
controller surround goes from red to green to indicate that level is being passed.
Once this is complete, close the Monitor Mixer pop-up and close the USB
Soundcard Control Panel.
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Windows
Once the installation process is complete, click on
Start, All Programs and locate the Nucleus
Control Panel (it may also be residing in the Task
Bar). Open the control panel and you will be
presented with a window similar to the one shown
here; click on DeviceO to access the mixer control
buttons.
Note that the Nucleus USB Soundcard will be available for other music and audio software you may wish to run on the
same computer.
Click on the Playback Mixer button to open the pop-up shown here.
This matrix allows you to choose how the signals leaving your DAW
feed through to the four outputs on Nucleus. The main part of the
window displays a matrix of crosspoints and level controls with
columns of outputs from your DAW and rows indicating the outputs
from the Nucleus.
Select the connections you wish to make by clicking on the boxes at
each intersection (crosspoints), and adjust the level control for each
DAW output (column) as required. The intersection boxes go green
to indicate that they are routed.
To send your DAW outputs to the Nucleus analogue left, analogue
right, digital left and digital right outputs, simply select the
crosspoints which are green in the display above and turn their levels
to maximum. Once you have completed this, close the window.
Click on the Monitor Mixer button to open the pop-up shown below.
This matrix allows you to choose how the signals from Nucleus feed
through to the four inputs on the DAW. The matrix of crosspoints and
level controllers displays four rows of inputs to the Nucleus and
multiple columns of inputs to your DAW.
Select the required crosspoint and adjust the relevant level control
to define how much of that Nucleus input (row) is fed through to that
DAW input (column).
Once this is complete, close the Monitor Mixer pop-up and quit the
Nucleus Control Panel.
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5. Nucleus Remote
The Nucleus Remote performs an essential role in defining how Nucleus functions, from the control protocol being used to
the functions assigned to many of the Nucleus switches. The Remote can be run from any computer that has access to Nucleus
over Ethernet.
ESTABLISHING THE REMOTE CONNECTION
In the bottom left-hand corner of the Remote window there is a Find (
current status of the connection to Nucleus.
) button, along with an indication regarding the
Find
button
When the Nucleus Remote first opens, it searches for a Nucleus console to control. If it finds one, it will automatically link to
that console and a ‘Nucleus SN nnnn is online’ message will appear (in green) in the Status field, where SN nnnn is the ID of
the Nucleus console selected.
If this is the first time that you have run the Nucleus Remote – and it is unable to locate a Nucleus unit – the current status
will be shown (in red) as ‘No Nucleus Selected – Click on Find’. Alternatively, if the Remote has previously been used but it
cannot find the Nucleus console it expected to locate, the current status will instead display the message ‘Nucleus SN nnnn
is offline’ where SN nnnn is the ID of the Nucleus console expected.
If this happens, first check your connections and then click on
the
button to bring up the Find pop-up. Clicking the Find
button in the top right of the pop-up will cause the Remote to
then scan for consoles.
Once the Remote has found the console, it will appear in the
pop-up. Check the Select box for the correct console and click
on the Close button.
Once a connection has been made to a Nucleus, a ‘Nucleus SN
nnnn is online’ message will appear (in green) in the Status
field, where SN nnnn is the ID of the Nucleus console selected.
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REMOTE TABS
The row of tabs across the top of the window define what is displayed in the rest of the window.
The ‘DAW’ Tab
The DAW tab is where most of the action occurs and is used for configuring the selected Nucleus and its control protocol as
described in this Section of the manual.
The ‘Network Setup’ Tab
The Network tab is used for configuring the Nucleus network connection, as described in Section 4.
The ‘About’ Tab
The About tab displays current software and firmware versions, and provides links to support areas of the Solid State Logic
website.
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REMOTE LAYER SELECTION
Before adjusting any of the settings in the Remote, the Layer to which the settings refer must
be defined. This is done by clicking on the DAW 1, DAW 2 and DAW 3 buttons in the Layer area
towards the top of the DAW tab in the Remote window.
Note that the only area of the DAW tab which is not Layer-specific is the Transport Master area – see Page 24 for details.
LAYER PROFILE CONFIGURATION
Protocols
DAW control protocols are selected as part of the Layer’s Profile, configured in the
Profile Setup area in the top left corner of the Remote’s DAW tab.
There are four default Profiles supplied with Nucleus:
- A HUI Profile configured for Pro Tools
- An MCU Profile configured for Logic
- An MCU Profile configured for Nuendo/Cubase
- A Continuous Controller (CC) Profile for use with MIDI devices
These Profiles provide starting points for the creation of more personalised Profiles. They include only basic soft key
assignments, allowing plenty of space for the user to configure their own Profiles.
Profiles for other DAW packages can also be created from the default Profiles, using the Pro Tools default Profile for DAWs
that support the HUI interface, and the Logic default Profile for DAWs that conform to the MCU protocol.
Note that the default Profiles themselves cannot be edited. Profiles are personalised by creating copies of a default Profile
which can then be edited, as described on the following pages.
The soft key sets included in the default Profiles are described on Pages 25 and 26 and the full list of functions available
within each protocol can be found in the Appendix.
All of the Profiles available to Nucleus are stored on the SD card in the card slot on the rear panel of the unit – if the card
is not present no Profiles will be available; when a blank card is inserted the four default Profiles will be re-created and
stored on the new card.
Creating Profiles – Method 1
To create a new Profile, press Edit Profiles to bring up the Profile Editor popup. Select the Profile which you wish to use as a starting point and click the
Copy button.
Type a name for the new Profile into the Copy Profile pop-up which appears, and click on OK.
After a moment, the new Profile will appear in the Profile list in the Profile Editor. The selected Profile’s protocol is indicated
at the bottom of the pop-up, as well as in the Profile Setup area.
Click OK to exit the Profile Editor.
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Creating Profiles – Method 2
An alternative way to create new Profiles is to use the Save As button in the Soft Key Setup area which makes up the bottom
half of the DAW tab.
1. First select the Profile you want to use as a starting point and assign it to a layer, as described on the previous pages.
2. Click the Save As button in the Soft Key Setup area at the bottom of the window to bring up the Save Profile As pop-up.
3. Type a name for the new Profile into the pop-up and click on OK.
After a moment, the new Profile will be created and become active in that layer.
Selecting a Profile
Profiles are selected and managed using the Profile Setup area in the top left corner of the DAW tab. The four default Profiles
are listed in the drop-down Selected Profile menu, along with any derivatives of them which you have created.
If the Profile you select uses a different protocol than that currently assigned to the layer selected in the Remote, or if the layer
previously contained no Profile, a pop-up will appear asking you to restart Nucleus – with a ‘Now’ or ‘Later’ option. Press OK
to close the pop-up. A number of functions within the DAW tab will now be locked out until the restart. However, further
Profile selections can be made before restarting. To perform a restart simply re-power Nucleus using the power switch on the
rear of the unit.
Note that, depending on the complexity of your setup, you may also need to re-find Nucleus in the Remote after the
restart, as described on Page 19.
MCU User Display Configuration
In order to cater for variations in the ways in which MCU protocol DAWs return channel data to the scribble strip displays, there
is a Flip Scribble Strips box in the Profile Setup area. Actioning this function switches the two rows of the Nucleus scribble
strip display, allowing Nuendo labelling to emulate the Logic format for example. By default, Flip Scribble Strips is therefore
enabled for the default Nuendo Profile and disabled for the default Logic Profile. For other MCU protocol DAWs, the labelling
format described in the DAW’s Control Surface documentation will enable you to ascertain whether or not to activate this
function.
MCU User Handshake Disabling
The Disable Handshake box located below the Edit Profiles button is also only required for MCU protocol DAWs. This function
will only be of use in systems where there are multiple MCU layers in use, and where these layers include both Logic and other
MCU protocol DAWs. Checking this box will stop MCU programs from handshaking with each other via Nucleus, thus
preventing Logic from scanning for external controllers and subsequently creating ghost controllers of any other MCU
programs.
Nucleus must be power cycled before a Disable Handshake status change will take effect.
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Managing Profiles
The Profiles are all stored on the SD card plugged into the rear of Nucleus, not the computer the Remote is running on. Profiles
are however easily copied, renamed, deleted and backed up using the browser as well as being physically transferable from
one unit to another if required.
Deleting Profiles
To delete a Profile, click on Edit Profile to bring up the Profile Editor pop-up,
select the Profile which you wish to delete, and click Delete.
Click OK in the warning pop-up which appears, and after a moment the
Profile will disappear from the list in the pop-up. Click OK to exit the Profile
Editor.
Renaming Profiles
To rename a Profile, press Edit Profile to bring up the Profile Editor pop-up and select the Profile
which you wish to rename.
Click on Rename to bring up the Rename Profile pop-up. Type a new name for the Profile into the
pop-up and click OK. The Profile’s name will change in the Profile list in the Profile Editor.
Backing up Profiles
To back up a Profile or export it for use elsewhere, click on Edit Profile to bring up the Profile Editor popup, select the Profile
which you wish to back up, and click Backup. In the pop-up which appears, edit the name and destination of the file if
necessary, and click on Save. Your Profile will be exported as a compressed .zip file.
Restoring Profiles
To restore a Profile from back-up or import a Profile created using another Nucleus Remote, click on Edit Profile to bring up
the Profile Editor popup and click Restore. In the pop-up which appears, locate the Profile file (a compressed .zip file) that
you wish to restore and click on Open. The restored Profile will appear in the Profile list.
If the Profile name already exists the restored filename will be appended with number to distinguish it from the existing
Profile of the same name. You can rename the Profile as described above.
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TIMELINE FUNCTIONS
Transport Master
Nucleus directs transport commands to whichever DAW is currently selected on Nucleus
but if multiple DAWs are being used simultaneously it is possible for one DAW to be made
the Transport Master. When a DAW has been set as the Transport Master, Nucleus will then
always direct transport commands to that DAW, regardless of the DAW (Layer) selected
on the control surface. DAW transports on other Layers will be slaved to the master DAW.
To assign a DAW Layer to be the Transport Master, click on the 1, 2 or 3 button in the Transport Master area of the Remote’s
DAW tab. To have no Transport Master, select the None button.
Note that the Transport Master is the only area of the DAW tab which is not specific to the Layer selected in the tab’s
Layer area.
Note also that a DAW Transport Master is not required when controlling multiple DAWs that are connected as ‘ReWire’
slaves to the Master DAW. See the relevant DAW User Guide(s) for more information.
Jog Wheel Function
The function of the centre section jog wheel is selected in the Jog Wheel Default area of
the Remote’s DAW tab.
The four options are as follows:
Wheel
Sends basic control information which scrolls the timeline in most DAWs
Pro Tools Users. Note that the wheel does nothing in ‘Wheel’ mode until ‘Jog/Shuttle’ mode is activated – by default
‘Jog/Shuttle’ mode is assigned to the jog wheel switch adjacent to Nucleus’ jog wheel. This assignment is set via the Jog
Wheel button in the Transport / Utility soft key set in the DAW tab.
FF/RW
HUI only timeline scrolling – resolution is controlled by the DAW’s Timeline format
+/–
HUI only timeline scrolling – resolution is controlled by the DAW’s Nudge value
TRACKS
Assigns the channel scrolling function to the jog wheel
Automation Display (HUI Only)
In HUI protocol DAWs, a single letter indicating the current automation mode of each channel can be added to the end of each
channel name in the upper row of the display; ‘Write’ modes are indicated by a flashing W, ‘Read’ modes by a flashing R, and
‘Off’ is indicated by no flashing letter.
This single letter display is activated by clicking on the ON button in the Show Auto Mode area of the
Remote’s DAW tab.
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SOFT KEY CONFIGURATION
The functions assigned to almost half of the switches on Nucleus are ‘soft’ and can be altered. This is done in the Soft Key
Setup area at the bottom of the Remote’s DAW tab.
There are four Soft Key Setup pages, selected via the Soft Key Set buttons in the
middle of the DAW tab – Default, User 1, User 2 and Transport / Utility.
Default Soft Keys
The Default soft keys are the 16 switches located above the channel displays on either side of Nucleus. The Default soft key
set is active when neither of the centre section User keys are selected. The Mode switches on the left-hand side of Nucleus
are displayed in the top row, and the right-hand switches in the bottom row.
Mode switches 1-8 on the left-hand side come pre-assigned to the functions printed beneath them on Nucleus:
• The HUI protocol defaults are in white boxes
• The MCU protocol defaults are in white letters below the HUI defaults.
Mode switch 16 – labelled ‘KeybID’, on the far right-hand side – also comes pre-assigned, to the ‘Keyboard ID’ function. This
function is required for part of the USB set up as described in Section 4.
The upper row of buttons (left-hand Mode switches) can become menu selectors, accessing eight sub-functions assigned
to the lower row of buttons (right-hand Mode switches).
User 1, User 2 Soft Keys
The User 1 and User 2 soft key sets are comprised of the Mode switches and the V-Sel switches in the right-hand channel
section (channels 9-16). There are two sets of User keys – User 1 and User 2 – and they are accessed by pressing the User 1
or User 2 switches in the centre section, beneath the Nucleus logo. The Mode switches can be run either as simple soft keys,
or as menu keys – each menu key accesses a subset of soft keys arranged across the V-Sel switches below.
An initial set of functions are assigned to the User 1 soft key set in each of the default Profiles.
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Transport / Utility Soft Keys
The Transport / Utility soft key set comprises all of the assignable switches within the Nucleus centre section.
All of these switches (with the exception of EQ and DYN) come pre-assigned to the functions printed on the Nucleus control
surface.
Due to the constraints of displaying a faithful representation of the Nucleus centre section within the Remote, the layout
of switches in the Transport / Utility page of the DAW tab differs from the actual control surface layout.
There are three additional switches shown in the Transport / Utility soft key page which do not actually feature on Nucleus
control surface.
Foot Switches 1 and 2
The two foot switch keys in the top-left corner allow the two momentary foot switch inputs on the
rear panel of Nucleus to have commands assigned to them. Both the HUI and MCU protocols
provide dedicated codes for use with foot switches which actuate the DAW transport Play and
Record functions. These are shown in the command list as Play Foot Switch and Record Foot Switch.
KVM Hot Key
This key, located adjacent to the foot switch keys, is only required on setups where there is more
than one DAW computer connected to Nucleus. The key can be programmed with a command to
control an automatic USB KVM switch, telling it to switch between computer ports. When
programmed, it outputs a keyboard command whenever its layer is selected using the DAW 1 and
DAW 2 switches on Nucleus, telling the KVM switch to select the USB port connecting to the
computer on which the layer’s DAW or MIDI device is hosted. The specific commands used by your
KVM switch can be found in the KVM switch operating manual.
Assigning Soft Key Functions
There are different assignments that can be given to soft keys:
- Any command within the relevant DAW control protocol
- Any command that can be sent using the DAW keyboard (either single key presses or multiple key press commands)
- The Mode keys within the User soft key sets can also be made into menu buttons, opening a sub-menu of functions
assigned to the V-Sel switches
Each of these assignment procedures are described over the following pages.
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DAW Protocol Commands
To assign a HUI or MCU protocol function to a switch, select the relevant Soft Key Set in the Remote’s DAW tab
and click on the on-screen key that you wish to assign. The key will go yellow to indicate that it is being edited.
From the drop-down menu which appears, selecting DAW CMDS produces a second drop-down which lists all of
the functions and commands available to you within the selected Profile.
Note that the list shown below is for Pro Tools. See the Appendix for a full list of the commands available
for each supported DAW.
Select the required command from the list, and its name will appear in the appropriate part of the Browser’s soft key display.
Soft key assignments must be saved before they become active on Nucleus. If there are any unsaved changes when you try
to exit the current Soft Key Set, a pop-up will appear inviting you to save your changes before exiting. Click No to exit without
saving your changes, or Yes to save changes and return to the Default soft key set.
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DAW Keyboard Shortcuts
Soft keys can be set up to issue DAW keyboard key presses; either single keys or more complex combinations
such as <Shift>OZ<Alt>G. To assign key presses, first select the relevant Soft Key Set in the DAW tab and click
the on-screen button that you wish to assign key presses to. The button will go yellow to indicate that it is being
edited. From drop-down menu which appears, selecting Key Assign produces the Keyboard Shortcut Setup popup which will record your key presses in order to replicate them when the soft key switch is pressed.
Click the Learn button to start recording your key presses. The button will darken
to indicate that it is recording. Now press the key, or combination of keys, which
you want the selected soft key to emulate. The Keyboard Shortcut Setup window
will display the depression and release of every key you press in the sequence
in which they happen. Key releases are distinguished from key depressions by
the presence of a caret symbol (^) immediately before it.
If you make an error, press Cancel and start again. Once you have completed the
sequence correctly, press Learn again to stop the recording, followed by OK to
close the Keyboard Shortcut Setup box.
Soft key assignments must be saved before they become active on Nucleus. If there are any unsaved changes when you try
to exit the current Soft Key Set, a pop-up will appear inviting you to save changes before exiting. Press No to exit without
saving your changes, or Yes to save changes.
First Key Modifiers
Selecting First Key Modifier in the Keyboard Shortcut Setup box before pressing Learn causes any modifier key release
signals to be delayed until Learn is pressed again. This allows key combinations which the DAW computer would ordinarily
recognise and hijack, to be programmed without the associated control message actually being sent. For example, to program
⌘<Tab> on a Mac (<Ctrl><Tab> on Windows), without causing the computer to switch between programs:
- Select the First Key Modifier box
- Press Learn
- On the DAW computer keyboard, press and release the ⌘ key (or <Ctrl> key on Windows)
- On the DAW computer keyboard, press and release the <Tab> key
- Deselect Learn
You will notice that the ⌘ (or <Ctrl>) release does not appear in the pop-up until after the Learn button is deselected
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Soft Key Menus
To create a menu under a soft key switch, select the Soft Key Set for Default, User 1 or User 2 in the DAW tab and
click on the on-screen key corresponding to the Nucleus switch which you wish to use to access the new menu.
From the drop-down menu which appears, selecting Menu sets that switch on Nucleus as a menu selector when
the relevant Soft Key Set (Default, User 1 or User 2) is active. The new menu switch can now be used to access
a menu of eight additional functions via the eight V-Sel switches.
Assigning Functions Under Soft Key Menus
Clicking the Show Sub Keys box to the right of the Soft Key Setup label will blank the scribble strip shown in the Remote,
leaving only those top row buttons which have been set to be menu selectors. The Show Sub Keys box will be checked (X) to
indicate that you are assigning functions within the sub keys of a menu.
Select the Mode key whose menu you wish to edit, and it will go yellow to indicate that it is being edited. The on-screen
scribble strip will then contain dashes above each V-Sel switch, indicating that they are available for assigning:
You can now assign functions to the V-Sel switch in the same way as you would for any other soft key, as described previously.
Once you have created the soft key assignments for this menu, selecting another top row button that has been assigned as
a menu selector will switch the on-screen scribble strip and V-Sel switches to that menu selector. Once you have completed
the soft key assignments within all the menus, deselect the Show Sub Keys box to return the window to normal operation.
Soft key assignments must be saved before they become active on Nucleus. If there are any unsaved changes when you try
to exit the current Soft Key Set, a pop-up will appear inviting you to save changes before exiting. Press No to exit without
saving your changes, or Yes to save changes.
Note that the above illustration is true for the User 1 and User 2 soft key sets which use the right-hand Mode and V-Sel
switches on Nucleus; for the Default soft keys it is the left-hand Mode switches which are the menu selectors, and the
right-hand Mode switches are the sub keys. The method of assigning sub-menus is however the same.
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Renaming Softkey Assignments
Every time you assign a soft key in any of the ways described above, they are named automatically:
- DAW protocol functions are labelled according to the function you have chosen, as listed in the Appendix
- DAW keyboard shortcuts are labelled ‘USB n’ where ‘n’ is a number that individually identifies that particular shortcut
- Menu selectors are named ‘Menu n’ where ‘n’ reflects the position of the soft key in the top row, counted from the left
To rename a soft key, go to the relevant Soft Key Set in the DAW tab and press the on-screen button you wish to
rename. The button will go yellow to indicate that it is being edited. From dropdown menu which appears,
selecting Rename brings up the Keycap Name pop-up. Type the new name in the box provided (using a maximum
of six characters) and press OK. Once the Soft Key Set has been saved, the new names will appear on the Nucleus
control surface.
Assigning Modified Functions to Soft Keys
It is possible to assign more than one command to a soft key, this allows ‘modifiers’ for more complex DAW functions.
The soft key is then named according to the most recent assignment made, with an asterisk (*) added after it to indicate that
there are multiple assignments on that soft key. The button can then be renamed in the normal way, though it will retain its
asterisk to remind you that there are multiple functions assigned to it. Hovering over the button will bring up a list of all the
commands assigned to that button.
When the soft key switch is pressed, each key ‘press’ signal is sent in the order in which they are programmed, and the key
‘release’ signals are sent in the reverse order. In other words (using HUI DAW protocol as an example), if {Shift/All} is the
first command and {Play} the second, then when the switch is pressed it will send the press of {Shift/All} followed by the
press of {Play}, and when the switch is released it will send the release of {Play} followed by the release of {Shift/All}.
This means that modifiers need to be programmed before the function they are modifying. Up to three modifiers can be added
to a command function on one soft key.
Note that modifiers can only be assigned within the same command type as its modified function: DAW CMDS or Key
Assign. Menu selectors cannot be part of multiple soft key assignments. Reassigning a menu selector will cause that
menu selector and its soft key contents to be lost.
Removing and Replacing Soft Key Assignments
In most instances, if a new command is assigned to a soft key, the new command will replace the old command. However, in
order to allow for the modified function assignments described above, replacing a DAW CMDS function with another DAW
CMDS function will require the previous function to be removed first, otherwise the new function will simply be added to the
old one.
To completely remove the assignment of a soft key, select the relevant Soft Key Set and click the on-screen button
whose assignment you wish to remove. The button will go yellow to indicate that it is being edited. From dropdown menu which appears, select Unassign. The scribble strip will return to a line of dashes, indicating that
there is no function assigned to it and that it is available for reassigning.
In order to protect menus and all their sub-keys from being removed accidentally, a warning pop-up will
appear when a menu is removed or replaced, allowing the action to be cancelled or confirmed.
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Configuring Continuous Controller Layers
When a Continuous Controller Profile is assigned to a Nucleus DAW Layer, Continuous Controller (‘CC’) messages are sent on
channel 1 of the first MIDI send port assigned to that Layer. These messages can be used to control software instruments
within the current DAW by using the DAW’s MIDI ‘learn’ mode to attach messages to instrument plug-in parameters.
Alternatively, an external hardware MIDI device can be controlled by assigning it to the output of a MIDI track in the DAW
whose input is receiving the CC control data from a Nucleus DAW Layer. Logic provides a further mechanism to integrate
external MIDI hardware via the capabilities of the Logic Environment.
CC Layers are unidirectional (one way). No CC data is returned from the device to Nucleus and all front panel positional
indication is derived locally, not from the device itself.
Nucleus controls are mapped to CC numbers and values as follows:
Nucleus Control
Continuous Controller
Number
Value
Faders 1 to 16
0 to 15
0 to 127
-
V-Pots 1 to 16
16 to 31
0 to 127
-
SEL switches 1 to 16
64 to 79
0 = ‘off’
127 = ‘on’
Switch illuminates
V-Sel switches 1 to 16
80 to 95
0 = ‘off’
127 = ‘on’
Red LED beneath the V-Pot illuminates
‘On’ State Tally
Note that the V-Pots function as absolute controllers, not as incremental devices and that the SEL and V-Sel switches
emulate latched switches sending appropriate ‘on’ and ‘off’ values as they change state.
Please refer to your MIDI device’s manual for instructions regarding mapping these CC numbers within the MIDI device.
CC Displays
When a Nucleus DAW Layer that is controlling a MIDI device is selected, the bottom row of the scribble strip displays the
V-Pot CC Number or User label. When a fader or V-Pot is moved, the associated label switches to a momentary display of the
value being altered.
The FLIP switch to the right of the left scribble display (see Page 35) interchanges the controllers assigned to the Faders and
V-Pots as well as the DAW channel SEL and V-Sel switches. This makes it possible to have 32 controller channels available to
the faders, using FLIP to switch between channels 0-15 and 16-31.
Note that Flip Scribble Strips cannot be used on a CC layer.
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6. DAW Operations
This section provides an overview of Nucleus’ DAW control capabilities once Nucleus and the Nucleus Remote have been
fully connected, installed and configured. We will concentrate on the three main areas of control: the channel strip, the
transport, and additional master controls. You may want to keep a finger in the previous Section (Nucleus Remote), as many
of the DAW operations are defined by the Remote.
Layer Select
It is important to ensure that Nucleus is controlling the correct DAW Layer, in order to prevent unintentional adjustments
from being made to the wrong DAW.
Note. Layers allow Nucleus to be connected to up to three DAWs, only one of which can be controlled by Nucleus at one
time, though all transports can be controlled simultaneously from one transport master.
The active layer is selected by pressing the DAW 2 and DAW 3 switches above the jog wheel. DAW 1 is controlled
when neither switch is selected.
SOFT KEYS
While most of the switches on Nucleus come with a function assigned, many of them can be altered to trigger any DAW
keyboard command, or any command within the appropriate DAW protocol. Switch functions can be altered via the
Transport / Utility page within the Nucleus Remote, as described in Section 5. The switches overlaid in blue in the diagram
below are the switches that can be altered – the blue labels indicate the switch labels within the Remote. As you read this
section, be aware that any of these switches might have had their function edited.
Mode Switches 1-16 (Default) and User keys 9-16 (User 1 and User 2)
EQ
DYN
SHIFT
OPT
CNTL
ALT
V-Sel User Switches 9-16 (User 1 and User 2)
ENTER SAVE F1
ESC UNDO F2
Jog
wheel
Adv. Transport
Basic Transport
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CHANNEL CONTROL
Channel Scrolling
On sessions with more than 16 channels, the CHANNEL and BANK switches allow you to choose
which DAW channels are controlled by the 16 Nucleus faders.
To scroll the Nucleus through the DAW channels in increments of one, use the left and right
CHANNEL switches. To scroll in increments of 16 DAW channels, use the left and right BANK
switches.
Note that a channel scrolling function can also be assigned to the Nucleus jog wheel via the Nucleus Remote. Select
TRACKS for the Jog Wheel Default. See Page 24 for more details.
Logic users: Note that the tracks in the session may not appear on Nucleus in the order that they are displayed in the
ARRANGE window unless the ARRANGE Channel Strip View mode is selected in the Logic control surface set up menu.
Basic Channel Parameters
The channel faders and the three switches above them are used for basic control of the DAW channels selected using the
CHANNEL and BANK scrolling functions described above:
- The Nucleus fader controls the DAW channel fader
- The Nucleus CUT and SOLO switches control the DAW channel cut and solo functions.
Note that there is a DAW SOLO LED to the right of the Nucleus logo which lights whenever the solo function is active
within the DAW.
- The Nucleus SEL switch is used to select the channel in the DAW, for purposes such as channel naming. The switch lights
to indicate that it’s corresponding DAW channel is selected. It can also be used for track arming (by pressing the centre
section REC switch – see below), automation (using the centre section AUTO switch – see below) and for assigning plugins to the Nucleus plug-in editor (using the centre section PARAM switch – see Page 36).
Channel Metering
DAW channel meters are replicated at the top of each Nucleus channel strip, above the Mode switch.
Track Arming
The channel SEL switches can be used as track arming switches. To do this, select the REC switch above-left of the MONITOR
LEVEL control. You will notice that the SEL switches now light red and emulate the status of the channel record ready indicator.
Once the REC switch is deselected, the REC LED just below the relevant channel meter lights to indicate ‘Record Ready’ status.
Automation Control
The DAW channel’s automation mode can be controlled by selecting the AUTO switch above-left of the MONITOR LEVEL
control. Use the channel SEL switches to select which channel’s automation mode is being edited, then press the V-Sel
switches to trigger the mode shown in the lower row of the display above them. The upper row of the display will indicate the
selected mode for the selected channel.
Note that the automation modes can be accessed using the V-Sel switches in either side of Nucleus.
HUI Users: Single-letter indication of automation modes can be permanently displayed after the channel name in the
upper row of the display – this is determined by Show Auto Mode in the DAW tab of the Remote. Write modes are
indicated by a flashing W, read modes by a flashing R, and Off is indicated by no flashing letter. See the Nucleus Remote
Section for more information.
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V-Pot and V-Sel Control
The channel V-Pots and V-Sel switches below the digital display fulfill a number of different
DAW-specific functions. The V-Pot value is displayed using the LEDs surrounding it and the
small red LED beneath indicates that the V-Sel switch is in its active position (as shown right).
Turn for V-Pot
Press for V-Sel
Note that the V-Sel switch is activated by pressing on the V-Pot. Note also that the Mode
switches do not hold any function specific to the channel strip in which they are located.
V-Pot
level
Nucleus’ Pro Tools and Logic profiles come programmed with a number of essential V-Pot
modes assigned to the Mode switches above the left-hand display. These are printed below
the switches. Full lists of default assignments are listed in the Appendix.
V-Sel
status
PRO TOOLS
LOGIC
The default Mode switch functions are shown in white
boxes immediately beneath the switches. They are:
DEFAULT
MUTE
Initialises selected values: Hold DEFAULT
and press V-Pot to set it to 0dB (sends) or
centre (pan), or SEL to set fader to 0dB
When V-Pots are assigned to a Send, MUTE
switches the V-Sel function between
mute/unmute and pre/post switching
SEND A to E
Assigns control of Sends A to E to V-Pots
PAN
Assigns V-Pots to the channel pan function
The default Mode switch functions are shown in white text,
immediately above the display. Use the SEL switches to
select the channel to which modes are applied. Some
functions involve holding a Mode key and pressing a V-Sel:
INSTRUMENT Opens the instrument editor on an
instrument track
PLUG IN
Opens the plug-in editor
EQ
Opens the EQ editor
PAN
Assigns pan control to the V-Sel switches
SEND
Opens the Sends editor
TRACK
Assigns channel parameters to V-Pots
Mode switch 16 – labelled ‘KeybID’, on the far right-hand side – also comes pre-assigned, to the ‘Keyboard ID’ function. This
function is required for part of the USB set up as described in Section 4.
Note that Mode switch assignments do not appear in the scribble strip display. If you change a Mode switch function
or assign functions to the right-hand Mode switches, we suggest creating your own labels to indicate the new function.
The right-hand Mode switches are not available if User 1 or User 2 (user soft keys) are selected.
Note also that the functions assigned to the Mode switches are programmed in the Nucleus Remote. See Section 5 for
more information.
Flip Mode
Pressing the FLIP switch to the right of the left-hand display, triggers the HUI ‘Shift’ command or the MCU ‘Flip’ command,
and assigns the V-Pot parameter to the fader.
Pro Tools users: FLIP only works on Sends A to E. In FLIP mode, the send pan control is assigned to the V-Pot.
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Plug-in Control (Pro Tools Only)
Nucleus is able to control plug-ins and their parameters using the standard HUI plug-in editor. This consists of four encoders
with integral switches, a two-line 40-character parameter display, plus additional switches to assign and control the plug-ins
within a Pro Tools channel strip.
Note that the alignment of some of the labels in the Nucleus scribble strip is approximate.
Full details of the plug-in editor’s functions can be found in the Pro Tools MIDI Control Surfaces guide. The following description
provides a brief overview of the functionality.
To open the HUI plug-in editor, select the PARAM switch, immediately to the right of the left-hand display. Use the channel
SEL switches to select the channel containing the plug-in. The track selected to the plug-in editor is displayed in the top half
of the scribble strip above channels 9-16.
Due to changes in recent Pro Tools software (V7.0 and above), selecting a channel via the SEL switches only works for
tracks assigned to faders 1 to 8. It is often easier to select the plug-in by clicking on Send Slot in the mixer page. This
will automatically assign the plug in to the editor and open the plug-in window on-screen.
Press V-Sel 16 to switch between Insert and Param mode – the red LED below the V-pot lights to indicate Param mode. Insert
mode is used to select which insert (1- 5) is being configured, and Param allows the parameters of the selected plug-in to be
controlled.
Insert Mode
V-Pot 16 scrolls the page between Inserts 1-4 and Insert 5, as indicated in the top row of the scribble strip. In the Inserts 1-4
page, Inserts 1-4 can be accessed by pressing V-Sels 9, 11, 12 and 14. In the Insert 5 page, Insert 5 is accessed via V-Sel 9. The
selected insert label will flash to indicate that it has been selected.
Channel 15’s V-Sel switches Assign mode on and off, and the red LED below the pot flashes when Assign mode is on. In Assign
mode, the V-Pot for each insert scrolls through a full list of available plug-ins, with the LEDs around the VPot indicating how
far through the list you have scrolled. Once the desired plug-in has been located, it can be assigned to the track insert by
pressing the associated V-Sel.
Param Mode
Param mode, activated either by pressing V-Sel 16 or by pressing any of the inserts which are currently assigned, brings the
parameters of the plug-in on the currently selected track insert into the plug-in editor. The plug-in parameters are accessed
using V-Sels and V-Pots 9, 10, 11 and 12. The upper row of the scribble strip displays any parameter switch options controlled
by the V-Sels, and the lower row on the scribble strip displays the parameters controlled by the V-Pots. In Param mode, V-Pot
16 scrolls between the pages of plug-in parameters. When a new page is accessed, the current page is displayed momentarily
(along with the number of parameter pages) in the top row of the scribble strip, in Channels 9 and 10.
V-Sel 7 and 8 are always assigned to the Bypass and Compare functions of the plug-in.
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MASTER CONTROL
Basic Transport
Your DAW’s transport can be controlled from the rewind, fast forward,
stop, play and record TRANSPORT switches at the bottom of the
centre section.
Above the main transport controls are three smaller switches. The
functions assigned to these switches are defined in the Nucleus
Remote by selecting the Transport / Utility Soft Key Set. Their default
HUI functions are printed above them, their default MCU functions are
printed below them.
Navigation Controls
The cursor switches (the four arrowed switches with a central
MODE key to the left of the jog wheel) perform various DAWspecific operations. Please refer to your DAW’s User Guide
for more information.
The large jog wheel performs a number of different
functions, as configured in the Nucleus Remote.
The switch above and to the right of the jog wheel is user
assignable – in protocols which include a function associated
with the wheel, it is assigned to this switch by default.
The jog wheel’s default function is ‘Wheel’, which is a basic scrolling function in most DAWs. The other modes are FF/RW and
+/– (HUI only timeline scrolling – resolution is controlled by the Timeline format and Nudge value respectively), and TRACKS
which assigns the channel scrolling function to the jog wheel.
Pro Tools Users: Note that the wheel does nothing in ‘Wheel’ mode until Jog or Shuttle mode is activated using the jog
wheel switch. Jog or Shuttle mode is assigned to the jog wheel switch via the Transport / Utility page within in the
Nucleus Remote. Jog mode is assigned by default.
Additional Master Controls
The modifier switches to the left of the MONITOR LEVEL control (labelled SHIFT, CTRL, OPT and ALT) as well as the ESC and
ENTER keys above the jog wheel are protocol-specific. Please refer to your DAW’s User Guide for more information.
The SAVE, UNDO, F1 and F2 switches above the jog wheel replicate their DAW functions.
All of these switches belong to the Transport / Utility soft key set – each of the functions performed by these switches can
be modified using the Nucleus Remote.
Note that some of these default assignments will not function with some DAWs.
Note also that the EQ and DYN switches towards the top of the centre section are currently unassigned.
MODE Display (MCU Only)
The two digit MODE display beneath the Nucleus logo displays the ‘Mode’ number within protocols which support this.
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USER KEYS
Two soft keys sets are available for users to configure. These soft keys employ the Mode and V-Sel switches in channels 9-16:
The two soft key sets are called User 1 and User 2, and are activated by pressing the User 1 or User 2 switch, below the
Nucleus logo in the centre section. The top row of the scribble strip display indicates the Mode switch function, the bottom
row the V-Sel function. To return the Mode and V-Sel switches to their normal functions, deselect both User 1 or User 2
switches.
Each Mode switch can be run either as a simple soft key (triggering any DAW computer keyboard command or any command
within the relevant DAW protocol), or as a menu switch – each menu switch accesses a subset of soft keys laid out across the
V-Sel switches below:
Taking the V-Sel assignments which will be active with no Mode switches selected in to account, the two User soft key sets
can be configured to provide access to up to 144 functions. This is of course in addition to all of the other user-assignable
switches across the control surface.
The User 1 and User 2 soft key sets are programmed using the Nucleus Remote, as described in Section 5.
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7. Analogue Operations
Nucleus has two areas of analogue operation: the input section (used for recording sources to the DAW) and the monitoring.
RECORDING SOURCES
The input section of Nucleus is located in the top right-hand corner of the centre section. There are two input channels, with
insert circuits for introducing external processing to the signal. The inputs have ‘combi’ connectors for plugging in microphone
XLRs or instrument jacks, and the inserts are on 1/4" jack plugs, all located on the Nucleus back panel.
Note that the insert circuit can be sourced from the DAW outputs instead of the channel inputs by pressing the MIXDOWN
button below the input area. See the following page for details.
The input controls are as follows:
Input Level Control (+12dB to +75dB)
Hi-Z switches both XLR (microphone) and 1/4" jack
(instrument) inputs from low to high impedance
Activates +48V Phantom power
Introduces a –20dB PAD (gain reduction)
Ø inverts the signal’s phase
Switch the insert circuit in by pressing INS
Introduces an 80Hz high-pass filter
MONITORING
The Nucleus monitoring is controlled using the source selector switches to the right, and the controls beneath, the input section.
The level of the main monitors is controlled by turning the blue MONITOR LEVEL control
in the centre of the centre section.
The headphone level is controlled independently using the HP LEVEL control below
CHANNEL 2.
Normally, the monitor and headphone outputs receive a mix of the inputs to Channels 1
and 2 and the DAW return, allowing for true zero latency monitoring. The mix between
the two is adjusted using the BLEND control below CHANNEL 1; to hear more of the inputs
turn it towards DRY, and to hear more of the computer turn it towards WET.
By default, the monitoring treats the channel inputs as a single stereo input, with
Channel 1 fed to the left monitor stem, and Channel 2 fed to the right. Press the MONO L
and MONO R switches above the MONITOR LEVEL control to treat the channel inputs as mono:
- With MONO L selected, the signal from Channel 1 will be sent to both sides of the monitors and Channel 2 will be muted.
- With MONO R selected, the signal from Channel 2 will be sent to both sides of the monitors and Channel 1 will be muted.
- With MONO L and MONO R selected, the signals from both Channels will be sent to both sides of the monitors.
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Mixdown Mode
When mixing down, Nucleus can be used to insert external processing to the stereo master by pressing the MIXDOWN switch
above the HP LEVEL control. In mixdown mode, the monitor inputs replace the input channels as the source for the channel
insert sends. The insert return is routed to the channel outputs in the normal way, allowing the processed signal to be rerecorded within the DAW.
Note that in mixdown mode, none of the monitor controls affect the insert send or return. However, the monitoring
continues to function normally.
External and iJack
A choice of external sources can be fed to the monitors and headphones, enabling auditioning without having
to use up channel inputs. The EXTERNAL XLR sockets, located on the back panel, allow a balanced line-level
stereo source to be connected whilst the iJack socket, a 3.5mm stereo jack also located on the back panel,
allows external sources such as MP3 players to be connected. To listen to either input, press the EXT switch
above the MONO L and MONO R switches.
The External and iJack inputs are internally blended; both inputs are selected with the one EXT switch.
The external source(s) can replace the normal monitor source, or be added to it: Press the ∑ switch (above the
EXT switch) to sum the monitor sources together, or leave it unselected to replace the normal monitoring with
the external signal.
Take care to avoid creating a feed-back loop by feeding the processed signal to the stereo master within
the DAW!
METERING
The pair of meters at the top of the centre section can be used to meter three different signals:
Monitors
The left and right monitor blend of channel input and DAW return. The meters are sourced after the
BLEND pot but before the MONITOR LEVEL control. This is the default meter source.
Note that when the iJack is the selected monitor source, the meters will still show the input and return blend level rather
than the iJack level.
Inputs
Press the MIC switch below the meters to display CHANNEL 1 on the left meter and CHANNEL 2 on
the right meter. This signal is sourced from after the channel’s insert send and return, just before
the signal is sent to the DAW via the USB Soundcard.
Mixdown Return
With the MIC button active, press the MIXDOWN button above the HP LEVEL control to meter the
left and right mixdown signals. This meter source is after the insert send and return, just before the
signal is sent back to the DAW via the USB Soundcard.
See above for an explanation of mixdown mode.
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Appendix
TRANSPORT/UTILITY FUNCTION MAP
The chart below details the assignments of the transport and utility functions within Pro Tools, Logic and Nuendo/Cubase:
Switch Type
Transport
Utility
RTZ
END
LOOP
ONLINE
PUNCH
PREVIOUS
NEXT
LAST CUE
NUDGE –
NUDGE +
SHIFT
OPT/ALL
CTRL
ALT
ESC
ENTER
SAVE
UNDO
FOOT 1
FOOT 2
Pro Tools
Logic
Nuendo/Cubase
RTZ
End
Loop
On-Line
Quick Punch
Prev Marker
Next Marker
Last Marker
Keypad –
Keypad +
Shift/All
Option/All
Control
CMD/Alt/Fine
Function Key 8/Esc
Keypad Enter
Save
Undo
Play Foot Switch
Record Foot Switch
Stop Stop
Cycle
Drop
USB
USB
USB
USB
Shift
Option
Control
Alt
USB
Enter
Save
Undo
Play Foot Switch
Record Foot Switch
USB
Cycle
USB
Punch
Previous
Next
USB
USB
Shift
USB
USB
USB
USB
Save
Undo
Play Foot Switch
Record Foot Switch
Note that all USB key commands listed refer to the Logic or Nuendo/Cubase default command key mappings; see your
DAW User Guide for more details.
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DAW PROTOCOL COMMAND SOFT KEY LABELLING
The following list details the way in which each DAW protocol command is labelled when the command is assigned to a
Nucleus soft key. Non-standard commands are asterisked (*):
Pro Tools
Function
Mix to Foreground
Edit to Foreground
Open/Close Transport
Open/Close Mem
Open/Close Session Setup
Open/Close Plugin Editor
Input
Output
Assign
Pan
Mute
Send A
Send B
Send C
Send D
Send E
Bypass
Default
Undo
Control
Auto Suspend
Save
Auto Enable Plugin
Auto Enable Pan
Auto Enable Fader
Auto Enable Send Mute
Auto Enable Send
Auto Enable Mute
Auto Mode Read
Auto Mode Latch
Auto Mode Trim
Auto Mode Touch
Auto Mode Write
Auto Mode Off
Option/All
CMD/Alt/Fine
Rec/Rdy all
Shift/All
Edit Tool
Edit Mode
Function Key 1
Function Key 2
Function Key 3
Function Key 4
Function Key 5
Function Key 6
Function Key 7
Function Key 8/Esc
Keypad Clr
Keypad =
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Soft Key Label
Mix
Edit
Trans
Memloc
Status
Alt
Input
Output
Assign
Pan
Mute
Send A
Send B
Send C
Send D
Send E
Bypass
Dfault
Undo
Ctrl
AutoS
Save
Plugin
Pan
Fader
SMute
Send
Mute
Read
Latch
Trim
Touch
Write
Off
Option
Alt
RecRdy
Shift
EdTool
EdMode
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
Clr
=
Function
Keypad /
Keypad *
Keypad –
Keypad +
Keypad .
Keypad Enter
Keypad 0
Keypad 1
Keypad 2
Keypad 3
Keypad 4
Keypad 5
Keypad 6
Keypad 7
Keypad 8
Keypad 9
Audition
Audition Pre
Audition In
Audition Out
Audition Post
RTZ
End
On-line
Loop
Quick Punch
Forward
Rewind
Stop
Play
Record
* Next Marker
* Prev Marker
* Last Marker
* Reset Marker
Edit Capture
Edit Separate
Edit Cut
Edit Copy
Edit Paste
Edit Delete
Status Auto
Status Monitor
Status Phase
Status Group
Group Suspend
Group Create
Play Foot Switch
Record Foot Switch
Jog/Shuttle
Soft Key Label
/
*
–
+
.
Enter
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Auditn
AudPre
AudIn
AudOut
AudPst
RTZ
End
Online
Loop
QPunch
Forwrd
Rewind
Stop
Play
Record
Next
Prev
Last
Reset
Capt
Seper
Cut
Copy
Paste
Delete
Auto
Mon
Phase
Group
Suspend
Create
PlayFS
RecFS
Jog/Shuttle
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Logic
Function
Track
Pan/Surround
EQ
Send
Plugin
Instrument
Flip
Global
Name/Value
SMPTE/Beats
Function Key 1
Function Key 2
Function Key 3
Function Key 4
Function Key 5
Function Key 6
Function Key 7
Function Key 8
MIDI Tracks
Inputs
Audio Tracks
Audio Instruments
Aux
Busses
Outputs
User
Shift
Option
Control
Alt
Read
Nucleus User Guide
Soft Key Label
Track
PanSur
EQ
Send
Plugin
Instr
Flip
Global
NM/VAL
SMPTE
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
MIDITr
Inputs
AudTr
AudIns
Aux
Busses
Outpts
User
Shift
Option
Ctrl
Alt
Read
Function
Write
Touch
Latch
Trim
Save
Undo
Group
Cancel
Enter
Marker
Nudge
Cycle
Drop
Replace
Click
Solo
Forward
Rewind
Stop
Play
Record
VSel 1
VSel 2
VSel 3
VSel 4
VSel 5
VSel 6
VSel 7
VSel 8
Play Foot Switch
Record Foot Switch
Soft Key Label
Write
Touch
Latch
Trim
Save
Undo
Group
Cancel
Enter
Marker
Nudge
Cycle
Drop
Rplace
Click
Solo
Forwrd
Rewind
Stop
Play
Record
VSel 1
VSel 2
VSel 3
VSel 4
VSel 5
VSel 6
VSel 7
VSel 8
PlayFS
RecFS
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Nuendo
Function
Page Down
Pan
EQ
Page Up
Inserts
FX Sends
Flip
Edit
Name/Value
SMPTE/Beats
Function Key 1
Function Key 2
Function Key 3
Function Key 4
Function Key 5
Function Key 6
Function Key 7
Function Key 8
Fader Group 1
Fader Group 2
Fader Group 3
Fader Group 4
Fader Group 5
Fader Group 6
Fader Group 7
Fader Group 8
Undo
Redo
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Soft Key Label
PageDn
Pan
EQ
PageUp
Insert
FXSend
Flip
Edit
Nm/Val
SMPTE
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
FadGp1
FadGp2
FadGp3
FadGp4
FadGp5
FadGp6
FadGp7
FadGp8
Undo
Redo
Function
Save
Revert
Read
Write
Project
Mixer
Sends
Instruments
Master
Motors
Solo Defeat
Shift
Left
Right
Cycle
Punch
Previous
Add
Next
Forward
Rewind
Stop
Play
Record
Play Foot Switch
Record Foot Switch
Scrub
Soft Key Label
Save
Revert
Read
Write
Prject
Mixer
Sends
Instrm
Master
Motors
SolDef
Shift
Left
Right
Cycle
Punch
Prev
Add
Next
Forwrd
Rewind
Stop
Play
Record
PlayFS
RecFS
Scrub
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Index
ø switch
39
F
∑ switch
40
F1 and F2
37
+48v switch
39
Flip Mode
35
80Hz switch
39
Foot Switches
26
FOOTSWITCH connector
11
A
About tab
20
G
ALT
37
Glossary
Auto Mode
24
AUTO switch
34
Automation
34
Automation Display
24
B
BANK
BLEND pot
34
39, 40
C
2
H
Headphones
39
HEADPHONES connector
11
Hi-Z
39
HP LEVEL
39
HUI
2, 21
I
iJack
40
CC Layers
31
iJack connector
11
CHANNEL
34
INS
39
Connections
11
INSTRUMENT
35
CTRL
37
IP address
12
Cursor keys
37
ipMIDI
CUT
34
ipMIDI Installation
ipMIDI Configuration
2
9, 10
15, 16
D
DAW
2
DAW 2 / DAW 3 switches
33
DAW CMDS
27
DAW Keyboard Shortcuts
28
DAW SOLO LED
34
DAW tab
20
DEFAULT
35
Default Soft Keys
25
DHCP
DYN switch
J
Jog Wheel
24, 37
K
Key assign
KeybID
KVM Hot Key
28
11, 35
26
L
12, 14
Layer Selection (Nucleus)
33
37
Layer Selection (Remote)
21
Layers
E
2
Logic Pro
16
Logictivity
1
ENTER
37
EQ switch
37
ESC
37
M
EXT switch
40
MCU
EXTERNAL Connections
11
Menus (User Keys)
29
Metering (analogue)
40
Metering (channel)
34
MIC switch
40
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MIDI Controllers (Pro Tools)
MIXDOWN
15
39, 40
MODE Display
37
MODE key
37
Mode switches
35
Modifiers (DAW keyboard)
28, 37
MONITOR Connections
11
Monitoring
39
MONO L and R
39
MUTE
35
Soundcards (proprietary)
T
TERMINAL connector
11
TRACK
35
Track Arming
34
Transport
37
Transport / Utility Soft Key Set
Transport Master
Network
11, 14
Network Setup tab
20
Network Wiring
12
O
OPT
37
P
PAD
39
PAN
35
PARAM switch
36
Plug-in Control (Logic)
35
Plug-in Control (Pro Tools)
36
PRE Connections
11
Profiles
21
Protocols
21
26, 37
24
U
UNDO
N
5, 6
37
USB
11, 14
USB Soundcard Configuration
17, 18
USB Soundcard Installation
User Soft Keys
9, 10
25, 38
V
V-Pot
2, 35
V-Sel
2, 35
R
REC switch
34
Record Ready
34
Recording Sources
39
Remote Installation
9
S
S/PDIF
5, 11
SAVE
37
Scrolling (channels)
34
SEL key
34
SEND/RETURN Connections
11
SHIFT
37
Show Auto Mode
24
Show Sub Keys
29
Soft Key (Configuration)
25
Soft Keys
33
Software Versions
SOLO
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