Adding MIDI Controller Surfaces

If you want to use a MIDI controller that is not yet supported and, for this reason, has no script, you must first add a new MIDI controller surface for it.


If you have previously used an earlier version of Cubase, and if you already set up your MIDI controller using Generic Remote, Track Quick Controls or VST Quick Controls, open the Studio Setup dialog, open the MIDI Port Setup page, and set the corresponding MIDI ports to Not Connected. This ensures that no double mappings occur when the MIDI Remote functionality automatically detects those MIDI controllers on connection.


  1. On the MIDI Remote info line, click Go to MIDI Controllers Overview.
  2. In the overview, click Add MIDI Controller Surface.
    Add MIDI Controller Surface button
  3. In the Add MIDI Controller Surface dialog, enter the required information, and select the MIDI ports of your MIDI controller.
    • Special characters are not allowed in that dialog.

    • Make sure that you select the correct MIDI ports of your MIDI controller. Otherwise, your surface script will not work as expected.

  4. Click Create MIDI Controller Surface.


The MIDI Controller Surface Editor opens in the lower zone of the Project window. Here, you can edit the controller surface.