Connecting Quick Controls with Remote Controllers

Quick Controls become powerful when used in combination with a remote controller.


Your remote device is connected to Cubase via MIDI.


  1. Select Devices > Device Setup.
  2. In the Devices list, select Track Quick Controls or VST Quick Controls.

    This opens the respective section on the right.

  3. From the MIDI Input pop-up menu, select the MIDI port on your computer.

    If your remote controller has its own MIDI input and supports MIDI feedback, you can connect your computer to the device input. Select the corresponding MIDI port in the MIDI Output pop-up menu.

    Alternatively, you can select All MIDI Inputs.

  4. Click Apply.
  5. Activate Learn.
  6. In the Control Name column, select QuickControl 1.
  7. On your remote control device, move the control that you want to use for the first quick control.
  8. Select the next slot in the Control Name column and repeat the previous steps.
  9. Click OK.

    In addition to using the Learn function to set up the table in the Quick Controls section, you can modify the values manually. The available options are identical to the ones available for the Generic Remote device.


The quick controls are now associated with control elements on your external remote controller. If you move a control element, the value of the parameter that is assigned to the corresponding Quick Control changes accordingly.

The remote controller setup for Quick Controls is saved globally, that is, it is independent of any projects. If you have various remote controllers, you can save and load several Quick Control setups clicking Export and Import.