Juno-DS61 Juno-DS88: Using DAW Control Mode


Additionally, the Juno-DS61/88 have the ability to enable "DAW Control Mode." This provides even more functionality by allowing you to control the transport (Play / Stop / Fast Forward / Rewind) controls from the Juno-DS61/88 as well as use many of the other controls on the Juno-DS61/88 (pads, faders, etc.) to control your DAW. You do not need to use DAW Control Mode when connecting to a computer, but it does provide additional functionality that is often useful.

Note: You first will need to install a USB Driver in your computer so it can communicate correctly with the Juno-DS61/88. You can download the latest USB drivers from our website here.

There are several "templates" available for use with popular recording packages: 

  • Logic Pro
  • Sonar
  • Cubase
  • User

Three of these templates (Logic Pro, Sonar, and Cubase) use an industry standard protocol called "Mackie Control" to communicate with the DAW, so they can be used with other applications that support this same protocol. The "User" template is useful when your software does not support the "Mackie Control" protocol.

Setting up the Juno-DS61 or Juno-DS88 for DAW Control Mode

  1. You can activate DAW Control Mode by pressing the DAW CONTROL button so it is lit, or when you connect a USB cable to your computer, the Juno-DS61/88 will automatically ask if you would like to activate DAW Control Mode - just cusor to "YES" and press ENTER to confirm.
  2. Move the cursor to “CONTROL MAP” and use the dial to select the DAW software that you’re using.
  3. Use the cursor </> buttons to select the “Controller” tab.
  4. Turn the Local Switch “OFF.” This step is not required, but in most cases you will find it more useful to have the Local Switch set to "OFF" when recording with a computer-based application.

Setting up your Computer for use with DAW Control Mode on the Juno-DS61 or Juno-DS88

In your DAW software, open the project file that you want to control. Before you continue, confirm that the “Juno-DS” is selected as the MIDI input device and output device. For details on how to do this, refer to the owner’s manual of your DAW software.

Settings in LOGIC PRO

This explanation describes the procedure when using Logic Pro X. The procedure may differ for other

  1. From the Logic Pro X menu, choose "Logic Pro X" - "Control Surfaces" -  "Setup" to open the setting screen.
  2. From the menu, choose "New" - "Install."
  3. From the Model list, choose “Mackie Control” and press “Add.”
  4. Set the input port and the output port to “Juno-DS DAW CTRL.”

Settings in SONAR

This explanation describes the procedure when using SONAR X2 Producer. The procedure may differ for
other versions.

  1. From the SONAR menu, choose "Edit" -  "Preferences" - "MIDI Devices" to open the input/output device selection.
  2. Add “Juno-DS DAW CTRL” to the input devices and output devices.
  3. In "Preferences", choose "MIDI Control Surfaces."
  4. Press “Add new Controller/Surface” to access the control surface settings dialog box.
  5. Choose “Mackie Control” as the control surface, and select “Juno-DS DAW CTRL” as the input port and output port, and then press “OK.”

Settings in CUBASE

This explanation describes the procedure when using the Mac OS X version of Cubase 7. The procedure
may differ for other versions.

  1. From the Cubase Devices menu, choose "Device Setup."
  2. Press the " + " button located in the upper left of the dialog box, and choose “Mackie Control” from the pulldown menu.
  3. Select “Juno-DS DAW CTRL” as the MIDI input and MIDI output for Mackie Control.
  4. In the left side of the dialog box, choose “MIDI Port Setup” to access the setting screen.
  5. In “Juno-DS DAW CTRL,” clear the check box from “In ‘ALL MIDI Inputs’.”

Here is a list of the functions that are available when using DAW control:

Control on Juno-DS61/88  Function in DAW
> (play) button  Start Playback
o (record) button Start Recording or record-standby tracks
|< button Return the current position to the beginning
SHIFT + Pad 2 Rewind
SHIFT + Pad 3 Fast-Forward
[] (stop) button Stop recording or playback
Pad 1-8 Emulate the Mackie Control surface function 1-8 buttons
Control Knobs Control the function that is assigned on the Juno-DS61/88 
Level Sliders Control the function that is assigned on the Juno-DS61/88 


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