Is it possible to use a usb control surface, such as the Mackie universal pro (http://www.mackie.com/products/mcupro/index.html) to play a timeline, and ride faders "live", so audio keyframes are written? I did an internet search, but all I could find was using the Mackie with Pro Tools.
I seem to recall being able to use the Mackie (or Tascam) as a generic control surface. Meaning, I could map functions such as faders or pan pots.
Avid only supports Digi002, Command|8, Avid Artist Control and Avid Artist Mix. They used to support the Yamaha 01V (but not with flying faders) and some JL Cooper device, but I don't see these listed in the Help files anymore.
I've never used it with Mackie, but FCP does support the Mackie protocol as well as EuCon. Look in the Tools>Control Surfaces menu. I have an Avid Artist Control and it's very well integrated with FCP.
MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6.4 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 24" TV-Logic Monitor, ATTO ExpressSAS R380 RAID Adapter, PDE enclosure with 8-drive 6TB RAID 5
FCS 3 (FCP 7.0.3, Motion 4.0.3, Comp 3.5.3, DVDSP 4.2.2, Color 1.5.3)
Pro Tools HD w SYNC IO & 192 Digital I/O, Yamaha DM1000, Millennia Media HV-3C, Neumann U87, Schoeps Mk41 mics, Genelec DSP Monitors, Prima CDQ120 ISDN