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11-16-1999, 04:33 PM
Anybody have experience using Mackie's HUI. What's your opinion? After using it for a time, do you think mouse&keyboard would do just as well? thanks!

11-16-1999, 07:09 PM
absolutely not,there are too many limitations with the mouse and keyboard.after using the hui for the first time i realized i could'nt do without it,even though i had to go thru 3 of them to get one that works right.but yes it would be very difficult to go back to mouse and keyboard after using hui.


11-16-1999, 08:14 PM
On the flip side, we got a HUI about five months ago, and I rarely use it at all, except for some occasional mixing. Oh, and clients dig the faders. Maybe this is because I am too used to the keyboard/trackball approach, though. My boss, Mr.Analogue, says he loves it, and needs it. I don't see him using all that often, though, either, quite frankly.
It does look cool, though :]

11-16-1999, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the input so far. It's funny how this becomes a battle of superiority so quickly (no offense i swear). My salesman, for example, substitutes "old geezer" for "Mr. Analog" when referring to folks who find faders and knobs a more organic way of mixing than mouse&keyboard. So I suppose my inquiry is more directed at the geezers among us. I'm actually young and computer infested, but when it comes to music, I prefer to close my eyes, push a fader, avoid carpal tunnel, and have more direct access to multiple controls.

So....let me re-phrase...if you generally prefer consoles to keyboards, and you use either HUI or Pro-control, do you find that over time you gravitate more towards the mouse&keyboard for simplicity and accuracy or do you stick with the more elaborate interface for the duration. Anybody out there?


11-17-1999, 06:45 AM
Simply put, mouse/keyboard for editing, Hui for mixing. That seems to work best for me. I could never edit with the HUI after using the mouse/keyboard for so many years. Heaven help the poor soul who tries to edit with just the HUI.

11-17-1999, 04:24 PM
We're using a JL Cooper MCS-3800 (it works just like HUI). I must say that I can't live with out it. Just for the Jog/Scrub wheel alone. Also, the Zoom key features are great.