View Full Version : PC Wheel - what does it do in 5.1.1 ?

02-11-2001, 04:33 PM
This question is directed at Ganon and any other that can answer this. I've got some time to wait for it.

At the end of this month we're getting our gear installed(PT/AV,ProControl,AVID in 2nd room).

Our editing station untill now and for another four weeks after PT installation, is an Augan system. It's remote control has a very nice wheel, to which the PC does come close to.

It's best functions are moving the cursor, scrubbing(across 16 tracks if I may say so) and shifting stuff under a static cursor. At least to me these features make a hell of a difference in editing.

What will the PC feature ? I got some training a few months back, so I'd like to know what's up with those functions now.

Cursor movement and scrubbing. Basics.


John McDaniel
02-14-2001, 07:39 PM
For some history, read:

From 12/8/99:

From 1/12/2000:

From 1/22/2000:

From 6/28/2000:

And from 11/9/2000, this one discusses the AUGAN and other systems and techniques:

Then there is the current thread:

check 'em out. FWIW, editing... _pure_editing_ is NOT a ProControl strength. Maybe it's better with the addition of an Edit Pack, but that piece is an awfully expensive add on when one is primarily interesting in putting together an efficient editing station.

regard, j mcd

02-15-2001, 03:14 PM
I saw the Editpack in action. Not that we need surround anytime in the future. I'm not a big fan of trackballs either(taste, mice&pens domesticated me a long time ago).

What was funny, was that a load of people said the Editpacks at the show yesterday(Digiworld-Berlin) were the four Editpacks in existence.

Anyway, one guy said they're not shure about a row of buttons and priority of functions. Midi or audio stuff. Like who will care about MIDI in the post area. They had stickers with on the surfaces to mark function groups, like gaffa tape.

That's why I think it could be a great idea to let the user configure the Procontrol buttons themselves, if they so wish. Make those setups savable to a file, so that editors can take 'em to their gig.

Ganon, is this feasable ? Customisation is a strong point when function X ain't where I'd like it to be or nowhere to be seen at all!

Configuring the Procontrol seperatly for PLUGIN windows, edit windows and whatever else people here will come up with.

This would make a lot of people's days.

A lock button on the Procontrol would prevent switching configs from plug to edit window for example. Not another in the PT window however. It's way full http://duc.digidesign.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif.

The whole point isn't just personilzation. Post production has other needs than music production. If you can't provide one-for-all, then give us different setups and let us configure them too.


[This message has been edited by airon (edited February 15, 2001).]