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basslik 10-17-2020 05:19 PM

mouse moves
 
Good day everyone,


Old mouse it's on it's last leg and ready to move to another mouse or perhaps even a track ball.


All subjective I know.


But is there one with a general consensus that does well. THANKS

maccattack 10-17-2020 06:28 PM

Re: mouse moves
 
Not sure if you can get a consensus on anything these days but Ive been using a track ball for years and would never use an ordinary mouse again.

I bought the MX Ergo earlier this year and love it. Pricey but worth every penny.

JCBigler 10-17-2020 07:08 PM

Re: mouse moves
 
I hate track balls. I use one every day on tour and it made my hand hurt and was never as precise as a real mouse.

I use a Logitech wireless four button mouse with a scroll wheel. So much easier and faster being able to use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out, and left and right in Protools.

basslik 10-18-2020 12:45 AM

Re: mouse moves
 
I did a little browsing, seems top cats using a track ball. Very interesting. I like to try one for awhile before committing.:confused:

The Weed 10-18-2020 09:20 AM

Re: mouse moves
 
Logitech M500S Wired Mouse. I'm on Windows and use the free X-Mouse Button Control driver to program my buttons - 6 of the 7 - for specific Pro Tools shortcuts. Same can be accomplished with SteerMouse on Mac if the Logitech driver won 't.

albee1952 10-18-2020 09:32 AM

Re: mouse moves
 
On my home PC(not for audio), I used a Logitech Trackman Marble for years and loved it, but it was terrible for Pro Tools. I bought a Kensington Trackball(like many use) and hate it(glad I got a super deal on it:(). My current PT rig uses a Logitech G300s(wired) and its as good as anything I have tried:o

Best to try many and pick what works for you as its a personal choice. Then again, if you have carpal tunnel or other wrist issues, you might be better off with one of the vertical grip options. They aren't cheap, but, like a great chair, they're worth every cent in the long run;)

basslik 10-19-2020 04:47 PM

Re: mouse moves
 
I see those thumps working like overtime on those trackballs and wonder how the don't get problems.


Logitech G300s seems kind of tight ?

EGS 10-19-2020 10:16 PM

Re: mouse moves
 
It's a matter of preference and familiarity. I like this one: https://store.kensington.com/product...8aAi1QEALw_wcB
I use their control app to program certain buttons for ProTools e.g. top left = record. Also, I have the speed set REALLY fast; I can jump across a 3-monitor setup with a small roll of the trackball. Scroll ring is cool too.

musicman691 10-20-2020 05:42 AM

Re: mouse moves
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EGS (Post 2580596)
It's a matter of preference and familiarity. I like this one: https://store.kensington.com/product...8aAi1QEALw_wcB
I use their control app to program certain buttons for ProTools e.g. top left = record. Also, I have the speed set REALLY fast; I can jump across a 3-monitor setup with a small roll of the trackball. Scroll ring is cool too.

I was a big fan of these. Wore out the first one after about 5 years and got a second one. Then I started developing carpal tunnel in my right hand and tried using it left-handed. That didn't work out that well. Then switched to a wired Logitech mouse (M500 I think). The buttons wore out after a year.


Been using a Razer gaming mouse that's actually built for a righty but works quite well port-side. So I have the option of going either hand if needs be. The adjustments with their s/w is twitchy at best but noce set - not bad at all.

basslik 10-20-2020 08:07 PM

Re: mouse moves
 
Thanks for the input folks. I was watching a co-worker use one and without a doubt you are doing more physical movements than i would do on a regular mouse.

I came across the Corsair Harpoon and the latency is awesome for a wireless 1ms.

Strange after thought when using the same mouse for 10 years and I guess you never think of it failing (LOL)

Polk around before I choose.


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