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redmount 03-27-2016 08:03 AM

Control surface : Mix + Virtual Inst control (PT12 HD)
 
Hello,

what control surface would you recommend for "live" virtual intruments tweaking (Omnisphere 2 for example)...
Was starting, then stopped, considering Novation SL MkII series, until I found that AAX plug ins were not supported...
I would love to find a compact block of faders + rotating knobs + maybe a little keyboard - 2 octaves, to control mixing in PT 12 and have access to VI modulations controls.

Thanks for your help :-)
Raf

musicman691 03-27-2016 09:33 AM

Re: Control surface : Mix + Virtual Inst control (PT12 HD)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by redmount (Post 2344711)
Hello,

what control surface would you recommend for "live" virtual intruments tweaking (Omnisphere 2 for example)...
Was starting, then stopped, considering Novation SL MkII series, until I found that AAX plug ins were not supported...
I would love to find a compact block of faders + rotating knobs + maybe a little keyboard - 2 octaves, to control mixing in PT 12 and have access to VI modulations controls.

Thanks for your help :-)
Raf

Something to keep in mind is whether the faders are motorized or not. This makes a difference especially during mixing because if they're not then whenever you move a fader levels will jump to whatever the fader is at at the time. UNLESS the software driver for the controller only makes a level change when the controller fader reaches the point where the fader level is in PT (or whatever daw software you're using. Automap control functioning is a crapshoot at best.

redmount 03-27-2016 11:25 AM

Re: Control surface : Mix + Virtual Inst control (PT12 HD)
 
Thanks for this...
So, is the Avid Artist series THE go to option ?

musicman691 03-28-2016 05:25 AM

Re: Control surface : Mix + Virtual Inst control (PT12 HD)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by redmount (Post 2344750)
Thanks for this...
So, is the Avid Artist series THE go to option ?

Not really. Besides they don't have a music keyboard. If you want that in the equation then you're limited. If you can skip that then there's a couple of Behringer units that seem pretty good. And which one you get depends on how much a priority vi control is.

If having a keyboard is a necessity take a look at Arturia's Keylab series.

redmount 03-30-2016 02:42 PM

Re: Control surface : Mix + Virtual Inst control (PT12 HD)
 
Thanks for this... keyboard is absolutely not needed. Already have a 88notes kb. Main purpose is to control multiple VI parameters live. I'll check the Behringer options :-)
Cheers
Raf


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