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Matt Darcy 07-30-2019 10:01 AM

wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
I've been using an editors keys USB mac keyboard for a while with my pro-tools setup, it's been good, but I'm considering moving to a wireless keyboard (I use a wireless mouse).

the documention from when I started using pro-tools around 7.3-8 always said disable bluetooth on the host, I've ignored that for a long time to use my wireless magic mouse, as I'm doing this I thought about the keyboard.

Is a wired mouse/keyboard and disabling bluetooth still recommended in pro-tools 2019 ? feels a little dated on modern hardware.

JFreak 07-30-2019 12:45 PM

Re: wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
wireless keyboard and mouse working just fine here

xrekcor 07-30-2019 01:11 PM

Re: wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JFreak (Post 2534138)
wireless keyboard and mouse working just fine here

+1

Southsidemusic 07-30-2019 01:58 PM

Re: wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
Same..

We use a Roli Rise 49 via BT aswell as Apple keyboard and trackball.

Sardi 07-30-2019 05:26 PM

Re: wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
Depends on your computer.

I had nothing but problems with BT keyboard. Had to go back to wired.

I even bought an ext. BT dongle and ran an ext. cable so it was away from the computer. Worked for a while, then went flaky again.

I’m running a Mac Mini in the studio and they are notoriously bad for this. Inefficient shielding and USB3 peripherals causing interference.


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henningaround 07-31-2019 01:59 AM

Re: wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
Don't use wireless stuff in the studio if you don't need to. It's always less reliable. And please don't forget batteries are killing the planet too.

albee1952 07-31-2019 02:18 PM

Re: wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by henningaround (Post 2534185)
Don't use wireless stuff in the studio if you don't need to. It's always less reliable. And please don't forget batteries are killing the planet too.

With that in mind, don't be afraid to run long USB extendo cables. I ran a mini keyboard with built-in track pad thru 50' of USB cable with zero issues(made it handy to control a session from behind the drums or in one of my iso-booths):o

xrekcor 07-31-2019 03:25 PM

Re: wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
Jeeeez a 50’ USB cable where did ya get that?

Quote:

Originally Posted by albee1952 (Post 2534236)
With that in mind, don't be afraid to run long USB extendo cables. I ran a mini keyboard with built-in track pad thru 50' of USB cable with zero issues(made it handy to control a session from behind the drums or in one of my iso-booths):o


albee1952 07-31-2019 09:53 PM

Re: wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
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Originally Posted by xrekcor (Post 2534246)
Jeeeez a 50’ USB cable where did ya get that?

Good ol' eBay:o They have a small lump near the computer end that amplifies to compensate. It started as an experiment running an Akai trigger pad and that worked so perfectly, I bought another(and they were pretty cheap) and ran it thru some mesh cable wrap along side of a 50' HDMI cable. With an active HDMI splitter(around $39), I have a rolling cart with keyboard/track pad and a 24" 1920x1080 monitor that mirrors on of my screens:D

xrekcor 08-01-2019 01:20 AM

Re: wireless keyboard with pro-tools on mac
 
thanks Dave, will check this out.

Quote:

Originally Posted by albee1952 (Post 2534275)
Good ol' eBay:o They have a small lump near the computer end that amplifies to compensate. It started as an experiment running an Akai trigger pad and that worked so perfectly, I bought another(and they were pretty cheap) and ran it thru some mesh cable wrap along side of a 50' HDMI cable. With an active HDMI splitter(around $39), I have a rolling cart with keyboard/track pad and a 24" 1920x1080 monitor that mirrors on of my screens:D



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