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Old 07-01-2019, 08:41 AM
justinhill justinhill is offline
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Horley UK
Posts: 105
Default Command|8 - I like it!

I bought a Command 8 cheap with a bad power supply but found it still didn't work even with a new psu - so I solved the problem by buying (yet) another one...

Which is working beautifully. Given that Pro Control and Control 24 have long since been abandoned by Avid it's surprising and rather wonderful to find this 15 year old control surface is still fully supported by PT 2019.

Of course the moving faders is the main event but within an hour of using it I'm finding all sorts of small time-savers and convenience functions (I've always had trouble remembering keyboard shortcuts). It only cost me 125 and after 30 minutes with air duster and cleaner spray every control is working perfectly.

I know I could find a Control 24 for 400 but it wouldn't fit in my mix room and would really just get in the way. I've got the Command 8 over on the left of my work surface so I can keep the mouse under my right hand while pushing buttons with my left.

Mix room: Apple Mac Pro 6,1 late 2013 2.7Ghz 12-Core XeonE5, 64GB RAM, D300 Graphics, OSX Mojave 10.14.6/Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.6/Presonus Quantum 4848 Thunderbolt 2/Digidesign Command|8/Allen & Heath ZED-436 for fun

Studio: Apple Mac Pro 5,1 mid 2012 2x 3.46Ghz 6-Core Xeon, 64GB RAM, GeForce GTX 970 graphics, OSX Sierra 10.12.6/Pro Tools Ultimate 2018.12/HDX1/Avid HD 16x16, Digidesign 192 16x16, Digidesign 192 16x8/Custom Raindirk Symphony 32ch. front end
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