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Old 11-05-2019, 09:38 AM
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Can someone suggest a reasonably priced controller? I mean basic stuff like a couple knobs and a few levels. I have notation launchkey mini and I have no idea how to get those knobs to work at all.


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Old 11-05-2019, 09:52 AM
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Define "reasonably priced" I'd wait for the S1 to be available. AFAIK, none of the HUI devices work well(or at all) for controlling plugins
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Define "reasonably priced" I'd wait for the S1 to be available. AFAIK, none of the HUI devices work well(or at all) for controlling plugins
Reasonable would be under $200. It’s my hobby so as much as I would love pro gear I have to be realistic ( that’s code for my wife would snip me if I spend too much money)


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I bought a used Command 8 last year for about $150. Ten year old technology but still works wonderfully on my little PT10 setup. No pre's, no converters, but 8 motorized faders, transport, even plugin control. It acually communicates with PT thru MIDI and doesn't even need a driver, so I don't see why it shouldn't work with any version of PT.

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Reasonable would be under $200. It’s my hobby so as much as I would love pro gear I have to be realistic ( that’s code for my wife would snip me if I spend too much money)


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Old 11-07-2019, 05:53 PM
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Under $200 shrinks the list:
Used Command 8(usually costs more but Ben found a deal)
Behringer BCF2000 (under $200)
Original Presonus Faderport(under $100)(only one fader, but very useful)

A different style that MIGHT be able to control plugins is the Behringer BCR2000. AFAIK, nothing 3rd party is going to offer much control of plugins unless the plugin has a Midi-Learn feature. So far, the only plugins I have found that have this feature are VI(Virtual Instrument) plugins. Example, I was able to map controls on a VOCE Midi Drawbar unit to control things in the DB-33 organ plugin. Right click on any function in the plugin(drawbar, knob, switch)>select Midi Learn and adjust the control on the external box you want to assign.
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I shouldn't say this but wait until S1 has been out a month and you might find an old Artist Mix for a reasonable price...It has many professional features you'll never find on any other Controller.
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