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Old 04-03-2002, 08:44 AM
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Default What control surface for Pro tools LE, which do you like best?

Looking to buy a control surface? What do you all recommend?
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Old 04-03-2002, 09:42 AM
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Default Re: What control surface for Pro tools LE, which do you like best?

I am just drooling over that sac2k...
I just got a cs10 and havent used it yet but I'll let you know. You looking for motorized faders? Maybe the Tascam 428 for the money (no motorized faders). Houston and the Logic controllers look good. EZ bus looks like a cheesy 4-track. CM Motormix works with PT's and is under 1 grand. The HUI (drool) looks good but expensive. I say the SAC2 is probably the coolest looking with the most features (under 1500 bones).
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Old 04-03-2002, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: What control surface for Pro tools LE, which do you like best?

We just got the motormix at our studio and I really like it, especially during tracking. I saw the the Sac2k at AES and it looked good too. I went for the MM because it is directly supported by Digi. With the SAC 2K you have to put this flimsy little plastic template sheet over the button labels to see the PT commands, but it had better transport commands and more space for all the controls. --wolfie
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Old 04-04-2002, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: What control surface for Pro tools LE, which do you like best?

I've got an older CS-10 (the serial version) it's very handy, the faders don't have a lot of feel in them and I would rather have motorized faders - or even just touch senstive, (the moving stuff wouldn't be such a have, if you've mucked up your automation pass generally you want to do it again!).

I don't use the knobs for plugins (well, sometimes) it's so much easier to grab the control on screen than try and find it on the pages - and the knobs are WAAAAY enthusiastic <sp>, can't do any "pin-pointing" with them.

Jog wheel is cool for finding picture points (I still use the mouse for finding sylables in dialouge though, better variation of speed).

Transport buttons are great ('specially the rewind!!). Don't use any of the edit keys - PT 5.1 has so many great keycuts I don't see the need... (and I can't really remember them on the CS-10!!).

It's good to get hands on faders though - can't imagine mixing without them!!
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Old 04-05-2002, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: What control surface for Pro tools LE, which do you like best?

Anybody knows something more about this new CM Labs control surface? It's called "Motor Mate", and should be supposed to have the eight motorized faders of the Motor Mix, this time touch sensitive too, plus a full transport control section: I asked CM Labs, but the picture they sent me was of the Motor Mix [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] ; it should be comparable to the SAC-2K, which is my aim right now.

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