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Old 01-14-2017, 12:15 PM
noiseboyuk noiseboyuk is offline
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Default Re: Best control surfaces for PT12

Very happy Artist Mix user. I often have to dub with large D Command desks, I'd far rather just lay a single Artist Mix over them to be honest - following me as I move round the DAW is wonderful. Have never once missed a jog/shuttle, or need transport - the spacebar and the mouse is far quicker imo. Have spent today trialling the Control app with it - its come on very well, but honestly still can't see a real practical use for it in my case.
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by weezul View Post
can anyone with an S3 explain how plug in control works? For instance if I open an L2007 can I control it's paramaters with knobs rather than the mouse without having to touch anything else? Or do you have to change the mode on the desk? Cheers
Hi Weezul,

For the most part yes. A large part of having the surface work with plugins is having the plugin developer ensure they specify parameters, etc. to work with the interface. All of the plugins I've used thus far work well with the rotary encoders, just like knobs on a unit. You can also flip and use the faders if you so choose.
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Old 01-15-2017, 05:16 AM
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I run 3 artist mix and 2 artist control in 3 rooms
Eucon working very well for me.
Love being able to have vca faders locked and the rest following selection (not in hui)
Overall the build is cheap and plastic but they work and get the job done. Faders are ok not great but they are fast enough to mix with. If I were to get just 1 it would be the mix even if I love the custom soft keys that give you access to functions that you don't have in PT (back and play for instance )

Am trying out protools dock.

Bought a Qcon and hated it.
Flimsy build, horrible software . It's so bad I would feel guilty trying to sell it.

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Old 01-16-2017, 09:31 AM
ShaneTurner ShaneTurner is offline
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So after checking multiple units, I ended up going with the Mackie MCU pro. There's no flip faders to plugins unfortunately, but other than that I'm quite happy with it. It just feels built to last with a nice metal chassis, it's expandable, and will work perfectly if I have to use other DAWs in future projects.

And if my studio starts getting major projects then I can think about a larger Avid console :)
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:09 AM
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Apollo as main audio interface, with good old trusty Digi 003 as control surface only. Load PT, choose 003 as playback device, then change it to Apollo. 003 control surface facilities continue to work ... Faders, Fader flip, knobs for controlling pan, and plugin parameters, send levels etc, buttons for many things, transport, scrub etc etc.

Plus MOTU PCI-e 24io and 2408mk3 as audio interface on same computer to run Cubase or Logic for midi, synced to PR running audio. 003 control surface trick works with motu interfaces too.

Not HUI emulation or eucon, just 003's own dedicated PT support with audio facilities not in use.
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Digi 003 Console, Focusrite OctopreLE and MOTU Traveler for extra analog-ADAT conversion, UAD Apollo Quad Silver with Thunderbolt card, Apollo x4 and pci-e Octo, Adam A77X monitors.
Pro Tools 2020.3, Media Composer 8.9, Sibelius 8.7, Cubase Pro 10.5, Wavelab Pro 10, Logic Pro X 10.4.8, Mainstage 3.
Various apps, soft synths, FX plugins.
Plenty of hardware synths, rack gear, microphones etc.
And then there's the studio ;-)
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:27 AM
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Anyone trying a presonus faderport 8 yet??

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