This is an open ended question to anyone using ANY kind of controller (Doesn’t matter if it’s an Old Mackie HUI to the latest Nuage or Avid S6). How many of you actually USE your encoders?
If I’m mixing on a desk, I obviously use the knobs because you can’t apply the function without them. But I’ve noticed that when I’m using my Artist Series controllers that, once I’ve launched the plug-in I just adjust the settings with the trackball because it’s already in my hand from the instantiation launch, so, to me, it seems faster.
Then I noticed from all the tutorials with the big name guys with mega buck gear that almost none of them were using their encoders either for the same reason. They used their trackballs/Mouse to search for and open their library of thousands of plug-ins. Then, they adjust them with the same trackball. At 1st, I assumed it was to show anyone without a controller how to do whatever they were demonstrating. But then I noticed that they never seem to go to their encoders UNLESS THEY’RE DEMONSTRATING THE FUNCTION of the encoders for the purpose of selling the controller.
Every once in awhile, I will use the encoder IF I opened the plug from the controller first and/or I’m trying to get a specific setting that the TB kept overshooting. But, otherwise, I just used the TB.
I wondered if anyone else used the same approach.