Key Modifier For Generic Remotes

A key Modifier for generic remotes would be very handy. I have set up a Launchpad for all my key commands but I am still rather dependant on the Ctrl key on my keyboard. I still need it for fine adjustments, Ctrl Scroll wheel for horizontal zoom and selecting multiple events. If there was another way of achieving these functions without the Ctrl key or with an assignable key modifier it would be great.