Dear Forum Folks
For a longer time I’ve been looking for a flexible controller for multiple DAWs. I’ve looked at the PT Dock with iPad, I bought IC Pro, the CC121, I’ve briefly tested Faderport 8. Also, I’m often switching between DAWs (Logic, Nuendo, Reaper). None of the controllers were what I was looking for. They mostly work well with one special DAW and not well with others. I want a more generic solutions. And my biggest problem is: I’m extremely bad at remembering shortcuts across different DAWs. I came to the conclusion: What I’m really looking for is sort of a toolbar where I can put custom functions and configure the corresponding shortcut (CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-F8). Reaper has a built-in way of adding buttons to a custom toolbar, it’s really cool. But I haven’t seen this anywhere else. Also, I’d like this to be on a second device so I save screen space. Either on iPad, or on a hardware controller of some sorts.
Have a look at the Hotkey Matrix für PT. http://www.dnamusiclabs.com/hotkey-matrix
Unfortunately, this is only for Pro Tools. So it’s useless and only has one fixed layout.
I also found a keyboard that is programmable and has mini displays for keys so you can put any icon or text or image there.
A keyboard with programmable buttons would be great. Some sort of MIDI controller where I could program: When I hit this button, it triggers CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-F8 on the computer. Or an iPad app that does exactly that.
I tried experimenting with TouchOSC. It’s pretty flexible, but it uses Java, that I will never install on my machine. And it needs other helper tools to translate OSC to MIDI and so on, which would infest my work machine with more and more software tools running in the background. One is OK, but when I have to install a dozen to talk to each other, I keep my fingers oof of it.
I know this is the Pro Nuendo forum and you guys have Avid S6, Nuage or similar controllers, but I’m sure you have a vast knowledge of what’s available on the market and may have come across such a thing.
Don’t you suffer from this problem too?
I rarely only mix, so motorized faders are nice, but I need other functions too.
MCU and HUI are mostly limited to the normal functions like sends, plugin windows, transport control, but I want to program arbitrary commands. Differend commands for each DAW, as I use them for different things. I need a flexible controller to remember the shortcuts I cannot remember anymore