control surface

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by Ang1970, Apr 24, 2001.

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  1. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Someone posted this in another thread:
    "The faders are not touch motorized - if you are above or below the fader point on-screen, you need to follow these little up or down arrows to allign the fader so you can then use it"

    This made me curious about a couple things.
    1. Why isn't there a software solution to this problem? Just have an option to make the fader do relative and not absolute adjustments when it doesn't start at the exact level as the automation. (I'm not a Paris user, so I apologize if this is already addressed.)

    2. My initial impression about the Paris controller was "nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there." Are there any plans in the works for a makeover? Something big, heavy, lots of metal, lights, and a button for every function in Paris?

  2. Max Howarth

    Max Howarth Member

    Mar 2, 2001
  3. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Originally posted by Max Howarth:
    I personally would find this confusing. You really need to see the faders at the correct level.

    You can look at the screen for that. I don't usually need to when I automate protools in trim mode.

    ...and could in fact run out of fader at the top or bottom of it's travel.

    That's obvious. Of course, if you need to make such wide level changes, you would start in absolute mode.

    I know that some control surfaces are trying to give you a hardware control for every soft one, this defeats the purpose.

    My purpose is to get work done as efficiently as possible. Having more hardware controls keeps me from having to use a mouse, which slows me down more than anything else.

    ProControl (for instance) seems a rather inelegant solution to a problem.

    You're right about that, they didn't get enough knobs and buttons on the thing! So many people complained, they came out with an add-on unit for extra buttons, trackball and surround panners, as well as a qwerty keyboard. :roll: What were they thinking? oy vey.

    I'm sure it's personal taste but the C16 just works for me so well.

    I'll take that under consideration. I guess it can't be that bad if nobody is complaining about it.

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