Controllers for ProTools?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by tim husmann, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. tim husmann

    tim husmann Guest

    I am currently using a mac with ProTools LE 5.1. I have become increasingly annoyed with mixing via the mouse. I was looking at the Tascam 428 controller and it seems to be a pretty decent board (24bit with 8 channels and multiple banks). I was wondering if anyone has any experience with controllers and could provide me with a some helpful suggestions.
  2. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    what about the mackie HUI? I dunno if it does Le...
    Check at the DUC also.
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    The TASCAM US-428 does not have motorized faders or phantom power, although it is a relatively inexpensive option.

    Look at the Mackie Contoller, they are now advertising PT support. The Mackie unit does not have mic pres or any type of i/o however.

    For a good compromise, TASCAM has just released a new firewire device that looks promising, but not sure if it supports PTs or not...take a gander at their web site.
  4. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002

    Good controllers for Pro Tools LE are:

    Digidesign Control|24 (16 motorized touch sensitive Faders, 16 Class A Focusrite Platinum preamps, V Pots and lots of other features, check it out on Digi Website)

    Radikal Technologies SAC-2K (9 motorized touch sensitive faders, rotary encoders, V pots etc)

    Mackie Control (same as above, works with Pro Tools via HUI emulation mode)

    CM Labs Motor Mix (8 Motorized non touch sensitive faders encoders etc..)

    I guess there's others that work, but so far the most used for Pro Tools are those listed above.

    Hope this helps


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