Mixer to control Software.

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by GavinMajesty, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. GavinMajesty

    GavinMajesty Guest

    Hey guys. Looking for a cheap way to control my recording software with hardware as i hate doing it by mouse.


    In that the type of product i can connect in to my DAW and handle mixing duties with?

    My other idea was a stereomixer and an interface with a LOT of outs... just asign each track out to a channel on the mixer then route back from the output.

    Which is the best way to go about it?

  2. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
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    Your Majesty, I agree with your idea to have something other than a mouse controlling your DAW. This Alesis does not look like what you are looking for. There is no mentioning of it being a control surface.

    The best way to go is to read a bit here http://www.tweakheadz.com/control_surfaces.htm.

    You'll find that most digital mixers can double as a control surface, some control surfaces provide inputs without being a standalone mixer, some control surfaces are just that: a control surface.

    Good luck.
  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Distinguished Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    M-Audio is coming out with just such a mixer/control surface. You can read about it here http://www.m-audio.com. I have one on order from GC to try out. I was NOT impressed with the Mackie control surface for Samplitude and will wait to see what this is like. I would probably NOT be using the mic preamps in the board since I have outboard preamps.

  4. itaboray

    itaboray Guest


    For less than 200 dollars you can have Behringer BCF2000.

    Nice looking, 100mm motorized faders, USB port and you can use with other BCF2000 or BCR2000.. 8)


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