I am wondering how common this is?
I recently got a hold of a Tascam DM24 on the cheap, and we are using it as a midi controller w/ Nuendo 4.
I'm tired of doing fader and panning automation w/ a mouse - in general, tired of using a mouse unless absolutely necessary.
For me, it's about a better workflow more than anything.
However, like any studio addition that makes major changes, this has opened a whole new world of both possibilities and problems.
A few basic insights:
1. Programming the DAW and controller is hard>easy>hard, in that order. Once I understood the syntax, I felt pretty good - until I tried to add extras to the mix
2. We had thought of using this both for a controller of the VST mixer, as well as cue mixes/routing. Starts to get tricky here... (esp since we use a FF800 and TotalMix!)
3. When I can get it to do what I want, I already notice the advantages from a workflow perspective. The trick seems to be getting it to do what I want consistently on any project.
I'll save the gritty details until I'm sure someone else actually wants to talk about this.
Any general thoughts?
Anyone interested in delving into the specifics of this topic?