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Midi controllers - Do you have them? Do you use them?

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Martinswede

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« on: January 21, 2019, 06:42:46 PM »
Hi!

I just connected my Electric piano to the computer. I also have a Akai Mpk mini with 8 knobs that can be assigned in my daw. I assinged the knobs on the Akai and played with the piano. Great! But 8 knobs doesn't go a long way if you want to control a software synth.

I'm looking at the Novation Launch Control XL and if it works it just might be IT. The controller seems to be made to work as a mixer, so... Has anyone got one, or something similar? Have you used them assigned to synth plugins?

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Martin

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 07:17:18 PM »
@Martinswede - nope don’t use em, never been a problem for me, i have a few on my Korg Synth.

I use the knobs on the korg for recording automation for filters etc, and then edit the curves, maybe this is very inefficient, i heard @Boydie uses daw controller, maybe he has one

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 08:04:00 PM »
I use the FADER PORT 8 with STUDIO ONE and it is awesome

Not only do you have direct control of most functions and 8 motorised faders - there is also a "Magic" feature that lets you change any parameter/knob/slider by just hovering your mouse over a control and using a physical knob to change it

From memory @Martinswede you use Studio One so I would definitely recommend you check it out for the tight integration:

https://www.andertons.co.uk/presonus-faderport-8-8-fader-motorised-daw-control-surface

If you want to go up from here there is a 16 fader version:
https://www.andertons.co.uk/presonus-faderport-16-16-fader-motorised-daw-control-surface

If you want to take a step down there is a single fader version:
https://www.andertons.co.uk/presonus-faderport-v2




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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 06:24:35 AM »
Yes, I use Studio one. I checked out FADER PORT 8, but it seems to be more aimed at mixing. Using channel banks for tracks in the daw. A very sweet function, but I'll have to ask at the music store and see if they can be assigned in different plugins.

Thanks,

Martin