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livid ds1 as small, effective daw controller/mixer (for sonar)? Control Surfaces
Old 21st August 2016
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livid ds1 as small, effective daw controller/mixer (for sonar)?

i'm using sonar and a roland vstudio 100 as my daw/interface combo. which apparently limits my options for controllers a little.

the icon qcon pro x isn't out yet, the slate touch thing is still ios only, and the behringer xtouch is a behringer.

but i found out about the livid ds1 today and it looks like it could be a useful mixer/controller. its also several hundred dollars cheaper than the other things i was considering. but it was unceremoniously discontinued and is a little scare now. not much info to be found on it, for whatever reason.

i won't be tracking through it, just mixing, if that helps. just want to get some knobs and faders into my life. not sure if this is a cheap and easy way to do it, or i should just wait for one of the above listed controllers. something like the mackie or vstudio 700 would be a little excessive for me, but i guess i'd consider them if they were cheap enough. only doing low track count acoustic singer/songwriter type stuff for now, so i don't need much, just something usb or compliant with my vstudio 100.
Old 22nd August 2016
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Old 12th May 2018
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Question for any DS-1 owners: Can you move to the next (and previous) 8 channels in your Live session by assigning two of the buttons in the right grid to a left and right? It seems in most videos people mention things like "you only have 8 channels" etc. Most fader controllers allow you to move fully to other banks of channels.

Thanks for your time!
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