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Best DAW controller for... Control Surfaces
Old 7th September 2011
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Best DAW controller for...

Not having to use a video screen? I want to rely as much as possible on my ears only, but what controller has the most comprehensive controls? Let's say sub ICON status. I run Pro Tools and Nuendo.
Old 7th September 2011
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c24 and control 24 both have pretty extensive led sections that allow for plug in editing, panning, and track ID. Both are usually under $6k used, with the control 24 being usually in the $3k range.

i've used a control 24 for quite a few mixes before, and other than edits, and dropping a send or plugin into the "slot", i would rarely look at the screen.

though the position of the screen itself helped a rather large amount with this as well.

if you are using PT for mixing, another option of course being the command 8.
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woops! just saw the nuendo bit.
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Thanks Mickey. The Control 24 may be what I need. This is important enough that I may drop Nuendo, and mix with Pro Tools. I've tried it with a basic controller, but it's like....turn the monitor off, do a few things, turn the monitor on, add a plugin....turn the monitor off. Just as or even more distracting than having it on!
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All you really have to do is to close your eyes for a moment. I mean, sure it is great to spend money on new toys, but to stop mixing with your eyes is easy.
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