Looking for one motorized fader controller.

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td6d
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Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by td6d » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:29 pm

Hi there,

I'm looking for a one fader controller with a motorized fader that will react to live.
I've got an APC40 but I hardly ever use it since I don't compose in the clip editor anymore.
So what I basically want is one fader that automatically slides to the volume of each track when I select it, is this possible?

Thanks in advance.

AustinThumper
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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by AustinThumper » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:37 pm

Never seen a single channel motorized midi fader for sale before, but you could build your own..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toj8JRJ-4rI

Plans: http://www.hazelwoodsound.com/


edit - this looks nice. http://www.presonus.com/products/FaderPort
And about $130 US..
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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by dhilsabeck » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:46 pm


td6d
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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by td6d » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:48 pm

Yes, I was aware of the faderport but I am more curious about the feedback Live can give to a motorized fader.
Will Live auto-adjust the fader when clicking on other tracks for example?

dhilsabeck
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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by dhilsabeck » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:50 pm

This one has Mackie Control so maybe it will respond. I don't know for sure though.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/icon_qcon_lite.htm

td6d
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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by td6d » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:22 pm

dhilsabeck wrote:This one has Mackie Control so maybe it will respond. I don't know for sure though.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/icon_qcon_lite.htm
Great, thanks.
Just found my answer in the Faderport manual. Live is completely supported, even plugin automation. I need this thing fast :mrgreen:

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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by jinek » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:36 am

Any feedback ?

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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by jestermgee » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:08 am

I have an Alphatrack (and a Mackie MCU). The alphatrack was initially for laptop use but is actually hardly used now and sits on my second bench above my MIDI keyboard for simple control of a track.

You can actually do quite a lot with it and yes it will move the fader to the selected tracks level.

If you select a track in live the fader follows the selected track level. You can also use buttons on the alphatrack to scroll through tracks. the names and data is displayed on the LCD and you can also switch it to control sends/returns/parameters etc.

You can arm track record, solo and a few other things you would expect.

It can be a little fiddly if you want to get into controlling device parameters but it is possible and the fader is touch sensitive meaning you can easily override recorded automation.

It's completely USB powered and works with the MCU control surface template. Nice little controller.

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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by fishmonkey » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:23 am

i had an AlphaTrack for a while. i found having only a single channel of control a bit limiting though, and i don't like the clicky buttons much. also, apparently the fader on the Presonus Faderport is a bit snappier as you have the option of using an external power adaptor (the AlphaTrack is bus power only)...

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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by beats me » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:59 pm


So it will label and color the tracks

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But it looks like there aren’t track meters. Kind of weird to get all techie like that and then not include something that would be an obvious wanted feature. :?

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Re: Looking for one motorized fader controller.

Post by eyeknow » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:02 pm

dhilsabeck wrote:There's also the Alpha Track.

http://www.frontierdesign.com/Products/AlphaTrack
Alpha track hasn't been updated in years.

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