apple's Mightymouse

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
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apple's Mightymouse

Post by knich » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:30 pm

anyone know how this will work with live?, the possibilities seem exciting

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Post by Machinate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:57 pm

Whuddyou mean? It'll work pretty much like any other four-button, two-scroll mouse... It's just prettier.
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Post by Livewire » Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:55 am

some people are wondering if you can use the scroll ball on the mouse as an X-Y controller for the autofilter, etc. but you cant sorry. its just a scroll wheel on roids.
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Post by knich » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:39 am

that's exactly what i was wondering, how disappointing it won't work for effects control

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Post by Machinate » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:46 am

...and they even have the gall to market it as the "pro's choice" for editing - they're really going for that whole RSI-segment - that mouse is about as ergonomic as a brick...
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Post by SongCarver » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:45 pm

it looks like the mouse is designed to reduce the amount of finger movement required. Fingers are deisgned to move in limited ways, and I can understand why they are trying to limit that motion.

I suspect if you moused a lot with this mouse you may become very popular with your woman. :wink:

interesting also that there is a speaker for 'audio feedback' in the mouse... which could be great for feedback.
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Pobably not

Post by boyinabox » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:58 pm

i use a four no sorry 7 buttoned mouse logic wireless with a mac on ableton live and the buttons dont work with any of the knobs - just get a midi controller or keyboard - a mouse is a mouse i dont understand why poeple feel the need to only buy mac made products when there are plentty of alternatives. a one buttoned mouse is like having ableton live without it developing and changeing into what it has become why dont you just stick with aLive 1.0.

But they do look good!

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Fingers are what?

Post by boyinabox » Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:02 pm

SongCarver wrote:it looks like the mouse is designed to reduce the amount of finger movement required. Fingers are deisgned to move in limited ways, and I can understand why they are trying to limit that motion.
Fingers are designed to work in a whloe lot of numbers of ways what are you onabout finger arnt limited to ways are you local are you?

just look at what man has made with his hands!!!

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Post by Airbase » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:59 pm

This is the most silly thing Apple has ever put up for sale.
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Post by ishimaru » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:08 pm

44.00usd student discount. Got mine on order. :)
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Post by Machinesworking » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:54 pm

Airbase wrote:This is the most silly thing Apple has ever put up for sale.
No I would say the one button mouse is the most silly thing. :wink:

Looks nice but I already use a 7 button mouse with Live.....

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Post by hat » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:40 am

Though I can't believe they didn't make it wireless. Actually, yeah, I can believe it, that'a Apple for ya. In 6 months, they'll release the wireless version.

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Post by Airbase » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:43 am

Well, the one button mouse was silly, but this one is even more silly imo. It took them 20 years to release a two button mouse, and when they finally do, the PR let you think they just invented two button mouses. Thats just retarded. And whats up with the cord? Jesus, thats so 99.

Get the Logitech MX1000 instead. Best mouse ever made.

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Post by noisetonepause » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:18 am

The one-button mouse was a design statement. Simplicity and all that. I ain't a fan boy (ask me what I think of iPods - go on, ask me), but this looks quite good. Dunno about that button rubbing thing though. Misses might get jealous (if I had one, but I digress).

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Post by ultrasource » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:52 pm

Agreeing with Song Carver....
The one-button mouse was a mix of form and function. Studies suggest that repetitive injury was lessened using the one-button mouse because the depression of the mouse uses the wrist muscles (larger and stronger) rather than several quick movements with smaller muscle groups (each finger).
That and Steve Jobs stubborn nature.....

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