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_ Six _



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Remote transport controls
      #1029863 - 23/01/13 04:47 AM
I've seen Pro Tools controllers and the like for the iPad.. but unfortunately I haven't got an iPad!

I work in Logic mainly and need some sort of system where I can stop, rewind and hit record from the other side of the room to save getting up from the drums and walking across the room to the control surface every time. Nothing fancy just a reliable and usable piece of kit

I use a Mackie Universal Pro connected to a Mac Pro into a Focusrite interface and I've got a spare MacBookPro (aside from he recording machine) if that helps?


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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: _ Six _]
      #1029870 - 23/01/13 07:32 AM
You could try wiring the MBP into the Mac Pro (use cat5 and set up a private network), then turn on screen sharing on the Mac Pro and remote control that from the MBP. It should be a doddle to set up as the Mac uses standard vnc as it's remote desktop protocol and that's a standard. The networking would also be a doddle.

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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: _ Six _]
      #1029874 - 23/01/13 07:55 AM
Brilliant Dave! Why didn't I think of that!


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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: _ Six _]
      #1029897 - 23/01/13 10:00 AM
If lazy, and if you have WiFi, screen sharing would probably work well enough wirelessly.

If it seems too sluggish, then install a cable.


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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: _ Six _]
      #1029989 - 23/01/13 05:04 PM
http://www.frontierdesign.com/Products/TranzPort web page

Edited by James Perrett (23/01/13 05:58 PM)


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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: DAGGILARR]
      #1030003 - 23/01/13 05:59 PM
Hopefully fixed the link for you... It would be ideal but the only thing is that the Tranzport has been discontinued for a while. I use one with Reaper for just this purpose.

James.

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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: _ Six _]
      #1030020 - 23/01/13 07:49 PM
If your sequencer allows you to map keyboard commands to actions (most do - I do it in Reaper):

I use a 15foot ACTIVE usb cable (its really a long cable with a 1-port usb hub on the end) and a cheap usb numeric keypad.

Gives me a 20foot reach across the room, sits nice on my music stand and only cost me $25US.


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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: _ Six _]
      #1030262 - 24/01/13 09:21 PM
Another idea... get a wireless keyboard, and locate that remotely... It would remove yet another wire to trip over...


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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: Diablo]
      #1030362 - 25/01/13 10:41 AM
Quote Diablo:

Another idea... get a wireless keyboard, and locate that remotely... It would remove yet another wire to trip over...



That's what I do. Works a treat.


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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: James Perrett]
      #1030366 - 25/01/13 10:55 AM
Quote James Perrett:

Hopefully fixed the link for you... It would be ideal but the only thing is that the Tranzport has been discontinued for a while. I use one with Reaper for just this purpose.

James.




Thanks, see these go on ebay for about £40, often thought it would be a cool gizmo, but my BT keyboard is just fine

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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: DAGGILARR]
      #1030408 - 25/01/13 02:15 PM
One good thing about the Tranzport is the way the knob works as a scrub control with Reaper - very realistic to those used to working with tape.

James.

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A. AuCr



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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: James Perrett]
      #1030411 - 25/01/13 02:22 PM
Quote James Perrett:

One good thing about the Tranzport is the way the knob works as a scrub control with Reaper - very realistic to those used to working with tape.

James.




Door #3, Korg Nanofader, so you can arm/disarm tracks as well. No idea how well it plays with Logic, but it does tolerably well in Reaper for me (except when it latches two channel faders together )


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Re: Remote transport controls new [Re: _ Six _]
      #1030435 - 25/01/13 04:53 PM
Cant the little white remote Apple include with some of their computers do the job? I have never tried

logic mannual page

Edit- just read that you need an infra red receiver to use the remote. I'm editing all my rubbish today

Edited by fay spook (25/01/13 04:56 PM)


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