in our institute there is an control surface of protools
which has some number on it like 24....my question is this... for what exactly one
needs a control surface while we are already having mixing consoles for mixing...i am an
real beginner and any help will be appreciated....
A control surface usually replaces a mixing console. Instead of each stream of audio going
through a channel in a console, the audio is all handled 'in-the-box' and the faders on a
control surface are used to control the levels by sending signals to the computer software
(in your case Pro-Tools) to do the actual mixing.
It's a little more
complicated than this as many mixing consoles can now also control software mixing and
both do more than just mix but I think that's the gist.
Re: control surface
[Re: pushpa isc]
#908579 - 16/04/11 05:15 AM
Basically, Control surface is used to adjust on-screen faders and knobs, activate
transport controls, or scrub and shuttle in Pro Tools.Control surface can access
basic Pro Tools commands for creating selections and regions, setting zoom views and
Memory Locations,and enabling online or offline status,along with some modifier key
controls whose functions correspond to their computer keyboard equivalents.