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Is anyone using an app/device/control surface to control Cakewalk? I'd love something mainly for transport controls.

Cheers.

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Frontier Tranzport  and VNC to iPhone or tablet.  With a phone or tablet you can zoom in. To make a giant transport. 

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9 hours ago, CDK said:

Is anyone using an app/device/control surface to control Cakewalk? I'd love something mainly for transport controls.

I have a pair of Korg nanoKontrols which have some transport buttons, though I mainly use the sliders, knobs, and non-transport buttons for various parameter controls, usually with Remote Control/MIDI Learn. They are older usb devices. For my purposes and on my PC, I find they work very well with Cakewalk. I have seen discussions of other devices in the forum.  Hope this helps.

Oh--I also tried TouchDAW and liked it, but I used my tablet for other things and never seemed to have a convenient place for it when doing music. 

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I have an iPad with Lemur and TouchOSC, plus a Contour ShuttlePro2, but for transport I end up using only the PC keyboard. 

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I have an easy to see monitor, so I just use a wireless keyboard if I'm recording something that's hard to let go of , like an upright or cello.

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I’m using a fader port 1 as a control surface, but I’m interested in a KorgNano to have more controllers. Can I use them both at the same time, or if I switch to the Kong unit would I need to abandon the fader port controller? I’d like to be able to continue to use the fader port’s automated, longer-throw volume slider.

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14 hours ago, CDK said:

Note that is V2, it has no native Cakewalk support (unlike the first version). Also the price in the link is a bit high... it is ~€180 in Europe (so should be $300).
DIY solution for V2: http://www.azslow.com/index.php/topic,444.0.html

2 hours ago, Billy86 said:

I’m using a fader port 1 as a control surface, but I’m interested in a KorgNano to have more controllers. Can I use them both at the same time, or if I switch to the Kong unit would I need to abandon the fader port controller? I’d like to be able to continue to use the fader port’s automated, longer-throw volume slider.

Several (different) controllers can independently work in parallel.

TouchOSC can be used: http://www.azslow.com/index.php/topic,295.0.html , but TouchDAW covers more.

Transport without app (from phone/tablet): http://www.azslow.com/index.php/topic,288.0.html

Cheap controller with good functionality coverage: X-Touch Mini. http://www.azslow.com/index.php/topic,377.0.html

Korg Nano has many controls, but no encoders. Good to control "fixed" set of parameters (f.e. just 8 tracks), not good for for switching between tracks/parameters (needs bringing controls "in position" after switching blocks of tracks).

 

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On 8/15/2020 at 12:18 PM, azslow3 said:

Note that is V2, it has no native Cakewalk support (unlike the first version). Also the price in the link is a bit high... it is ~€180 in Europe (so should be $300).
DIY solution for V2: http://www.azslow.com/index.php/topic,444.0.html

Several (different) controllers can independently work in parallel.

TouchOSC can be used: http://www.azslow.com/index.php/topic,295.0.html , but TouchDAW covers more.

Transport without app (from phone/tablet): http://www.azslow.com/index.php/topic,288.0.html

Cheap controller with good functionality coverage: X-Touch Mini. http://www.azslow.com/index.php/topic,377.0.html

Korg Nano has many controls, but no encoders. Good to control "fixed" set of parameters (f.e. just 8 tracks), not good for for switching between tracks/parameters (needs bringing controls "in position" after switching blocks of tracks).

 

Thank you for the information. Lots to check out!

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I use these with my iphone and ipad. Very easy and free.

https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/vnc/

https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/

With a good WIFI signal it is very quick.  I don't do envelopes/faders recording with it so I really don't know if it is fast enough for that.  Start Stop Rewind add - delete tracks and all this type of stuff is easy.

 

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