“There are very few ‘must have’ studio accessories at the moment, but if your studio is based around a compuoter, this has to be one of them!”
Paul White, Sound On Sound, July 2005
- Wireless DAW control: operate your computer-based digital audio workstation from anywhere in your studio
- Compatible with Mac® and Windows®
- Supports Pro Tools®, Logic®, Cubase®, Digital Performer®, Sonar and other DAW software applications
- Two-way interface: get timecode position, track name/number, track volume, pan settings and more via backlit LCD display and LED indicators
- Uses high-frequency RF technology: no wires or line-of-sight required, and no added interference
- Dedicated buttons for often-used functions, including transport controls, marker/locate buttons, track control (level, pan, solo, mute, record arm) and more
- Operates on AA batteries
- Small, lightweight design
- Footswitch input
- Microphone stand mount, custom padded carrying bag, and standard footswitch are available from the on-line store
TranzPort and Other Applications
Does one of your favorite applications not work with TranzPort? Got a special project in progress that needs some remote control? Here’s a bit about where TranzPort is headed, and where you can take it.
It’s on its way…
The list of TranzPort-compatible programs is growing and growing. We are working with some very creative software companies to help integrate TranzPort with other great programs. Can’t say which programs, can’t say when support will be ready. (Oh, don’t you hate secrets!) But whenever there are significant additions to the TranzPort-lovin’ program list, be sure that we’ll update this web site to let you know!
Help make it happen!
Frontier Design Group is committed to making TranzPort useful with as many audio programs (and maybe some non-audio ones) as possible. In some cases we can write a control plug-in (e.g. SONAR, Digital Performer) or add compatibility (e.g. Pro Tools) for a major audio program. In other cases we must rely on our software application partners to integrate TranzPort support (e.g. Logic, SAWStudio, Metacorder).
If some of your favorite applications don’t currently work with TranzPort, there are two things you can do that might help:
- Let us know
- Let your voice be heard on the TranzPort user forum. We make no promises about what can or will be supported in the future, but we would appreciate at least knowing your wishes.
- Let the software maker know
- A friendly note to the application developers letting them know that you want to use TranzPort with their program might help. Heck, why not tell them why it would be great, and how you would map the controls!
Do it yourself!
TranzPort’s native MIDI protocol specification is publicly available. If you don’t break out in a sweat when you read about sysex messages and MIDI controller values, then this might be useful to you in three ways:
- Many programs let you specify MIDI parameters from external controllers directly, or indirectly via a “learn” mode. So even if a program doesn’t have explicit TranzPort control, you might still be able to tweak some of its parameters, or control its motion from the next room with a TranzPort.
- If you’re the adventurous sort, but haven’t yet mastered the mysteries of programming you can try something like Bome’s Midi Translator. This Windows application lets you easily convert the messages sent by the TranzPort into normal keyboard type key strokes, or different midi messages altogether. Now you can map the TranzPort button commands to just about any kind of software, even if it normally doesn’t support MIDI controllers.
- If the terms “API,” “System Exclusive,” and “C++” mean anything to you, then you may in fact be a computer programmer. Go ahead, admit it. You are one caffeine-swilling sonuva-[expurgated] aren’t you? Well then, you have the mad skillz to create exciting new applications for TranzPort. A universal remote for your home theater setup? Home automation? Command center for your platoon of marauding robots? Hey, it’s up to you! (PS: whatever you come up with, be sure to let us know)
We encourage visitors to our user forums to post their comments and questions. Other users often have useful ideas and experiences to share, and we monitor the posts to provide additional input.
Below are other TranzPort related links that may be useful: