Topic: Customizing Alphatrack? Will it ever be possible?

Hello!

I posted this before on other topic that got lost... so here it goes again, I hope it can get some attention.

I believe that each user have it's own needs when interfacing with software and hardware.

For me, Alphatrack is great (almost perfect) for the software I use mostly, like Nuendo and ProTools (eventually).

I say that it's not 'entirely perfect' because even on Nuendo, I would like Alphatrack to be customizable on itself - so we could configure how itens (volume, pan, time) should appear or not on Alphatracks' display - this could be done (I think?) inside a (new?) control panel and/or interface, part of Alpatrack's driver/plug-in... also, I would like to configure the fader and knobs sensitivity/steps (or like using shift for fine step?)... I'm sure all this is possible and not that hard...

I really miss to be able to use Alphatrack on other softwares 'not-alphatrack-wise', like WaveLab or even Foobar - for at least simple transport operations (play, stop, rew, fw, scrub,...) and master volume... custom configuring?...

I understand that these uses are harder to implement but surely they are desired for these and other software, and could be * very * useful and good points to make Alphatrack even more atractive for new users.

Just to compare: I have a mouse with a lot of buttons, and it's driver has a control panel that allows me to configure each of these buttons to an specific function/command for each software... something like that would be great!

I can tell you that I don't plan to change that mouse for nothing... and I would like to say (and feel) the same for Alphatrack!

So?

all the best,
brave.

Re: Customizing Alphatrack? Will it ever be possible?

Hi brave,

Unfortunately that's not possible without using a program like Bome's midi translator.  Using this would disable the LCD feedback from the AlphaTrack and make other functions useless. 

You can get finer resolution in Cubase when adjusting parameters with the AlphaTrack by using the flip button to flip the current parameter to the fader for a finer adjustment.

CS

Re: Customizing Alphatrack? Will it ever be possible?

hello,

its funny to see that every once in a while i check this page, to see IF YOU GUYS are about to right the wrongs, i see NOTHING and absolutly NOTHING is changing.

everytime i see so many people complaining about the resolution of the knobs, and all you guys have to offer is telling us to press the flip button. are you serious?

so why did you put knobs on this alphatrack? why didnt you put 4 faders if you want us to eq and to pan with faders?

the knobs are USELESS. the resolution is so high that i need to turn the knobs 5 times to get from L to R and sweepening for eq or some filtering in synthies is not possible.

i just want to know one thing:

do you know that this is a big issue? and why dont you do anything about it?

dont get me wrong, i really like the alphatrack, but it could have been such a nice tool, but the way it works right now, its just a transportcontrol with a fader.

what a waste!

regards

alex

(and by the way, you qouted:
"You can get finer resolution in Cubase when adjusting parameters with the AlphaTrack by using the flip button to flip the current parameter to the fader for a finer adjustment.

CS"

who the hell needs finer resolution? the resolution on the alphatrack is so high that you NEVER get to the point.
so this also shows that you really dont know what kind of big issue this is...

Re: Customizing Alphatrack? Will it ever be possible?

Alex,
    You know I read this and I go "yeah...I totally hear ya."  That's why I'm now using a Novation Remote Zero SL and Automap along with my AT.  The AT wasn't enough and there seems to be no upgrade path going on for it.