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Nektar P4 Dedicated Reason Controller Ships
4 Comments... Comments are closed while we transition to Disqus    Said...

At last! :D

26-Jul-12 04:16 PM

Robert Willson    Said...

Nick when you get one for review, you undoubtably will, could you ascertain whether it is possible to connect another controller to it, so that you could have say a larger keybed.

26-Jul-12 04:45 PM

Atomic Shadow    Said...

I am dubious about these dedicated controllers for software. In not too many years it will be just another USB keyboard when Reason moves on to bigger and badder versions. In twenty years it will be next to useless where a good hardware synth will still be a useful musical instrument.

27-Jul-12 07:00 AM

Me    Said...

Look -- if designers REALLY wanted to give us something useful, they'd do the following:

1. Design software that could be used without needing to look at your hands while making adjustments.

And that's about it. If you think I'm kidding -- or if you that that I'm asking for the impossible, think again.

I have an absolute TON of ideas how to make this happen -- but you'd have to rebuild an entire operating system to do it. This would require about two months for most large companies, and perhaps several years for a small one. For an individual, it is asking for too much.

I believe that one day, either software giants like Steinberg and Cakewalk MIGHT get it, and might start making it possible to control an entire sequencer program by using a single hand and no mouse. Again -- it CAN be done -- you need to make it possible to use a cursor diamond and alpha wheel combo, like what you get on most rack-mountable synths. The other thing is that all companies need to dispense, RIGHT NOW, with all WINDOWS, and convert all programs to SCREENS.

If someone would do this, it might save my forearms and my musical career.

31-Jul-12 08:15 PM

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