MIDI controller to write automation in Daws?

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  1. Highdom

    Highdom Ultrasonic

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    Write down automation (as volumes, filter cutoffs, envelopes amount...) with your mouse works, of course. But you often have to tweak a little to make it sounds more real.
    My question is: are there any gear made to write down automations by moving faders/knobs? I've already have a m-audio keyboard that is really minimal.
    I was thinking about a nice update for my desk...dreaming to write down automations by (physically) moving a fader each time using touch mode in my DAW (actually logic)!

     
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  3. Baxter

    Baxter Audiosexual

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    Any MIDI controller.
    There are tons! Faders, knobs (endless rotary and potentiometers), touch strips, optical, etc.
    What are you looking for? Presonus Faderport? VMeter?
     
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  4. Willum

    Willum Rock Star

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    Herr Durr Audiosexual

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    Roland A800 61 keys, plenty of presets, 8 pads, 9 knobs, 9 faders, transport, and the cool pitch/mod joystick

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    oh , and you can configure it to work with Reaper

    can be found used for around $250, Reverb etc.. would not buy new at $399 tho again
     
  6. jennyblack

    jennyblack Kapellmeister

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    Agree with Baxter: any will do (even with a single modularion wheel: just assign what you want to automate/control to it!). But if you want plenty of knobs, faders, etc. there are many controllers that will offer you this, some cheap, some expensive. I use an akai mpd32, which gives an insane amount of control (8 faders, 8 buttons, 8 rotary knobs and 16 pads, all multiplied by 4 banks) but sometimes i feel so lazy and assign what i want to automate to the mod wheel of my microkey (korg).
     
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