Logic Pro 9 Control Surfaces for Logic...

mk3

Logician
Hello, all...
Any recommendations on control surfaces for Logic? I would like to have full control of mix, transport, and also ideally be able to control plugins (effects and virtual instruments).

Also, some general questions on control surfaces:
- Do they all involve a software driver or layer between themselves and Logic?
- Is the automation which they write in Logic standard MIDI CC automation, so a project would still play the same even if moved to a studio without the control surface driver?

I'm curious about the more affordable options in particular, such as:

Novation ZeRO SL MkII:
http://www.novationmusic.com/us/products/midi_controllers/zero_sl_mk_ii

PreSonus Faderport:
http://www.presonus.com/products/Detail.aspx?ProductId=2

Behringer B-Controller:
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/BCF2000.aspx

Any others which you might care to recommend...

Hopefully this is considered on-topic, as the question is really about which ones integrate well with Logic.

Cheers,
mk3
 

kirkusamongus

New Member
Sorry for the lenght of my previous post!
I got carried away...
:redface:

no worries. all useful info. need to save to $ and figure out the best path. After scouring the interwebs, i've found some ok youtube tutorials on mapping MPK49 to mixer but i simply learn better by reading and applying vs. watching videos that explain things as if you knew them already....

MPk49 for now. perhaps the MCU or C4 when I've got the cash.

thanks for the responses!
 
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Djtoms

New Member
I have used many different options for control surface units, including the novation kb option, yamaha motif xs, tascam control surface, and finally but the bullet and went with a euphonix control and mix, and it does way more than I need, but is very easy to get up and running. It is not the cheapest solution, but I also dont waste time now getting 'ready' to record. Now i spend time on music. Chk out the euphonix, or the new novation impulse line of kbs that have faders, transport controls, knobs, and a template for logic selectable in automap vs 1.4. Good luck.
 
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CSeye

Logician
Sorry for the lenght of my previous post!
I got carried away...
:redface:

Quite the contrary, a very useful summary.

My Korg Nano v1 worked surprisingly well given it's cost. Manual set up wasn't to bad, but a pain to set up again after a clean install.

Just recently noticed the V-Control app. Looks very promising.

Right now, the Novation SL MKll works very reliably while giving me, a guitar player, keys for switching.
 
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