Everyone I shared the idea with said it was a brilliant idea and that I should pursue it. Context-specific feedback appears on the character back-lit display Touch-sensitive jog and shuttle strip for fast timeline control 22 buttons and 21 LEDs for track-specific and global functions Footswitch input on back panel USB bus powered. Pro Tools is a registered trademark of Avid Technology, Inc. AlphaTrack connects to your computer using just a single USB cable. Rated 5 out of 5 by Theraytow from Great solution for a tight space I have a multi-keyboard rig set up in a converted closet for recording soundtrack music. At the bottom is a touch-sensitive jog and shuttle strip-something like a narrow track-pad you’d find on a laptop.

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I have a hot corner on my monitor that turns on my favorite lava-lamp-esque screensaver, and I toss the cursor in that corner whenever I can. Of course, there’s a whole lot more you can do with the AlphaTrack, and each user will find a way to make it suit the demands of her or his situation.

I can literally feel a different part deslgn my brain begin to work-the listening part.

Compared to using a mouse, I’m not only able to get the intuitive feel of a fader, but I can turn off the damn screen! Frontier Design AlphaTrack specs. In the meantime, I aggressively advocate the AlphaTrack to anyone working without a control surface, especially if you don’t have room for a multi-fader alpharack. If you’re like me, something different happens when visually disconnected from a DAW’s interface.

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Code is made by Livid out in Austin, Texas, Frontier Design AlphaTrack overview. Space is tight, and the AlphaTrack is a great fit.

On the back is a footswitch jack for punching-in, a sweet feature when recording yourself. A number of years back, I was tracking a record in a room with a fader Digidesign ProControl and then migrated to a situation with only a keyboard and a mouse.


Why be stuck with just a keyboard and mouse when AlphaTrack is such a great enhancement at a great price? It’s also why many of us close our eyes when we taste something delicious-to heighten one sensation by cutting out another. The AlphaTrack isn’t dinky and might be a bit big for use on an airplane tray table, for example. It’s the way I feel when I work on tape, and I love it.

Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through A few months ago, while Neil Mclellan and I were having dinner at his place and listening to some tracks he’d been mixing on his home rig, he started to show me webpages of some big old synths that he The user can also tap on the left or right ends of the strip to navigate through a project’s markers.

Placing a second finger onto the strip controls the timeline’s shuttle speed. After many years of regular use, it was starting desgin show its age.

AlphaTrack is a trademark of Frontier Design Group. AlphaTrack connects to your computer with a USB cable, requires that you install a small program to get it running, and that you make it known in your DAW. The encoders provide quick frontieer of pans, sends, EQ, plug-ins, and automation.

I tried the PreSonus out and was kind of fronier, to be honest. Gear makers, I’m ready to be vindicated again. Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder.


Rated 5 out of 5 by Rotron74 from Great product! The back panel includes a footswitch jack for easy punch-in recording.

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This makes it quite portable, easy to connect, and compatible with laptops since no additional power supply is needed. If you do any audio processing in the analog domain, whether you rely on a large-format console or just a modest rack of gear, you’ll realize quickly how powerful and easy-to- use these half-width, Zoom through your project with two fingers, then just lift one finger and slide to quickly set the precise position you want.

The B4 has been one of my most regularly used and cherished VST plug-ins, so just for the sake of nostalgia, I took a look back in the archive of Tape Op reviews and saw that my original review of the Although the Frostwave Fat Controller is one of the simplest among a small scene of traditionally-styled analog sequencers, it offers essential analog sequencing functionality along with some modern Quick Facts Optimized for fast, high-quality DAW mixing and editing in a small footprint Intuitive, innovative, and powerful controls in an attractive package mm touch-sensitive, high-resolution true bit positions motorized fader Three touch-sensitive encoders It was fast and easy to have it up and running, and as soon as I did, I was writing vocal automation with a fader within minutes.

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