|May 2, 2012, 06:14 PM||#1|
Control Surfaces for GarageBand
Have been reading up on this, and the M-Audio iControl has been mentioned as the only control surface with native GarageBand compatibility, but it's no longer available.
However Korg offers a GarageBand plug-in for use with its nanoKontrol2: http://www.korg.com/uploads/Support/...3702770000.pdf
But it seems that at least one person had issues with this and GarageBand 11: https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
So is anyone here using a control surface with GarageBand 11?
|May 4, 2012, 03:39 PM||#2|
So, for $60 I decided to take a chance on the Korg NanoKONTROL2 and just received it from Amazon. Downloaded/installed the KORG MIDI driver, then the GarageBand plug-in. Everything seems to work as it should with no messing around.
I now have full transport control and a Volume slider, Pan pot, Solo, Mute and Record buttons for 8 tracks. Would have been nice if I control things like effects too, but I guess that's asking a lot for $60. There's an editor program that lets you reassign the controls, but I'm not clear on whether this works for GarageBand. The readme for the plug-in says not to run the editor while GarageBand is running.
The pan knobs feel a little wobbly, but not too bad. All things considered, it looks and feels like a decent piece of hardware considering the low cost. It's going to be a big improvement over using the mouse to turn the dials and hunting for the hotkeys to control the transport, so I'm happy.
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