What is best mouse to use for Logic? Is it the magic mouse?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by kristenanne77, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    I got the Magic Mouse with my minimac and seem to be having a hard time using it with Logic. (until now i have been using a "regular" mouse with Reaper).

    Can it be programmed to work with Logic or is there another mouse which is easier to use?

    Also, I would appreciate any tips and tricks from others who use the magic mouse with logic.

    thanks
    k
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You could take a look at BetterTouchTool or MagicPrefs to customise the gestures, but other than that, I find the Magic Mouse uncomfortable to use, especially with precision requiring applications. But I also got bigger hands than the mouse wants.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    I have a generic 3 button mouse that works fine for me. But I also use a Korg nanoKontrol2 which is an incredibly handy peripheral. Gives you transport contols, marker buttons and 8 volume sliders, each with mute/solo/record buttons and pan knobs. Physical controls sure beat any kind of mouse IMO. :)

    You just download the Mac plug-in from their site and it will work with both Logic and Garageband without the need to configure anything special. For about $60 it's a no-brainer IMO.

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/nanoKON2bk/

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  4. macrumors member

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    the mouse you're most comfortable with?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    fastlanephil

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    The Magic Mouse takes some practice to use but once you have it down you'll really like it.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I would have to say no mouse is particularly great for logic. In the end, a mouse, like just about any other task is going to decrease the efficiency of your work flow. Are you using this mouse in place of a midi controller for working in the piano roll or the like?

    If you are using it for general purposes, you might look in to a small controller like someone else suggested, but it may also help to look in to a keyboard skin with all the standard shortcuts marked.

    http://www.logickeyboard.com/shop/apple-logic-pro-2626p.html
    This turned up in a google search.
     

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