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Do any of you use the PRO 2 as a primary midi controller?

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Do any of you use the PRO 2 as a primary midi controller?
« on: April 24, 2017, 03:59:05 PM »
If so, how's that working out for you? With what DAW, applications?
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Re: Do any of you use the PRO 2 as a primary midi controller?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 11:18:39 PM »
Previously to purchasing my Pro 2, I bought myself the latest Akai mpk 49 to use in Logic. I loved the keybed and the drum pads. Wanting to have my shiny new synth in front of me though  kind of made me use it as my primary board.
I have to say it is working extremely well. So long as I remember to turn local off and ensure program change messages are disabled out to my other kit. It caused a few swear words to be shouted around the studio as I inadvertently switched patches on my moog, which I had spent a good 20 minutes creating.
Give it a try, its more than capable. I leave my Akai switched on, but I've come to realise how little I actually use the drum pads and other bits I thought I'd miss.   
Also it's worth mentioning that the Pro 2 is class compliant, meaning you don't need any drivers to get it to work.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2017, 11:51:15 PM by MDMA »
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Re: Do any of you use the PRO 2 as a primary midi controller?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 06:17:32 AM »
MDMA,

Do you find it inconvenient or cumbersome to have the Pro 2 as your main controller when you're simultaneously using it as a voice in your composition? Just curious regarding your workflow.
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MDMA

Re: Do any of you use the PRO 2 as a primary midi controller?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 08:15:58 AM »
No, not at all! In fact it quite convenient at the moment as the Pro 2 is my new toy, so most of my work is actually with it.

I find it much easier tbh because I assign any instrument I'm using in my DAW to the same sections of the Pro 2 i.e. Cutoff to the cutoff section of the pro 2, Adsr to the pro 2's Adsr area. It makes things much simpler.
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Re: Do any of you use the PRO 2 as a primary midi controller?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 09:00:57 AM »
Thanks for the reply. Is it fair to say you're using mostly software synthesizers (plug-ins) with your Pro 2?
DSI Pro 2 | Moog Grandmother | Moog DFAM | Behringer DeepMind 12 | Yamaha Reface CS | 152 HP Eurorack | Korg Electribe | Volca Beats/Sample | Ableton Live 9 | Eventide H9 | Boss DD-500 | EHX Grand Canyon | iPad

MDMA

Re: Do any of you use the PRO 2 as a primary midi controller?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 10:10:48 AM »
Yeah, pretty much. The omission of sliders means that I'm still going to use my other controller, probably as a controller for my main mix window in logic, always good to have a few more buttons to twiddle.
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