kevjazz wrote:The original poster never even discussed things like song position, screen location, track name, mute, solo and arm status and so on. We need all that and more.
I couldn't agree more, and I hope this is all realized. +1 for you posting here.
I mentioned the AlphaTrack because it is a start
. The original poster (Iono) also mentions working with the Student, which in itself is a huge plus.
From Frontier Design Group's Site:
"AlphaTrack also has three touch-sensitive encoders, a feature previously found only on high-end gear costing thousands of dollars. These let you adjust track and plug-in parameters while the 32-character backlit display shows detailed feedback in response to your touch. The encoders provide quick control of pans, sends, EQ, plug-ins, and automation.
That is a fair amount of artistry at one's fingertips.
"AlphaTrack also has a set of 22 buttons and 21 LED’s, including standard transport controls, per track record, solo, mute, and automation indication, and encoder mode control. When supported by the computer application, a set of buttons can also be customized with user-programmable functions."
Which would accessed through touch... including an identifiable "click".
I understand that it may be less than perfect, but I believe it is a genuine step forward. At least worth a look.