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Input Monitoring Logic Pro X in Behringer X-TOUCH


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Dear Madams and Sirs,

 

I am pondering the purchase of a Behringer X-TOUCH. Now I realised that there is no button "I" for input monitoring.

 

This might, for my purposes, make the X-TOUCH not so attractive.

 

Does anyone here use the Behringer X-TOUCH? Do you use it when tracking? Do you have to put your hand on the mouse for this feature?

 

Humbly, Ylan

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Hello Ylan

I have the X-touch and extender. The main reason for getting it was the capability of inserting plugins. BIG mistake. It does allow the insertion of plugins, but good luck locating the plugin/effect you want. There is no logical order for selection. I end up using the mouse.

 

Thanks to your post, I have discovered that through the preference settings you can leave the input button on all tracks and it will be active only for the tracks you have active or in record mode. That 'i' button was beginning to get on my nerves. So with the X-touch and the logic setting, all you need do is touch the fader of the channel you want and you are set.

 

The irony for me ( someone who used to dabble in the environment and with simple controllers) is I still use the mouse. If I ever get into a habit of learning where all the buttons are and when to use them, I will be more comfortable with the X-touch. I am too impatient and lack focus.

 

To quote Spock (star trek) “After a time, you may find that 'having' is not so pleasing a thing after all as 'wanting. ' It is not logical, but it is often true.”

:?

 

Good luck.

Logic Pro X 10.5.1 Mac mini (Late 2012) on Mojave.
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Cheers, shivermetimbers!

 

Great to hear you got something out of my question! :)

 

Your complaint about the controller is the reason I have made up my mind to buy it second hand at a price that I could get back if it wouldn't fit me.

 

This could boil down to something as simple as missing my desk space, and not seeing the pros outweighing the negatives. This is something I can't know without having the unit on my very desk.

 

I would however find it reasonable to insert a plugin via mouse and keyboard, but not when dialing them in. My reason for getting it would be to learn to use my ears rather than looking at the EQ for instance.

 

I've heard a few complaining about loss of connection between the X-TOUCH and Logic, is this something you have experienced? I was pondering installing Amphetaming (https://apps.apple.com/se/app/amphetamine/id937984704?mt=12) thinking it could have something to do with sleep.

 

Humbly, Ylan

 

Edit: Grammar

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No problems with any disconnect. I leave the mac on all the time and no sleep mode.

 

It is a learning curve to get used to which knob (or fader) controls what parameter. My lazy self wants to reach for the mouse more than develop a workflow with the controller. Trying to figure this unit out while trying to record a song isn't very productive. Set aside some time to work with the unit so that most of your repetitive tasks start to flow naturally with the X-touch and Logic.

Logic Pro X 10.5.1 Mac mini (Late 2012) on Mojave.
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I just want to make sure I understand you sivermetimbers. Regarding plug-ins not in order.

 

Do you mean when you want to insert a new plugin on a track, or when you want to pick one of your already inserted plug-ins?

 

And one more thing.

 

Do you use sends on faders i Logic? Can you use that with Behringer X-TOUCH?

 

Thank you for your help! :)

 

Humbly, Ylan

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yes. When you want to insert a plugin, you select your track, hit the PLUG-IN button. The display will show the 8 insert selections as 'Ins1P1, Ins2P1, etc. At this point (I like to use the FLIP mode so the fader controls instead of the rotary pot) you move your pot/fader and random plugins will display. Once you find the plugin you want, tap the encoder and the plugin is inserted and all the parameters are displayed across the scribble strips.

 

For example, doing that process, the 1st plugin choice to show up is a Legacy AUParametric EQ. as you turn the knob or fader the choices continue to be random.

 

 

I do not use sends on fader although it is a nice feature to find which AUX is associated with what send. You can use the key command and the learn function to program one of the F keys 'F1, F2. etc' to call up the 'sends on Fader.' It works great.

Logic Pro X 10.5.1 Mac mini (Late 2012) on Mojave.
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