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duane massey

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XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« on: April 29, 2020, 11:04:42 am »

I'm taking advantage of my dead time to finally incorporate the XR18 I purchased 6 months ago into our set-up. I will be operating it from my keyboard location and would prefer a simple control surface that I can control the levels on the first 8 channels. Small and simple, as we don't make any changes during a gig, other than a few level changes. Replacing a Yamaha powered mixer that has been a workhorse for 7 years, if that helps give you an idea of the simplicity that we are used to.
Cost is also an issue, but really want something compact and simple.
Thanks.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 11:28:02 am »

iPad? Android tablet? There's manufacturer and 3rd party apps for controlling that device...
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 11:57:13 am »

Touchscreen monitor and Raspberry Pi.


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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2020, 12:21:00 pm »

Tactile surface? X-Touch
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2020, 12:28:33 pm »

Tactile surface? X-Touch

Bingo.
I expect others will work, too, but keeping it in-brand should mean the most seamless operation.

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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2020, 06:24:58 pm »

+1 on X-Touch.
I use it as a side-car sometimes with a M32R.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2020, 07:08:07 pm »

Bingo.
I expect others will work, too, but keeping it in-brand should mean the most seamless operation.

Chris

Not sure it's yet shipping with the latest firmware (mine had to be updated right out of the box).  I damn near bricked my X-Touch -twice - but the last time was the charm and now it works with my X32 Rack and our shops M32r.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2020, 09:13:07 pm »

If you want faders, then the X-Touch really is the only way to go without getting very geeky and home-made, and it works solidly.  The downside is the cost (which is a factor for you) and the fact that it's still primarily a recording controller, rather than a live controller.

If you don't really *need* faders, then any touchscreen device is fine, including (probably) the one you keep in your pocket.  Cost - negligable.  I'm certainly happy enough using a tablet, or even phone, for the odd mid-performance tweaks in a band setup.  Perhaps get a holder to mount it on your mic stand for increased accessibility.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2020, 09:25:06 pm »

Will the X-Touch Mini work with the XR18? All i need is volume controls for chs 1-8 and a master fader. I will have my laptop set up, but the only "tweaking" I really need is just volume controls.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2020, 09:40:51 pm »

Will the X-Touch Mini work with the XR18? All i need is volume controls for chs 1-8 and a master fader. I will have my laptop set up, but the only "tweaking" I really need is just volume controls.

If you are a Windows user, then this is the exact thing you need.

https://github.com/Shuptuu/TheLink/
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