Frontier Design Group has added Adobe’s Audition 2.0 to the list of applications that support its AlphaTrack controller, including Digidesign’s ProTools, Cakewalk’s SONAR, Steinberg’s Cubase SX/SL and Nuendo and Cubase 4 (including Studio 4), Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro, Propellerhead’s Reason, and MOTU’s Digital Performer.
AlphaTrack is a compact controller for DAW mixing and editing, which fits easily on the desktop and can also travel with a laptop. AlphaTrack has a 100mm touch-sensitive fader, a unique touch-sensitive jog/shuttle strip, and three touch-sensitive encoders for quick control of pans, sends, EQ, plug-ins, and automation. AlphaTrack also has standard transport controls, a set of user-definable buttons and a footswitch input for easy punch-in recording. AlphaTrack (MSRP $249) runs in Windows XP and Mac OS X (including Intel Macs), and connects to the computer using just a single USB cable.
The SONAR and Cubase plug-ins for AlphaTrack have also been updated to provide additional functionality with those applications. For example, with the updated plug-ins, pressing shift while tapping AlphaTrack’s touch-strip enables audible scrub/shuttle without changing modes.
MultitrackStudio 4 now supports its TranzPort wireless remote controller. MultitrackStudio (from Bremmers Audio Design in the Netherlands) is an audio/MIDI multitrack recording application for Windows, which combines a multitrack recorder, a mixer, lots of effects, and a MIDI sequencer in one package. More information about using TranzPort with MultitrackStudio is available on the Frontier Design Group website.
TranzPort is a wireless remote controller for DAWs running ProTools, SONAR, Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer and other applications in Windows 2000/XP and Mac OS X. TranzPort lets you arm tracks, use transport controls, set markers, adjust pans, punch in/out, and display signal levels, timecode position, track names and more. TranzPort has a footswitch input, runs on AA batteries, requires one USB port, and uses high frequency radio waves (RF) without causing interference. TranzPort (MSRP $249) can be mounted on a mic stand or even used in another room, so you can control your DAW while being physically away from the computer.