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gaming console controller as a control surface/mouse

Postby VanHelFunk » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:21 pm

Does anyone have ever heard of a gaming console controller (ie: Playstation controller) being used as a control surface or basically, mouse/ keyboard controller ? If it's possible, It would be an extremely efficient and ergonomic way for enhancing your work flow (especialy automations, key commands, mix.. etc) and It would be affordable.

Just asking, I want to know.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: gaming console controller as a control surface/mouse

Postby curteye » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:32 pm

Aloha V,

Kool idea.

Here is a thread on alternative controllers:

viewtopic.php?f=181&t=39345&p=253007&hilit=trackball#p253007

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Re: gaming console controller as a control surface/mouse

Postby VanHelFunk » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:23 pm

Thanks for replying. I know about the pen and trackball, those are definitely better tools than a mouse, without a question. But I'm really curious about a fully mappable, implemented, pseudo control surface basically made out of game controller. Thank you anyway. 8-)
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Re: gaming console controller as a control surface/mouse

Postby snadge » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:01 am

Addac make an Nchunk controller module for eurorack systems.

Here it is in action. http://vimeo.com/33000807

Here is the manual and blurb http://www.addacsystem.com/product/addac300-series/addac302-nchunk
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Re: gaming console controller as a control surface/mouse

Postby richardkirke » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:07 am

I have set up my wired XBox controller as a basic remote for Cubase, details here:

viewtopic.php?f=81&t=38258
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Re: gaming console controller as a control surface/mouse

Postby VanHelFunk » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:50 pm

Thanks for the articles guys. Helpful stuff.
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Re: gaming console controller as a control surface/mouse

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