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Contour ShuttleXpress

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:22 pm
by wetstreet
Hi , Just purchased the older , Contour ShuttleXpress , any users , if so , what do u assign the 5 above knobs , n the outer wheel ?? of the middle main knob controls the transport bar , , i read that more than cubase users its used 4 Video editing ,... appreciate ur opinions n settings .. n ohh , i m currently on win 10 , n Cubase 10.5 pro.. thanks WS ..,

Re: Contour ShuttleXpress

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:03 pm
by MattiasNYC
One thing I noticed was that "jog" won't really go by frame in Cubase/Nuendo. When binding to 'step by frame' it'll actually trigger more than one step per "click" or "detent" of the controller. So I reassigned the wheel to zoom in/out instead.

Generally I recommend picking one type of action per key or jog/shuttle, and then add something logical in addition to that using modifier keys. So for example:

The wheel sends key command that targets increase/decrease fade in.

Then program your key commands so that a modifier (for example ctrl (mac)) makes the same wheel turn do the same thing but for the fade out. So same controller item does the same thing but different places. And look at your keyboard and lay it out logically, so on a mac use command for "in" and control for "out", because the keys are located left/right just like in/out on screen...

I guess just generally think of how you have your hands when you work... and what tasks you perform the most that could use some help...

maybe that's a starting point...

Re: Contour ShuttleXpress

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:18 pm
by wetstreet
MattiasNYC wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:03 pm
One thing I noticed was that "jog" won't really go by frame in Cubase/Nuendo. When binding to 'step by frame' it'll actually trigger more than one step per "click" or "detent" of the controller. So I reassigned the wheel to zoom in/out instead.

Generally I recommend picking one type of action per key or jog/shuttle, and then add something logical in addition to that using modifier keys. So for example:

The wheel sends key command that targets increase/decrease fade in.

Then program your key commands so that a modifier (for example ctrl (mac)) makes the same wheel turn do the same thing but for the fade out. So same controller item does the same thing but different places. And look at your keyboard and lay it out logically, so on a mac use command for "in" and control for "out", because the keys are located left/right just like in/out on screen...

I guess just generally think of how you have your hands when you work... and what tasks you perform the most that could use some help...

maybe that's a starting point...
Thankx.. it also has a springy outer rubber wheel ..may be use that as the transport knob..

Re: Contour ShuttleXpress

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:25 pm
by MattiasNYC
Yeah I have the larger "Pro" version of the Contour Shuttle. I think I had the spring set to fast forward at xSpeed. So I just map that to 2x, 3x and so on. I think that's what I did at least. Works good for post on film and TV.