Rated 5 out of 5 by Rotron74 from Great product! See any errors on this page? The back panel includes a footswitch jack for easy punch-in recording. I can literally feel a different part of my brain begin to work-the listening part. Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making.

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It’s quite adaptable and assignable.

I have a hot corner on my monitor that turns on my favorite lava-lamp-esque screensaver, and I toss the cursor in that corner whenever I can. The AlphaTrack’s touch-sensitive jog and shuttle strip allows the user to slide a finger across its surface and the project’s timeline scrolls in response.

The AlphaTrack from Frontier Design is a single fader, compact controller that adds tactile control to digital audio workstations. Here’s a rugged and eminently practical MIDI controller with a great form factor, surprisingly good “feel”, and an adaptable DIY programming environment.

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. It wasn’t very sleek, it required a wall wart, the name wasn’t that cool, there wasn’t a display to indicate which track or parameter was selected, and the buttons were kind of hard to push.

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Quick Facts Optimized for fast, high-quality DAW mixing and editing in a small footprint Intuitive, innovative, and powerful controls in an attractive package mm touch-sensitive, high-resolution true alphatdack positions motorized fader Three touch-sensitive encoders Gear makers, I’m ready to be alphatraci again. Support for more applications will be added regularly. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. If you’re like me, something different happens when visually disconnected from a DAW’s interface.

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Everyone I shared the idea with said it was a brilliant idea and that I should pursue it. Having designed The Monorail to some degree, I have some ideas to throw out into the creative ether. Placing a second finger onto the strip controls the timeline’s shuttle desivn. In the meantime, I aggressively advocate the AlphaTrack to anyone working without a control surface, especially if you don’t have room for a multi-fader surface. After many years of regular use, it was starting to show its age.

The AlphaTrack isn’t dinky and might be a bit big for use on an airplane tray table, for example. The AlphaTrack is now an indispensible tool, sitting right on top of my keyboards where I can easily access it during a session. Working with AlphaTrack is really fun, intuitive, simple, and effective.

The user can also tap on the frontiwr or right ends of the strip to navigate through a project’s markers. Writing automation in touch mode with the AlphaTrack allows me to use the transport controls and the shuttle strip to flexibly navigate my session with my screensaver on, and use the fader-and my ears-to do my rides.

I finally had my one f’n fader. AlphaTrack connects to your computer with a USB cable, requires that you install a small program to get it running, and that you make it known in your DAW. Frontier Design AlphaTrack reviews. AlphaTrack is a trademark of Frontier Design Group. The product name One Fucking Fader was, of course, a marketing rocketship just waiting for ignition, though Desugn soon cooled my jets and settled on The Monorail.


Drop that in next to the master fader, and have a DAW-integrated fader right in your board.

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AlphaTrack connects to your computer using just a single USB cable. It’s an unthinkable load of time, talent, and treasure to manage just an idea for a product, and I have since developed drontier really deep respect and gratitude for all the designers and alphattack of the gear we all use everyday making records. AlphaTrack has 22 buttons and 21 LEDs, including transport controls, track record, solo and mute buttons, and automation-mode indicators.

Write a review cbeqfratttbzxzbubvwuceywcw. Rated 5 out of 5 by Theraytow from Great solution for a tight space I have a multi-keyboard rig set alphhatrack in a converted closet for recording soundtrack music. Control Surfaces Frontier Design: When supported by the computer application, a set of buttons can also be customized with user-programmable functions.

The controller works with both Mac OS X and Windows XP operating systems and can integrate with all the major music applications on the market.